Would be interesting if judges could explain their vision : I can only guess, based on what we saw, that dangling is indeed not on their agenda!
And as far as I am concerned, I cannot say I disagree: dangling, either in freestyle or in big air, is NEVER stylish (again: my humble opinion only!).
Also: KOTA might give direction for big air kiteboarding, since it's what it is, but some prefer freestyle, with a good old C shape, and that is a whole different game. That's also why perhaps KOTA judges didn't reward that much passes. The 70% high criteria is pretty clear after all.