donderdag 29 december 2011

2011 Overview

2011 has been different. It definately has its ups and downs. I did a few PWA events that were really fun and did some nice trips. But I also lost my dad a view months ago. Now I'm getting ready for 2012. I will go to Maui for 6 months and my study is going really well. 

My forecast for 2012 looks a lot better than 2011, I hope it will be good for all you guys to.

See you in 2012

Greets Paul 

Podersdorf is always hardcore! ps this is not one of the riders :P
Skateboarding with mr. Shane Pereira (

Pictures by: Sjoerd Posthumus / Andraz Zan / me

zondag 18 december 2011

Hotsails Freestyle pro test movie clip

Here is the new short clip. Testing the new Hotsails Freestyle pro, with my Patrik Diethelme Freestyle 90 and 99. Test report about the sail soon! All the action footage was shot by Sjoerd Posthumus, upcoming action sports photographer. Check his website here: Enjoy the clip.

woensdag 14 december 2011

New website

I hope it will be soon, but I'm working on my new website:
It's my first time using wordpress and really have to get used to it and find my way in making a nice website that is completely up to date t othe standards we use today.

I would like to ask you, to give me input on this site! Thanks!

Here is the site

Greets Paul

donderdag 8 december 2011

We go extreme!

Oooh damm, sorry, you guys expected a movie probably. Well I'm bussy with that. Got the clips, editted it and I'm now thinking what to do with it in the after production. Maybe some effects some colours. Hopefully it will be finished soon. 

Ooh and it took me about 1 and a half yeard before going to the barber :P.

maandag 5 december 2011

New edit

Working on a new clip filmed during my last two sessions. I was testing the new Hotsails Freestyle pro 4.8 on my Patrik Diethelm 90 and 99. Really good days, but it's starting to get pretty cold down here in Holland.

Filmed by Sjoerd Posthumus ( )

zaterdag 3 december 2011


Some shots while shooting intro stuff for the upcoming short clip.

Hotsails freestyle sail test p.1

First good test on the Freestyle Pro 4.8. Ducks really easy but need to do some more testing before I will post a full size report. Small clip soon!

Thanks to Sjoerd Posthumus for filming:

woensdag 23 november 2011

Hotsails freestyle sail development p.3

The Design Part. As I do a study graphic design I needed to get involved with this design. There are a few made by Hot and a few by me.

Hopefully some wind in the upcoming days to do some testing!

Hot sketch 1.

Hot sketch 2.

Paul sketch 1 - I used the light stuff in the top. This is to expensive also Hot demanded to have the logo in full version in the top.

Paul sketch 2 - I put the logo in and also put the logo on the mast sleeve. This would cause the look to be a bit more agressive. These are just some colours I tried. Especially with print stuff you can do every colour you can imagine. I also included my padding design at the mastbase ;). Just a try, Hot is not making this "YET"! ;)

Paul design 3 - just an option

Notes that Tom made for the actual making of the sail. These were my first designs. I did not mentioned high load spots and stuff that need more reinforcement because of high pressure.

Hot / Paul final design - Hot made this final design. As you can see Hot took some stuff from my designs and made this sick final design. I like it a lot, maybe some strange sick colours if the sail will be in production. 

For now 'note' that the sail is a prototype and it is not sure this will be a production sail!!!

maandag 21 november 2011

The Fog

There's a lot of fog at the moment. Trying some timelapses with my new camera. Here some
test shots.

Photos: Paul Zeper