The weekend of 27th and 28th October will see a new type of event to the UK, organised by people with a passion for freestyle. The Rutland Freestyle Festival will offer youngsters the opportunity to develop their skills in the sport’s most creative and expressive discipline. Furthermore, top coach Jim Collis, who developed the RYA’s freestyle coaching scheme for Team 15, will teach the grown ups how to coach freestyle effectively.
All the coaches who attend will return home with the skills to guide the youngsters on their way to learning all manner of spins and twists. They don’t need to be freestyle hotshots to help the younger generation flourish! Many relatively basic non-planing moves are the foundations of radical stunts performed by the top riders on the PWA World Tour and Jim will show how best to exploit the huge potential of the younger generation.
Several top professional riders, including UK Freestyle Champion Andy “Bubble" Chambers, will be on hand to give expert advice on many aspects of freestyle and show off the very latest big moves and there will be plenty of goodies from sponsors Animal, Starboard and Tushingham.
Camping available overnight and refreshments available at the centre.
The latest demo kit from Starboard and Tushingham plus Turfdog land boards will be on offer.
Simply turn up at Rutland Watersports, Whitwell on the Saturday, Sunday or both! The event is open to all under-18’s and coaches.
Cost is just the Rutland launch fee.
Photo Credit: PWA/John Carter