*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 75 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: LEN10 leaves Slingshot?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:36 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:54 pm
Posts: 562
Location: texas
I feel pretty certain that ss will see sales of their fuel line diminish over a 5 year period if they lose Ruben. Crazy people out there who aspire to do what he does often will ride the same gear. I am not sure if the fuel is the most hardcore looping kite compared to other c designs but I can tell you that is the common perception of the fuels. And that is owed to Ruben.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: LEN10 leaves Slingshot?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:40 am 
Offline
Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:57 am
Posts: 381
Most of the SS riders seems to prefer Best for the moment... :thumb:
so maybe just a rumor after that?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: LEN10 leaves Slingshot?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:58 am 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:26 am
Posts: 249
Location: Ukraine, Skadovsk
john a wrote:
Most of the SS riders seems to prefer Best for the moment... :thumb:
so maybe just a rumor after that?


lets be honest one to another - they prefer money :D
i will not be surprised if the kite that Best is develops for Zoon will be very similar to RPM :D
RPM in a Best`s colours :rollgrin:


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: LEN10 leaves Slingshot?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:00 am 
Offline
Medium Poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:20 pm
Posts: 155
Don't really care where Len10 goes next as long as he keeps making those crazy moves.
I think SS is way over the peak and that they are going to get smaller and smaller in the kiting world while getting bigger in the wake boarding scene.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: LEN10 leaves Slingshot?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:32 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:16 am
Posts: 412
Location: Austria / Surfshop / kiteschool / www.usd.at
if you look at len10´s Fb page slingshot is not mentioned as sponsor anymore...

Quote:
Personal Information: Athlete supported by; Mystic | Red Bull


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: LEN10 leaves Slingshot?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:12 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:59 pm
Posts: 143
Location: Terschelling, Holland
Oh well can't keep a good story secret to long, the hanglos news team knew about it for some time now.

Soon after Youri Zoon went to Best Kiteboarding another Dutch rider goes to Best, Ruben Lenten. He will come with an official statement this week in which he will thank Slingshot Kiteboarding for the years of cooperation.

Hanglos already had a quick talk with the Dutch Loop-king in which he confirmed the rumours that where going round on the internet.

Ruben Lenten will develop his own kite at Best that will fit his style of kiteboarding.

The new Best kite will be a C-kite for xtreme kiteboarding, the way we know Ruben Best Ruben and Best don't expect this kite to be a high selling kite but the kite is for those guys and girls who like an extreme style and want a kite that fits their style.
Ruben confirms he's stoked about this new change and his new sponsor.

As soon as he comes with an official statement we will bring you an update


http://www.hanglos.net/news/301445/kitesurfnews-ruben-joins-best-kiteboarding.html


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: LEN10 leaves Slingshot?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:42 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:27 am
Posts: 2331
Location: Ford Lake, Michigan
Whoa. Is best really gonna design a kite just for Lenten? they gonna have to make a new bar too, that redline stuff wont work on a 4 line c


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: LEN10 leaves Slingshot?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:22 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:56 pm
Posts: 418
Location: ontario
awesome... man, the BEST team is stacked! Great marketing and initiative on their part. And let's face it, the kites over the past few years have really been an improvement. Stepping up their game for sure!


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: LEN10 leaves Slingshot?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:13 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:24 pm
Posts: 382
Maybe Best should just license the Fuel from Slingshot?

They state its going to be low volume kite anyway. Given Best's deep pockets that might be a quick way to get Len10 on Best and keep him happy?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: LEN10 leaves Slingshot?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:17 am 
Offline
Rare Poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:22 am
Posts: 41
Location: Australia
I've seen Lenten ride several times years ago when he was at the top of the game, before he was out with ankle injuries. It was amazing, he was doing powered wake style tricks with double passes in the air, & the HUGE LEN10 LOOPS with handle passes (which is what he is most famous for). It was f#cken amazing to see. Looked like a totally different sport.

Having said all that, I though Ruben's been kind of out of the game due to ongoing injuries. That's why they took the LEN10 boards out of production. I haven't seen any new videos for ages.

Good luck if his going to another kite company, that's awesome. He's done heaps for the sport and deserves its!!!


Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 75 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], gmb13, Google [Bot], Google Feedfetcher, pebbles, zob and 25 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group