that is a great flag of a vid. those huge old school rotations off the huge hookipa waves are still so appealing to me.
Grandpa to the younger fellers, does remember around 1997 seeing Cory R out at the hatch with his frame kite and 4 foot bar getting a big laugh from everyone while doing his R&D and then within a year of that, all the kite companies we know today either stealing his idea or heavily borrowing it to leave him pretty much in the dust. They had the connections and money to create the inflatable and move forward. Once it hit maui, as most might already know, 2 line inflatables were standard for about a year!!!...how bout that for gusts! Did come in handy for wakestyle cuz you were unhooked most of the time and you were naturally always going downwind to make a pass.
Not long after i remember seeing grossnickel at weko with 3 foils attached to each other trying to ride our light summer winds. from shackles, to nearly no throw on the center line and a sweet pickle fork.. those were the frightening as hell good ole days when depowering was with your body