Following on from the success of the highly acclaimed windsurfing movie, ‘Four Dimensions’ Andre Paskowski (Fanatic, North) and his team recently revealed plans of the sequel, ‘Second Life’.
“I’m very proud to announce that a couple of weeks ago we began to work on our new windsurfing movie. We want to use the momentum of Four Dimensions, but go even further this time round with new filming techniques, different angles, innovative ideas, more riders, and spectacular locations. The name for the movie will be ‘Second Life’. Why you may ask? Well, there are a couple of reasons, which will all become more apparent as the film develops.”
Some of the PWA’s hottest riders have been rumored to be signing up including four times freestyle word champion, Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic, North), former freestyle world champion, Marcilio Browne (Fanatic, North, MFC), current wave tour leader, Victor Fernandez (Fanatic, North, MFC), three times former wave world champion, Kauli Seadi (JP, NeilPryde, MFC), former freestyle world champion, Ricardo Campello (JP, NeilPryde, MFC), and 2009 Pozo wave champion, Philip Köster (Starboard, NeilPryde, Dakine).
To kick-start the movie, Paskowski caught up with the newly crowned 2010 freestyle world champion, Estredo for a few words…
AP: Hi Gollito, how did you feel after receiving your fourth PWA world championship trophy yesterday?
JE: “I’m really happy to have won the title again this year. Winning this one with an event to spare made it perhaps the clearest victory of all four. I’m absolutely stoked with my performance this year. No one has ever won four freestyle world titles, so I’m pleased to be the first to do that too!”
AP: Lets go back in time to the start of the season. Do you think your 3rd place in Austria gave you an extra boost to win every other event?
JE: “Austria was very different. Competing at five o’clock in the morning was actually very tough for me. I wasn’t really going for the event win in Austria, and was happy just to make the top 4. I lost very quickly to Steven Van Broeckhoven (F2, Gaastra) but you have to remember, the level is so close at the top. Afterwards, I trained really hard, and saw each contest as a chance to prove to everyone that I was the best.”
AP: Where did you train after Austria?
JE: “I went to Egypt for the Fanatic and North photo shoot for a short while. And, we got great wind so I could train a lot. After that I went home, but there wasn’t much wind so I actually didn’t train that much before I got to the Canaries. I arrived in Lanzarote a few days before the contest, and managed to learn a new move called the ‘matador’ really quickly. This move helped me to win the lanzarote contest. And, that victory gave me the power for the rest of the season.”
AP: What were your biggest and highest scoring Moves of 2010?
JE: “My biggest move was probably a high shaka which helped me in Fuerte to gain the most points. It’s important nowadays to go high, be powerful, and fully plane out of moves.”
AP: Which did you fear the most in your run for the title?
JE: “Most scary of course were Kiri Thode (Starboard, Gaastra), Steven, Taty Frans (Starboard, MauiSails, Mystic), and Tonky Frans (F2, Gaastra). But, the entire fleet sailed well this season. There’s was never a heats where I could just take it easy.”
AP: What equipment are you using the most in your heats?
JE: “I mostly used the 100L and 90L boards. In Sylt last week I even used the 110L to get the right speed to do my moves, and get planing early. Sails, I used everything from my 5.4 Duke down to my 4.0 Ice.”
AP: I hear you’ve got a new girlfriend. Will you take her on holiday now or will you go straight into your 2011 training schedule?
JE: “There won’t be any holidays for me… I’m going straight to Brazil to do a little trip with Kauli where we’ll do some filming. I’m looking forward to seeing his new centre.”
AP: Where will you spend your winter?
JE: “Most of the time I’ll be at home to train for next season, but it all depend upon where the events will be next year. Hopefully we’ll start the tour a little earlier this time. Also, I’ll spend some time filming our new movie ‘Second Life’. I hope I can top my Four Dimensions Section!”
AP: Is it important for you to feature in a bigger movie?
JE: “Yes absolutely. It’s really important form me to be in there. I train a lot all year to improve my level, and I want to show everyone that through the movie. There are heaps of low quality You Tube clips out there, but to feature in a high budget movie is something very special.”
AP: How you do you think the level of freestyle will develop during the winter?
JE: “I think there will be some new moves – I’ve got a few in mind which I think are definitely possible!”
AP: Are there any new guys who’ll be at the top next year?
JE: “Well, there are a few Brazilian guys who are getting better and better all the time. And, there are also some other guys that sail amazingly well when freesailing, but still need to learn how to compete to get really good results at the events.”
AP: Last question. After your good friend Ricardo Campello rejoined freestyle in Sylt, do you think he should start competing in this discipline all the time again?
JE: “Yes, it would be great if he came back to world cup freestyle. I think he’s still able to do really well, but would need to spend a little bit of time on his freestyle board back at his windsurfing centre in el yaque!”
Prime Sponsors of Second Life the Movie are:
Red Bull, Planet Windsurfing, Pousada Windjeri
Fanatic, North, JP-Australia, NeilPryde, Starboard, Smith
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