These Things I Know
INTRO - Jo Wilson, 29, is two time British Champion and one of the most welll-respected female freestyle riders in the world. A tenacious and physical competitor on the world tour, her hard riding and freestyle ability saw her regularly pushing the top five. Now spending more time focussing on developing her pro clinics business, she can be found spending the early months of 2010 at her favourite training ground, Cape Town, South Africa
The following is taken from Jo's These Things I Know interview way back in Kiteworld issue #14 in March 2005.
ONE - It’s good to be independent. Never rely on anyone else.
TWO - Sausages always taste best when they are slightly overdone.
THREE - You are more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.
FOUR - There is nothing better than the feeling of cracking a move that you’ve been working on for what feels like forever.
FIVE - Mosquitoes have good taste – they prefer blondes.
SIX - The best nights out are usually the ones that you decide to go on at the spur of the moment.
SEVEN - Advice is something you ask for when you already know the answer, but need to hear it from someone else.
EIGHT - My best mate’s theory of, “When in doubt, turn left,” usually gets me back on the right track.
NINE - If I think I’m right about something, and someone else is 100% sure that I’m wrong, I still have to do it, just to prove it to myself.
TEN - There is nothing more important than the people you love. Look after them, and always let them know how much you care.
ELEVEN - If you add marmite to your peanut butter on toast it won’t stick to the roof of your mouth.
TWELVE - It only takes a moment to meet the person that you are going to be with forever. It’s something to look forward to, but not to rush.
THIRTEEN - If you type “Smirnoff ” into your phone using predictive text, it will come up with “poisoned” first. A coincidence?
FOURTEEN - Kitesurfing is the ultimate pickup, no matter what’s got you down.
Jo Wilson rides for Naish kites
This feature is in Issue 14