Waterlining the second

Breeding heat in my hometown Luebeck and I luckily got some time to meet up with friends. Therefore we started another funny waterline jamsession at a local lake. This time a friend of mine took his camera equipment with him and we made some funny videos and pictures. As it turned darker the idea was born to have a little night flash photo session. Interested how it turned out? Then check out the images attached below. The videos will be shown in my summer mashup coming soon!

 

Beachsportfestival Fehmarn

 

This summer in Germany is one of the best summers we had since a long time. Quite a few windy days and extremely good weather. This was also the case last weekend were I was on the Beachsportfestival on Fehmarn. The whole event was about a big SUP testival, the german slackline championships and a stop of the Superflavour German SUP Challenge. I was there with our inflatable Naish boards and had a good time talking to happy testers, customers and interested people.

 

As the SUP Challange took place I got some time off from work to participate. Surprisingly I managed to crush my opponents and made a clear win on the course race in the mens fitness class. I was super stoked to win this event and even got a wildcard for the SUP Worldcup in Hamburg. Let’s see what I can do there with some really good paddlers.

 

The next upcoming event will be Standup4Kids next weekend. Would be cool to see you there supporting this charity event. So if you got some time come around for some action or a chat!

 

Waterlining in Lübeck

The summer finally reached Germany. And as every year with good temperatures the wind, which makes us watersport addicts so happy, is vanishing. Anyways there are many other things one can do even if there is no wind at all. For example Stand Up Paddling, Freeclimbing, Wakeboarding or Slacklining. And this is what we did this weekend!

 

I gathered some friends and met at a local lake in Lübeck. We placed a grill, got three slacklines up on the land and strained one over the lake. It was 25m of pure joy to walk this great line and if you fail the refreshing water welcomes you. We even had some great musicians dropping in and enjoyed great life music while slacking, talking and having a cool beer.

 

As the last time I was filming a little bit with my new Rollei Bullet HD and there will be a slack movie pretty soon – so stay tuned and lets hope for some wind soon! Photos are courtesy of Stev Dumröse!

 

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.

 

Fuck winter, go slacklining!

This was the kickstarter event for my “Fuck winter, go …” series. The idea is to start all the fun summer stuff again and stop caring about this long and cold winter that holds us back. For more information check my last blog post.

 

So today I met with Simon and Stev at our local slack spot in Lübeck. Of course covered by a lot of snow and we even had a snowman near by haha. Then we got into our Snowboarding suits and put some neoprene boots on to stay warm. We decided to span the line for it’s full 25m – quite a tough start for the first session. Anyways the body remembers the movements and techniques really fast and it was a blast to slack through this all white winter scenery. We even had some snow fall while we were on the line.

 

A lot of people walked by asking what the hell we were doing here in the snow and stopped watching at our misplaced activity. In the end I must say. Crashing in the snow is a lot softer than on the ground during summer and it was not cold at all because slacking keeps you warm. So go out and have fun guys! And stay tuned for the next events which will cover kiting, SUP and a lot more!

 

Fuck winter, go …!

The winter is holding Germany in it’s grasp – everyday temperatures under 0° and a lot of snow. The sun is hiding behind thick clouds and everything outside looks grey. Me and a couple of other people are totally pissed from these conditions.

As a consequence I started the “Fuck winter, go…” series with fun events like kiting, SUP, Snow(slack)lining and many more. So watch out on facebook if you wanna join these to do some fun stuff. Don’t let the winter hold you back! Stay tuned for the next posts about the upcoming events.

 

Rock climbing and waterlining

Finally found some time for a little entry here, had some very busy days behind me. Basicly I have a lot to do learning for my exams at the university. Got a lot of courses that want a lot of attention this semester haha. Anyways found some time to get on the rock of the Ith last week. We had four days on the camping ground in Lüerdissen. During the day climbing in the shade, as the sun was really burning like hell and afterwards getting to the nearby lake, spanning a waterline and having some dinner. To put it in a nutshell a intense weekend, which pushed my climbing a lot as I managed to do some of the classics over there.

