If dropping 4g's on a bike was reasonable on any planet, he would just do that. As is, he's a new rider and looking to go riding with me. Poor bloke. Trying to keep up with a 5 spot on one of those bikes will be a trick, but he'll have to manage.
"Having lack of self-preservation makes biking more fun."
If he's anywhere near as strong as you, he'll have no trouble getting an ETS X rear to wag. Unless there's been a design improvement this year, they've been known to lack rear lateral stiffness. Besides.....the Kona is a Turner wannabe!