I'm not Anonymous at all but I do share his point of view.. so here I'm Greg, I'm a french chap !!! do you want even my family name, back ground, sexual habit and so on.. then you can have at http://www.christophertasti.com
I'm not a pro and very far from it, I'm what people would call an intermediate, at least compare to all the people I'm ridding with (whom are most of all pros..) and I fully agree that pros and us are definitively not the same riders.. even if you see on pictures that most of the pro have no leash but a release system, who do you think does the R&D on safety system.. pros.. and I can guarantee you that most of the pro in both world tour and pkra are VERY concerned with safety.. and all of us have been very very affected by not only what happen to Silke (who one was one of us) but by every single accident which happen to any joe six pack kiteboarder !!! pros have even more risk on the water than us (amateur) for one very reason : they do spend a lot more time than us down in the water.. and they need to push all the time their limits to improve their skills.. never forget that if they want to carry on as a professionnal athlete, they definitively need to take care of their body, which implies taking care of their safety.. but this to be said, they have a lot more experience than us the joe public, they have better understanding of the riding situation and they can better foresee what's going on..
so please don't fire on the pros without even knowing or living with them !!! they are not the bunch of inconsious you seems to believe (some are, but certainly not the one you could believe, take example of Seb Catellan, he is certainly one of the craziest kiteboarder in town.. he does things you would even not dream in your worst nightmare, he can be portrayed as an insane guy.. and I can guarantee you that he is far from being that inconsious chap !!! otherwise he would be ALREADY dead !!!)
this to be said, please leave the pros alone, let them do their job and enjoy to see pics and videos at which we all dream and wish we would be there
until then, take care, fly high and be yourself... kiteboarding is not an attitude, it's a way of life !!!!