ELI wrote:That was filmed in the DR at Cabarete I think
Yeah, I made the mistake of posting it in the thread about the problems at Kitebeach/Ka Point in Maui. It was only after looking at it more that I realized it was from Kitebeach in the Dominican Republic.
My favourite part is two minutes in when he narrowly escapes the board slingshotting at him from behind thanks to his board leash. I can't think of a better example to dissuade people from using them.
I'd like to know a bit more about what transpired and in what order; and what the argument at the end was all about (there's plenty to choose from).
As for Jean Claude himself, I'd hope that between very nearly injuring himself and others, or getting chewed-out that he might have learned something from the experience. Unfortunately, everything about his body language in the video suggests that he's someone more likely to blame others for his mistakes than he is to take personal responsibility for them (at least in stressful situations--which for him, this clearly was).
I have to wonder if he and his wife/girlfriend are still together.
Still, even without the context it's probably the best video of a kiteboarding dick I've seen. For straight-up idiocy, it's got to be this classic shot on a Sony PotatoCam: