BEST kiteboarding – Everyone Knows 2015

best kiteboardingThe Best team met up to celebrate the arrival of the new 2015 gear. Everybody knows that the Best characters like to shred their hearts out! Luckily one does recover fast when accommodated in beautiful locations so the team also had the power to party hard, go dirt biking, go-carting, speed boating, skating…
Filmed and edited by talented Mr. Miguel Willis
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Music by – Elementary Penguins – Everybody Knows My Name Especially On The Dance Floor
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OFFICIAL RELEASE: Ruben Lenten leaves Slingshot and Joins BEST

 

Press Release:  2/1/2013 – Slingshot Sports, LLC Separates with Ruben Lenten.

Slingshot Sports has separated with Ruben Lenten.   According to Slingshot Team Manager Mauricio Abreu, “Slingshot has always been a brand that builds both leaders and champions, but we don’t buy them.  It is an end of a great era – a time when our products and Rubens riding literally took the sport to the highest level possible today. We are now looking forward to kiteboarding’s next era of champions to take the sport beyond what we are currently capable of.”

ruben leaves slingshot and joins best kiteboard

Image: (c) Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull Content Pool)

According to Jeff Logosz Slingshot CEO “Ruben has been a part of our family since he was only thirteen.  We have deep-seated roots with Ruben as we have watched this kid grown into a man and transform the realm of possibility in our sport. On behalf of the entire global Slingshot family we wish Ruben the best in achieving his dreams. “

With the end of an Era comes a new chapter for kiteboarding with new faces and new possibilities.  Slingshot has always had a firm belief that eventually “Youth Serves.”  The company is excited about the opportunity to build a new Youth Brigade and support them in their dreams of advancing kiteboarding to the next level.

 

Slingshot is deeply committed to the Fuel and the hardcore riders that have made this kite a legacy.   Over the last 14 years the Slingshot crew has dedicated endless time and effort channeling their passion for Watersports to people throughout the world.  Established in 1999, Slingshot Sports LLC has worked diligently to establish a solid reputation in the Kiteboarding, Wakeboarding and Standup Paddle markets by manufacturing high-quality products through innovative construction and design standards, and presenting an image that is unique, edgy and young.

 

(c) Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull Content Pool)

The Slingshot vision is steadfast and the company will continue to innovate legendary products for riders who have incredible dreams. Stay tuned – Slingshot’s track record of creating champions is unrivaled. You won’t want to miss the excitement that is sure to accompany this next era.

 

(c) Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull Content Pool)

 

Pictures from Redbull.co.za images (c) Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull Content Pool)

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Luderitz Speed Challenge 2012

THE LUDERITZ SPEED CHALLENGE has yielded 45 National Records and 6 World Records to date !!!

It has taken the Organizers almost 2 years to prepare for the 2012 event to ensure that the sport of speed sailing continues to progress and higher speeds are achieved.
A new tried and tested canal will bring new speed sailing records for both windsurfers and kitesurfers.

History of the Event – Official Average Speeds recorded over 500m :

2007 – The very first run made officially was 44 knots, and within 4 weeks 48 knots was recorded.
2008 – A dam of sandbags was built for a flatter water surface, and 50 knots was achieved.
2009 – A channel was built inside the bay for the 1st time and higher speeds were achieved in less wind (51 knots).
2010 – A new channel was built in the bay with a better angle and the top speed hit 55.6 knots.

In 2011 a huge project was undertaken to dig a canal 300 meters away from the lagoon.
The organizers held a private event, and a few select riders were invited to test the new canal. As a result of this, modifications were made which improved the speeds and safety.

Below is a short clip of French kitesurfer Alex Caizergues on a run that broke a World Speed Sailing Record with 54.10 knots, which is 100.19 km/h

Below is a extended video of Luderitz and surrounds with some action from the strip.

Luderitz Speed Challenge 2011 from ByAdrienFreville on Vimeo.

The result was faster times in less wind, and the following improvements:

  • Competitors can race anytime of the day as the canal is no longer dependent upon tide.
  • Valuable time and energy is not wasted having to beat back upwind to the start, as a shuttle is provided at the end of the speed strip.
  • The water depth is maintained throughout the length of the run, which is a requirement of the WSSRC for official ratification.

2012:
The 2012 Luderitz World Speed Sailing attempt will take place over 6 weeks:

  • Windsurfers from 5th of November to the 2nd of December
  • Kitesurfers from 3rd December to the 16th December.

