Could somebody please explain the point of kiting with a 10" board?
It appears to be one of those things that "if you have to ask the question, you won't be able to understand the answer."
You either think like the character in "the wind in the willows" or you don't. He says:
"Simply messing...about in boats -- or with boats... In or out of 'em it doesn't matter. Nothing seems to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not."
"wind in the willows"
Stand up Paddling is just one more way of "messing about in boats". My theory is that the people that gravitate toward it, are in some way, rebelling against their parents, who told them "Do not stand up in boats"...I could be wrong...