While I agree that starskys picture does look more relaxed, the dude might look a bit different if the water temperature was 4 degrees and the air temp the same... Maybe after the 4th time of loosing his board and body dragging back to shore he would be wearing a reel leash too.
By the way, if the dude in Starsky's picture was wearing a helmet he might save the life of some poor helpless wannabee somewhere in the world who currently thinks that if you want to be cool, you need long blond hair and you don't want to wear a helmet
And yes, I am jealous of the dude. Would be nice to be able to do what he is doing...
By the way, the GoJoe is a great product which deserves a lot of credit. Its not for everybody and if your doing unhooked kiteloops, then its probably not for you, but if you are a beginner and just learning the sport it will save you a lot of time and give you a much better learning curve. If it wasn't so dorky looking and if good riders could figure out how to stop critizising it, maybe more people would use it...
I think sometimes its sad to see that good products keep getting bashed by good riders who really don't need the help that the good products give them. For those who have been along since the start, just remember the good discussions about 2 lines versus 4 lines.
What about this picture. The guy looks like a total dork.
Luckily for us he kept on his work instead of giving up.