It’s still not too late for the 2015 transfers and one of the latest developments is that of Amado Vrieswijk who has officially signed to JP. Joining the likes of Steven Van Broeckhoven, Yentel Caers, Youp Schmit and Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers, the team clearly has a strong grounding to take on the 2015 Freestyle World Tour, with a serious shot at the World Title.
Here is the official press from JP themselves.
JP proudly announces that Amado Vrieswijk joined the JP team. 18 year old Amado is considered to be one of the biggest, young talents in Freestyle. Many see him as the future freestyle world champion. He also had some very promising attendances in PWA Slalom competitions. Amado made his decision after test riding several JP boards and this is what Amado Vrieswijk had to say:
“I was able to test the Freestyle board in The Netherlands and on Bonaire. In the beginning the winds were light but I was already amazed how the board was sailing: It really planes very quickly, the speed of the board is fast, and the positioning of the footstraps is different to my previous boards -which were closer together- which I already consider as a big plus. I really like the stability and the fast rotation of the Freestyle 92.”
The youngster from Bonaire already had an impressing career so far: He won the PROKIDS event on his home island every year from 2006 to 2010 in his age class, just like he became IFCA World Champion 2007 (Turkey), 2008 (Italy), 2009 (Bonaire) and 2010 (France).
In 2011 Amado started to participate on the PWA World Tour. In 2014 after finishing 3rd in Bonaire, 4th in Fuerteventura and 5th on Sylt he was able to take 4th Overall.
This is what Martin Brandner (JP Brand Manager) had to say:
“Amado is a super talented and focused freestyle rider. His great results speak for his professionalism. He is also interested in other aspects of the sport and enjoys Slalom racing. With his very positive and ever smiling attitude he will fit great with our team.”
Of course NB-20 will be involved in the development of new Freestyle boards. Being lighter than Steven Van Broeckhoven he will ride smaller boards. JP shaper Werner Gnigler is already working on future production boards with Amado.
With Steven Van Broeckhoven B-71 (who gave Amado a very warm welcome to the JP team when they met at the last 2014 EFPT event) and Amado Vrieswijk NB-20 JP now has two top contenders to win the PWA Freestyle Tour!
2015 will be an interesting year!