tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-62923148915578454102011-06-03T12:14:23.740+04:00YEGOR POPRETINSKIY RUS11OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF RUSSIAN PROFESSIONAL WINDSURFERYEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.comBlogger31125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-33739660893701797382011-06-01T02:01:00.001+04:002011-06-03T12:14:23.898+04:00EFPT LEFKADA MILOS BEACH OPEN 2011The 1st contest of the European Freestyle Pro Tour with the prize money of €5000 took place on the Milos beach in Lefkada, Greece on 27-29 May 2011.<br />21 riders from 9 countries were registered and were settled in apartments of wonderful hotel Milos Beach Resort.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vGlDOnHk8NM/TeViHY0IxxI/AAAAAAAABQs/Yr4fTJT-4Rs/s1600/8032_015_lq.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vGlDOnHk8NM/TeViHY0IxxI/AAAAAAAABQs/Yr4fTJT-4Rs/s320/8032_015_lq.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">photo by Flora Bikich</span></i></div><br />The organizer of the event was the famous and respected Austrian windsurfer Tom Hartman, who also held competitions of Euro tour last year. The head judge was Marek Antol from Slovakia, who judged freestyle competition for many years.<br /><br />The main favorites of the contest were Edvan de Souza from Brazil, Stam Pramponas from Greece, Adrian Beholz from Germany, Niklas Strahlen from Sweden, Adam Gavriel from Israel, Mattia Fabrizi from Italy and me - Yegor Popretinskiy from Russia.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qDEvm0N-38A/TeViKPiSAlI/AAAAAAAABQ0/xIHgZ3TYZe8/s1600/8101_049.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="201" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qDEvm0N-38A/TeViKPiSAlI/AAAAAAAABQ0/xIHgZ3TYZe8/s320/8101_049.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">photo by Flora Bikich</span></i></div><br />Forecast at the time of the contest looked quite poor, but the hot sun of Greece and clear sky helped the thermal wind to blow up in the right direction and it was enough to start heats. Riders used their biggest sails and boards to show all what they can do in these conditions.<br /><br />Unfortunately the wind was not enough to completely finish 1st Single Elimination and heats culminated in the semi-final between four best riders – Mattia Fabrizi, Niklas Strahlen, Adam Gavriel and Gabriele Varrucciu. Lightweight and good luck of finalists helped them to pass through the strongest opponents in very difficult conditions.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R6rSKkVW9sU/TeViMgmJR6I/AAAAAAAABQ8/gCBfwyeBiWM/s1600/8182_119.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R6rSKkVW9sU/TeViMgmJR6I/AAAAAAAABQ8/gCBfwyeBiWM/s320/8182_119.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">photo by Flora Bikich</span></i></div><br />In my opinion, in some heats it was hard to understand who was better and athletes were just really surprised by results. For me the most interesting heats were between me and Adam Gabriel, Max Rowe and Gabriele Varrucciu, Mattia Fabrizi and Edvan de Souza. <br />Heat against English Max Row and Italian newcomer Gabriele Varrucciu was very close. Both of them pull grate tricks and I think Max had more variety and amount of moves but somehow Gabriele pass through with his ponch.<br />In heat between Mattia and Edvan was super light wind and Brazilian just cannot even perform all he can. Both of riders has a lightweight but for Italian was easier to bring here more and bigger sails by his car and he had more choice. Mattia was pumping full power and was able to jump something, while Edvan just stood in one place. To my opinion this heat could have been re-started.<br /><br />My heat against Adam was really close in scores as the judges told. But when I checked judge’s lists I was really surprised and disappointed that not all my moves were counted or just named completely wrong and without my complications. I understand that it was hard to see tricks performed far enough in the beginning of the heat but… I was performing planning grubby sail 360, meev, e-slider 360, but in the list they were stated as \ just grubby without any plus, flaka diablo, puneta with minus and etc probably due to misunderstanding. Best move of Adam was air flaka and he made two moves more then me, but how can you make decision in some heats based on the number of moves but not the quality of performance and in another heats by opposite way? Yes, I was upset by my result and I know exactly that my jumps were not counted as expected. I can assume that with such drawbacks in judging there was the option to re-run the heat. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cAZy3vv9ibg/TeViJJLmiDI/AAAAAAAABQw/ZP6S9VXk-Hk/s1600/8087_044.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="222" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cAZy3vv9ibg/TeViJJLmiDI/AAAAAAAABQw/ZP6S9VXk-Hk/s320/8087_044.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">photo by Flora Bikich</span></i></div><br />Anyway competitions are competitions and it is very hard to judge freestyle. And I’m really glad for the winners and especially for Adam, who shared first place in this contest. He's a great windsurfer and I hope that this result will help him to find good sponsors to participate in all competitions of PWA and EFPT events in the future.<br />I also want to congratulate the team rider of JP/NP Tilo Eber from Germany with the prestigious 5th place! Good job Tilo!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yk66jaizIRE/TeViLh8QNFI/AAAAAAAABQ4/0-U9p-xmu9I/s1600/8128_082.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yk66jaizIRE/TeViLh8QNFI/AAAAAAAABQ4/0-U9p-xmu9I/s320/8128_082.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">Tilo Eber, photo by Flora Bikich</span></i></div><br />I want to thank Christos Stratos, owner of Milos Beach Resort for the hospitality and the fact that the EFPT event was held again here at north of Lefkada. It was a wonderful time on Milos and I congratulate the winners!<br /><br />Next event of EFPT will take place in Porto Liscia – Santa Teresa di Gallura, Sardinia on 2 Jun – 5 Jun 2011.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: right;">Yegor Popretinskiy RUS-11</div><div style="text-align: right;">(JP-Australia, NeilPryde, MFC, NPX, Five Squares, Kontek, Mad Wave, G-Shock)</div><div style="text-align: right;"><i><br /></i></div><div style="text-align: left;"><i>Results of EFPT Lefkada Milos Beach Open 2011:</i></div><div style="text-align: left;">1. Mattia Fabrizi, Niklas Strahlen,&nbsp;Adam Gavriel and Gabriele Varrucciu</div><div style="text-align: left;">5. <b>Tilo Eber</b>&nbsp;(JP-Australia, NeilPryde)</div><div style="text-align: left;">9. <b>Yegor Popretinskiy&nbsp;</b>(JP-Australia, NeilPryde)</div><div style="text-align: left;">17. <b>Loick Spicher&nbsp;</b>(JP-Australia, NeilPryde)</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><br /><object width="395" height="300"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/eg5Jqo1SmDw?version=3&amp;hl=ru_RU"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/eg5Jqo1SmDw?version=3&amp;hl=ru_RU" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="395" height="300" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-3373966089370179738?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-47507128600426558292011-05-10T21:57:00.007+04:002011-05-11T01:12:48.851+04:00PWA SURF WORLD CUP PODERSDORF AUSTRIA 2011The 2nd contest of the PWA World tour with the prize money of&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: x-small; line-height: 15px;">€</span>30000 took place on the Lake Neusiedler See in Podersdorf, Austria on 29.04-04.05.2011.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vhr7ZASeJs8/Tcl5pJfLTxI/AAAAAAAABQE/To4j-RAFab0/s1600/b9c4db57d7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vhr7ZASeJs8/Tcl5pJfLTxI/AAAAAAAABQE/To4j-RAFab0/s320/b9c4db57d7.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">Photo by John Carter/PWA</span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;"><i><br /></i></span></div>This traditional and high scale contest is always organized on the highest possible level.&nbsp;40 riders from 17 countries were registered, all of them were provided with free lunch and drinks, and the Top 16 were granted with free housing.&nbsp;Crowds of people came there not only to watch the best professional riders competing but to have fun on the famous Podersdorf surf parties as well.<br /><br />First days were windless with shining sun, lots of music, lots of interesting people and plenty of stands, where it was possible to meet the representatives of windsurfing brands, shops, magazines and web-sites.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZYFJI5aVgPo/Tcl4LHz3jHI/AAAAAAAABP0/AhSMskCzL_U/s1600/d9b82aaf64.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZYFJI5aVgPo/Tcl4LHz3jHI/AAAAAAAABP0/AhSMskCzL_U/s320/d9b82aaf64.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: normal;"><i>Event site from above. Photo by John Carte/PWA</i></span></span></i></div><br />Soon the Surf Magazine Tow In Night Contest with the prize money of&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: x-small; line-height: 15px;">€</span>1000 was organized by EFPT and Surf magazine. The Top 16 riders were allowed to participate each having 2 attempts with the best one considered. Top 4 – Gollito, Steven, Taty and Tonky became the finalists automatically.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5Kk428XDDFQ/Tcl4IElwVMI/AAAAAAAABPY/9e_FgJ-t0Ho/s1600/0e17961e44.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5Kk428XDDFQ/Tcl4IElwVMI/AAAAAAAABPY/9e_FgJ-t0Ho/s320/0e17961e44.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">Freestylers ready to rock. Photo by John Carter/PWA</span></i></div><br />Qualification heats for the other 12 were scheduled for the evening and the final – for the night with spotlights for more spectacular effect. It was my first Tow in session and in my both attempts I was performing Funnel One Hand. It was quite difficult to speed up with jet-ski and to get into footstraps, but I'd managed it from the first time. I could not reach the Finals but gained priceless experience and excellent pictures.&nbsp;And the winner was the 4-times World Champion Gollito Estredo who jumped Burner 900 Diablo! 2nd was Steven with his Air Funnel 900 and the 3rd – Tonky Frans with Burner 360.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-v9hJbpYDqBs/Tcl4IjH0b9I/AAAAAAAABPc/OKw0kEeKwsQ/s1600/1fd70f841e.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-v9hJbpYDqBs/Tcl4IjH0b9I/AAAAAAAABPc/OKw0kEeKwsQ/s320/1fd70f841e.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">Funnel One Hand. Photo by John Carter/PWA</span></i></div><br />One day all the riders were invited for local wine testing with the Major of the city followed by the night tour to Bratislava on the Red Bull double-decker.<br /><br />The wind started to blow on the last days allowing to have Single Elimination on 4.7 sails and Double Elimination on 5.3 m2 and more. The contest was won by 2-times Europen Champion Steven Van Broeckhoven! It is his first PWA triumph! Steven was jumping sick and&nbsp;high-amplitude&nbsp;Konos, &nbsp;Air Flakas, Ponches, Culos, Burners and Air Funnels not leaving any possibility to his competitors. Kiri Thode, who was not aggressive enough, was the second, but all his tricks were superb, especially his signature Kabikuchi. And the 3rd place was taken by the young Dutch Davy Scheffers who managed to defeat Gollito Estredo! He caught the drive and was able to perform all his best tricks that he learned and trained in Bonaire. My genuine congratulations to the winners!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XisYFiGiUkY/Tcl4JhJWryI/AAAAAAAABPo/V-p-YMapxLk/s1600/7057bcd779.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XisYFiGiUkY/Tcl4JhJWryI/AAAAAAAABPo/V-p-YMapxLk/s320/7057bcd779.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">Spock. Photo by John Carter/PWA</span></i></div><br />Russia was represented by me, Yegor Popretinsky from St. Petersburg, and Vladimir Yakovlev from Taganrog. Vova showed the praiseworthy level but unfortunately could not reach the Top 16. Most of the time Vova is training in Egypt and conducting surf-clinics around the world. He wins the top places in all Russian freestyle contests so I hope we will see him in other PWA and EFPT competitions this year.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dwDbAX_45WI/Tcl4h9MrGHI/AAAAAAAABQA/nB_tVoLZ1W8/s1600/z_6cb5c429.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dwDbAX_45WI/Tcl4h9MrGHI/AAAAAAAABQA/nB_tVoLZ1W8/s320/z_6cb5c429.