I think Tautologies point is valid, but the problem is it came across as an attack on the athlete, rather than on the video style. The problem isn't with the accomplishment -- no one can argue that isn't insanely courageous and skillful. As I see it, the problem is with the perspective of the viewer. If you watch too much porn of any kind, be it surf porn, kite porn, or porn porn, after a while you get desensitized to it and it's not exciting any more. You start to see it as formulaic, mechanical, and boring. The only thrill is finding the next level of freakiness....bigger, faster, more exotic, whatever reignites that spark plug again.
The same comment can be made about those inevitable "driving to the beach" sequences in just about every kite video. Or the "now let's play with the local kids and teach them to kite/surf" sequence in the more socially conscious videos. Or the time lapse of clouds, trees, planes, traffic, etc in the more arty videos. We see them again and again and it eventually is tiresome.
So, if there's any issue, it's with the creativity of the video-makers, in following a formula rather than doing something truly new and creative. [And if it's a RedBull video, it's an advertisement, not art. It only needs to be creative enough to attract viewers interest enough to sell the product.....which is clearly accomplished here]
Anyways, in the end, the ultimate problem probably lies not with the video but with the viewer ... if you've seen-it-all and are jaded by it, maybe take it as a sign you're probably watching too many videos versus being out there doing stuff instead. And yes, before you take offence, that's a comment about myself first, stuck in this 8 to 5 office....dark when work starts and dark when I finish. I can't be out there kiting, so I'm on this forum instead, ha ha.
There's 2 more cents for the pile.
Signed, Mr. Office-Drone-who-wishes-he-was-out-playing-instead