What size kite was he using? And in what winds?
I tried flying my 7.5m Mr Green kite on 7m lines last week. It was... interesting. The wind was a bit borderline for that kitesize, so it was tough to do waterstarts and get planing given the very short powerstroke that resulted from the 7m lines. To get planing I had to loop the kite, but at first a wingtip kept catching on the water every time I tried looping. In the end, the only way I could loop the kite around for a waterstart was by grabbing hold of a bunch of steering line and pulling hard to loop the kite a few times. And, once up and riding, I had a hard time doing transitions.
I'd like to try it again, though, in higher windspeeds. I have a feeling that 7m lines could be pretty awesome in small waves in strong wind. Also, I'd really
like to loop the kite underneath me during a jump, at least once.
That's something I've never pulled off before. I'll probably end up slamming myself silly trying it, but hey, some things are worth it