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">Speed loop. Photo by John Carter/PWA</span></i></div><br />I was the 9th in Single winning over Sebastian Rama from France. My heats was pretty steady, I was performing my tricks with good amplitude and speed - Shaka Flaka, Double Flaka, Switch Chacho, Funnel, Ponch and Front Loop on both tacks – but was stopped by the Belgian Dieter Van der Eyken who had dramatically increased his level this year. In Double Elimination that started at 6.30 next morning I managed to defend my 9th position winning over the French Julien Mas and Brazilian Ian Mouro Lemos. It was very cold and very light wind, with possibility for planning only in wind gusts so in the battle for 7th place was defeated by Davy Scheffers, probably because 10 kg difference in weight was pretty important in this condition.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RxApVHCPUy0/Tcl4Ku8neuI/AAAAAAAABPw/bM60xLgaVAk/s1600/c6df7c660f.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RxApVHCPUy0/Tcl4Ku8neuI/AAAAAAAABPw/bM60xLgaVAk/s320/c6df7c660f.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">Ponch from Andy 'Bubble' Chambers. Photo by John Carter /PWA</span></i></div><br />I want to mention the other NeilPryde and JP-Australia riders – the German Tilo Eber and Brazilian Ian Mouro Lemos, young perspective riders, who shared 13th place in this contest, Andy 'Bubble' Chambers from UK and Bryan Metcalf-Perez from USA who were the 17th. Unfortunately #5 of the last year PWA event in Podersdorf Maarten van Ochten was not participating this time due to the injury. We wish Maarten the fast recovery and good luck in the next competitions to all NP/JP riders!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hym9V4oXiCs/Tcl4I-MtSgI/AAAAAAAABPg/07Lm1r0fVWI/s1600/664cf28634.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hym9V4oXiCs/Tcl4I-MtSgI/AAAAAAAABPg/07Lm1r0fVWI/s320/664cf28634.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">Ponch from Ian Mouro Lemos. Photo by John Carter /PWA</span></i></div><br />Now I have the 12th place in overall PWA rating and have a very good chance to reach the Top 10 this year again. I am happy with my result in Austria but I hope that my future results will be improved. I am looking forward for another 5 PWA and 4 EFPT contests as well. Thanks to my sponsors, family and friends for all support. It looks like I will be home in Russia only in the autumn.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pAZOzJ_znhs/Tcl4JaU7QgI/AAAAAAAABPk/3gLRjlEZdsU/s1600/984fcac384.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pAZOzJ_znhs/Tcl4JaU7QgI/AAAAAAAABPk/3gLRjlEZdsU/s320/984fcac384.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-small;">Photo by John Carter/PWA</span></i></div><br />Now I am in Moscow, organizing visa and flights to EFPT Milos Beach Lefkada Open 2011 contest that will take place in Lefkada, Greece on the last days of May.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: right;"><b>Yegor Popretinsky RUS-11</b></div><div style="text-align: right;">(NeilPryde, JP-Australia, MFC, NPX, Five Squares, Mad Wave, Kontek, G-Shock)</div><br /><br /><b>Results of PWA Podersdorf World Cup 2011:</b><br /><br />1. Steven van Broekhoven B-72<br />2. Kiri Thode NB-61<br />3. Davy Scheffers H-311<br /><b>9. Yegor Popretinskiy RUS-11 (NeilPryde/JP-Australia)</b><br />13. Tilo Eber G-414 (NeilPryde/JP-Australia)<br />13. Ian Mouro Lemos BRA-85(NeilPryde/JP-Australia)<br />17. Andy 'Bubble' Chambers K-540 (NeilPryde/JP-Australia)<br />17. Bryan Metclaf-Perez US-505 (NeilPryde/JP-Australia)<br />33. Vladimir Yakovlev RUS-99 (NeilPryde/JP-Australia)<br />33. Alexander Seyss AUS-61 (NeilPryde/JP-Australia)<br />33. Tijs Westbroek H-666 (NeilPryde/JP-Australia)<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-4750712860042655829?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-89570278102441658012011-03-07T13:18:00.008+03:002011-03-08T23:08:02.764+03:00PWA Mui Ne Vietnam Grand Slam 2011First contest of PWA World Tour 2011 in freestyle and slalom took place in Southern Vietnam on Mui Ne resort beach on 25.02 -05.03 . 23 freestylers and 45 men and 25 women in slalom were competing for 85 000 prize money. Vietnam met the sportsmen with increditable hospitality and all were finetuned to one wave.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oq9UhfnClWw/TXSt_a6-ucI/AAAAAAAAA5M/6X_chxX9FZY/s1600/5f552115be.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oq9UhfnClWw/TXSt_a6-ucI/AAAAAAAAA5M/6X_chxX9FZY/s320/5f552115be.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><i>photo by John Carter/PWA</i></span></div><br />The contest started with freestyle. The wind was blowing nicely making it possible to hold 2 Double Eliminations and the winner was the PWA vice-champion 2009 from Bonaire Kiri Thode (NB-61) being the winner of the PWA contest for the first time in his life, In the final heat Kiri landed the trick that could be peformed by him only - Culo One Hand with <span class="short_text" id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps" title="Нажмите, чтобы увидеть альтернативный перевод">Pirouette. </span></span>2nd place was taken by 4-times World Champion Venezuelan Jose Gollito Estredo (V-01) and the 3rd was the PWA vice-champion 2010 Taty Frans from Bonaire.<br />The level of the competitors was very high and it was very difficult to decide who was the best in every heat. The conditions were pretty challenging - hammering wind and broken chop equalized the chances of the competitors. All the riders were doing their best and were performing all the variety of the most recent tricks: Burner or Funnel 900 One Handed, Skopu Into Puneta, Air Kono, Spock Into Culo or Culo Into Spock, Air Flaka Into Flaka. And in the finals it was possible to see such tricks as Back Loop, Push Loop, Double Forward, Forward Flaka, Air Chachoo. Veitnam had never witnessed something like that!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hwLjSCfAGog/TXSt_KXIntI/AAAAAAAAA5I/JGlphT5gxEQ/s1600/ced011105c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hwLjSCfAGog/TXSt_KXIntI/AAAAAAAAA5I/JGlphT5gxEQ/s320/ced011105c.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><i>Forward Loop photo by John Carter/PWA</i></span></div><br />JP/NeilPryde team was represented by Yegor Popretinsky (RUS-11), Andy “Bubble” Chambers (R-540), Ian Mouro Lemos (BRA -85), Tilo Eber (G-414) and Bryan Metcalf- Perez (US-505). Unfortunately Dutch JP/NeilPryde rider Maarten Van Ochten was not able to participate in this contest due to his injury. Andy and Yegor shared 11th place, Bryan was 15th, Ian - 17th, Tilo – 18th. The guys were performing great sets of tricks in the heats thus showing high level of riding.<br />The best tricks of the JP/NeilPryde team were Yegor’s Forward Loop Diablo, Andy’s Back Loop, Bryan’s Shaka, Ian’s Air Funnel and Tilo’s Skopu. In March Yegor is planning stay in Russia and to train in Egypt, Andy in South Africa, Ian at home in Brazil and in April all the guys will meet in Mauiii for photo shooting.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DdFmH1lV67s/TXSt-0jo6pI/AAAAAAAAA5E/ffcQ2CnE_jc/s1600/d60ba4ac17.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DdFmH1lV67s/TXSt-0jo6pI/AAAAAAAAA5E/ffcQ2CnE_jc/s320/d60ba4ac17.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><i>photo by John Carter/PWA</i></span></div><br />Second part of the contest was devoted to slalom but the wind was much slower so it was possible to have only 4 sessions both for men and women. In men’s contest the first place went to the Legend of Windsurfing – Bjorn Dunkerbeck from Switzerland (SUI-11)! The second was unbeatable JP/NeilPryde French Multi-Champion of the World Antoine Albeau (F-192), 3-rd Jimmy Diaz (ISV-11) who is the President of PWA. In women’s slalom the 1st place was taken by 2 times World Champion in freestyle Sarha-Quita Offringa from Aruba (ARU-91) for the first time in her life, second was 14 times World Champion Karin Jaggi from New Zealand (Z-14) and the 3rd –Alice Arutkin from France (FRA-111).<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0cujHFxcCfc/TXSt-XtGs2I/AAAAAAAAA5A/pAJ3WY1vy_s/s1600/27602e9355.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0cujHFxcCfc/TXSt-XtGs2I/AAAAAAAAA5A/pAJ3WY1vy_s/s320/27602e9355.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><i>Our congratulations to the winners! photo by John Carter/PWA</i></span></div><br />The PWA World Cup competitions in Mui Ne were organized on the very high professional level and we hope that it will become a tradition.<br />We have 6 more contests in slalom and freestyle ahead. Next freestyle event will take place in Podersdorf (Austria) on Neusiedlersee lake on 29.04-04.05 and the slalom event will be in Korean Uslan on 14.05-20.05.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: right;">Yegor Popretinskiy RUS-11</div><div style="text-align: right;">(JP-Australia, NeilPryde, Vtsport.ru, MFC, NPX, Mad Wave, Kontek.ru, G-Shock)</div><div style="text-align: right;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">Results of men`s freestyle:</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">1.Kiri Thode</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">2. Jose "Gollito" Estredo</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">3. Tati Frans</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">11. Yegor Popretinskiy (<span lang="EN-US">JP</span>/<span lang="EN-US">NeilPryde</span>)</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">11. Andy "Bubble" Chambers (<span lang="EN-US">JP</span>/<span lang="EN-US">NeilPryde</span>)</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">15. Bryan Perez (<span lang="EN-US">JP</span>/<span lang="EN-US">NeilPryde</span>)</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">17. Ian Muro Lemos (<span lang="EN-US">JP</span>/<span lang="EN-US">NeilPryde</span>)</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">18. Tilo Eber (<span lang="EN-US">JP/NeilPryde</span>)<span lang="EN-US"></span></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><br /></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">Results of men`s slalom:</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">1. Bjorn Dunkerbeck</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">2. Antoine Albeau (<span lang="EN-US">JP/NeilPryde</span>)<span lang="EN-US"></span></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">3. Jimmy Diaz</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">10. Micha Buzianis (<span lang="EN-US">JP</span>/<span lang="EN-US">NeilPryde</span>)</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">13. Julien Quentel (<span lang="EN-US">NeilPryde</span>)</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">17. Pieter Bijl (<span lang="EN-US">JP</span>/<span lang="EN-US">NeilPryde</span>)</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">28. Akihito Yamada (<span lang="EN-US">JP</span>/<span lang="EN-US">NeilPryde</span>)</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">29. Marco Begalli (<span lang="EN-US">NeilPryde</span>)</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">31. Enes Yilmazer (<span lang="EN-US">JP/NeilPryde</span>)<span lang="EN-US"></span></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><br /></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">Results of women`s slalom:</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">1. Sarha-Quita Offringa</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">2. Karin Jaggi</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing">3. Alice Arutkin</div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><span lang="EN-US">6. Delphine Cousin (JP/NeilPryde)</span></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><span lang="EN-US">8. Fanny Aubet (JP/NeilPryde)</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-8957027810244165801?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-77006562357872312772011-02-15T01:48:00.008+03:002011-02-16T10:49:29.159+03:00NEW SEASON, NEW SPONSORS AND NEW GOALS FOR 2011!Aloha! What`s up guys? <br />Now it’s high time to tell you how and where I’d spent this winter and to reveal my latest news.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lVJm7cmsPLY/TVmspvKrIHI/AAAAAAAAA4U/wmKVbv5Fm9g/s1600/photo+by+Daniil+Timofeev+-+Dahab+2011+%252814%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lVJm7cmsPLY/TVmspvKrIHI/AAAAAAAAA4U/wmKVbv5Fm9g/s320/photo+by+Daniil+Timofeev+-+Dahab+2011+%252814%2529.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span style="font-size: x-small;">Photo by Daniil Timofeev <a href="http://www.lifelab.be/">www.lifelab.be</a></span></i></div><br />In December and January I was in Dahab. This time of the year usually is not very windy in Egypt, but we were lucky to have wind quite often. I was training hard with my friends from Russia, Ukraine and Estonia. Our best Russian photographers were taking lots of shots of me for magazines and I had participated in the shooting of the trailer for the new Russian windsurfing movie “Made in Ocean” by Olga Raskina. And if you log in to the PWA website you can see my videoprofile filmed by Kevin Pritchard.<br />I also had conducted 2 of my windsurfing camps in 5 Squares Windsurfing School. But due for the situation in Egypt I had to leave back to Russia and I am not sure about the option of conducting another camp that was planned for March.