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German Champion KLB Race, Wanlo

I managed it! I´m Gearman Champion in KLB Race. I´d like to thank my sponsors, especially Peter Lynn, for making me possible to reach this goal.
But let´s go two days back first. It´s Friday evening, continuous raining, and I´m driving, despite of the horrible weather forecast, to Wanlo. Nevertheless everybody is in a good mood and we have a nice opening party.
The next day starts with a weather wonder. It stops to rain and some wind comes up, so that freestyle can be started. I´ve picked no easy batch with Lennart van Schuilenberg and was kicked out in my first heat of the singles, after I had no time to make a warm up ride. Luckily it didn´t stayed like that, in the double elimination I won 5 heats, this time even against Lennart, and just had
to abandon the field in the half final against the German champ Yannick. Saturday evening the Freestyle winners were rewarded. In the weekendranking in became 4th, and 3rd German. In the Overall rank I ended on the 5th place behind team mate Romain, and 4th German. Congrats to the Winners Yannick, Emmanuel and Joey!
Afterwards was, as always in Wanlo, the party way celebrated.
Sunday the weather luck was overstrunged, and in fact of low winds and rain no race could be started at all. But I could figure out in the Test rounds, that also the Speed 21 is no risk for me.
The Race Tour Winners were rewarded, after I won all Stops I had a serious lead before Pascal(3rd) and Yannick(2nd) and am now German Champion.

Fotos from Maik Schmidt, incredible Rainer Keller /4image.tv and me.

New Sponsor

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Today, just in time for Wanlo, was a packet delivered.

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A Pentax Outdoor cam and the suiting camrig.

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I´m happy to be sponsored by Pentax from now on.

With the water-resistant and shockproof W90, I´m gonna try much shot selections and collect sedulous footage.

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:

Interview Kite and Friends

In the current issue of the Kite and Friends (5/2010) is an three-page interview with me printed.

I took this occasion to create a new category: “Press”. There are beside the Interview also some old reports and pictures online.

EARTH, WIND and WATER

Benjamin from ob-session.fr resp. PL France created a really nice Video. I take also part in it. Check it out!

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

Three weeks north

The car is full of stuff.

Now i drive to the North for three weeks.

See you on Fanö, Römö, Sylt, Kiel or SPO.

Cheers