Boardseeker have also caught up with Karin Jaggi, about Ricardo’s move to Patrik.
Karin, what do you think Ricardo will bring to your team?
KJ: We hope some really good results and a more world wide known image but also motivation for our younger riders. Our team is not yet so big as we are still fairly new on the market and can’t compare to the big brands. Having somebody as well known as Ricardo with us is like a dream come true. We have known him since he was a little kid and what we really like is his attitude of full power and daring, to take risks but still having so much fun windsurfing. He fits and represents us perfectly.
How do you hope to have him involved and what do you hope to develop over the coming years?
KJ: For sure he will be maximum involved in everything and Patrik will do his best to make the best boards he ever had so he can really concentrate on the competition and excel. Ricardo will also put our already well known super tough construction on an other test level – if the boards hold for Ricardo they mostly likely will be indestructible for any other sailor.
Are you looking to make changes to equipment for Ricardo specifically? Or will you continue to make it for the consumer?
KJ: We actually don’t know yet as he needs to test our boards first. Ricardo is at home in El Yaque at the moment where the spot is rather flat water but he will soon fly back to Maui and test the first boards. In general we want to make him what ever he likes as we want him to achieve his goals and credit us back. We will keep you posted on this one.