Please think before you speak. Fuels were 5 line kites for several years. only the very recent fuels and the fuels 7+ years ago used 4 lines.edt wrote:That's just his style. If he liked 5 lines he would already have 5 lines. With his style, he is always crashing his kites in huge surf, 4 lines is better here.C Johnson wrote:Who said he was looking for a 4 line kite?
Toby wrote:How many more riders do those megaloops like Ruben?
Redbull pushes a lot of footage and burns it into the target customers' brains, if SS loses him, probably their loss. Any groms signed would be years from delivering that kind of value. Lenten is almost like the Laird of kiting, mainly seen as a specialist, but undeniably more of a badass than many on the tour. And he is still fairly young.They might not pay him much, but keeping his quiver full is a cheap way to ride redbull's coattails until/unless he finds a kite he likes better than the fuel.
C Johnson wrote: My bets is on Len10 joining North.
I'm sure he impacts the design of the Fuel, but that isn't the big money kite for SS. They are selling RPMs and Rallys by the truckload, the Fuel is a niche.tautologies wrote:...I know nothing about the guy himself, so this is not about his personality or anything like that?
But it does not seem to me that he has been very involved in developing SS as brand, or their gear or anything like that?....
Both what BWD and you wrote made sense. Maybe this is SS way of moving away from the fuel?CaptainArgh wrote: I'm sure he impacts the design of the Fuel, but that isn't the big money kite for SS. They are selling RPMs and Rallys by the truckload, the Fuel is a niche.
Len10 did contribute heavily to the Lunacy board design which was an extremely popular board for SS and once released, similar designs emerged from other brands. But, SS doesn't make the Lunacy any more. He doesn't have a pro model board or kite, he is just synonymous with the Fuel and that kite will continue to carry the freestyle-badass trophy even if Ruben leaves the brand.
So, Youri probably sold a lot more RPMs than Len10 sold Fuels...but no doubt Len10 has brought more notice to the brand.