Straps are an advantage. Strapless is a handicap. Reality be a harsh mistress in this day and age, me mateys.
The scene at my local beach is pretty much 100% SB & about 80% strapless. There are no TTs. There is no jumping. A few of the more aspirational guys try to jump strapless, but with very limited success - certainly nothing that looks remotely like Airton, Jesse or the other pros. It is interesting how jumping, once the main attraction of kiting has been largely abandoned. I prefer carving to jumping now & ride without a rear strap (like other old codgers I know). I occasionally put on the rear strap & send it. There is a subcategory of jumping foilers, however. They go out with their race foils, flysurfers & woos & go big & floaty.
If these are your goals in kitesurfing, use straps and have fun.
This is really funny.
Considering you do not get any money for kitesurfing, but do it for fun.
No argument with the gist of your comment. My problem is with the question of "why do I love this?"knotwindy wrote: ↑Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:54 pmIs strapless overrated?
Of course. Everything is overrated by the people who love it. That’s kind of what it means to love it. It takes over your life and becomes everything. So what? Do what you love, just don’t expect everyone else to follow you.
And try not to be too surprised when it changes later.
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