plummet wrote:not realy a fair representation of the kite option thos is it?.. the surf guy has a nice shoulder high peel wave the kite guy has little piddlers beach break.
maybe get some footage of down the line kite action where a kiter is smacking the lip many times rather than one slap and go.
Agree with both posts above.
The idea of comparing is fine - but you are comparing a surfride on the waveface with a hard transition onto the wave, and not kitesurf waveriding IMO.
So instead of coming from a "powered" toeside (which you would never do unless by accident), try comparing a DTL ride which can be done both "squirrely" like the surfrider with kite parked, or full laydown bottom turns aggressive like a windsurfer - both styles are awesome in each their own very opposite way
(and VERY different from riding toeside out towards a wave which we always try to avoid, but sometimes cant help doing if we have screwed up or mistimed the waves and take the next one as a substitute...)
Maybe compare a surfride bottom turn down in the flats, with the kitesurf bottom turn down in the flats - that could be interesting, true
Although - it would just illustrate the personal differences I think - as both can be done totally alike if you want - or different