Buggy

Backcountry race Kitearea

My weekend started at 5 am, pack the car, catch up pascal and head to Münsterappel, and this after repairing my buggy seat till late at night. After our arrival the wind was not strong first, but then it boosted up till sometimes 7bft, as the forecast promised. The startfield was with several master riders pretty competitive. On Saturday we drove four fast short races, which were really fun. Temporary the gusts were so strong that we couldn´t start. At the evening after the races we had a quick Mountainboard session.

Sunday the wind was gone, it was nearly calm. In the afternoon a little bit of wind came up and two light wind races were started. After the last race I flew out of my buggy which drove cheerful without me towards the valley, and came to stop just after hundrets of meters. After this it was calmness again. I became second, Pascal was not to beat, Dominik v.B. became 3rd and Sascha barely missed the podium.

Next weekend it goes on in Wanlo!

Great Photos from the house and court photograph Rainer Keller/4image.tv:

SPO, buggyraces, licence seminar

What´s happened since the buggy WC?

Thursday evening I drove for the last time this year to SPO, because of the buggyraces.

Any training on Friday was dropped because it was windless and rainy.

On Saturday the conditions were much better and in strong offshore winds four Master races and three Open races were held. Even though I like these conditions I had really bad luck and had in every race collisions and folded kites. After a cold night with frozen windows in the bus, we drove Sunday the 5th and last Masterrace in light winds, which I could win. Despite from this the Saturday took me the leading and kicked me to place four.

I stayed for some more days in SPO to take the last passable kitesurf temperatures and to meet other Teamriders. The forecast was promising, so we drove, after a nice landboardsession to Büsum. Unfortunately a friend of me had a really bad kitesurf accident. I wish her all the best, a fast recovery and much energy to become fast fit again. In order that something doesn´t happen again, ill advice all to leaf enough space to all danger spots, especially in the lee. Thats means far more then one line lengths. In case you drift to close, release your kite before you risk your health, also this means some effort. My motivation for kitesurfing was not big after this, but I stayed in SPO for some more days.

After one day home of repairing and preparing I drove Friday morning with Pascal to the first KLB Instructor Course taking place on the kitearea in Münsterappel. We had much to peruse, and that others were kiting in best winds didn´t made it easier for us. After a written exam on Sunday we could finally kite a bit ourself. We didn´t received results yet, but i´m confident to passed it. Then you can gain the KLB licence from me in the near future.

Whats happening next?

At the weekend there´s a back country race on the kitearea, we can kite in Wanlo with increased regularity, which is fresh mowed and in 10 days takes the KLB final place there.

Pics from the Races in SPO and the Sundaysession on the Kitearea:

Buggy WC De Panne

e Panne welcomed us Monday afternoon with drizzle and calmness, so we entered the team apartments and made ourself comfortable. The next day happened not much beside buggy approval and registration in fact of calmness. Wednesday was the first race day and, why should it come another way, not enough wind. But we had a nice tour driving round 10k´s along the beach nearly to Dunkerque in France. The next morning I looked doubtful out of the window- Wind! This day we could do the maximum of three races in constant middle strong winds. Unfortunately I had a bit bad luck and my harnessline got open in one race.

On Friday it was blowing again, but this time offshore what brings in De Panne through the high rises extreme gusty turbulence winds which means most difficult conditions. The first race went ok for me. In the second race I went before the start back to the gear to downsize my kite. Unfortunately I was much to late and came to the Course when the first in the race had did his first round. I overtook him and finished as 14th. That means I had to round back all other riders. The third race was cancelled when I was on second position. A further highlight was, that I got to know Peter Lynn , because he showed up personally.

Saturday, the last race day was, how should it come different, not enough wind. The framework program with gastronomic rally , live music and a super finish diner was really priceless in my opinion and the organisation was proper as well.

Even the races were much fun for me although the beach was wet, and because the course took place in Belgium and France as Well I crossed the boarder round 50 times.

At the end I became 9th equal on points with the 8th. With less bad luck or more races would have been sure more possible, but my goal, top ten, I still reached. With the German Team, the riders of the other countries and of course with the Lynn team we had piles of fun.

Two videos for all who were there:

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And Photos:

My second residence- AC AF, backstreet behind the house at the dike in SPO

On Friday i packet the car with a lot of kitestuff and some other fungear and drove off to the Worldcup in SPO. We had a great week there as already the years before! Much wind, even more Kiters, a giant event and at least great party´s and a lot of fun! Wednesday Florian from Berlin came to help me with the Promo. And the week flew by like crazy.

Actually it was my plan to go home after the Worldcup and i also hadn´t packed fot the buggyraces on römö, but much people stayed longer in SPO and i also really enjoyed it there. Luckily i could organize that my buggy was brought to the races on Römö and so i had one more week nearly the same in SPO, just in the Köm and Riff instead of the Worldcup.

On Saturday i drove after really good kitesessions and much fun to the Buggycamp on Römö. The buggybeach welcomed me, as common wet but the wind was good so i went with a bit rain into the danish waves. Unfortunately i received the payback for that much kiting and two weeks with only cheese buns and became sick, but i could cope with that in fact it was not much wind. After some days i was fit again but still not enough wind and a wet beach. I had some sweet landboardsessions and Friday we could drive buggyraces on a dry beach which i won. One day before the beach was still totally wet. Concerning the fact that Römö is dead after 9pm, we had also enough fun in the evening hours.

