Back in the beginning of October, the following question was posed on the BFC forums:
These guys (the De Villiers brothers) are always trying new things so there would have to be some great spills. How about a video of that? It would just be nice to see a human side to these guys?
Well, it appears that Chuck has changed his mind. On the eve of the election, this new video came up on the website.
You can find the video on BFC’s Video page here. It’s titled “I Fell Down”.
Chuck’s rational for not showing the wipeouts is that he’s trying to encourage people to barefoot and doesn’t want to show the painful side of it. But guess what, unfortunately pain is a part of the sport of barefooting. It doesn’t need to be a big part of it, but even people that are learning the basics, they want to see that even the great footers fall down and go boom when they are trying new things. Plus, if they don’t see the pros struggling to learn new things, new people can become frustrated when they don’t get it as quick as these guys do.
So thank you for the video of the wipeouts, even if they do just tumble up about half the time, which is really just sickening.
BTW, no I did not start that thread.