We always trailer assembled AI's with the ama forward as my trailer is flat (no cradles) but rugged to cushion the hulls. We also tie with a short light line the front padeye's together through the anchor shackle we have on the bow (used for our Sprayskirt front mount). This way the rear of the ama don't drag on the ground while wheeling them on a cart, like they do when folded back. Also, with the ama forward, it adds a little more weight to the front of my trailer which helps the ride.
- - - - - Hobie Island Sailing since 2006 - - - - - 2011 & 2012 Hobie AIs and a 2012 TI