 

After I got back I spend some days in Lübeck, learning and doing some fun stuff like spanning some 25m waterlines at a public lake. Still now pretty stoked about the feeling when you finish the never ending walk above the water. Got some people dropping in and watching the spectacle. We also spanned a 10m line for beginners to get the people into the addictive world of slack lining.

 

And in the next days we got some fun events for you. I will be in Pelzerhaken for the next two days working behind the bar for the Surfers Afterglow party – Ready to serve you some delicious Cuba Libre hehe and on Sunday there will be a SUP charity contest called Stand Up 4 Kids. I hope to see you all there guys, now have to get back to learning.

 

Rumble at the climbing gym

As you read before this weekend was the first Elbmoves boulder cup and the summer party at the Nordwandhalle climbing gym in southern Hamburg. We started Saturday with the bouldering contest – 80 new boulders in diverse difficulties. There were insane 150 climbers competing at the contest and we also had some pro guys there. The hardest 20 boulders you made in a qualification time of 5 hours were counted in your score.

 

I managed to get on the 24. place, a pretty good achievement, as I am not really a boulderer and didn’t train that much. The finals were sick, seeing these good guys solving the unsolvable problems – had a competitive contest atmosphere that pushed everybody a lot.

 

On Sunday we started of with some lead climbing on the new outdoor walls. Nice, long climbs in the sun, feels much better than inside. Later a professional Highliner was performing inside and giving Slackline workshops for walking and jumping on the line. Nice input to work on your own slack skills. To round up the climbing day we finished our sore bodies with a last intense boulder session.

 

After being totally destroyed the Globetrotter Reel Rock Film Tour took place at the gym. We watched some sick climbing and slack movies and I really enjoyed the atmosphere with some many people of the same attitude. This is how a summer party of a climbing gym should be. Nice work of the organization, big thanks to everybody, who was involved.

 

As a little side notice, we made a lot of new pictures, thanks to Neele Kunka for taking them out of the wall, I added them to my climbing album and on Facebook. If you are interested you should have a look.

 

 

 

Nordwandhalle summer party

Finally the summer arrived and therefore it is gonna be celebrated at the biggest climbing walls in norther Germany. Saturday we will kick off with a Bouldercontest “Elbmoves”, I will also participate to check how far I can reach my poor boulder skills. Later there will be a live band and a grill session – sound pretty mellow.

 

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Sunday will be a big slack line event, with slack pros and different types of lines. As I am pretty much into slacking  at the moment, I am curious to test the different lines and get some tips from the good guys! Later this day there will be the Reel Rock Tour and we will have the chance to watch sick climbs and supreme action.

 

So this is how a weekend should be … I hope to see some of you guys over there.

Slack ‘n’ Wake

Hey there guys, the last time was a little bit quiet again as I was pretty busy getting my university stuff. As we have many seminars and presentations at the moment it is really a lot of work – but anyways still got enough time for some serious indoor climbing, wakeboarding and other funsport acticities like slacklining.

 

Finally my new Elephant Slackline (25m, 35mm) arrived and it is really an awesome toy. I am trying really hard to get better in slacking as it is quite challanging for my coordinative skills. Walkig the 25 m is a pretty hard task! So I went to Raceburg last weekend for an intense 3h slack sesh directly at the lake. You can’t imagine how exhausting it get’s to just walk on a line!

 

Another highlight of the last days was our Wakeboard session, with the surfdudes, yesterday. Pushing it to the max, working a lot on my slider and kicker skills was my main goal, but also refining my railey and backroll to improve the style. Feeling pretty sore now after a 6 hours wake session – but anyway it feels good hehe.

 

And as always doing the normal training in the climbing gym, pushing hard towards the upper 8. UIAA grade. Making very nice progress at the moment and now starting to enhance my training with adding at least one boulder day per week to get more strength and a superior technique. Also took over the youth and adult training and coaching in the “Nordwandhalle” for the next 2 months.

 

So so far for the last time guys. Need to get back to work now and wish you all a nice time. I hope for some wind the next days. So see you at the wall or on the water! Also appended some photos of the last days.