The JP Australia Young Guns Camp has just kicked off in Prasonisi, with 30 of the best up and coming freestyle riders looking to progress their skills with some of the world’s best riders.
It took the 13 year old Russian Valentin Kostrov to teach the head coach of the Young Guns Camp Steve Chismar one important sentence: Nagero tiebe zade, I will kick your ass.
It took Timo and Baldouin Bee, two brothers from Germany, one day to learn the Volcan. There is only one big difference in this comparison: The Young Guns will move on to their next move tomorrow. Chismar will hardly remember the sentence. But fortunately the main language in the camp is English and the moves performed on this beautiful windy day in Prasonisi are an exotic mix of English, Spanish and Freestyle Gibberish.
Andy “Bubble” Chambers was surprised to hear from one of Tilos youngsters, David Schiebel from Austria, the move he intended to learn: Nothing less then the Air Funnell. This year’s sailing standard is incredibly high. Actually it’s never been higher. German Niclas Nebelung, who learned the Vulcan at the Young Guns Camp just two years ago, sailed away from a Skopu and a mega Shaka on the windward side in the waves today. At sunset the pro coaches Bubble and Tilo were standing in the shore break with big smiles on their faces, when Tilo popped the news:
“Hey Bubble, what kind of advice am I gonna give these kids, when they are going to kick my ass in two years anyway?”