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uiqcRUa-j7I/TVmsFdohNWI/AAAAAAAAA4Q/gJhO-EQrSaQ/s1600/photo+by+Anton+Volgin+-+Dahab+2011+%25281%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uiqcRUa-j7I/TVmsFdohNWI/AAAAAAAAA4Q/gJhO-EQrSaQ/s320/photo+by+Anton+Volgin+-+Dahab+2011+%25281%2529.jpg" width="320" />&nbsp;</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><i><span style="font-size: x-small;">Burner One Hand 900 by Anton Volgin</span></i> </div><br />The most important news – I was appointed to join the <a href="http://www.neilpryde.com/">NeilPryde</a> International Team! I was dreaming about it for long time and it is a great honour for me! I have been using <a href="http://www.neilpryde.com/">NeilPryde</a> sails since the end of 2005 and all my favourite riders were from this team. After I was the 8th in PWA Freestyle overall 2009 I was included in the <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/">JP-Australia</a> International team. Together with Olga Raskina I took part in the JP Annual photoshooting in Hawaii and was absolutely happy about it. It was my dream in reality! In 2010 I proved my results again and I was invited to join <a href="http://www.neilpryde.com/">NeilPryde</a> International Team and to participate in the photo shooting in Maui. This is a great breakthrough and the achievement of the very important goal for me! And I will work hard not to let my sponsors down and will do my best to achieve the best possible results.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6Wo_KEfi8qw/TVmtV4SsQcI/AAAAAAAAA4Y/A74EU9Ddw6M/s1600/photo+by+Anton+Volgin+-+Dahab+2011+%25283%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="220" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6Wo_KEfi8qw/TVmtV4SsQcI/AAAAAAAAA4Y/A74EU9Ddw6M/s320/photo+by+Anton+Volgin+-+Dahab+2011+%25283%2529.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><i>Burner by Anton Volgin</i></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div>And now let me introduce my new sponsors:<br /><br /><a href="http://www.kontek.ru/">Kontek</a> – it is the Russian company producing, installing and reconstructing swimming pools and water parks. The company is constantly developing in different ways, one of which is giving support to sport, showing this way its high level.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.madwave.ru/">Mad Wave</a> – the first and the best Russian brand in equipment and clothes for water sports founded in St. Petersburg in 2003 They are my good friends and we are planning to develop the surf-style trend together. The broardshorts are already available!<br /><br />This year I will wear <a href="http://www.npxwetsuits.com/">NPX</a> wetsuits. I like this high quality and colourful wetsuits, especially the fact that they are following the youth and stylish trends.<br /><br />At the beginning of April my watch sponsors <a href="http://g-shock.ru/">G-Shock</a> will open their first shop in Moscow and I will do my best to be present at the opening ceremony!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HRb2oEEnWNM/TVmt58OEWfI/AAAAAAAAA4c/r7CTldXvnVQ/s1600/y_c8d9202f.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HRb2oEEnWNM/TVmt58OEWfI/AAAAAAAAA4c/r7CTldXvnVQ/s320/y_c8d9202f.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><i>Willy Skipper by Daniil Isichenko</i></span></div><br />So I had included in my plans for 2011 the participation in all <a href="http://www.pwaworldtour.com/">PWA</a> and <a href="http://efpt.net/">EFPT</a> events and to reach top 5-10 in the World and Europe. I realize that it will be not an easy year, as there will be around 12 main contests. I should work a lot and learn a lot, but I will devote more of my time to training and set very high goals. Now I am in my hometown St. Petersburg and soon will leave to Vietnam to participate in the first event of PWA Freestyle World Tour 2011 in Mui Ne.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: right;">Wish me good luck!</div><div style="text-align: right;">Mahalo and stay tuned!</div><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="300" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SrMThUk52N4" title="YouTube video player" width="395"></iframe><br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="300" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6Vm3sIjTNGE" title="YouTube video player" width="395"></iframe><br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" height="300" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/17716651" width="395"></iframe><br /><a href="http://vimeo.com/17716651">Untitled</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2833921">FrenchKiss</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com/">Vimeo</a>.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-7700656235787231277?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-44996491301613220252010-10-29T17:07:00.000+04:002010-10-29T17:07:14.851+04:00HOW TO DO DOUBLE SPOCK"In a few short years, PWA Freestyle is now all about combination moves, one of the new standards being the double-spock – or technically, spock into bob. Exclusive to Boardseeker, master of the art Yegor Popretinskiy, RUS-11 (JP, NeilPryde, MFC), demonstrates and explains how to do them…" <a href="http://www.boardseekermag.com/features/windsurfing-action/double-spock.html">http://www.boardseekermag.com/features/windsurfing-action/double-spock.html</a> <br />Filmed by: Alfie Hart<br /><br /><object height="300" width="395"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YQby87OF5E0?fs=1&amp;hl=ru_RU"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/YQby87OF5E0?fs=1&amp;hl=ru_RU" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="395" height="300"></embed></object><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-4499649130161322025?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-22327427825762317222010-10-10T13:31:00.011+04:002010-10-10T21:14:03.656+04:00PWA COLGATE SYLT WORLD CUP 2010On 24.09 -03.10 the most awaited and mass contest of the year <b>PWA Colgate Sylt Windsurfing World Cup 2010</b> took place in Germany on the North Sea<b> </b>shore in <b>Sylt, Westerland</b>. There were competitions in men<b> </b>Slalom and Freestyle, and men and women Wave. Registered more than <b>150 athletes</b> and the total prize pool was <b>105,000 euros</b>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGDbc0Y3_I/AAAAAAAAAx4/XQk-7SqunjY/s1600/b3b81682ba.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGDbc0Y3_I/AAAAAAAAAx4/XQk-7SqunjY/s320/b3b81682ba.jpg" width="320" />&nbsp;</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">pic. by PWA/John Carter</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>Last year the organizers were lucky to conduct all the disciplines, but this year the luck was not on their side. Waves and strong winds came by and throughout the week of the contest. The wind was blowing on the angle from the beach, it was very gusty and disturbed, and so it was possible to have only one <b>Single Elimination</b> in Freestyle and <b>7 races</b> in Slalom.<br /><br />The victory in Slalom was taken by the legendary 35-times World Champion <b>Bjorn Dunkerbeck</b>, but in the PWA overall Slalom ranking the 1st place was taken by the French <b>Antoine Albeau</b>, who became the PWA Slalom World Champion for the 5th time! 3rd place in Sylt and in overall ranking Slalom Men 2010 went to another strong Frenchman <b>Cyril Moussilmani</b>. 4th place in overall took American <b>Micah Buzianis</b>, who lost to Cyril by only 33 points.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGFTBnZKGI/AAAAAAAAAyE/mxpBuEKrg8Q/s1600/c5f28d7da5.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGFTBnZKGI/AAAAAAAAAyE/mxpBuEKrg8Q/s1600/c5f28d7da5.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<span style="font-size: x-small;">pic. by PWA/John Carter</span></div><br />I also want to congratulate the girls from Wave, Slalom and Freestyle disciplines. 1st place in Women's Slalom overall ranking 2010 went to 13 x PWA Windsurfing World Champion <b>Karin Jaggi </b>from Switzerland, who also took 3rd place in Wave. 2nd place was taken by the Slalom World Champ of 2009<b> Valérie Arrighetti</b> from France. And 3rd place went to 19 years old Arubian <b>Sarah-Quita Offringa</b>, who also became PWA Freestyle World Champ for the 3rd time! In Wave discipline another World Title was taken by the Spanish <b>Daida Ruano Moreno </b>and 2nd place went to her sister <b>Iballa Moreno</b>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGG7A6SOYI/AAAAAAAAAyU/oFv_q6f_IQU/s1600/9601876584.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGG7A6SOYI/AAAAAAAAAyU/oFv_q6f_IQU/s320/9601876584.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<span style="font-size: x-small;">Ricardo Campello tow-in session by PWA/John Carter</span></div><br />Due to bad weather conditions this time in Sylt the judges decided to organize <b>Freestyle Tow-in contest</b> – the rider is speeding up with the help of a jet-ski or speed-boat and performs his trick .&nbsp; Earlier in the year such action was taken in Podersdorf during the first leg of the World Cup and it was very successful as the riders were speeding up along the shore and were performing heartbreaking tricks just in front of the audience. In Sylt the judges chose the<b> Top 8 World Freestylers</b> and conducted 2 super-sessions in this discipline – the one at during the day was won by 2 times European Champion <b>Steven Van Broekhoven</b>, and the second at night with the beach lit by spotlights and lights of the cars was won by 4times World Champion <b>Gollito Estredo</b>. Riders performed the coolest tricks of modern freestyle, such as <b>Funnel, Culo, Burner, Ponch, Flaka</b> as well as double and one-handed elements. Thousands of spectators came to see this event!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGGkFVWa6I/AAAAAAAAAyQ/xlJbwhdz-fQ/s1600/4dcefc8df8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGGkFVWa6I/AAAAAAAAAyQ/xlJbwhdz-fQ/s320/4dcefc8df8.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Ricardo Campello night tow-in by PWA/John Carter</span></div><br />FREESTYLE PART:<br />The conditions of the Freestyle Single Elimination in Sylt were super hard – very light <b>side-offshore wind </b>allowing the riders to run up only during short gusts. The judges decided to run the <b>heats for 12 minutes </b>and<b> 3 best tricks</b> on each tack were counted. Thus every competitor had a chance to catch the wind and perform several tricks. Even in these conditions the riders managed to show not only basic elements (<b>Willy Skipper, Spock, Grubby, Flaka, Ponch, Front loop and tricks in switch stance</b>) but technically complicated tricks (<b>Burner, Kono, Culo, Toad</b>) as well.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGFmyhn62I/AAAAAAAAAyI/ogcdtdVfWJQ/s1600/ff8975f1f6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGFmyhn62I/AAAAAAAAAyI/ogcdtdVfWJQ/s320/ff8975f1f6.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Yegor Popretinkiy grubby by PWA/John Carter</span></div><br />Venezuelan rider <b>Gollito Esterdo</b> won the contest proving out his <b>4th World Champion title</b> gained during the summer leg in Fuerteventura. 2nd place was taken by Freestyle Vice-Champion 2006, Sylt winner 2009 and Podersdorf winner 2010 Taty Frans from Bonaire. These results helped Taty to become the Vice-Champion 2010. The 3rd place was won by the Belgian 2-x European Champion <b>Steven van Broekhoven</b>, but in overall ranking the 3rd place went to Dutch <b>Kiri Thode</b> who was 4th here in Sylt. 5th place was shared by Dutch <b>Tonky Frans</b>, French <b>Nicolas Akgazciyan</b>, Canadian <b>Philip Soltysiak</b> and British <b>Andy Chambers</b>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGHjYGjSqI/AAAAAAAAAyc/0phtJgRMC8E/s1600/05a8fe5b67.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGHjYGjSqI/AAAAAAAAAyc/0phtJgRMC8E/s1600/05a8fe5b67.jpg" width="320" /></a><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGF7H5l3rI/AAAAAAAAAyM/Wewx62iA8hc/s1600/ea76943deb.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Pic. by PWA/John Carter</span></div><br />I, <b>Yegor Popretinskiy</b>, Russian windsurfer, shared in Sylt the <b>9th</b> place that allowed me to attain the <b>8th place in PWA Freestyle overall ranking 2010</b>. I am in the <b>Top 10</b> of the best World freestylers again, repeating my result of the previous year. Also once again I became the <b>best freestyler from JP/NeilPryde International team</b> and and hopefully my sponsorship will be better due to this result and I will be able to reach <b>Top 5</b> in PWA Freestyle tour in next year. I am very glad with my result, especially because I was not able to train productively for 18 months being in my graduating year in the Uni. I have to mention injuries gained in Hawaii in spring and Canary Islands in summer and followed by 2 months of recovery with special treatments and diet in St.-Petersburg. This year I met my professional coach, very experienced <b>Alexey Kashin</b>, coach of the <b>Kitesurfing World Champion KPWT 2009 Peter Tyushkevich</b>.&nbsp; We were working on the Internet and my success of this yeat is due to our hard work.