|KITING SINCE||For almost 7 years|
|HOME SPOT||Zandvoort – The Netherlands|
|MASTER DISCIPLINE||Big Air|
|CABRINHA SET UP||Nitro / Xcal Carb|
How did you get into kiteboarding?
I’ve been kiting for almost 7 years now. It was my brother’s birthday and he wanted kite lessons. So as the little brother for sure I wanted to join. Then with all my savings for a moped I bought a Cabrinha FX instead and since then I’ve been hooked to this amazing sport.
The home of the megaloop challenge Zandvoort – The Netherlands. Probably the worst spot for progression but its raw and truly makes you feel alive with strong current and a wave coming from every direction. When we are doing a downwinder with the full Spacexkitesurfing crew you won’t see me any happier.
After my first kite lesson I attended the Redbull megaloop challenge, inspired by the sheer guts from these riders I knew this would be my discipline. A few months later I started pulling my first loops as well!
Cabrinha Gear Set Up?
Flying high and pulling massive loops is what I long for. What other kite then, than the Cabrinha Nitro to give me this amazing feeling. Of course sticking a great landing is not to be forgotten with the Xcal carbon.
What is your favorite trick?
Doobie contraloop board off (Doobie: Two inverted forward rotations before the loop).
What motivated you to become a professional athlete?
I’ve always been very competitive, so as the first Dutch championship of big air came along, I was the first one to sign up. Riding my first heat with full passion and breaking my fibula wasn’t the best start but for sure made me hungrier.
What is #LiveFreeRideFree for you?
It's all about enjoying the water and the wind without any limits. I’m a guy without an agenda because I can’t plan for the wind.
Sorry couldn’t make it, had a “board” meeting.