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Our next hopeful for the podium in PWA Fuerteventura is none other than Tonky Frans. Last year he showed a renewed level of motivation as he took two podiums during the world tour and was only let down by his result in Podersdorf. After some discussions with him we noticed a real drive from deep within as he realises he has the skills to potentially become the world champion. The question is can he defeat the likes of his Gollito, Kiri, Steven, Taty and more to take the title this year? We had a quick chat to find out more, read on below. Stay tuned for another featurette we have with him on Friday.

Tonky at PWA Fuerteventura 2012
Tonky at PWA Fuerteventura 2012

Where have you been training over the winter?
I have been training this winter in Tarifa and also in the Canary Islands.

What event are you most looking forward to on the tour this year and why?
The events that I’m looking forward to this year is off course Feurteventura. It is one of my favorite stop on the PWA tour and of course I’m looking forward to Holland as well. It will be the first time for me to compete in Holland at a PWA event I’m really looking forward to it. I have been to Holland for many years in a row for the event called THE MISSION and I already know the spot a little bit and can’t wait to go back there.

What can you do that you think will score the highest with the judges this year?
Well there is a lot of possibility for moves, combination moves and air moves that I can do and to impress the judges so it is all really down to the conditions that we get on the day.

Who is your biggest rival?
Well it is hard to say but the way I see it it can be any one in top four.

Who else would you like to see on the PWA tour that could make it to the top?
Well of course myself ;) but as I said before the level is very high now and it can be any one in the top 7 ranking really. Actually the level is interesting right now, it is so high that it really could be anyone! But that is what I like about it.

How are the new sails/boards working out for you?
The new Gaastra PURE and Tabou TWISTER works perfect – just need to play the game right!!

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