Jacques van der Hout his channel

Jacques is doing a great job for speedsurfing with his videos, the current number 1 of the world!!  Dispite the fact we share some history I simply respect the effort of making these videos. This is my top-3 below, out of the 12 available videos. I am a strong believer speedsurfing needs people that do think outside the box, this is a perfect example!!!

3)  The 60 seconds speedrun

60 seconds over 70km/h (38kn), now on video!  I like the way you see the nose of the board hoover over the small chop, just behind the front footstrap till the end of the board is in the water. Speedsurfing fast for such a long time must be great, something else than the 2sec peak speed ;)

2) The Alpha

I think the whole speedsurfing world knows about Jacques his quick alpha-500's. Here's one on video, and you can learn a lot. At this moment I am trying to improve my own alpha speed, still not really high, but there is progress!!  Also Jacques seems to be first in the footstraps before hooking into the harnassline. I am training to do so, have to get used to the extreme momentum is scary when hooking in.

1) Fast 10 seconds run in the Netherlands!!

This is fast for the Netherlands, funny to see little other details in board behaviour compared to La Franqui. If you really pay good attention you can see this is more broad than the upper video.

link: http://www.youtube.com/user/JacquesvanderHout#p/a

Erik Loots

Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.

1 comment:

  1. Again a perfect example of some real lowbudget promo for the sport and offcourse for NP/JP.

    The gopro-headcams are finally the realworld videocamera's for everybody and for me it was also fun to record last wednesday at Herkingen (lowwind WNW day) to experiment with my new gopro: