Wakeboarding and RBRH

As every year it gets a little bit more quiet on my page, as exams are coming closer and I have to do a lot of things for the university. Luckily this will be my last semester as I am finishing my Bachelor thesis as we speak! So gonna be free for some time soon!

 

Anyways last week I had great conditions on the water with good friends. I had two incredible days on my favorite island Fehmarn. Finally I felt comfortable enough to go for unhooked kiteloops again. My knee is holding perfectly – hamdullah!

 

This weekend was also pretty stuffed, starting with a great RedBull party on Saturday – thanks for the invitation again! On Sunday – quite puzzled hehe – I had the chance to hit the cable again. Grinding some sliders, rocking the kickers and practicing my latest tricks (Blind Judge and Backmobe). I appended some pictures at the end of the article.

 

The next and last stop of the weekend was the RedBull Rising High. Sick action of international pro Wakeboarders, who were getting BIG on this incredible kicker. It was really a unique event with 15000 spectators in the middle of Hamburg. Big kudos to RedBull for making this happen! Enough of the past – check the forecast guys it’s looking great! Time for some action and also gonna produce some videos and pictures soon so stay tuned and rip hard!

 

Fuck Winter, go snowboarding!

The sun was shining again and you can wear a T-Shirt if there is no wind. Anyways the snow is still there and as soon as the wind pics up it feels like winter. And what can you do during winter? Exactly some snowboarding – in our case urban boarding. I met with some friends, two slacklines, snowboards shovels and a couple of beer in Lübeck for a little kicker session in a park.

 

It was pretty amazing, the “normal” people where sledding down the small hill, while some of us were on the 25m Slackline or jumping over the kicker. Even if the hill was not too steep the kicker was high enough to get you one or two meters up in the air. It was so amazing to get on the board again and even more amazing if you realize where you are – directly in the city.

 

We managed to take some pictures of the event. Next time we will be up for some sizling cold SUP action through our icy canals in Lübeck and I planned a kitesurfing photoshoot with Niels Jende this week. And be prepared for the big SurfCenter party on thursday. Follow me on Facebook if you wanna join our next events. Take care guys, you can find me on the water during till Wensday – the forecast looks good.

 

Boarding trip to Ischgl

Just after my last exams I had the opportunity to get off for some nice snowboarding with good friends. We chose the area around Samnaun/Ischgl, which has over 220km of well prepared slopes. The funny thing was, that I stood just once before – in an indoor facility haha – on a snowboard. Anyways I managed to learn this awesome sport quite fast and had a lot of fun with racing down the slopes and shredding in the fun park.

 

A highlight was the big kicker with a air pillow for safe landings behind. It was so much fun to practice all kind of flips and tricks without caring about the landing. Would love such a thing for kite boarding, this would prevent a lot of pain!

 

The weather was pretty nice all the time and we often had around 10 degrees on the mountains, which made riding quite mallow. To sum it up I can just say that i felt in love with this sport and I will for sure come back on  the board as soon as possible! It is just so nice to carve down the mountain or enjoy the rush of adrenalin in the funpark. But now as I am back in northern Germany the forecast for the next days looks quite interesting – a little bit cold and snowy but a LOT of wind. So stay tuned about the upcoming post about my first session on the water this year. Lets get it started!

 

Kite and SUP Festival 2012 Review

Oh yea, what a weekend in Pelzerhaken on the second Kite&SUP Festival.The weekend kicked off on Friday with some nice west wind for the 12 in the morning. Had a nice 3 hour kite session before starting to work at the Naish presentation tent at noon. The rest of the day the weather was quite unstable but quite good for Stand up paddling on the flat water. The opening party this day was rather relaxed, as the most people were saving their power for the next days.

 

The Saturday started with nice weather and good conditions to test the new SUP Boards and of course for the SUP challenge contest that crowned the german SUP champions. Later during the day the weather turned better and better and the wind was picking up to more than 5 Bft. Pretty good wind for our big kites. We had the 2013 Fly and Park on the water and saw pretty stoked faces after the people had them in their hands – got some nice feedback. The most amazing thing with the conditions was that we had flatwater and low wind for SUPing at the presentation area and good wind conditions at the kite area – pretty unique conditions for a festival! The bummer this day was for sure the party – warming up with some live music by King and later getting some fire on the dancefloor by DL Äläkz and DJ Marc. You found me behind the bar mixing some sick cocktails for you guys. I saw everybody enjoying the nice vibes of this surfer beach party under the stars.

 

Las but not least we had the Sunday with perfect weather and no wind which as not a big problem, as the most people were kind of dead anyways. The last two party nights had their tribute and you saw a lot of sunglassed people hanging on the beach drinking Red Bull and enjoying the relaxed attitude of a nice summer day at the beach with like-minded people. The day was completely in the sign of testing SUP’s and as a little tip for this season you should have an eye on the Naish One 12,6 inflatable SUP – this brand new toy will crush this year! Taking the inflatables to a new level!

 

Enough talking now, I will add some pictures from my mobile that show some impressions. If you missed this event make sure you join the next