Hey Toby, you could take a leaf out of Apple's book, patent your handle and call it an iKick flip device and the sue every kiteboard manufacturer that build a board with a handle! Ha ha ha! Oh man, I'm such a geek!
It's nice to try and predict the future progression of a style, but lets not rush to get there, the sport is evolving so quickly, I don't think we take much time to really enjoy every phase.
I think some people are able to change kites and boards and adapt quickly, youri might be one of them?
As to dre's comment about strapless surf airstyle, man Mitu Montero was busting some big strapless airstyle moves in their Antandroy video! It was my favorite part of the video! A bit of skateboarding style in the too with, shoveits, kick flips and Ollie 180's!