Mickey mouse wrote:While we are talking riding with "style", riding with one hand and the other running through the water = teh ghey.
Geez you call that gay... I see somebody do that, I think: "That guy is having fun." I totally agree with Kaito... When you loosen up and start to have fun, that's when your style emerges, and you are a kiteboarder.
I think it was in Step into Liquid where one of the pro chick surfers said: "The best surfer in the world is the one having the most fun." I think that holds true in our sport.
After all the tricks have been done, the guy who's got the biggest smile and looks like he's having a blast is the best kiteboarder IMO. Guys who are out there killing it whenever they can, no matter what the skill level, those guys get my respect.
Ride hard and fast with control, but stay relaxed and remember to have fun. You focus too much on tricks and you will burn yourself out and forget that this isn't about what you can do, its about how you feel.