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