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGF7H5l3rI/AAAAAAAAAyM/Wewx62iA8hc/s1600/ea76943deb.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TLGF7H5l3rI/AAAAAAAAAyM/Wewx62iA8hc/s320/ea76943deb.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Pic. by PWA/John Carter</span></div><br />I need to show my deep gratitude to all my sponsors – <a href="http://www.vtsport.ru/"><b>Vneshtreidservice</b></a> Company, windsurfing school and travel agency <a href="htttp://www.go-dahab.ru"><b>Five Squares</b></a>, <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/"><b>JP-Australia</b></a> boards, <b><a href="http://www.neilpryde.com/">NeilPryde</a></b> sails, <b><a href="http://www.mauifin.com/">MFC</a></b> fins and my new sponsor - the extreme watches <b><a href="http://www.g-shock.ru/">G-Shock</a></b>!!! Thanks to my family, my friends and all those who support me and believe in me!<br /><br />Freestyle results of <b>PWA Colgate Sylt World Cup 2010</b>:<br />1 Gollito Estredo<br />2 Taty Frans<br />3 Steven van Broekhoven<br /><b>5 Andy Chambers (JP/NeilPryde)</b><br /><b>9 Yegor Popretinskiy (JP/NeilPryde)</b><br /><b>9 Maarten van Ochten (JP/NeilPryde)</b><br /><b>17 Ian Mouro (JP/NeilPryde)</b><br /><b>17 Antxon Otegui (JP/NeilPryde)</b><br /><br />Results of<b> PWA Freestyle Overall Ranking 2010</b>:<br />1 Gollito Estredo<br />2 Taty Frans<br />3 Kiri Tode<br /><b>8 Yegor Popretinskiy (JP/NeilPryde)</b><br /><b>9 Maarten van Ochten (JP/NeilPryde)</b><br /><b>16 Andy Chambers (JP/NeilPryde)</b><br /><b>17 Antxon Otegui (JP/NeilPryde)</b><br /><b>20 Ian Mouro (JP/NeilPryde)</b><br /><b>23 Levi Lenz (JP/NeilPryde)</b><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-2232742782576231722?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-71342181128363204752010-08-10T11:40:00.004+04:002010-08-16T20:59:50.992+04:00PWA FUERTEVENTURA WORLD CUP 2010 REPORTThe 3rd freestyle event of PWA World Tour 2010 was held on Sortavento beach in front of windsurfing centre Rene Egli and Melia Gorriones hotel in Fuerteventura. This traditional and large-scale competition was held in this place for 25th time already and included PWA Slalom competition as well as PKRA kite-surfing competitions in freestyle and course-race.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TGD9D5iTxoI/AAAAAAAAAwA/MM1zKiqxhdw/s1600/032d90fcf2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TGD9D5iTxoI/AAAAAAAAAwA/MM1zKiqxhdw/s320/032d90fcf2.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">poster of the event</span> </div><br />44 freestylers were competing for 30 000 Euro. Famous super strong Canarian wind was blowing every day thus giving the possibility for organizers to finish 2 Double eliminations. All riders were using their smallest sails (from 3,7 to 4,5) and 89-98 liters boards. The judging system was the same as in the previous event – 3 minutes for the start, 7 minutes for a heat, 7 moves on each tack maximum and 4 of the best on to be counted. <br /><br />As expected, the 1st place was taken by Jose Gollito Estredo, 3 times World Champion from Venezuela. In the 1st Double he was too relaxed and took only the 2nd place, but after the 2nd Single and Double elimination he was not giving his competitors any chance as he was performing such tricks as Gozzada into Burner, Air Chachoo, Push Loop into Flaka, Skopu 900. This victory gave him the 4th World Champion Title before the final event of the year.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TGD9vJlnXHI/AAAAAAAAAwI/FxRoWs5Q20I/s1600/365e13ef4e.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TGD9vJlnXHI/AAAAAAAAAwI/FxRoWs5Q20I/s320/365e13ef4e.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<span style="font-size: x-small;">willy skipper, photo by John Carter/PWA</span></div><br />The 2nd place was taken by the World’s vice-champion Kiri Tode from Bonaire, who had won the 1st Double but could not keep his position in the 2nd eliminations. Kiri is well trained on the flat water and was performing amazing new school tricks Kono into Spock, Spock into Kono, Spock into Culo, and combos with Burners and Air Funnels. But it was not enough as during the second Double elimination huge waves came and the glory came to those who were able to perform big air moves like Push Loop, Back loop and Air Chachoo.<br /><br />Unexpectedly the 3rd place was taken by the Belgian Steven van Broekhoven, the European champion 2009 and 2010. It is his second time on the PWA podium this year. Steven is performing all the latest freestyle tricks in a very technically strong, high amplitude and stylish manner. He can easily jump Burner One Hand into Flaka, Air Funnel 900 or Push Loop, which one he learnt in South Africa this winter.<br /><br />The 4th place was taken by the Style Icon in Freestyle from Bonaire Tonky Frans with his high amplitude Bongkas (Forward Loop into Flaka), Push Loops, Back Loops and Air Chachoos. And his brother Taty who performed Triple Spock One Hand, Double Forward Loop and Burner varieties was the 5th.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TGD-XXx5ueI/AAAAAAAAAwY/TWrQfvtKoXg/s1600/x_bb8e9b4a.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TGD-XXx5ueI/AAAAAAAAAwY/TWrQfvtKoXg/s320/x_bb8e9b4a.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">shaka, photo by John Carter/PWA</span> </div><br />Young German waverider Phillip Koster, the winner of Pozo 2009 and 2nd in PWA event in Pozo this year was also competing here. Here he took only 23rd place as he was not lucky with the waves in his heats, but he was performing good freestyle moves like Toad, Shaka, Shaka into Flaka, Air Flaka, Double Flaka, and some switch tricks including Burner. By the way – in one of his last heats he managed to find a launch pad and performed his famous Double Forward Loop.<br /><br />I would like to mention 15 y.o Youp Schmit from Bonaire who managed to take 17th place in his first ever PWA contest. He is very steady on the water and can perform practically all new school tricks. I’m sure that soon we will see this guy on the top.<br /><br />I’m, Yegor Popretinskiy, rider from Russia, in this event shared 11th place with Dieter van Eyken from Belgium and Max Row from UK.<br />I came to this event straight from Lanzarote, where I took the 5th place in PWA event. I was very serious about the next contest and was training practically every day for 3 weeks. I’d polished some of my tricks - Toad, Switch Kono, Ponch One Hand Into Flaka, Spock into Culo, Burner into Flaka, and was ready to fight for 100%.<br />But unfortunately in a week before the start I had seriously injured my right ankle landing Ponch. I even thought that I’ll not be able to participate, as at the first stage I could hardly move. Slowly with the help of creams and exercises I managed to develop it, but could go on the water only wearing the surgical sock that I’d borrowed from Robby Swift. This sock was pretty “tired” and was rubbing my foot and hindering movements allowing to perform only easy tricks with high amplitude - Shaka, Air Flaka, Forward Loop, Ponch One Hand, Double Spock One Hand, Shove-it into Spock, Double Puneta, Double Flaka.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TGD9x01HqsI/AAAAAAAAAwQ/TcJwkbcnvSU/s1600/58780a5b05.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TGD9x01HqsI/AAAAAAAAAwQ/TcJwkbcnvSU/s320/58780a5b05.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">JP-Australia International Team, photo by John Carter/PWA</span> </div><br />This time JP Australia team-riders were allowed to use new freestyle boards from 2011 collection that I was testing last autumn in South Africa with JP shaper Werner Gnigler. These boards can work well in the hard conditions, they are very strong, it is a pleasure to perform tricks with them and they have beautiful colorful graphics. All riders of JP team were taking part in this contest Andy “Bubble” Chambers from UK, Ian Mouro Lemos from Brazil, Maarten van Ochten from Holland and European champ of 2008 Antxon Otegui from Spain, who unfortunately had been seriously injured the day before the competition and was unable to compete. The Guys performed the excellent show on the water, but could not reach high positions as the competition this year is very hard and tight – very often 0.5 point was crucial for the result of the heat.<br /><br />Results:<br />1 - Jose Gollito Estredo<br />2 - Kiri Thode<br />3 - Steven van Broekhoven<br />11 – Yegor Popretinskiy (JP-Australia/NeilPryde)<br />14 – Andy Chambers (JP-Australia/NeilPryde)<br />17 – Ian Mouro Lemos (JP-Australia/NeilPryde)<br />23 – Philip Koster (NeilPryde)<br />29 – Maarten van Ochten (JP-Australia/NeilPryde)<br /><br />I am quite happy with my result as even being injured could show the worthful performance to the audience, judges and sponsors, being the best from all JP and NeilPryde team again. Now I’m 21st in the overall PWA 2010 ranking but I have a good chance to be in the Top 10 if I show good results in the final event which will take place on September 24- October 3 in Sylt, Germany.<br /><br />I want to thank my sponsors - Vtsport.ru, JP-Australia, NeilPryde, MFC, windsurf school Five Squares, and also my family, friends and all who support me and believe in me!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TGD-aI19k-I/AAAAAAAAAwg/mm31DFoNtKM/s1600/cad8c748d7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TGD-aI19k-I/AAAAAAAAAwg/mm31DFoNtKM/s320/cad8c748d7.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">portret by John Carter/PWA</span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-7134218112836320475?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-42612496760642243702010-07-05T17:40:00.005+04:002010-07-06T00:45:00.253+04:00MY BEST RESULT EVER!So the great wind blew at Lanzarote, where PWA Freestyle World Cup 2010 was held. <br />We had fully completed the Single Elimination of both men and women fleets. And we had only several heats of Double Elimination before the judges have decided to cancel it.<br />The 1st place in men’s was taken by Gollito Estredo, the 2nd by Kiri Todd, the 3rd by Tonky Frans and the 4th by Philip Soltysiak. And the 5th place was shared by Steven van Broekhoven, Bjorn Saragoza and João "Janjão" Henrique and ...&nbsp; me!!!!<br />I want to congratulate everyone with the results, and especially Sarah-Quita Offringa, who became Freestle World champion for the 3rd time!<br />I almost did not train this winter and spring as there was no wind in Egypt, I'd injured my knee in Maui and also had missed the first freestyle event of PWA in Austria. But now I've got a good chance to climb on top of the overall ranking of PWA Freestyle World Tour 2010!<br />Now I`m in Fuerteventura to train there for 3 weeks in hardcore conditions of Sotavento beach before the next event that will take place here.<br />So keep in touch and wish me best of luck!!!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TDHg-Cr-U1I/AAAAAAAAAvo/BVnFxP-vePo/s1600/6cbcfb2641.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TDHg-Cr-U1I/AAAAAAAAAvo/BVnFxP-vePo/s320/6cbcfb2641.jpg" /></a></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-4261249676064224370?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-82314188603765123722010-07-01T23:53:00.003+04:002010-07-02T01:33:08.341+04:00THE 2ND DAY OF PWA COSTA TEGUISE WORL CUP 2010Today great wind blew in the afternoon and organizers started the first single elimination. The judges decided to appoint 7 minutes for a heat. We have to do 6 moves on each tack and 3 of the best of them will be counted. Also, we can fall 3 times on each tack. We were lucky to have heats up to the semifinal and the spectators were lucky to see what the modern freestyle is.&nbsp; <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TC0JFM8M9iI/AAAAAAAAAvY/8qGmf96gQjk/s1600/46dd07b834.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TC0JFM8M9iI/AAAAAAAAAvY/8qGmf96gQjk/s320/46dd07b834.jpg" /></a></div>I had a really good day, as I managed to pass two rounds and now share the fifth place. In the first heat I was against the Frenchman Damien Potier and passed quite easily with my Shaka, Culo, No hand Flaka and switch moves. In my second heat I had to deal with freestyler from Aruba Quincy Offringa (№ 11 PWA 2009). I managed to win as made a few of good tricks - Shaka Diablo, Double Spock, Planing Forward, Flaka Diablo and a few tricks in switch stance. Than I had to sail against Gollito Estredo, but the miracle did not happen and he won our heat with his new crazy move Matador (Bob jumping back to the sail).<br />I am satisfied with my performance today, and I think that it compliles with all the goals i'd set.<br />Also I want to note excellent sailing of Brazilian João "Janjão" Henrique who passed through 2 heats as well. And of course I want to congratulate my Canadian friend Philip Soltysiak who's sailing was unbeleivable today and who managed to reach the semifinal. Good job, Phil!<br />Tomorrow the skipper's meeting will be at 09:30 with a first possible start of 10:00.