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Len10 now riding Best!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:45 am
by Tone
Well I didn't see that coming?!

I wonder what his number was, Zoon was reported to get $230k

Imagine what they would have had to pay Len10!!!

Will the Best stigma be lifted finally?

Re: Len10 now riding BEST!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:54 am
by tautologies
There is no way zoon is getting 230k???

That makes no sense.

Re: Len10 now riding Best!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:12 am
by Toby
Youri does not get as much ! BS !

But looks like Best has to sell 2000 kites just to pay the team riders.
I hope it will work out for them. Always good when people push something!

Re: Len10 now riding Best!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:37 pm
by Tone
Andy Yates has also left Slingshot!

Re: Len10 now riding Best!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:05 pm
by sq225917
230k? Your numbers are a little 'out'....

Re: Len10 now riding Best!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:35 pm
by FreddieM
looks to me SS is with some serious problems. it is just strange they afford to loose both ruben and youri in a 2 month period...not to talk about lewis and andy..less known but still with a name

Re: Len10 now riding Best!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:09 pm
by sq225917
You shouldn't judge a brand by the riders who leave the team but by the riders who join it. I'm sure SS will have announcements to make regarding team riders eventually.

Re: Len10 now riding Best!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:50 pm
by FreddieM
of couse that statement suits BESTat this moment! for sure i don't judge, i just see reality, A company has just lost its biggest symbol in kiteboarding and for me that means financial problems, unless they are signing hadlow! :jump:

Re: Len10 now riding Best!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:12 pm
by Toby
Maybe SS doesn't see that teamriders are worth so much to match the Best offers.
I don't think SS has any problems, they just do numbers. Simple.
And the riders take what they can get...in this sport is not much money, so it is smart to change.
They risk too much any way, and don't get an according payment.

I am sure Best and SS will both do fine.

And there are companies without any international tour teamrider, like Flysurfer and Core...and I am sure businesswise they do really fine!

Re: Len10 now riding Best!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:14 pm
by Tone
sq225917 wrote:230k? Your numbers are a little 'out'....
I stand, sort of corrected.

I imagine it was a healthy amount though.