Dream Team rider from Belgium, Steven Van Broeckhoven, takes victory in the 2022 ‘best new move’ category, awarded by the Freestyle Pro Tour (FPT). In 2021 the FPT introduced their new annual award series. Categories that were open for submissions in 2022 were: rookie of the year, most improved rider of the season, best new move, best move men, best move women, stylemaster, best combo, best produced video.
THE FPT ABOUT THE AWARDS:
Submissions for the 2022 FPT awards were open until the very last day of 2022. Every windsurfer in the world was free to send in their clips, moves and nominations. Each category was decided by three separate panels, each having one vote towards the decision. For more info about the judging please click HERE
The best new move category caused some headaches! It’s not every year that a completely new move is landed and sometimes it’s not clear whether someone is really the first one to do it.
In the end it was Steven Van Broeckhoven who won the award for the best new move with his pushloop into flaka filmed in Dahab by Andraz Zan! Congratulations to Steven for still innovating the sport after so many years on the scene!
Dream Team rider Steven Van Broeckhoven about the pushloop flaka: ‘I had it many years in my head to make a combo with a pushloop. On small waves or chop I’m planning out of pushloops often and I felt like I can do more out of it. But this one was my first pushloop into flaka! The flaka came naturally after the pushloop, without forcing it, so it felt good! Probably it happened because I was doing some bonkas as well during that session and I possibly mixed it up ‘by mistake’. They are not easy to land, but conditions like in Fuerteventura could be perfect! For this year, it would be great to control the pushloop – flaka and show it at the events!`
We are proud to have such innovative riders in the team and are looking forward to the 2023 season! Steven is riding the Starboard IGNITE 93lts.