Slingshot ha ufficializzato le voci che circolavano da settimane nei forum specializzati di settore, il Fuel rider per eccellenza non fa più parte del team Slingshot.
Ieri in una sessione di allenamento per il Red Bull King of the air, Ruben è stato fotografato con un Best GP e una tavola Profanity sempre di casa Best.
Lenten tramite il suo profilo Facebook ha reso noto di aver firmato con Best Kiteboarding il progetto “Extreme Kiteboarding”, a fine pagina trovate il comunicato.
In attesa di vederlo volare con i nuovi giocattoli , guardatevi la video-intervista del campione con i momenti più belli della sua carriera.
Extreme Kiteboarder Ruben Lenten signs with Best Kiteboarding
Project: Extreme Kiteboarding
All days are good, some are just better. Just like this one. I have found the right partner to push extreme kiteboarding to the next level. Stoked with my new partner in ‘crime’, Best Kiteboarding.
First of all I would like to thank Slingshot for all their support over the past 10 years. It’s been an absolute blast to ride and work with you guys. Thanks for all the experiences that I will never forget and also for helping me explore the limits of kiteboarding.
Now the time has come to move on and continue to follow my vision. My passion for kiteboarding is big, it’s my life and this partnership allows me to raise the bar of extreme kiteboarding even higher.
At the highest level of sports and in the strongest conditions there is a strong demand for high quality products. That’s why LEN10 likes to team up with companies that have a similar vision and want to put the time, effort and money into accomplishing it. Quality is essential to feel safe on the water and in the air. In order to push the limits of your body and sport you need to feel comfortable. This comfort comes from the performance of the kite and all other gear. In my opinion there are very few products that make riders feel comfortable enough to go as big as they would like. Not because they can’t but simply because the products won’t let them. That’s a shame because I feel extreme kiteboarding is the discipline that keeps our sport hardcore and spectacular.
Sebastian Heitmann, CEO at Best Kiteboarding says:
“Best Kiteboarding is incredibly proud to make this next step for our sport. With Ruben Lenten we will push extreme kiteboarding to the next level and are happy to partner with such a great sports icon who will challenge our R&D team more than ever before. LEN10 rides with us so stay tuned because we have many more exciting plans to come!”
Best Kiteboarding and LEN10 will be working closely together to create the ‘best’ products for the rider that wants to ride hard with us!
I can’t wait to get started and will keep you updated on the progress and testing of our new products.
Per completezza alleghiamo anche il comunicato diramanto da Slingshot tramite Facebook in merito alla separazione:
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 is capable today.”
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 boarding markets by manufacturing high-quality products, setting innovative construction and design standards, and presenting an image that is unique, edgy and young.
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.