European Tow-In Championship qualification round 3
The third qualification round saw offshore wind and hundreds of spectators on the beach. Frenchman Adrien Bosson impressed most, landed in his first attempt a perfect Burner 900° and got the high score of the day. He received 44,5 points. That was the second highest score of all three qualification rounds. The highest score got Adam Sims move during the first qualification round with 46,5 points. But the judges judged Sims on the old judging rules and changed to a new point system from round 2 onwards. The results are hard to compare as it looks like the points are a bit lower with the new system.
Who else went big?
Definitely Steven van Broeckhoven, who risked a lot and had most airtime of all competitors. He landed an Airfunnell 900 and went afterwards for an Airfunnell into Burner with extra rotation, which he crashed in the end, but was so great to watch. Steven can gain height like nobody else and is definitely one of the favourites for the final.
Russian rider Vladimir Yakovlev landed a no handed Burner quite clean and qualified for the final, too.
The top three, 3rd Tow-In Qualification
Today the EFPT announced the 10 tow-in finalists.
Adrien Bosson, Steven van Broeckhoven, Vladimir Yakovlev, Julien Mas, Mattia Fabrizi, Max Matissek, Tonky Frans, Adam Sims,Amado Vrieswijk and Youp Schmit. Youp Schmit got the last lucky loser spot. If we would compare all points Max Rowe would have been the 10th rider qualifying for the big final, as he had 41 points judged with the old system. Youp had 37,5 points, judged with the new system. The judges re-calculated and compared both moves, the Culo of Youp and the one handed Burner of Max. In the end they decided to go for Youp.
Tow-in result fleet 3