|Posted by Jerrie on January 26, 2015 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
First time to China!
What a country! Strange foods, stange culture and people and no way to read any sign in Chinese...
China has beautiful places for kiting. The first PKRA was in Pingtan and the second in Haikau. Im happy that i have got the opportunity to travel al the way to China and ride those strange spots and the competitions! China was a big experience for me.
|Posted by Jerrie on October 26, 2014 at 4:45 AM||comments (2)|
Happy with my great photo on the Dutch KSM, made by Reinout Smit of kitesurfpics.com. The photo is shot during an evening session at one of my home spots, Andijk.
|Posted by Jerrie on October 4, 2014 at 3:30 AM||comments (1)|
Yes! For the second time in a row I've become Dutch National Champion 2014. This year we unfortunately only could compete on one event. It was the the first stop of a maximum of 3 planned over 6 dates. I decided to stay in Brazil because of the low windforecast. Congratulations to Kelly: you deserve this succes after a bad knee injury. The Schellinkhout locals did well this year......
|Posted by Jerrie on October 4, 2014 at 3:15 AM||comments (0)|
After a few weeks of training in Combuco I headed to Barra Grande. Here I faced some very strong local riders but luckely I managed to finish my singles 5th. In the doubles Martinez stopped me from aiming for the podium. I gues I have to be satisfied with this result. Now I have to prepare for the last to stops in China. I hope to go for some double passes there.
|Posted by Jerrie on August 18, 2014 at 7:30 AM||comments (0)|
For the next two months till October I'll be in Brazil for a solid preperation of the final PKRA tourstops in China. The conditions here are perfect for stabilisation of my trcks and learn some new ones.
|Posted by Jerrie on August 12, 2014 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
The PKRA Germany was a successful event! After 8 days of chillin in the sun, waiting for wind.. and relaxing we finally got wind in the last 3 days! The trials went pretty good. Despite some tough heats I managed to win 3 times and qualified for the main event. The conditions where pretty hard... There was super light wind and some strong current from the Northsea. In de singles we had some crazy strong wind! My first heat was against Ariel Corniel. We both didn't had our best heat, but I'm happy I won this one and go to the next round against Christophe.
Unfortunately I lost against Christophe Tack. I had some bad luck with my kite that crashed and got tangled. In the doubles I was up against Carlos Mario. Carlos had a good heat and he won..
PKRA Germany was a nice event! Getting qualified every tourstop gives me the confidence I need to make the next step towards the top 12. That's why I choose to get to Brazil for the next two months for some hard training. Therefore my next update wil be from Brazil!
|Posted by Jerrie on August 12, 2014 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
Crazy wind, choppy water and a tough competition! luckely I managed to get into the main event again. The competition went pretty good. In de doubles I won 2 heats and finished on a 9th place. I was pretty happy with my heats in the difficult conditions..
|Posted by Jerrie 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 Jerrie on May 19, 2014 at 10:25 AM||comments (1)|
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 Jerrie 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!