You guys and girls - have you ever BEEN down there, and seeing live what these guys are capable of ?
Then this "theoretical" (stupid) discussion would change a lot IMO
It is NOT only a "jump max" contest, which everyone having watched it live or almost live, knows.
It is an "extreme" event, where high jumps are the goal, but "badass" cool and risky moves are rewarded.
Which is easy to see when you watch - it is EVERYTHING most kitesurfers could ever dream of to watch, in a competition IMO.
Those saying that is it "easy" to jump high ? Think again, or get back into the real world....
It is NOT just about being overpowered and getting a good ramp - it is ALL about skills and experience and being "the one in the moment" that can do it right
To jump max is also about doing kiteloops, as if you dont slow your horizontal speed relative to the wind down, you WONT go max (but I know almost noone understands this....)
So apart from looking SICK and cool, it has a purpose.
I dont comment much in this thread, but am really appauled by how many who almost think "they can do much better"
Get into the real world, and enjoy those who CAN