Let's not bother getting into 'this is how this is different from that' or 'this is why this is better than that'. The question is about the issue a Thai boxer is having when he misses his kick. If the art is teaching him to spin around to bleed off the excess energy, that's one thing and that's fine. But the problem is that he's throwing missing kicks so close together that he's getting dizzy, which is where the real danger lies. It's one thing to spin around, another to get unfocused or offbalance.
Sounds to me like the kicks just need to be played more when it's a sure thing, and less as a, "eh, why not?" type of thing. Thoughts?