What really goes on with the Worlds best during Red Bull King of the Air

Over the past two weeks with no wind during the Red Bull King of the Air waiting period, Dirty Habits spent a lot of time getting up to no-good with the King of the Air riders. Including DJ’ing and Drone flying with Ruben Lenten and Kevin Langeree, paintball gun ambush at the WOO house with Jesse Richman, Tom Hebert and Sam Medysky, Braaing and ‘training’ with Sam Light, kiting and crashes with Lewis Crathern and naked roof jumping with Nick Jacobsen and Graham Howes

Episode 1 –

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Episode 2

Episode 3

Dirty Habits KOTA Filthy interview questions from Dirty Habits on Vimeo.

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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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RIDE WITH US – Ride.Best/2015

Everybody Knows from Best Kiteboarding on Vimeo.

 

 

Red Bull King of the Air Rider Interviews

Dirty Habits crew and King of the Air riders, Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen, decided to get into the heads of the other 22 riders with 10 ultimate questions… Including Robby Naish, Ruben Lenten, Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, Kevin Langeree

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Dirty Habits crew and King of the air riders, Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen, decided to get into the heads of the other 22 riders with 10 ultimate questions… Including Robby Naish, Ruben Lenten, Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, Kevin Langeree. Questions: What do you love about Cape Town? What do you hate about Cape Town? Blondes or Brunettes? What would you do if you won R1 000 000? What song describes your riding style? Boobs or Bums? What trick is gonna win Red Bull King of the Air? Black or white? Red Bull King of the Air Podium, excluding you? Do you ever pee sitting down? If you had to get rid of 1 sport which one would it be? Dirty Habits crew and King of the air riders, Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen, decided to get into the heads of the other 22 riders with 10 ultimate questions… Including Robby Naish, Ruben Lenten, Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, Kevin Langeree, Follow us for more Dirtyness Website: http://dirtyhabits.org intagram: @Dirtyhabitsmag Twitter: @Dirtyhabitsmag Facebook: Facebook.com/dirtyhabitsmagazine Dirty Habits crew and King of the air riders, Graham Howes and Nick Jacobsen, decided to get into the heads of the other 22 riders with 10 ultimate questions… Including Robby Naish, Ruben Lenten, Jesse Richman, Aaron Hadlow, Kevin Langeree. Questions: What do you love about Cape Town? What do you hate about Cape Town? Blondes or Brunettes? What would you do if you won R1 000 000? What song describes your riding style? Boobs or Bums? What trick is gonna win Red Bull King of the Air? Black or white? Red Bull King of the Air Podium, excluding you? Do you ever pee sitting down? If you had to get rid of 1 sport which one would it be? @grahamhowes @nick_jacobsen Filmed: Nick Jacobsen Edited: Koen van Herk Song: Für Hildegard von Bingen Thanks to Mystic House Cape Town Concept: @candacejaneliu @followthefish – Paul fisher Follow us for more Dirtyness intagram: @Dirtyhabitsmag Twitter: @Dirtyhabitsmag Facebook: Facebook.com/dirtyhabitsmagazine @grahamhowes @nick_jacobsen Filmed: Nick Jacobsen Edited: Koen van Herk Song: Für Hildegard von Bingen Thanks to Mystic House Cape Town Concept: @candacejaneliu @followthefish – Paul fisher Follow us for more Dirtyness intagram: @Dirtyhabitsmag Twitter: @Dirtyhabitsmag Facebook: Facebook.com/dirtyhabitsmagazine

Ruben Lenten Extreme Kiteboarding

Just before Ruben Lenten packed his bags for Cape Town the storm or the  winter hit the shores of Holland.

Just in time for Ruben to test out his new BEST kiteboarding pro model, The EXTRACT. This kite is designed for 1 thing.. and that’s riding hard. check out the pics from his session shot by

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Red Bull Kite road trip in South Africa with Aaron, Ruben, Lewis & Luke

Aaron Hadlow kiteboarding Witsands

Aaron Hadlow kiteboarding Witsands – Photo: Craig Kolesky / Nikon / Red Bull

 

Red Bull kiteboarders Aaron Hadlow and Ruben Lenten were joined by UK’s Lewis Crathern and South Africa Kiteboarder Luke McGilliwie on an epic road trip to the paradise fat water spot Witsands, Breede River on South Africa’s Garden Route earlier this year, in preperation for the Red Bull King Of the Air in Cape Town. This is the video of the road trip.

