NHKitesurfer wrote:I did not watch KOTA this year despite being enthusiastic about it last year. Why? For the past 12 months all I've heard friends talk about is how high they are jumping. They go out and jump high, and that's about it. No interest in down winders or trying new tricks, just jumping high. And some have been hurt really bad trying to beat their previous best.
We use to do post session hang outs talking about the new tricks we tried or the terrain we discovered during the session. Now the conversation centers around how high people jumped. Want to try a new trick or learn to ride a directional? Nope, I just want to jump higher is what I hear. Boring.
They are doing far more than going big and there is plenty of tricks to discuss given the height and power through a megaloop.
Learn to ride a directional ...hahahahaha....some of us were doing that in 2000, I rode directional for 5 years, what's there to learn?
Now strapless directional airs...that is damn hard and technical. Spent way too much time in the bloody water than riding on the water!!
Starsky agreed, megalooping and what you do other than a megaloop only, is the risk factor and indeed the technicality of the move.
But so would rotational board offs and megaloops with board offs be very risky and highly technical.
Hence why as yet they are not attempted and yet unhooked, rotational stuff is...
That's really the core of my argument.