I know you been asking yourself . . . "Does it really take a lot of talent and judgement and skill to jump over the brighton pier?" When spectators said, "He must be a professional" after a kiter jumped that pier in florida, was it true?
Or can someone who just learned how to go upwind jump a pier? Does it actually take no talent at all just stupid "hold my beer and watch this" courage?
thanks to elias seadi we have our answer.
One riders antics do not represent all riders. This is poor criticism, and insulting.
Yes, it does take a lot of skill to jump Brighton pier. Lewis has been a pro for years, I have seen him regularly jump to massive heights, he planned and waited 3 years for the right day, then sailed for a couple of hours untill he spotted the right wave. This is after having completed a jump over another coastal pier a year earlier.
I'm sure it makes you feel inadequate, but no need to run someone down. Or of course, you could just pop down and show him how it's done, properly and not just chancing it? I'm sure him being just a chancer, you will run him ragged with your 'professional' chop hops