There is more to riding style than wake or twin tip. I think chicken loop, fixed loop, front line flying kites, and back line flying kites, are all elements to be considered when talking about rider styles or preferences.
I see a new style of kiter coming along that doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t use the fixed loop. Some donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really understand what the fixed loop can do for them. The new style kiter skips the 2 line beginner phase, and goes straight to 4 line. 4 lines are so much easier to use now with stable kites like the Aero and Toro. This is the new way to get into the sport. This puts people on the chicken loop right from the start. Newbies canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hand much power, so the chicken loop is a blessing. We have a bunch of local kiters that are quite good now, that learned this way. WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s interesting to me, is how this style has allowed them to become good quickly, yet prevented them for fully understanding why the fixed loop is there. These new style kiters are quick to pump up bigger kites whenever the wind dies a little. They are never happy unless very powered. I asked one of them who was complaining about not being powered enough, why he didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t use the fixed loop. He said he canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hold his edge in the fixed loop, so he never uses it. I think this is a sad result of this new style of riding. These new guys never learn to use all the tools available to them. There is extra power available in the fixed loop, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a shame not know how to use it. Another new style local rider, went to the Gorge Games, met the top pros, chatted with them about gear, and discovered for the first time why the fixed loop was there. He saw the worlds best using both fixed and chicken loops during their heats. This made him want to learn to use both.
Having said all that, I suspect you could be a chicken loop style rider. The Air Blast just leads people to that style. The Rhino1 flies with all lines under pressure. It would be a radical change in style from the Air Blast. The Toro is a better kite than the Rhino1. The North team competed with the Toro. The Rhino1 is good if buying second hand, if buying new, go Toro or Rhino2. But be aware, the Toro works well with both styles of riding, chicken and fixed. Learn to use both, and maximize the range.
I hear some people like the no bar pressure feel of the Air Blast. They are chicken loop style riders. I suggest they go to the gym and get some arm strength. That is a ridiculous reason for limiting yourself to one style. Learn to use all the tools available and experience maximum range and performance.