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|EFPT Aqualeto Cup day 6|
Head judge Tom Hartmann scheduled a one heat break and straightaway started off the double elimination. Whilst several riders were complaining about marginal conditions many showed their professionalism choosing the biggest equipment they had to pump themselves into some powerful moves.
Well worth mentioning today are especially two guys who had a great comeback after a rather disappointing result in the single. First of all Rick Jendrusch (F2/Severne) from the Netherlands who got taken out in his first heat in the single by Phil Soltysiak (Starboard) to then fight back in the double. He sailed four heats, to only be stopped by an impressive sailing Adam Gavriel who ended up seventh! On the other side we saw our only Canadian competitor Phil Soltysiak battling himself all the way up in the double elimination after being defeated by Adrian Beholz in their second re-sail yesterday. Soltysiak battled his way through five heats taking out Vladimir Yakovlev (JP/Neilpryde) from Russia, Yarden Meir (Fanatic) and fellow Isralian Adam Gavriel, as well as Max Rowe and Adrian Beholz. His run was eventually stopped by Dieter Van der Eyken one heat before the final. The Canadian obviously was on a mission and pumped himself into his moves, showing style, technical skills and a lot of diversity.
In the final we saw again a very experienced Van Broeckhoven pumping himself into culos, burners, ponchs, several sliding moves and big shakas. Due to the light wind we didn't see many move combinations, yet the high level in the final was obvious. With such light winds many of the riders watching from the beach were left amazed as Steven made his way through these moves. The final was a worthy end to such a great competition and we were stoked to be hosted by such a great organising team here at the Auqaleto Hotel in Eysk.
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