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TC0JhqeMHAI/AAAAAAAAAvg/wVPZtpoODcU/s1600/26e8b2f9d4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TC0JhqeMHAI/AAAAAAAAAvg/wVPZtpoODcU/s320/26e8b2f9d4.jpg" /></a></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-8231418860376512372?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-52262016006541656062010-07-01T01:47:00.001+04:002010-07-01T22:29:27.647+04:00THE 1ST DAY OF PWA COSTA TEGUISE WORL CUP 2010The second event of freestyle World Cup PWA Costa Teguise 2010 in the Canarian island Lanzarote started today. <br />34 men and 9 women had registered and elimination ladders are posted on the information board. I have a good chance in the first single to go through two rounds, but then Gollito Estredo is on my way. There was only slight wind today and we had no way to start the first heats. But everyone had an excellent opportunity to practice and to get some photos from official photographer of PWA John Carter. So tomorrow the skipper's meeting will be at 09:00 with a first possible start of 09:30. <br />Be ready for more news tomorrow!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TCu6WfevW3I/AAAAAAAAAvQ/YJnTmu0ZmbA/s1600/1f5f32e0cd.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/TCu6WfevW3I/AAAAAAAAAvQ/YJnTmu0ZmbA/s320/1f5f32e0cd.jpg" /></a></div><br /><object width="395" height="300"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/cDhHmBswork&amp;hl=ru_RU&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/cDhHmBswork&amp;hl=ru_RU&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="395" height="300"></embed></object><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-5226201600654165606?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-10552368050568368692010-06-30T01:27:00.006+04:002010-06-30T12:37:52.093+04:00THE LAST CHANCE TO PRACTICEIt was the last opportunity to practice a little and to compare the levels of riders today. Especially interesting it was to check how Jose "Gollito" Estredo rode - all recent tricks he performed on both sides and on the style, and also he tried to jump Bob, Kono and Culo staying back to the sail. That was realy cool!<br />In the evening it was dinner for all riders at our hotel Sands Beach Resort, as well as watching together the football match - Spain against Portugal. My congratulations to the Spaniards, who won with the score of 1-0.<br />So tomorrow the second event of the PWA Freestyle World Cup will start in Lanzarote! All riders had arrived and are ready for the battle. By the way, Olga Raskina, who will represent our country in the women's fleet, arrived today too.<br />I wish everyone good luck and a fair fight!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-1055236805056836869?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-2832490774205366562010-06-29T13:10:00.008+04:002010-06-29T20:59:46.830+04:002ND DAY IN THE ISLANDYesterday it was a great day in the island too! <br />It was cloudy but the wind was blowing in the afternoon. And again I was a first rider on the water. The wind was weak and gusty but I was able to accelerate by pumping and do some tricks like double spock, shove-it spock, shaka flaka, switch moves and willy skipper variations.<br /><br />Soon came Steven van Broekhoven and he showed what the champion of Europe can jump in such conditions - quick burner puneta, dry and aggressive culo, I even saw how he did shaka cana brava with interception in the air. He is a very cool and strong rider!<br /><br />Then all the others went on the water. I want to mention Brazilians Levi Lenz and João "Janjão" Henrique. They greatly increased their level of freestyle adding style and aggressiveness, and I think this year they will take very high positions in the ranking.<br /><br />Now it is cloudy on the beach, but there is some breeze and may be we will sail in the afternoon. Today is the last chance to prepare, as soon as tomorrow morning registration and the first heats will start <br /><br />Nos vemos en el agua!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-283249077420536656?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-55205343959551101192010-06-28T14:01:00.009+04:002010-06-28T14:48:12.380+04:00WINDY AT LANZAROTEYesterday was a strong wind!<br />Despite the fact that in the morning was cloudy, in the afternoon the sky began to clear and the wind began to blow. I was the first on the water, except one of the local racers. I sailed at my 5.3 NeilPryde Firefly and 98 JP Freestyle board and had a great time on the water. After a long period without sailing I felt fine. My knee did not hurt and I was able to jump all the tricks out of my program.<br /><br />Soon all the other freestylers came on the water and started some kind of madness. The level of all riders has grown enormously since the previous year and everyone landed tricks of the new school like switch and regular Konos, Burners and Culos. What can I say about the guys from Bonaire except that they sail just amazingly? All the latest and most complicated tricks that we have seen in recent movies are just peanuts for them. Looks like the fight for the first place will be on the edge of fantasy.<br /><br />Today is cloudy again but somehow there is a breeze. So we hope that later we can sail a little.<br />Stay in touch.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-5520534395955110119?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-11894481191431139692010-06-27T13:41:00.014+04:002010-06-28T13:22:35.473+04:00THE BEGINNING OF THE JOURNEYThe 2nd freestyle event of PWA 2010 will be on Lanzarote – Cost Teguise, which will be held from the 30th of June till the 3rd of July. I'd already arrived here yesterday and ready for the competition! I flew here from Moscow by Airberlin airline with a stop in Berlin and for my 2 bags full of equipment I paid only 50 Euros – I like it!<br /><br />Forecast for week does not look very good. But we hope that the wind will start to blow full power in the coming days and event will take place. Maybe we will get a chance to train a little bit before the competition but now the sky is very cloudy and there is no wind.<br /><br />I had not trained for several months and missed the first PWA event in Austria. Also in the last week of JP photo shoot on Maui in April I'd injured my left knee. Then I spent 2 months at home trying to cure my leg and meanwhile finding time for graduating exams in the Uni. I hope that I have completly recovered and able to show all my best on the contest.<br /><br />Most of the riders already here and all basically live in the same hotel - Sands Beach Resort. The hotel is very cozy and located 5 minutes walk on the beach to the competition area.<br /><br />My plan for the nearest future is to train for entire July in Fuerteventura and I hope that there will be a great team of freestylers training together.<br /><br />By the way, last week I’d passed the driving tests and had finally got Driving License! I hope I will be able to drive the car in the Canary Islands and someone of my friends will give me a couple of lessons.<br /><br />See you later!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-1189448119143113969?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-77947880835846630232010-06-04T17:02:00.003+04:002010-06-28T14:22:11.585+04:00I GRADUATED!Finally it happened - I graduated from Saint-Petersburg National State University of Physical Education, Sports and Health named after P.F. Lesgaft!<br />Two days ago I passed my last exam and defended my diploma (theme of my diploma called "improving the training process in extreme sports with the involvement of extra-budgetary funds»).<br />Now I am a specialist in physical culture and sport. Uuuuhu! Freedom!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-7794788083584663023?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-76403690012814199772010-05-01T09:31:00.002+04:002010-05-01T09:34:10.112+04:00No PWA Podersdorf World Cup 2010 for me...Unfortunately I must inform you that I can not come to Austria to compete in the PWA freestyle World Cup at Podersdorf. My flight from Maui, Hawaii (where I`ve been for JP photoshoot) to Los Angeles was canceled, because the damage found in the plane. Plane was canceled twice. And I was not even been able to buy a ticket on another flight because the airline did not give any baggage to the passangers. So I flew to Maui only on the next day and I missed my flight to Moscow and then to Vienna. Now I`m in LA and I changed my ticket to Moscow on 1st of May. So I miss the first event of PWA freestyle World Cup. I`m very upset about that. I hope that another 3 freestyle events will take place.&nbsp;And I wish to all athelts good luck on the competitions and I hope that there will be strong wind.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-7640369001281419977?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-53943390142475776722010-04-26T21:58:00.002+04:002010-04-26T22:14:37.510+04:00My first magazine cover!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/S9XULpaeHaI/AAAAAAAAAsU/dSiFSiV3U4M/s1600/5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/S9XULpaeHaI/AAAAAAAAAsU/dSiFSiV3U4M/s200/5.jpg" width="145" /></a></div>Aloha, everyone!<br />I would like to inform you that I got on the cover of the new issue of the Russian magazine about extreme sport "All extreme". Main theme of the magazine is Windsurfing. Also you will wind there my interview and a lot of photos. Sweet!<br />I redesigned my website and I hope you like it. In the near future I will write the story as I spent the winter time.<br />Now I`m on the island of Maui, Hawaii. We recently finished JP-Australia annual photoshoot 2011. I flew here with Olga Raskina and we spent an unforgettable two weeks together with the best windsurfers in the best place in the world. Dreams come true!<br />Tomorrow we'll be gone back to Russia and I immediately go to the first event of PWA freestyle World Cup in Podersdorf, Austria. Wish me good luck!<br />Cheers!<br /><span class="long_text" id="result_box"><span title="Дреамс коми трое!"> </span></span><span class="long_text" id="result_box"><span title="В ближайшее время я напишу историю как я провёл зимнее время"></span></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-5394339014247577672?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-67690942236965328602009-12-24T20:29:00.005+03:002009-12-24T20:32:07.309+03:00DAHAB FREESTYLE CAMPFirst Russian freestyle training camp “Dahab Freestyle Camp” conducted by me, Yegor Popretinsky, and Vladimir Morozov was held in Dahab windsurfing school “5 Squares” from 21.11.2009 till 05.12.2009.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SzOlCxZTpqI/AAAAAAAAAhA/t4dZ1urhPJA/s1600-h/x_010f884b.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SzOlCxZTpqI/AAAAAAAAAhA/t4dZ1urhPJA/s320/x_010f884b.jpg" /></a><br /></div>5 participants arrived – the youngest 11 years old, the oldest - 47. All of them were “self-trained”, that shows that freestyle is available to all who is eager to learn and spend valuable time on the water. We found all the usual mistakes of self-learners, for example “Peters Stand” when the rider’s body is twisted as if he is in pain all just to get into the wind flow. We had corrected same mistakes with all riders that will help them to learn many turns and jumps in the future. After correction of mistakes we started to learn new moves. 2 participants wanted to learn jibes and succeeded in it. 4 of the participants desired to train freestyle. We had to change their individual plans every day. In a fortnight we had 5 windy days during which the guys learnt to slide “in the nice way”, planning jibes and jumps. We “analyzed” all the basic elements (Vulcan, Flaka, Speedloop, Gecko) and developed proper movements. In slow wind days they were practicing light wind freestyle and even learnt such moves as helicopter one hand, upwind 360 diablo, switch duck tack, reverse one hand sail 360 and other difficult light wind tricks. We were starting every day with exercising, yoga and qigong that helped the participants to feel their body and to avoid injuries. In addition we used different “sail machines” which help to developed correct freestyle movements.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SzOlHXv-NII/AAAAAAAAAhI/3ktZ_8dWS0Y/s1600-h/x_4b297cda.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SzOlHXv-NII/AAAAAAAAAhI/3ktZ_8dWS0Y/s320/x_4b297cda.jpg" /></a><br /></div>We had lots of theoretical studies, discussions of videos and our explanations, followed by the performance on the water. Every day we were filming the participants and in the evening everyone could see the mistakes on the large screen and have our recommendations how to avoid them in future. At the end of Camp every participant received the individual “home task” – list of exercises and tricks for individual work.<br />As a result we have “almost” speed loop, flaka and vulcan from Dima and Yura, “volcanism” from Igor, secure jibes from Roma and Sasha and heartbreaking freestyle from Russian young gun Kostya. You will be able to watch it in the video that will be placed on website <a href="http://www.go-dahab.ru/">www.go-dahab.ru</a>. Certainly we would like to have more windy days, but we managed to do most possible on the shore and on the water, transferred the huge amount of knowledge and all this information will develop in the new quality in course of individual training and practice.<br />See you in our next camp that will be held on March 15-28 in Dahab “5 Squares” windsurfing school!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-6769094223696532860?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-11563764026654424072009-11-03T12:49:00.013+03:002009-11-06T12:58:29.693+03:00INTERVIEW ABOUT MY SEASON<div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: black; color: white;"><span style="font-size: small;"><i><span lang="EN-US">special for <a href="http://www.windsurfjournal.com/">www.windsurfjournal.com</a></span></i><b><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></b></span><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: black; color: white;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><span lang="EN-US">How and when did you start windsurfing?</span></b></span><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: black; color: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;">I was born in St. Petersburg on Vasilevskiy Island. This is most eastern island of the Baltic Sea. When I was </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;">12 years old</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;"> I got </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;">the first time </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;">on the board and after that spent on the water 20-30 days every summer. Many times I took part in race competitions at the Black and Azov Seas. And I traveled twice with my district windsurfing club «Drive» to contests in Egypt as well. Then I understood what I wanted to be engaged for the next ten years. In 18 years I went for training for six months to Dahab and El Tur. There I met my friends with whom I grew up into professional windsurfer.</span><br /><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;"><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Why did you choose freestyle discipline more than slalom or Formula ones that a lot of people practice in the east of Europe?</b></span></span><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: black; color: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;">I like sailing sport because I lived by the sea, and windsurfing is the top of the sailing sport. And by technology, by sailing and by tactic. In my childhood I like everyone raced in many races, but only in Freestyle and Wave disciplines I feel enjoy of the game and the dialogue with the powers of wind and sea. Besides I love freestyle on a skateboard too. In freestyle I think it is another life-philosophy than in the racing.</span><br /><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;"><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><b>2009 was your second season on PWA World Tour, what do you think about your 8th overall place in freestyle discipline?</b></span></span><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: black; color: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;">I think that the eighth place is a quite big success, because there are many sailors who ride at a very high level, and I was somewhat just more lucky. In my plans it was to stay in 10<sup>th</sup> position this year. However it seems to be even better. Now I need to approve my results by my future achievements.</span><br /><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;"><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Can you explain us how is windsurfing in Russia? Is it a growing sport?</b></span></span><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: black; color: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;">I think it’s just beginning to develop. Previously, windsurfing and sailing had no social base, as in our country at that time there was no even middle class yet. Moreover, there were no rules, how the middle class had to live. Now people have got some money and some experience. Now they started to choose sailing style for their lifestyle. Quite many wealthy people start to come in windsurfing from stations in Africa and South Sinai. By the way these people give me money for my training and competitions. While windsurfing in Russia develops slowly and only as a low budget old-school fan. </span><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: black; color: white;"><span style="font-size: small;">Russian</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;"> windsurfing centers in Egypt made their bet on wealthy and middle-class family audience with children. Only last years these people started to open up Europe. In Dahab last year worked 5 big windsurfing stations with Russian management.</span><br /><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;"><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><b>You are the only Russian who is a professional windsurfer, any chance to see other guys like you on the tour in the future ?</b></span></span><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: black; color: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;">All the riders from our country, who ride well enough, work as instructors at the Russian windsurfing centers in Egypt. And they plan to remain there for long. I just wanted to grow further in the sport and all my time and energy put into training.</span><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: black; color: white;"><span style="font-size: small;">It seems</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;"> I was born and grew up in a country with undeveloped sailing infrastructure, no government support for the sport, few conditions for windsurfing... Any my result would be successful. I really wanted to perform well. Now I can say that I really did everything I could to perform well. And I was lucky. And many people around me like my campaign and my style of work. I want to thank my sponsors JP-Australia, NeilPryde, MFC and Five Squares for support.</span><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: black; color: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;We are proud of&nbsp; Olga Raskina </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;">in the women's freestyle</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;">. This year she finished in 8th place, which is also quite high result. More time of her life she spends in Dahab working as an instructor on Russian windsurfing school “Five Squares” and training with another nice girls.</span><br /><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;"><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><b>How do you do for training during winter time when it s difficult to sail in Russia because of wintertime?</b></span></span><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: black; color: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;">Last two years I trained in Venezuela on island Margarita. However this year I will not be there because I need to prepare for the exams in the University and receive a diploma. <br />In the winter time I will practice in Dahab. I think I have many reserves to add. I understand where my reserves are located. And winter training in Egypt will lay the groundwork for next year.</span><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background-color: black; color: white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: small;">Wish me good luck!</span><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-1156376402665442407?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-2269296021179790552009-10-15T12:24:00.000+04:002009-10-15T12:24:59.357+04:00JP-AUSTRALIA & NEILPRYDE TEAM @ PWA WORLD CUP SYLT 2009<object height="340" width="560"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ydVZHGw8hR4&hl=ru&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ydVZHGw8hR4&hl=ru&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object><br /><br />NeilPryde and JP-Australia video from Sylt, Germany, PWA 2009. Camera and editing by Heidi Clawson and Robby Swift. <a href="http://www.robbyswift.com/">www.robbyswift.com</a> <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/">www.jp-australia.com</a> <a href="http://www.neilpryde.com/">www.neilpryde.com</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-226929602117979055?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-76757435158567179202009-10-01T13:55:00.004+04:002009-10-05T20:21:39.956+04:00COLGATE WORLD CUP SYLT PWA 2009 FREESTYLE FINALSylt, the spot that was hosting the last freestyle contest of the year, is the sandbar in the very north of the Germany connected to the mainland by the 10 km jetty with the train going on it. This is the very popular local resort and the island seemed to me to be covered with villas, hotels, restaurants and clubs. The easiest way to get there was via Hamburg, where I put my equipment to the supplied by the organizers transport in the airport and 200 km and 3 hours later was there myself. The prize fund for the contest is 30K EUR (same as in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura) and 29 male sailors were registered this time.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SsR65TFuo0I/AAAAAAAAAfU/r1yx2oeCTP8/s1600-h/cb5b8701d1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SsR65TFuo0I/AAAAAAAAAfU/r1yx2oeCTP8/s320/cb5b8701d1.jpg" /></a><br /></div><br />Unfortunately 2 JP sailors - British <a href="http://www.k540.com/">Andy “Bubble” Chambers</a> (K-540) and Dutch <a href="http://www.maartenh73.com/">Maarten van Ochten</a> (H-73) were not able to come over. I wish them fast recovery and more luck next year.<br />I had many reasons not to participate in the final contest. At the same time there were 3 Russian tours – 2 on the Black Sea and one on Azov Sea and my Russians sponsors were twisting my arms to force me to promote their sales instead of reaching results in the sport.<br />Most fortunately for me Russian off-shore business represented by <a href="http://go-dahab.ru/">“5 Squares”</a> windsurf school in Dahab helped me with my trip. <br />But I still had big troubles with equipment – I had no board. So I have to thank <a href="http://www.normenguenzlein.de/">Normen Gunzlein</a> (G-186), <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/2010/index.php?id=210">Ian Mouro Lemos</a> (BRA-85) and especially <a href="http://www.antxon-e169.com/">Antxon Otegui</a> (E-169), who helped me here and provided me with his “lucky” <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/2010/index.php?id=41">2010 JP Freestyle board</a> for competition. These chaps are not only my team-mates but true friends as well and I was very happy that they gave me all support to overcome the trouble. By the way, now I know that the boards of <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/2010/index.php?id=10">JP-Australia 2010</a> are really amazing!)))) <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SsR7PpNpz9I/AAAAAAAAAfc/JWPf50YZUFs/s1600-h/817d0589ee.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SsR7PpNpz9I/AAAAAAAAAfc/JWPf50YZUFs/s320/817d0589ee.jpg" /></a><br /></div><br />Besides that I was not very self-confident as because of common problems I came to the competition without proper training for the first time. I was not on the water since <a href="http://www.prasonisi.com/">JP Young Gun Camp</a> in Rhodes for 1,5 month and was just skateboarding and jogging with my friends.<br />Difficult conditions of Sylt demand corrections in tactics, but I was lucky to know it and was ready to fight.<br />In my heats I was doing most simple tricks, but in the nice manner and was trying to plane on the water surface. My program was simple: port tack - flaka, shaka, front loop, spock, shove-it into spock, grubby, willy skipper, and on starboard tack – e-slider, switch chacho, funnel, front loop and willi skipper.<br />Being not in the best form and using unfamiliar equipment you can perform only easy tricks not to be in danger, but in conditions of Sylt only top-riders can afford to go for difficult ones and I was targeting the following- I was the 10th, if I will not go to Sylt I will be only 20th, and if I go, the worst possibility was to become the 12th.<br />First heats of the day had to be restarted due to bad wind conditions. But later I managed to win over Brazilian <a href="http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&amp;tx_pwasailor_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=936&amp;cHash=b4e0b875cd">Levi Lenz</a> (BRA-91). He was he 13th in rating, so it wouldn’t be good for me to be defeated by him, but I was lucky and Levi “forgave” me.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SsR7cgpJATI/AAAAAAAAAfk/mYPKpdrG0l4/s1600-h/b304a77bdf.