Well Starksy, while I cannot subscribe to Toby's last point (I feel he may have finally cracked given the criticism of what he is most passionate about and indeed some of this has been relatively personal) I'd like to say a few things.
I don't mind your posts per say, you articulate a relatively decent argument on this areas of discussion and others I might add.
But what I would like to add is Toby is someone who is part of the re-emergence of old school (let's not mix words shall we) and indeed taking the roots of kiting and trying to generate interest in young riders taking it further than it has ever been.
And he rides at the near or close to the highest level at this chosen discipline...and it is all on video to show his strengths and weaknesses. Whether you like it or not, he rides at a level you or I don't and that's a fact in this area.
You on the other hand do not ride at the highest level of your chosen kiting discipline nor most others on here. But that's fine, we are all trying to improve every sessions at whatever discipline of kiting we choose.
And yet you choose at every occasion to denigrate this enthusiastic and passionate approach and yet, in the end you are just a hack like the rest of us comparatively speaking.
That I feel is the intent behind Toby's last post but I'm not sure he chose his words correctly maybe he did...
I cannot fathom your or others disdain for this re-emergence.
Let me tell you what real wakestylers are like...the ones I know and respect.
At every occasion they can, they are at a cable park, if that doesn't suffice they are behind a boat, honing their craft. They then translate this to their kiting. They are the true wakestylers in my mind, they ride with power and without compromise and I love watching them in action. Infact I love watching even the pkra...just technically unreal and balls to chuck down stuff at their own peril.
Indeed my favourite thing to watch is ariel directional work actually because I know how damn hard that is!
But I won't d, is bang on about wakestylers at every chance nor those who choose to ride surfboards, or race boards or whatever...
Every discipline deserves the opportunity to grow and develop. Not to be knocked down and denigrated by near hacks without a clue.
You wouldn't see Lenten or Kevin L on here knocking other styles.
That's the issue here..your detrite (damn another word I just made up) attitude towards this style, at every given opportunity and that doesn't make sense to me.