Hey if you can milk a wave better than me on a tt go for it and take your turn in the lineup, no probs with that.
However this will not be possible as with the tt you will always have to use your kite to find enough power to stay afloat, the wave will not help you there, and you will no longer be surfing it.
Take your tt to the lagoon or in the flats, or chops, or in closeouts, or beachbreaks, but be cool and let the surfers ride the waves.
FYI I give windsurfers priority the whole time, as they are a lot more limited to the amount of waves they can catch.
You have some really good opinions and views normally Nico - but this is IMO the worst bullshit I've ever heard !
You can ride waves with TT's just as well as with surfboards - of course a different style and not the same glide, but I see absolutely no reason why anyone with a surfboard should have ANY priority whatsoever over a TwinTip riding waves just at the break/shoulder
A TT on an awesome wavespot with a good lineup - riding and disturbing the "waveriders" by doing other stuff than riding near the good surf zone - is out of line IMO, true and I agree with you there.
As these spots are rare, and spots for doing "other things" than riding at the curl/crest/shoulder are very common
But there is in my eyes absolutely no reason to diss anyone who rides waves well on TT's and take their turn in the lineup - and I have seen a few TT guys who rips much better than most on surfboards, in the waves
Not many around - as most chooses surfboards instead, but there ARE a few
The problem is, that before you see them rip and ride the waves more hardcore than you can - you think they are in the wrong place (as seen very often too, true), and then you instinctly will connect TT's with freestylers or less experienced "dopeys" disturbing others.
And this is not always true - eventhough it CAN also be the case (often), I agree
What will be next - is it only those riding either with or only those without footstraps that are allowed to ride the good waves ?
Or only those riding kitesurfboards and not those using surfboards ? (or opposite - you get the idea...)
So because of natural reasons and choices, most are using directionals in waves - but a few who really uses the apex of the wave at the crest excellent - uses TwinTips, and they should have exactly the same respect to do so as the directionals IMO
As long as you dont totally go across and destroy the lineup and system everybody else is using - THEN you are out of line, and/or at the wrong place