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SsR7cgpJATI/AAAAAAAAAfk/mYPKpdrG0l4/s320/b304a77bdf.jpg" /></a><br /></div><br /><a href="http://www.antxon-e169.com/">Antxon Otegui</a> (E-169)could not start the heat with me as his injury did not allow him, so I managed to get into the final eight without any struggle.Next heat was against Franch <a href="http://f-400.com/Home.html">Nicolas Akgazciyan</a> (F-400) for the place in the semi-finals. Nicolas gained a lot this year – he was very good in our heat landing lots of beautiful tricks, nails many trick in switch stance, shakas and many more… and I was falling a lot… But the fact that I was in the final 8th meant that I will stay in the PWA Top Ten.<br />Unexpectedly all my friends from the North Sails Team <a href="http://andrepaskowski.blogspot.com/">Andre Paskowski</a> (G-2), <a href="http://www.marciliobrowne.com/site/view/home.php">Marcilio “Brawzinho” Browne</a> (BRA-105) and <a href="http://gollitov01.blogspot.com/">Jose “Gollito” Estredo</a> (V-01) became the losers of semi-finals like me (most probably that was the team Spirit ;)) The release of <a href="http://www.fourdimensionsmovie.com/">“the Four Dimension”</a> was so successful the day before but they still could not separate.<br />I can seriously consider that that day God was speaking Netherlandish. Frans brothers were really inspired and <a href="http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&amp;tx_pwasailor_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=610&amp;cHash=271de42016">Kiri Thode</a> (NB-61) just reminded that not only the World Champion could be the best. Why the Bonaire style was so successful in Germany and in entire PWA? I would dream to go there in spring and check it. <a href="http://www.stevenb72.com/">Steven van Broekhoven</a> (B-72) benefited from Bonairean Shaolin and probably I should go to discover some Caribbean secrets as well. <br />Feeling very high I aced in the Double Elimination against boss of the ultimate windsurfing bible and dvd <a href="http://tricktionary.net/en.html">"Tricktionary"</a>Austrian <a href="http://tricktionary.net/ru.html">Michael Rossmeier</a> (AUT-256) and won over. I can’t say that I was perfect in my next heat with van Broekhoven, but most probably the Windsurfers’ God realized that Steven is not exactly Dutch or just remembered some Russian, but my port tack program was better and…I appeared to be on the 6th place.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SsR7mZEcljI/AAAAAAAAAfs/pN7JtGsyUpM/s1600-h/a2fcd4d132.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SsR7mZEcljI/AAAAAAAAAfs/pN7JtGsyUpM/s320/a2fcd4d132.jpg" /></a><br /></div><br />Next one was Gollito, who is objectively more strong than I. And I found out later he was already having the crown of the World Champion of 2009, but neither he nor me knew it at that moment. Should I tell him it before? Motivation is a very interesting matter… In the beginning of the heat I tried out whether he wants to give me some “presents”… No presents were prepared for me – the World Champion was rush and highly motivated, and the chop was not allowing me even sail in switch. I failed some trick on starboard tacks and my last tacks were just to entertain the audience who helped me to gain my best achievement ever.<br />And as the result – I planned to stay the 10th and finished as №8, so my plans were achieved and exceeded. That’s it!<br /><a href="http://www.normenguenzlein.de/">Normen Gunzlein</a> and <a href="http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&amp;tx_pwasailor_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=817&amp;cHash=9342b5aded">Ian Mouro lemos</a> were less lucky. In the first heat Normen was defeated by the Michael Rossmeier. Nobody knows what happened to him but he was failing almost all of his tricks. In the Double Elemination Normen gathered himself together and won three heats but was defeated by the World Champion of 2007 Marcilio Browne in the fight for the 7th pace.<br />Ian Mouro was struggling very hard. He passed German <a href="http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&amp;tx_pwasailor_pi1%5BshowUid%5D=1084&amp;cHash=d28570e467">Johannes Witte</a> (G-687) without any problems but failed in the next heat against Brawzinho and was defeated by Rossmeier in the fight for the 9th place in the Double. <br /><br />So, three Antillean brothers became the winners of the contest – it was their Moment of Glory! Finally <a href="http://www.breathebonaire.com/">Elton “Taty” Frans</a> became the Winner, Kiri Thode – №2, <a href="http://www.tonkyfrans.com/">Everon “Tonky” Frans</a> – №3. To watch them on the water was just amazing and I really glad for their victory.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=193&amp;tx_pwaevent_pi1[showUid]=159&amp;tx_pwaevent_pi1[ediscipline]=489&amp;cHash=9a9be6b23a">Official results of PWA Sylt Freestyle World Cup 2009</a><br /><h1 style="font-weight: normal;"><a href="http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=1001"><span style="font-size: small;">PWA overall ranking Freestyle Men 2009</span></a></h1>The Elimination Ladder for second Single was posted on the PWA Website, but according to the forecast I do not think that it will happen. The strong storm is forecasted making ideal conditions for the wave competitions and there are still more slalom heats to go. It looks like the Freestyle season is over and it is time to review the results. <br /><br />I can say that I am very happy with it. Please find the charts provided by my friends who are analyzing the results of <a href="http://www.pwaworldtour.com/">PWA</a> competitions. Now they are trying to find out how to calculate the individual ratings of the sailors with consideration of every performance. This is how my performance chart looks like.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SsR8DJ01whI/AAAAAAAAAf0/uWq_Nc-z_k4/s1600-h/1%282%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SsR8DJ01whI/AAAAAAAAAf0/uWq_Nc-z_k4/s320/1%282%29.jpg" /></a><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">&nbsp;<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SsR8bbbQMQI/AAAAAAAAAf8/yrM4tb5fBL0/s1600-h/4%282%29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SsR8bbbQMQI/AAAAAAAAAf8/yrM4tb5fBL0/s320/4%282%29.jpg" /></a><br /></div><br />In the following months I am going to actively work on gaining more finance in my participation in the competitions. My first personal project will be the organizing of Russian windsurf camps in Dahab in the <a href="http://go-dahab.ru/">“5 Squares”</a> windsurfing school together with Vladimir Morozov, organizer of the contest <a href="http://dahabfreestyleweekandcamp.blogspot.com/">“Dahab Freestyle Week”</a>.<br /><br />This evening one of my friends reminded me how I was raising money to go to the one of my first Russian freestyle contest “Russian Wave in Africa 2003” by selling beer near the Metro station. I think that during last 4 years I not only learnt to windsurf … Please wish me Good Luck!<br /><br />Great thanks for the support to my sponsors – <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/">JP-Australia</a>, <a href="http://www.neilpryde.com/">NeilPryde</a>, <a href="http://www.mauifin.com/">MFC</a>, <a href="http://www.vtsport.ru/">www.vtsport.ru</a>, windsurfing school “Five Squares” <a href="http://www.go-dahab.ru/">www.go-dahab.ru</a>, my friends, relatives, all my fans!<br /><br />Cheers!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-7675743515856717920?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-62760074097054296842009-08-31T13:20:00.008+04:002009-08-31T14:05:29.955+04:00AUGUST REPORTSince the wind was switched off after 2 days of the Fuertaventura contest of the PWA World tour, I became pretty grilled during 4 days of the African heat. As a result, I did not reach my goal for Fuerta just sharing 13th place but unexpectedly managed to get on the 10th place in the World rating what is my highest ever result. <br />I can agree with my friends that things could be better, but after we looked through my plans for 2007 we found out that our highest expectation was to get into the World Top Ten. This plan was realized and the fact that we are not happy with it, shows that we want more thus indirectly but convincingly certifying the success.<br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SpugN-b1J0I/AAAAAAAAAaQ/jzfRYnjJxMY/s1600-h/x_c0fe2d29.jpg"><img style="cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 210px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SpugN-b1J0I/AAAAAAAAAaQ/jzfRYnjJxMY/s320/x_c0fe2d29.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376066742155290434" /></a><br />After Canary trip I spent one night in Moscow and flew straight to Greece where spent a week in the <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/2010/index.php?id=174&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=154&tx_ttnews[backPid]=173&cHash=e7b3913d13">JP Young Gun Camp</a> at Parsonisi beach, island Rhodes. The Young Gun Camp is organized every summer on the <a href="http://www.prasonisi.com/">Pro Center of Christof Kirschner</a>. Though the name of the camp sounds like the name of Korean communist, it is very welcoming and warm. It was very pleasant to meet Kauli – watching him on the water really inspired me as to be alongside the best helps a lot to progress. It was very pleasant to see this progress in our trainees. Kauli’s energy conquered me and as a result I almost lost half of my ear like Evander Holyfield – you can see it clearly on last video from Greece - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcERZv1elZY">Rippin by sofa-movielab.com</a>.<br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SpugKIQ_LTI/AAAAAAAAAaI/hMklLskq3DU/s1600-h/x_7c14a2ea.jpg"><img style="cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 200px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SpugKIQ_LTI/AAAAAAAAAaI/hMklLskq3DU/s320/x_7c14a2ea.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376066676074687794" /></a><br />Following the strange tradition I had problems in the Airport with Immigration Control. The problem was solved with the help of the former leader of Unity of Right Forces party <a href="http://www.nemtsov.ru/">Boris Nemtsov</a> who by chance was there. I thank him very much for his help and support.<br />After Rhodes I had spent a week in hometown St.-Petersburg, then a week in Moscow meeting with my friends, spending random days skateboarding, waited for good forecast for sailing, discussing with the sponsors preliminary results of the year, founding out what was wrong and what changes should be made in our plans as well.<br /><br />As a bonus here are some diagrams where you can watch the statistics of the results of Freestyle sailors for the last years:<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SpuawKi5BeI/AAAAAAAAAZg/YnguUwdrPy0/s1600-h/48082346_freestyle_08.jpg"><img style="cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 209px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SpuawKi5BeI/AAAAAAAAAZg/YnguUwdrPy0/s320/48082346_freestyle_08.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376060732451915234" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/Spua3PKZ7lI/AAAAAAAAAZo/mTxS0XOdywU/s1600-h/48082416_freestyle_09.jpg"><img style="cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 210px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/Spua3PKZ7lI/AAAAAAAAAZo/mTxS0XOdywU/s320/48082416_freestyle_09.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376060853950475858" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/Spua9fgTnJI/AAAAAAAAAZw/nGXHrshtzno/s1600-h/48082498_tab_1.jpg"><img style="cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 210px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/Spua9fgTnJI/AAAAAAAAAZw/nGXHrshtzno/s320/48082498_tab_1.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376060961416518802" /></a><br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SpubsdbflFI/AAAAAAAAAaA/aOvHk5WDptQ/s1600-h/48082551_efpt_09_copy.jpg"><img style="cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 210px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SpubsdbflFI/AAAAAAAAAaA/aOvHk5WDptQ/s320/48082551_efpt_09_copy.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5376061768313312338" /></a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-6276007409705429684?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-82354516334022521372009-08-28T16:42:00.006+04:002009-09-03T13:47:20.000+04:00RIPPIN - THE WINDSURF MOVIE<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/kcERZv1elZY&hl=ru&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/kcERZv1elZY&hl=ru&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object><br />starring me and <a href="http://kauliseadi.com.br/">Kauli Seadi</a> <br />spot: Prasonisi, Rhodes, Greece.<br />video by <a href="http://sofa-movielab.com">sofa-movielab.com</a><br />watch also the website: <a href="http://www.frommondaytillsunday.com">www.frommondaytillsunday.com</a> (upcoming Windsurf DVD)<br />thanks to <a href="http://www.prasonisi.com/">www.prasonisi.com</a> and <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/">www.jp-ausrtalia.com</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-8235451633402252137?