Losing out on a world title through no fault of your own would be a bitter pill to swallow. Having the final showdown and the right to battle for the title pulled out from underneath you at the eleventh hour would really hurt. In fact Amaury Lavernhe would be well within his rights to have thrown a major wobbly and sulked all winter long, especially considering the way the IBA pulled the Fronton event in 2013 and then handed the title to Ben Player because of his higher end of year rankings from the 2012 tour.
Showing extreme grace and incredible composure, Amaury congratulated Ben on his win, remained tight-lipped about the shambolic end to the 2013 season and his thoughts on the IBA, and knuckled down with his surfing. Relocating to Gran Canaria and really working on his riding, Amaury has now released a video that has got to be shot across the bow, to all the competitors on the APB tour this year.
The footage in the clip below shows Amaury demonstrating riding skills of the highest order and paired with the hypnotic sound track is one of this year’s best clips that we have seen so far. With far too many tricks to pick as a favourite, you really need to take a look and decide for yourselves! Have a look and let us know if you think Amaury will get a decent crack at the title in 2014?