After one week i went back to SPO and continued then with my tournee resp. One week taking promo tour. I´ve been to Cuxhafen, Schillig, Norddeich, Saaler Bodden, Pepelow, Pelzerhaken, Fehmarn And Laboe. I saw much spots, some of them were really great, the wind was also often on my site and I could also kitesurf by myself. Sunday i drove home from Laboe. After four weeks and some days it´s quite nice to be home. But the day after tomorrow i have to leave again to the KLB Masters in Dornumersiel.

Some pics of the Buggyraces and me with the Stxy during the Worldcup in SPO:

One day and nine hours driving. I can´t believe how much stuff was in my car the last weeks.

First Masterclass- Good Times

I won the Buggyraces on Römö. We drove two light wind races and I ended once 3rd and once first- that was sufficing. At the moment I´m on first place in the judging in Buggyraces and in Boardraces and 4th in Boardfreestyle. Beside this Frank was that kind changing my old Kitesurfboard against an Underground Styx which is really a hot one.- Thanks for the support Frank!

I will be minimum one more week on the move, then I come up here with news from the hole Tour.

Now i´m off to SPO

Tour #1

I arrived Esbjrerg Tuesday the 15th around midday. After taking a look through the city, I reached the ferry just in time. Beach side I directly went Kitesurfing in nice Conditions with the Charger 10. We had really a great week on Fanö with the Team! Every day good winds with much sun, much Kitesurfing and Landboarding and also Freestylebuggying. The racebuggy was also token time to time. One day was stormy and I was with the 10m Charger in winds till 40 knots as powered as never before! The Kite festival is of course also pretty to watch and we hat much fun in the evenings. All in all a really priceless Midsummer Week. Klick for the PL-News Fanö: Klick

Monday I continued driving over Römö to Sylt for the Kitesurfworldcup. Unfortunately the weather changed and we had one week not enough wind for prudent kitesurfing. Westerland is not the city of my Dreams as well, so I spent the most time with Stand up Paddeling in Sylts waves, and watching the cover events, the Bands, the public viewing and enjoying the Party’s.

On Sunday I was pretty happy to continue my trip to SPO.

Unfortunately the weather didn´t change – hot and windless. One day we went to the cable park, the other days were spent only with Buggying. On Friday the most competitors for the buggyraces arrives and with em my new Vapors :-) .

Clock-like to the buggyraces nice kitesurfwinds came on :-/ and my results were also not really fame worth even I won one race. I ended up the Season on the 5th Place, not podium but okay. The PL news from the races in SPO:  Klick

Now I´m happy to be home after three weeks, and I´m going to continue the built out of my van.

Buggy Photos:

Borkum

We had 5 ½ lovely days on Borkum.

Guntram and Sascha catched me up tuesday night and after 45 minutes tetris in the car we packed 3 racebuggys, 2 kiteboards, 1 mountainboard, 3 sets of vapors, some Chargers, a lot of accessories and camping stuff and clothes for 3 persons. Sharp for the first ferry we were in eemshaven. The first days i sepnt on the water and with mountainboarding.

Saturday and Sunday we had delicious Buggyraces on the duny Beach. For me it went well, just the dutchees spoiled me the way to the podium.

Monday then a longer round of car tetris (even more stuff) and drive home.

PL newscover written by me: klick

Less photos:

Berlin Tempelhof

Last Weekend was the grand opening of the Airfield Berlin Tempelhof for the public.

We had nice weather but not much wind and space, therefore 200 000 visitors we could show some kite action with buggy, landboard and biiig foils in times of more than zero wind.

Saturday evening we went into Berlins nightlife :)

Here the link to the television cut with nick: klick

And the Lynn news with Fotos: klick

Mondial du Vent

After the much to cold easterraces i drove for one week to the Mondial du Vent in la Franqui for going kitesurfing in warm water and to support the Team from PL frace with ster stand at the event.

Saturday, after a 13 hour 1200 km drive i arrived in sweet warm la franqui.

Saturday morning started good, much wind and sun. After i found and got to know the guys from PL france i went kitesurfing first. I had a good 90 mon session with my charger 10.

The water was 14° but it felt warm for me. Sometimes i also went out in my shorty.

Then wind fropt down and i made a break at the stand. After two houers i could surf back to the beach camping with wind from the other direction.

Next days were against my expections with less wind , so i went buggying and mountainboarding. Isn´t la franqui supposed to be the windiest city of France?

I had some nice Mointainboardsessions in konstant winds und fast buggyrides in the big hard beach, showed kitesurfing in 7 knots with the vapor and visited the stand often.

One day there was no wind so we went wakeboarding.

Ben and Gulhem from Pl france took always care for good french food ( kebap) and nice evening programm.

The last evening i left the beacht early at 7pm and a bit unhappy about the low wind to pack the car. After half an hour i notices that the wind picked up and went back to the beach where the others alredy had much fun.

With the 15m Charger i kitet into sunrise while wind was picking up to 25 knots. It was a super nice session making the whole week worthwile!

So big thanks to Gulhem & Ben and the PL france team for there hospitablety and greetings to the Britany Crew ( Britany, bordeux, trojes, alpes) and the tolouse girls!

Despite less winds it  was an absoulty super week and got to know so many nice peolpe!

Some fotos:

Eastern SPO

Eastern in SPO

Last weekend we were in Sankt Peter Odring for german buggy cmampionchips, the fist beach event this year. Saturday we had 4 races with much cold east wind.

After playing into the easter night, on sunday it went good for my during the 5th race with low wind, i was ruling but it was canceled because of too much chaos.

On Monday there were Tandem races where Seabstian and me ended up 3rd place having as mich points as place 2.

Some Fotos: