Right Guy to be your Ride Guide: Ruben Versluis
This year I met up a couple of times with Ruben Versluis. First time was in Cape Town, South-Africa.
He is a one of a kind guy.
Our connection is kiteboarding.
He is passionated about riding strapless on a surfboard with his kite.
Everytime I meet him he knows some new strapless surf tricks.
Always pushing the limits off strapless riding.
Besides surfing with a kite Ruben is a master on a bike.
Ruben Versluis & Kevin Langeree showing some balance.
Put your hands up for Ruben.
Moonwalk on a bike.
His newest discovery is stand up paddle boarding.
We know you can do the moonwalk Ruben. Take us forward now please.
There we go. This is Zanzibar. The second place I met up with Ruben.
We went out hunting for crabs.
Fresh crabs, delicious.
Now we got some energy left for a ride.
First off to the reef.
Ahh, Ruben, you're riding it the wrong way around mate.
Somehow Ruben returned to the flatwater. On his surfboard.
Inspired by guys like Mitu Monteiro Ruben looked for a surfboard with a nice thin rail to grab it easily.
I shot a couple of sequences with Ruben of strapless freestyle tricks. He got already quit comfortable in landing them since Cape Town. Ruben is showing progression.
A lot of fun you can have with a surfboard and a kite, even when there are no waves.
Preparing for landing.
And back to the shore.
Besides sup rides.
Ruben still masters the twintip.
He is the right guy to be your ride guide. Here showing off in front of the kitecentre of Zanzibar.
After these African ride experiences Ruben deserves some rest.