Heinrich Sam, a young and very talented barefooter from South Africa, took a footing set with Andre to try a little free style barefooting.
It starts off with what is probably a typical Heinrich pass. For those that don’t know, he’s a pretty good barefooter of some reknown. At the ripe old age of 17, he has already set some European Junior and Open trick records. The kicker is he is just as good as barefooter now, if not better, after he has survived a bout with cancer.
After his initial trick run to warm up, he lines up next to the boat to try some freestyle. His freestyle isn’t as polished as Andre’s yet, but I’m sure it’ll get there soon. Enjoy the video from BFC…
You can find the video on BFC’s South African Barefoot scene page here. In the video section on that page, it is called “Heinrich shows his Freestyle Talent”.
This video does come with a little warning. They do a boat to boat exchange of footers on the boom. Please don’t try this without excellent drivers and some serious confidence in the other footer’s ability. The results could be bad without 4 very competent people (2 drivers and 2 footers). Be sure to be comfortable with all 4 peoples’ skill level for that trick.
BTW, be sure to watch till the very end. Heinrich tries some overhead 3’s on the boom. Fun to watch, looks like it might hurt, but he bounces right back up… literally.