Due to limited space on the shuttle vehicles that will be constantly ferrying competitors from the end of the run back to the start, the number of registrations must be limited.
For further information and registrations please contact us on luderitz.speed.challenge@gmail.com

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Ruben Lenten pulling Huge megaloops in Bindings 35knot +

So Ruben Lenten is back on the water and going huge once again after his ankle injury.
He has been working on new Othopedic Wakeboard boots to support his ankle…
but somehow I don’t think his Doctor thought he’d be using them for Crazy Megaloops in 40knot winds,
If anyone has ever done a megaloop, you’ll know how important it is to get that board off of your feet when sh*% hits the fan!! Well i guess he’s not to bothered!
Check these photo’s Stefan Van Der Kamp got while Ruben was testing out his new boots at the Spot in Holland.


Ruben Lenten at his home spot in Holland


Ruben Lenten Going Big In Boots!


Ruben Lenten... Storm Chaser!



For the Rest of the Photo’s check out Stefan Van Der Kamp

Kite Gear Specials

Here you will be able to search for the best kite deals in the country.

Shops and Importer will be sending us their best deals on Full Package Set up’s and other Kiteboarding  gear.

Check this space regularly  as it will be updated when gear goes on sale.

Please Note: Shops terms and conditions apply, and limitted to stock and availabiltiy.


BEST Bularoo V2 9m (2011)
All-round SLE
R8900 with bar/line
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Kite, surf and wakeboard shops and lesson in cape town

CAPE DOCTOR

  • Cape Doctor
  • Naish
  • SUP
PHONE: +27 21 557 0740

FAX: +27 21 557 0740

EMAIL: goose@capedr.co.za

WEB: http://www.capedr.co.za

Cape Doctor, 64a Blaauwberg Road, Table View, 7441
 

BEST KITEBOARDING AFRICA

 

  • BEST
  • Xelerator
  • Dakine
  • SUP
PHONE:  +2721-556-2765

EMAIL: info@windfever.co.za

WEB: http://www.bestkiteboardingafrica.com

Shop 1 Portico Building

cnr Athens Rd & Marine Drive

Tableview, Cape Town

BAY SPORTS
  • Airush
  • Patlove
  • NeilPryde
  • Windsurf
  • SUP
PHONE: +27 (0) 21 556 7679

WEB: http://www.baysports.co.za

EMAIL: Baysports@vodamail.co.za

Blaauwberg Rd,

Table View, Cape Town

South Africa.

CAPE SPORTS CENTER
  • Gaastra
  • Cabrinha
  • North
  • Lessons
  • Windsurf
GPS:  S 33 04′ 55.42, E18 01′ 55.16

Tel:  +27 22 772 1114

Email: info@capesport.co.za

WEB: http://www.capesport.co.za

98 Main Street,

Langebaan, 7357

South Africa

SUNTRAX
  • Naish
  • Dakine
  • Windsurf
  • Surf
  • Skate
Tel: +27 21 5560044,

Mobile: 082 465 6696

Email: info@suntrax.co.za

Web: http://www.suntrax.co.za

 

13 Bayside Mall, Table View,

Cape Town, South Africa,

LIQUID FORCE CAPE TOWN
  • Liquid Force
  • Hyperlite
  • Wakeboa
  • Lessons
 

 

Phone: +27 21 5568172

Email: jarrod@liquidforce.co.za

Website: http://www.liquidforce.com

 

Shop 4, Blouberg Mall

Cnr Blouberg Rd at Marina Dr

7441 Cape Town, South Africa

WATERSPORTS WAREHOUSE

 

  • F-ONE
  • Mystic
  • Ronix
  • Wakeboard
  • Waterski
Tel : +27 021 802 3934

Fax: 086 651 4304

Web: http://www.watersportswarehouse.co.za

 

19 Blaauwberg Rd

Blouberg

Cape Town

7441

Atlantic Surf co
  • Cabrinha
  • Adon
  • Surf
  • Skate
Tel: +27 (0)21 557 4532

Web: http://www.atlanticsurfco.co.za

 

Shop 3, Cheetah Centre

Coral Road, Tableview

Cape Town

Cabrinha
  • Cabrinha
  • RRD
  • NeilPryde
  • Windsurf
  • SUP
  • Lessons
EMAIL: simon@cabrinha.co.za / grant@cabrinha.co.za

PHONE: +27 21 554 1729

WEB: www.cabrinha.co.za

Shop 53a, Eden On The Bay Shopping Center, Big Bay, Corner of Sir Baird & Otto Du Plessis, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town
 
Ocean Spirit
  • North
  • ION
  • Fanatic
  • Windsurf
  • Lessons
 

Tel: 021 556 3305

Web: www.oceanspirit.co.za
 

Unit 6 14 Beach Blvd

Table view

7441