What this move is is only important to the judges and what they score it. It is very impresive riding and should be scored highly. Nice down the line riding. The wave is going to close out so no more riding. He hits the pocket perfecltly and does a masive arial finished by a Flaka coming out infront of the wite water. He is in full control so can chose what he does next. I hope the judges score moves like this very highly. For me this is not a Taka as a Taka is when you go around the wite water and do the maneuver in the pocket onto the glassy section of the wave.
This is definately progressive wavesailing, and should definately be scored highly. If most people can do wave 360's and Goitas (moves that are 10 years old) then things like this, and grubbies off the lip and anything like that should definately boost the points up higher. The classic powerful waveriding too, but it's got to mix it in and take it up a level.
Let the young guys push the established guys harder and get them out of there box of comfort and learn some new stuff!
It's definiately a Flaka off the lip, but I would like to see a video of a proper Taka off a decent sized wave.
To stop it all being stale, we need to see the Aloha Classic leave its traditional judging roots and finally embrace what is going on at the top level.