I was born in 1987 and later on I got my hands on a kite for my first time. My father told me how to use the wind really early. In the following years I learned more and more and got my first own kite. That was the start of my career J. Now there is no life without kiting.
In 2007 I competed for the first time in the German KLB championships and got the 1st place in 2007 and 2010. Now I’m not competing anymore due to safety reasons for my job as a physiotherapist, but I’m out as often as I can when there is wind to push my level and get high.
I want to go kiting as often as possible, next to my job as physiotherapist. I want to have some awesome kite-trips around the globe in the next years with friends & teammates.
The only difficulties are that you are looking for right wind at the time you have to go out! J When there are perfect conditions you feel good and push your limits against yourself.
It’s awesome when you are out and feel the wind in your hair. Perfect to fly high and lose gravity with a lot of hangtime and huge heights. That’s a superkiteday!
I train at different spots. For water sessions I’m most of the time off to Holland with some great spots. On land I can train at my homespot in Duesseldorf. When there is no wind I train with fitness and running.
I take my inspirations from different riders around the world, combining and mixing it with my own thought of good riding, but the biggest key is that you need a lot of fun in what you are doing.
I’m not competing at the moment due to safety reasons for my job, but when I was competing, I was always nervous of the conditions. When it’s too gusty, you can’t land all your tricks safely.
I think my biggest fan is my family. They supported me all the time when I was young and made this all possible. And of course my girlfriends which show a lot of patience when I’m out for session and don’t come back for hours.
Do what you believe!
My future plans are to make a lot of good trips and sessions on water, land, snow and produce nice pictures & videos.