23, a basketball, a skateboard, lots of black sails, lots of boards, girls?, sponsors?
Well what else do you need to become a champ? Wind and waves, and this is where Maciek Rutkowski of the #blackteam likes to invest his time. Enjoy this great video!
“I can’t jump. Really, I can’t. I’ve tried. Over and over again. Went full speed, sheeted in as hard as I could, used huge sails, basically did everything by the book and still couldn’t go as high as the boyz do. OK, I’m heavy. But so is Philip, so is Kenneth and a few others. Maybe I’m just born flightless? Like an ostrich or something. Haha. Or maybe I’m just destined to stay on the face of the wave, put as much of the rail of the board in the water as possible, throw some spray, hit the lip, get washed, go to the rocks, hurt my hobbit feet, step on seaurchins, grab my all-dinged-up board and my all-scratched-up sail, walk back up the beach and try again? Maybe. I don’t know. What I do know is that I enjoyed putting this video together eventhough everytime we filmed I sailed like a total kook. But it still might just be one of my best. You be the judge of that. Hopefully you enjoy it!”
THIS VIDEO IS DEDICATED TO THE LATE GREAT ALBERTO MENEGATTI. WE MISS YOU BUDDY, BUT WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. HOPE YOU’RE IN A BETTER PLACE RIGHT NOW OR WILL COME BACK AS A JUNIOR 20 YEARS FROM NOW AND KICK OUR ASSES AGAIN!