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-17288260769803458772009-08-28T16:40:00.003+04:002009-09-01T14:10:17.088+04:00JP FREESTYLE TEAM AT PWA FUERTEVENTURA 2009<object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ypLWN8VPXB8&hl=ru&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ypLWN8VPXB8&hl=ru&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object><br />starring: Normen Gunzlein, Ian Mouro Lemos, Olga Raskina and Yegor Popretinskiy<br />camera: Robby Swift and Kevin Pritchard<br />editing: Heidy Clawson and Robby Swift<br />music: "Everlog" by Foo Fighters <a href="http://www.bmi.com">www.bmi.com</a><br />thanks to: Pro Center Rene Egli <a href="www.rene-egli.com">www.rene-egli.com</a><br /><a href="http://www.jp-australia.com">www.jp-australia.com</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-1728826076980345877?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6292314891557845410.post-25459604018420854322009-08-03T17:24:00.015+04:002009-08-03T21:43:53.103+04:00REPORT FROM PWA FUERTEVENTURA FREESTYLE WORLD CUP 2009<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SnboUj2e73I/AAAAAAAAAYw/rczlxuz1r9I/s1600-h/6535_102763130417_673635417_2279226_731833_n.jpg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 223px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SnboUj2e73I/AAAAAAAAAYw/rczlxuz1r9I/s320/6535_102763130417_673635417_2279226_731833_n.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5365731445977313138" /></a><br />The PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam is the central and main event of the windsurfing year. It is the 24th time the World Cup in slalom and freestyle is taking place here. Sotavento beach is famous for steady winds and perfect waves. The judges tent, stands, huge tent for riders and supporters and a special tent for evening events are situated on the shore, facing the famous European windsurfing center <a href="http://rene-egli.com/">Rene Egli</a>, Handy TV-screen results announcement system, funny and witty announcer, lots of sideliners, reporters, photographers and of course unreal tricks performed on the water by best sailors of the world. Most of the riders train specially for this event through the whole year. This year the competition started on July 27 and finished on August 1. Prize fund is the same as in Lanzarote – 45K. This time there were 37 male and 10 female registered participants.<br />Unfortunately 3 <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/">JP-Australia</a> riders will not participate in this competition due to injuries – <a href="http://www.antxon-e169.com/">Anxton Otegui</a> (one of the favorites of the contest, #3 in Lanzarote), English champion <a href="http://k540.com/">Andy “Bubble” Chambers</a> (11th) and Dutch <a href="http://www.maartenh73.com/">Maarten van Ochten</a> (15th). 3-times Freestyle World champion Ricardo Campello, since this year will participate only in wave events. Injured French <a href="http://f-400.com/">Nicolas Akgaziyan</a> and <a href="http://pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&tx_pwasailor_pi1[showUid]=534&cHash=47e22e0f58">Anthony Ruenes</a> could not come as well, but other strong sportsmen had registered – rider <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/">JP</a> International German <a href="http://www.normenguenzlein.de/">Normen Gunzlein</a> (Vice-Champion of Europe and runner-up of many EFPT contests), <a href="http://pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&tx_pwasailor_pi1[showUid]=1130&cHash=b1511d3b34">Dutch Davy Sheffers</a> (17 year-old boy who is very successful in EFPT this year), <a href="http://www.pol288.com/">Jakub Kosmowski</a> (Polish Freestyle Champion who did not participate in the competitions due to injury this year), <a href="http://pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&tx_pwasailor_pi1[showUid]=1120&cHash=256433da87">Bjorn Saragoza</a> (rising star from Bonaire ), and newcomers from France, Austria, Denmark and Czeck Republic.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SnbpEQ-zmOI/AAAAAAAAAY4/R6Yp-xeiIe8/s1600-h/4730018a15.jpg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 214px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SnbpEQ-zmOI/AAAAAAAAAY4/R6Yp-xeiIe8/s320/4730018a15.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5365732265545668834" /></a><br />During first two days it was low tide, frequent chop, practically no waves, wind really strong and everybody used only smallest boards and sails. It was possible to conduct men and women Double Elimination but on the day 3 wind was switched off totally and over +40 heats started. Local people call it Kalima.<br />So, preliminary results: 1st place is taken by 2-times World Champion Venezuelan <a href="http://gollitov01.blogspot.com/">Jose “Gollito” Estredo</a>. 2nd is <a href="http://www.tonkyfrans.com/">Everon “Tonky” Frans</a> from Bonaire who was passing all his competitors easily thanks to his unique style and who invented two new tricks - Front Loop into Flaka and Flaka into Shaka into Flaka this year. 3rd is the World Champion 2007 Brazilian <a href="http://pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&tx_pwasailor_pi1[showUid]=570&cHash=740cfaebec">Marcilio “Brawzinho” Browne</a>. 4th – <a href="http://www.stevenb72.com/">Steven van Broekhoven</a> from Belgium, this year European Champion, who surprised all with his steady sailing and aggressive style. JP International prorider <a href="http://www.normenguenzlein.de/">Normen Gunzlein</a> was good enough after long break without training and competitions to share 7th place. His individual style and ability to perform practically all modern tricks on both tacks made all his competitors pretty nervous. Another JP rider <a href="http://pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&tx_pwasailor_pi1[showUid]=817&cHash=9342b5aded">Ian Mouro Lemos</a> could not move up above 17th place though he was sailing on a very high level.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SnbpW6gqszI/AAAAAAAAAZA/w16CIxoZUn4/s1600-h/d735f7e348.jpg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 214px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SnbpW6gqszI/AAAAAAAAAZA/w16CIxoZUn4/s320/d735f7e348.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5365732585931191090" /></a><br />I, Yegor Popretinskiy , now share 13th place and <a href="http://pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&tx_pwasailor_pi1[showUid]=1049&cHash=afe2c599c6">Olga Raskina</a> – 8th. In my first heat I was facing Slovenian <a href="http://andrazzan.blogspot.com/">Andrazh Zan</a>. The wind was very strong and I was using my <a href="http://www.vtsport.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=315&Itemid=315">NeilPryde FireFly 4.1 sail</a> and <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/2010/index.php?id=41">JP-Australia Freestyle Pro Edition 90 board</a>. I was very concentrated on my heat, immaculately performed my program and landed majority of my tricks without loss of speed. Double Puneta, Double Spock One Hand, Culo, Air Flaka, Shaka into Flaka, Planning Forward Loop on both tacks, Ponch – this was enough to pass my rival without any doubt. My second competitor was 2-times European Champion <a href="http://andrepaskowski.de/">Andre Paskowski</a>. I performed even better then previous time. No one in the contest could not exceed my Double Spock One Hand and Double Puneta in perfection and speed. But after long discussion judges gave the victory to the German who managed to perform with his 2 best tricks -Toad and Double E-slider. I lost by 0,5 score. All viewers, participants and supporters could not believe that I had not advanced. In Double Elimination I had easily won over <a href="http://rafae13.blogspot.com/">Rafael Cervero Climent</a> from Valencia and then found myself facing <a href="http://pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&tx_pwasailor_pi1[showUid]=333&cHash=5322f211a6">Elton “Taty” Frans</a>, very strong competitor from Bonaire, who surprisingly lost his first heat and should be in the first 8. We were fighting for all it is worth. I performed all my tricks, including faultless Burner and my favorite combo Double Spock, which I landed in strong windblast close to the shore between the waves – all around was in white froth and splashes – judges and viewers were excited! But as a result Taty advanced and I was 13th.<br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SnbqSDmmJzI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/m8JNRx7LQaY/s1600-h/olga_spock_photo_by_burghard_drews.jpg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 213px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SnbqSDmmJzI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/m8JNRx7LQaY/s320/olga_spock_photo_by_burghard_drews.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5365733601984259890" /></a><br /><a href="http://pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&tx_pwasailor_pi1[showUid]=1049&cHash=afe2c599c6">Olga Raskina</a> also showed a good set of tricks in her heats – Spock, Grubby, Clew1st Spock and Puneta. In her first heat she lost to the newcomer PWA German <a href="http://pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&tx_pwasailor_pi1[showUid]=1131&cHash=f281c4aded">Hayke Reimann</a>. But in the Double Elimination Olga passed the favorite of this contest <a href="http://www.lauretreboux.com/">Laure Treboux</a>, who did not show up, as she injured her arm in the Single Elimination competing with <a href="http://www.morenotwins.com/">Iballa Ruano Moreno</a>. And in the next heat Olga lost in a very difficult competition with Spanish <a href="http://www.nayrae4.com/">Nayra Olonso</a>. The heat was really close, but unfortunately our sailor did not advance and now sharing the 7th place.<br />Without any doubts best of all girls was the World Freestyle Champion <a href="http://pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=7&tx_pwasailor_pi1[showUid]=598&cHash=d801fb4687">Sarah-Quita Offringa</a> from Aruba, who did not leave any chance to others by performing such tricks as Ponch, Air Flaka, Switch Chachoo and Kono. <a href="http://www.morenotwins.com/">Daida Ruano Moreno</a> is on the 2nd and the 3rd place is taken by <a href="http://yolidebrendt.jimdo.com/">Yoli de Brendt</a> from Venezuela.<br />I`m, Yegor Popretinskiy, as an entire result of the 2 event of the PWA Freestyle World Cup, took 10th place in the overall ranking and Olga Raskina – the 8th!!!<br />After this contest Olga will fly to Egypt for training and work as an instructor in the <a href="http://www.go-dahab.ru/">“Five Squares”</a> windsurfing school in Dahab. And I will fly to Rhodes, Greece, where from August 6 to August 13 <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/2010/index.php?id=174&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=124&tx_ttnews[backPid]=173&cHash=8fe5432702">JP-Australia Young Guns Freestyle Camp</a> will take place and where together with the 3-times World Wave Champion Brazilian <a href="http://www.kauliseadi.com.br/">Kauli Seadi</a> we will teach the kids freestyle moves. <br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SnbpweHngiI/AAAAAAAAAZI/9VtB_0rZrso/s1600-h/7d8b541197.jpg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 214px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m4HNOQMkqLI/SnbpweHngiI/AAAAAAAAAZI/9VtB_0rZrso/s320/7d8b541197.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5365733024986530338" /></a><br />Great thanks for the support to our sponsors – <a href="http://www.jp-australia.com/">JP-Australia</a>, <a href="http://www.neilpryde.com/">NeilPryde</a>, <a href="http://www.mauifin.com/">MFC</a>, <a href="http://www.vtsport.ru/">www.vtsport.ru</a>, windsurfing school “Five Squares” <a href="http://www.go-dahab.ru/">www.go-dahab.ru</a>, our friends, relatives, all our fans!<br /><br /><a href="http://pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=193&tx_pwaevent_pi1[showUid]=156&cHash=64465d99a4">Results of PWA Fuerteventura Freestyle World Cup 2009:</a><br /><span style="font-style:italic;">Men:<br />1. Jose "Gollito" Estredo (V-01)<br />2. Everon "Tonky" Frans (NB-7)<br />3. Marcilio "Brawzinho" Browne (BRA-105)<br />7. Normen Gunzlein (G-186/JP/Neilpryde)<br />13. Yegor Popretinskiy (RUS-11/JP/NeilPryde/MFC)<br />17. Ian Mouro Lemos (BRA-85/JP/NeilPryde)<br />Women:<br />1. Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU-91/NeilPryde)<br />2. Daida Ruano Moreno (E-64)<br />3. Yolanda Freites de Brendt (V-26)<br />7. Olga Raskina (RUS-14/JP/NeilPryde/MFC)</span><br /><a href="http://pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=1002"><br />PWA overall ranking Freestyle Women 2009:</a><br /><span style="font-style:italic;">1. Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU-91/NeilPryde)<br />2. Daida Ruano Moreno (E-64)<br />3. Junko Nagoshi (J-11)<br />8. Olga Raskina (RUS-14/JP/NeilPryde/MFC)</span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/6292314891557845410-2545960401842085432?l=www.rus-11.com' alt='' /></div>YEGOR POPRETINSKIYhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10762829963516356350e.popretinskiy@gmail.com0