Red Bull King Of The Air 2013 – Excerpt from Jaco Laubscher on Vimeo.

A 24 minute kiteboarding special for the Red Bull Media House about the birth of the sport and the re-launch of the most prestigious event in kiteboarding.

Len10 Megaloop Challenge – Redbull & Ruben Lenten putting on the event of the year!!

Ruben Lenten Going Huge in Cape Town – Pic Dirtyhabits.org

In February 2013 Red Bull King of The Air returns from an 8 year Hiatus to a stunning new location: Big Bay in Cape Town, South Africa

Red Bull King of the Air has found new energy to bring back the wow-factor of kiteboarding. In the past Red Bull King of The Air was the most prestigious event in kiteboarding, where the world’s best battled it out with the biggest airs. The sport has gone in many different directions since. Now eight years later, an all new format focused on extreme big airs and a new location is going to bring us to new heights of kiteboarding.

During this event we have the 16 best kiteboarders invited by the King Of The Air committee and eight wildcards will be divided through international and national kiteboarders that send in their most extreme tricks. The event is set to take place on the windiest day in the first two weeks of February. If you want to see this crazy action from up close come join us at Big Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.


DATE: 1- 15 Feb (window period) the event is a one day event
TIME: Subject to wind conditions
VENUE: Eden on the Bay, Big Bay, Blouberg

 

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RedBull Team Mate Aaron Hadlow in action!

 

Aaron and Ruben pushing it to the max

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It’s gonna be an event to remember

Ruben Lenten chasing the ultimate storm

CHASING THE ULTIMATE STORM TO FLY HARD

Images:  Erwin Polanc and Ydwer.com)

In 2005, Dutch kiteboarder Ruben Lenten participated in Red Bull King of the Air, the most extreme kiteboarding event in the world. “Since the inception of this event in 1999, the jumps became bigger and bigger” says Ruben Lenten. He traveled to Hawaii where he competed with the best riders in the world. “The final was between sports legend Robby Naish and myself. A dream come true”. Ruben Lenten won. Since then, the event had a break of a few years, but early February Red Bull King of the Air is back. This time in South Africa, where Ruben Lenten and 23 other riders will push themselves to the max. He has not been idle in recent years. The clip Ruben Lenten produced together with Red Bull and Eyeforce shows his most important goal in life: ‘fly hard’.

 

Extreme Kiteboarding in Ireland & Holland – Ruben Lenten 2013

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“The clip was created when I had the idea to capture my signature style of extreme kiteboarding. This is only possible when the conditions are perfect. In the clip we have been monitoring the wind forecasts at different spots to get the ultimate storm. The predictions for Ireland looked perfect, but unfortunately the storm lost all its power over night and it was impossible to fly high enough. Miraculously an even better storm appeared on the radar for the Netherlands. I could not believe my eyes, exactly what we needed. A real Dutch autumn storm. It was the perfect playground for me. ”

 

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“Throughout the year I am always searching for the best conditions and projects to keep on pushing the sport. In the time coming up I will mainly focus on the Red Bull King of the Air event and the development of even better products to go higher and harder. I will also be shooting new sick footage and work on organizing national events to get extreme kiteboarding to a higher level.”

 

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“2012 has been a great year and I am satisfied with my achieved successes and personal development. Together with Mystic and Red Bull I have done some extraordinary projects that have pushed kiteboarding and myself to new hights. In South Africa and in the Netherlands we organized two extreme kiteboarding events to help young talented riders get better and prepare themselves for the Red Bull King of the Air. My snowkite cliff jump in Norway also pushed my boundaries and gave me an adrenaline boost. The last months I have put all my effort in getting as fit as possible, mentally and physically and I enjoy it to the maximum. Every year a step higher, I love it!”

 

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Red Bull athlete Ruben Lenten is an extreme kiteboarder, always searching for the biggest storms around the world.
After a disappointing trip to Ireland, Ruben heads back to the homeland where one of the year’s fiercest storms is about to hit the coast of Holland, and Ruben is more than ready for it.

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Ruben Lenten 100m Cliff Jump: Full Video

Ruben Lenten’s spectacular snowkite flight at Red Bull Ragnarok 2012 – Video

Red Bull Ragnarok, which goes down annually in Norway, is said to be one of the most demanding snowkite endurance races on the planet. Obviously attending it was not thrilling enough for ‘kite extremist’ Ruben Lenten as he insisted on jumping off a 100-metre-high cliff on the Haugastøl plateau. Enjoy the flying Dutchman in this video…

2012 Tripple S Invitational

Mark your calendars now with excellent spectating, event parties and award ceremonies open to the public, you cannot miss any of the Surf, Slicks and Sliders action. The 2012 Triple-S will be held in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on June 2nd – 8th, 2012.

This years break down is as follows: 35 athletes have been invited to participate in the 2012 Triple-S. Three spots will be allotted to wild card invitations, these will be given to the best 3 rider videos received by May 1st.2012

INVITED RIDERS:
AARON HADLOW
ADRIANA HARLAN

ANDRE PHILLIP

BILLY PARKER

BRANDON SCHEID

BRIAN SMITH

BRUNA KAJIYA

CHRIS BURKE

CHAD WORRALL
DAVEY BLAIR

DYLAN THOMPSON
ERIC RIENSTRA

EVAN NETSCH

GISELA PULIDO
GREG NORMAN
IAN ALDRIDGE

JAKE KELSICK

JAMES BOULDING

JASON SLEZAK

JOBY COOK

JOE RUSCITO

JON MODICA

JOSH MULCOY

KRIS KINN

LULU VROMAN

MARK MIEDAMA
NICCOLO PORCELLA

PATRICK REBSTOCK
RICK JENSEN

RUBEN LENTEN

SAM BELL

SAM LIGHT

SAM MEDYSKY

SUSI MAI
TOM COURT

2011 Tripple S Video

2011 Triple-S Session Report 3 from REAL Watersports on Vimeo.

2011 Triple-S Session Report 4 from REAL Watersports on Vimeo.

2011 Triple-S Session Report 6 from REAL Watersports on Vimeo.

WILD CARDS
(3) Athletes receiving invitations to compete in the Triple-S Invitational are chosen by an event management committee. RSVP is expected by May 1, 2012.3 WILD CARD SPOTS Triple-S Wildcard Video Deadline May 1, 2012. Post your 3 minute video to YOUTUBE or VIMEO then email link to
Triple-S@REALwatersports.com. No late entries will be accepted. The Triple-S steering committee will choose 1 Wakestyle Rider, 1 Surf Rider and 1 Female Rider for the Wild Card Spots. Videos will be judged solely on the quality of riding. Editing and effects will not be taken into consideration. Athlete lists are subject to change at any time. The final list of athletes will be announced May 2012.

Tripple s 2012 invite list, AARON HADLOW, ADRIANA HARLAN,
 ANDRE PHILLIP,
 BILLY PARKER, 
BRANDON SCHEID,
 BRIAN SMITH,
 BRUNA KAJIYA
, CHRIS BURKE
, CHAD WORRALL, DAVEY BLAIR
, DYLAN THOMPSON, ERIC RIENSTRA, 
EVAN NETSCH
, GISELA PULIDO, GREG NORMAN, IAN ALDRIDGE, 
JAKE KELSICK,
 JAMES BOULDING,
 JASON SLEZAK,
 JOBY COOK, 
JOE RUSCITO, 
JON MODICA, 
JOSH MULCOY,
 KRIS KINN, 
LULU VROMAN, 
MARK MIEDAMA, NICCOLO PORCELLA, 
PATRICK REBSTOCK, RICK JENSEN, 
RUBEN LENTEN
, SAM BELL
, SAM LIGHT

Ruben Lenten: S-Loop… what next… This guy is not well in the head!!!


In case you don’t quite get the concept of a S-Loop…Red bull athlete, Ruben (nut-head) Lenten, Boosts about 30ft up in gale force winds, on his way up he sends the kite toward the ground, getting himself level with the kite, (accelerating him toward the ground).. as the kite returns upwards to catch him, he then sends it back to the ground for a 2nd death loop… this shit is unheard of in kiteboarding and could be compared to Travis Pistrana Landing the 1st Double Back-flip, with consequences as gnarly! with the forces put on his hear in these wind conditions, if any of his gear had to malfunction he would be catapulting into the ground from unheard of heights!
So the question is… what crazy shit can this Daredevil think of Next?
Big ups Ruben!