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Ruben Lenten loopt zich warm voor Red Bull Boven NAP

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Ruben Lenten on The Spot ready for a session in 30+ knots of winds.
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Last year he had an injury from which he now is recovering.
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He is back on track getting ready for the Red Bull Boven NAP event which is held in the Netherlands.
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A competition between stormriders from the Netherlands. Who is making the highest jumps? And who does the biggest megaloops? Ruben Lenten will be on of the judges.
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Since he is recovering from an injury he is riding on boots.
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It doesn't keep him away from riding in the storm.
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This is his life.
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These are the conditions he lives for.
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Pre-stretching.
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Checking out he conditions.
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Putting on his boots.
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Getting ready for the launch.
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And off.
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A trail in the sand shows where Ruben started.
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It's raining and the wind is gusty. This is the Netherlands in as we know it. The land where Ruben grew up.
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First loop. Afterwards Ruben explained he wasn't to happy with his performance. Boots are more heavy so he needs a different timing in his loops.
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Still, I'm amazed by his riding. The ease he makes his high jumps and kiteloops is a headturner.
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And who can do this kind of loops with boots?
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Because of the current Ruben needs to go far out to get upwind. He dissapears out of sight.
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When he arrives the heads turn.
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Punish the water..
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and fly high.
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My camera was drowning because of the rain.
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But we decided to go for one more try.
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Then he pulled out stuff like this. Look at the difference in height between the riders.
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Kiteloop late tailgrab.
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WIND!
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Get back in Ruben.
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See you again at Red Bull Boven NAP.