Wednesday, 16 May 2007

wrap-up worlds `07: buseater - very nice, I like!

Time flies and the worlds are already over again. All in all it was an awesome event on a marvellous buseater wave. It was great to see some old friends again and to make new ones.
Competitionwise I was just happy that I could compete at all. After my injury of the eardrum on the second session in Canada I took a 10 days rest of paddling and just got back in the boat before the competition.
There I came 28. in the prelims with 8 points from the 20. place, therefore just missing the cut to the quaterfinals with that small margin.
Anyway I love that wave and definitely want to come back asap to collect more airmiles, with less people in the eddy.
Besides cu all in Thun (Switzerland) 2009! I´ll give my best to be there, this time with individually made ear-plugs!

Opening ceremony (I need a sunglass-sponsor, as I had to return the nice glasses to Fabian before marching in ;-)
picture by Fabian Krummreich

One of my favorites moves: The clean arial backstab

picture by Jiri Langer

Blunt with initiation:
pictures by Fabian Krummreich

Finding the right moment to blunt on the left shoulder wasn´t that easy:

picture by Jiri Langer

It was so fun. Sometimes the wave built up so steep, that when you made the bounce there were 2m air below you and you just thought "What the heck?". But most times it happened so fast that you didn´t have time to initiate the move and therefore were bound to just enjoy the air:

Helix set-up: (I think it ended in a flip turn. I wonder if the helix would have been enough to advance to the quaters? You see I´m bad with the points...)
End of pan-am:
Checking the competition from the sunny shore:

pictures by Fabian Krummreich