French extroverted freestyle windsurfer and WindMeet founder Julien Mas (FRA-07) released his latest video project by so rad le mag “Pièces De Vie” aka “Pieces Of Life” (sounds so much better in French Julien added). Julien, the 26 year-old freestyler from the French Alps, who developed a live scoring system with friends and his family, created a cool style in the tow-in discipline and had excellent results at national and international freestyle or tow-in events (13th overall on the PWA tour with an 11th place on Fuerteventura) realized that it is hard to make a living out of windsurfing and that he forgot about many things in life due to the fact that he was so much focused on his favourite sport. “I realized that there is not much in this sport. Windsurfing is the best sport in the whole galaxy, but you can’t make a living out of it. I don’t have much, so it’s always a bit tricky, but I am making the most out of it to deliver some cool clips.”
Julien is in a way a revolutionist in windsurfing and is able to push hard to change things. Let’s see, what his next ideas are. And we are sure we will see him on the starting list at the next Freestyle World Cup.
So Rad Le Mag about “Pieces Of Life”: “In Between Brazil and Bonaire, we got a chance to check on Julien Mas, pro-freestyler living at the bottom of the French Alps, near Grenoble. Yet this clip is not about him only, it’s about doing something different in a world where every second a new clip is launched on the web, yet it seems like it’s always the same stuff going on and on… This is what this movie is all about. And to be honest, we don’t even know if we love it or if we hate it, wich makes us adore it!!!!”
Julien Mas talks in “Pieces of Life” about his thoughts about professional windsurfing
Filmed & edited: So Rad Le Mag
The concept is good I think, sort of parody, and offbeat.
But it’s true the rider comes off like a bit like an ass.
Curious to see what it’ll be like with other riders.
I appreciate the risk, but this just comes across as muddy and self absorbed. The only way that this works for this context is if he pushes his level of honesty about himself further.
I really like this video. Like Gerard says not my favorite video of all time but it is cool. Reminds me of skate videos where you feel like you get to know the rider. Windsurfing is super hardcore and we need video like this to show it.
I actually enjoyed it, kinda of like a parody on most of the other windsurf videos out there. It’s pretty self aware, like saying that most windsurf videos need re editing precisely at the moment when the audio is out of sync. Or only showing action in full screen just after he talks about that there is barely enough action to keep it interesting. To me it seemed like the video is more about sparking some kind of a debate because not everything is super positive in the windsurfing pro world (especially freestyle), and it is not to often discussed… Read more »
i don’t like it
what’s this supposed to be?