|Posted by jerriekiten on June 16, 2014 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
PKRA Egypt was so nice! we had some good conditions to ride in for the singles and doublels!
The water was nice and warm and all the riders could stay in a hotel nearby the competition spot. We had hard conditions as well. One moment the wind was perfect for a 12m but the other day there was a massive sandstorm with wind gusts till 45 knots! Anyway.. As any event I had to do the tough trials again... Im happy that the trials went pretty good luckely I could show the judges that I am progressing my skills after some weeks of training hard. I passed the trials winning two heats in a row.
In the single elemination I won my heat against Forest bakker. The next heat I was up against Alex Neto. In this heat I was a bit unlucky due to the windconditions..
The doubles where crazy! I had to compete against Michael Schitzofer. The first time we did our heat and the result was that I won my heat. Unfortunately we had to do a rerun because the judges missed one trick of Michael. The next morning 8:00. My kites where ready and the wind was strong! It looked like a massive egyptian sandstorm! We had 45knots in the gusts and some really hard conditions to ride in. My heat started off well with some nice tricks. After a few tricks landed, my kite went into the water and my 5th line wrapped around my kite.. I didnt manage to relounge my kite again so Michael won the heat.
Hopefully Holland will bring us some good wind to prepare the next PKRA in Fuerteventura!
|Posted by jerriekiten on May 19, 2014 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
Last week the first stop of the dutch nationals was hold in Workum.
We had some crazy conditions for the weekend... rain and some strong wind! Luckely it was good enough for a single and dubbel elimination. The singles went pretty good for me. After a few close heats i won the single elimination!
On sunday we did the dubbels. the conditions where hard! 30 knots, cold.. and so much rain! After waiting alot for my heat at the end of the day it was time to start my against Johnno Scholte. Johnno had a pretty good heat and i didnt went so good. Once again the conditions where pretty hard. It was time for the superfinal against Johnno.For the title for this event. I had a good heat and felt more confident than my last heat. I'm happy that it was good enough to win the first stop of the dutch nationals!
Picture by: Reinout Smit
|Posted by jerriekiten on May 11, 2014 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
The second PKRA tourstop was in France/Leucate. It was my first time to compete in the Mondial du Vent. It is the biggest kiteevent of France and it was held for the 18th time. Leucate with its extremely strong winds has proven to be one of the most challenging events in the tour for all the riders. WInd varies between 15 and 35+ knots. Therefore I was very satisfied to advance to the main event after winning my heats in the trials. Once again it was a tough competition between the 32 worlds best freestyle riders. In the main event I had to face the conditions of 35+ knots. Allthough I was a little disappointed not to advance to the 2nd round, I was very happy receiving and riding with my new RRD competition kites. I love them and I'm looking forward to the comming weeks to get used a bit. The first impression is really great and I expect to improve my skills to the next level. Leucate, it has been a pleasure so see you next year!
|Posted by jerriekiten on March 27, 2014 at 6:50 AM||comments (0)|
The PKRA in Daklha was my first competition of the 2014 season. My first few heats in the trials went pretty good and I'm happy that I made it into the main event :).
The route to qualification is pretty tough because the level is really high with all the good riders who are competing in the tour right now.
After 3 heats in the trials it was time to start the singles. My first heat went really good and I made it to the next heat against Reno Romeu. Reno had a strong heat so unfortunately I lost with a 0.50 point difference.
In the doubles I won my first heat and lost my second heat against Mario Rodwald. My leash broke in the first trick of the heat and had to swim all the way back to the beach.... Overall I ended up 13th. Next time stronger leash and try again! Now I'll fly to Tarifa for developping and testing my future RRD comp kites... Looking foreward to the next tourstop in France! Cheers!
|Posted by jerriekiten on March 15, 2014 at 6:10 AM||comments (0)|
After the King of the Air I stayed in SA for some training and preparing the PKRA stop in Dakhla. Here I met Roberto Ricci, owner of the well known and appreciated windsurf and kiteboarding brand RRD. Some drinks later we agreed to work together from that moment on. RRD will support me with their gear and my ambition to go into the pkra tour! On the other hand I will help RRD to develop a c shape free style kite. I'm thrilled to take this challenge and I'm proud to represent a great brand in the surf market.
Of course I'd like to thank Flexifoil for supporting me over the last few years. This period has been very motivating and the support with all the gear has been great. But my time has come to move on.
|Posted by jerriekiten on March 8, 2014 at 5:30 AM||comments (0)|
I'm here in Capetown to compete in the Red bull King of the air! This is a famous event from the past, but luckly Red bull brought it back!! This was serious the most spectacular event which I did sofar! So much crowd on the beach, so much wind!, good music, stoked riders! I want to thank Red bull for all the imput for this event and hope that next years event is gonna be even bigger than this year!
Im happy that I ended up in top 12! Im not really happy with this result but, top 12 means that you got invited for next year! so my place is save
Here a little photo of one of my kiteloops during the comp.
|Posted by jerriekiten on March 8, 2014 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
Finally in Brazil again! So happy to be back here in Cumbuco to kite every day and work on my latest tricks.
It hase been great so far.. good wind, nice weather and nice people around the lagoons
Last few days we tried to make some action shots... Some photo's and video. Here a photo from a frontblind. The video is coming soon! Now I'm of to Capetown for the Red bull king of the air!
|Posted by jerriekiten on November 30, 2013 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
So many followers contributed to my fundraising project. How can I thank you all for this. The target amount of 10k was the highest amount sofar of all the projects, awesome! A special thank for the guys of www.wijzijnsport.nl: Paul and Pelle, your platform makes dreams come true for those athletes who want to make the next step in their sporting carrere. Meanwhile I am preparing my counteractivities. Thank emails have been sent to all the sponsors. The private lessons wil be planned in the spring and summertime of 2014. At this moment winter is falling in in Holland so it is too cold for kitesurfing instructions. Also, I updated this website as wel, and as you can see the sponsors (companies) who donated at least 500 Euro have their logo in the sidebar: hands up for Flexifoil, Mystic, Tieme Rietveld, Herman Romp, Phone House Zwolle and 2KnowYou! Private sponsors are Grethill & Piet and Mum & dad, thanks! But the smaller donations also made the project to a succes, great to see that even some young children donated so genorous. Register for the www.kiteboarduniversity.nl and I will become your coach for the next season. Here I am in Brazil preparing the next season and I manage to write all the names of the sponsors on my kite. Pics will follow soon.
|Posted by jerriekiten on November 13, 2013 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by jerriekiten on November 13, 2013 at 3:30 AM||comments (0)|
I write this update from Brazil/Combuco. A few days after the Dutch nationals I left to prepare the next season. Brazil is great, perfect conditions that allows me to learn lots of new tricks. Meanwhile my crowdfunding project is still alive and extened for a week. So don't forget to visit this project in order to fund and share: http://wijzijnsport.nl/view-detail/view-viewdetail/cid-53/userid-1443. I like to thank all the support of the "fans". Your donations enable me to make the step towards the global level of competition kitesurfing. Furthermore, soon there will be BIG NEWS coming up. I'll keep you informed, so stay tuned.