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Evert Aartsen, Jr.: Under 23 and Dutch Cup Barefooting in Brielle, Holland

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
My last competition before the E&A championships in South Africa was the Under 23 and the Dutch Cup in Brielle, Holland on the 16th – 18th of August.
I flew in to Amsterdam the 15th and  Filippo Ribaldone was waiting for me at the airport.  He arrived earlier that day. So we took the train to Den Haag together where Rob Molenkamp picked us up and drove us to his place where we stayed for the night. Next morning we went to the ski site. We brought our bags to a youth hostel next to the lake where Stefan Wimmer was staying and where we were going to stay the next two days.
When we got everything set up for the competition and all the skiers had arrived from Germany we started to ski. We started with the Under 23 competition and all skied both slalom and tricks after each other. And in the afternoon we had a round of jump. In slalom I scored 13.5 and in tricks I got a PB which I am super happy with! it was 5700 points. Jump was not to good. my Jumps were around the 20 meters.
And when we started the Dutch Cup we skied one round of slalom first, then had a short break and then tricks, and after tricks we had a pretty long break so we could eat something and take it easy, so later in the afternoon we had the jumping!
My trick and jump score were not to good in the Dutch Cup but I did score a PB in slalom with a score of 15. But I had a lot of fun in Brielle when I got to meet all my friends again. and after the competition me and Filippo went back to Amsterdam and stayed at the airport for the night. We did not really like to sleep in the airport but our flight was early in the morning so we had to!
Evert Aartsen Jr.

Filippo Ribaldone: Brielle Open Barefoot Competition

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

During the second weekend of august I had the opportunity to go in Holland in Brielle to ski in another great competition and see all my good friends from all around Europe. I met Evert Aartsen, Jr.  at the airport of Amsterdam and together we been to Rob Mollencamp’s house to spend the night before going at the site.

On the second day, we met all the other skiers, Stefan Wimmer,  Kennet Eissler, Lavinia Eissler, and Lukas Eissler. I was so happy to spend some days with them.
The lake in Brielle is so good, we did the Europeans and Africans there last year, but I think 2013 was even better because we were all staying in the same hostel. It was so much fun.
Was a great competiton.  Evert did his PB in trick 5700 and everyone pushed really hard to have PB in jump…but it didn’t happen ahahaha
I think best jump was from Stefan and Evert both over 25 and then me with 24 but nobody landed 😉  The final result?  Evert first with 20.6 and me third with 19.9.
I love skiing with all this great guys from Europe…and I hope next year we will have a lot more competition like that.

Filippo Ribaldone