After reading all this ... its pretty obvious its what floats your boat will make you choose whichever discipline .
Some want to do tricks on tt , ride sbs , tricks on sbs , etc , etc , etc
Me , when I was windsurfing 25 years and then into kiting 9 years it has never been about doing tricks . I just have never understood it ... and thats not to judge it , I am just not interested . Don’t like TTs , hate ‘em in fact . Couldn’t wait to ride a sb when I was learning .
For me , these water sports have been my outlet from a busy life of business and family . I love the thrill of big surf and nuclear conditions but also just enjoying a quiet day , the movement of the water and carving smooth gybes ... what a beautiful sensation.
Me and a mate have called our style “soul kiting “... man , its good for the soul
I moved to a light wind place , in Darwin , so the development of the north nugget and good big kites has changed everything for us . Not to say I don’t have my bored moments if its flat .
So foiling is a natural progression for someone like me . But I still love the connectedness of a sb and waves and always bring that gear with me .
I can see how foiling may look boring .... and during my learning phase , I did go through a period when I thought I was just mowing the lawn sometimes .
But I have progressed a lot more to a different phase ( being able to get some speed , ride some waves , draw some nice lines and carves while foil gybing etc ) and I seriously cannot wipe the smile off my face ... its weird , I come back with tired facial muscles as well
So , its now my new form of soul kiting - kinda tie chi on the water for me and throw in a bit of excitement as well when you choose