Relatively speaking, Tigger pods do swim much more than their tisbe relatives, but they still spend a large amount of time crawling. I think of their "swimming" more as jumping from place to place. When they are mating, they are often in the water column much more. No matter how you look at it though, they don't spend nearly the amount of time in the water column as BBS do.
Here is a quote from one of the associates of Reed Mariculture:Reef Central Online Community - View Single Post - tiggerpods from reefnutrition
The pods really are very nutritious and some of the hardiest copepods to culture. They're from inter-tidal areas so they can deal with a huge swing in salinities, temperatures, etc. I assume this is why Reed decided this species would be so good or bottling and sitting on store shelves for longer periods of time. Have you ever seen them in the store? While they're typically refrigerated at the store making them much less active, you can see their motion in the bottle.
I think they're great to supplement the diet of the dwarfs, but I don't think they should be the sole diet. We were able to get them to culture in our fuge
a while back and it as great to always have on hand. Something to think about also is that they feed a lot on diatoms, so they spend a lot of time on the dirty glass eating. That may be another reason they crawl so much.
I think this article is much like many things in the hobby. A single source is not always the best for information. They do give a great deal of information on the pods themselves, but they may not be the most informed on seahorse-keeping. It's easy enough to make an assumption that these would be ideal for seahorses. And really, they are! I just don't think you'll be able to culture them in the quantity that you'll need without a very large culture, and on those lazy days I'm not sure that the seahorses will hunt enough food.
I would not be scared off from dwarfs just because of this though. Hatching BBS is really pretty easy. Have you ever done it before? I used to breed seahorses so I have perfected the method and have my own tips that I like to use! I would be happy to share if you're interested, but I have already written a book here and don't want to bore you!