Ruben Lenten

LEN10 Megaloop Challenge 2012

A great competition is coming up in just 2 weeks! Forget the unhooked double hand passes that you´ve seen hundred times in kiteboarding competitions, it´s time for some real action!

The Len10 Megaloop Challenge is a competition for all mega kitelooping maniacs! Ruben Lenten has challenged 24 “amateur” kiteboarders. The bigger and higher jumps equals higher scores!

The competition will take place in Cape Town the 16th to the 26th February. The competition requires a minimum wind speed of 15 knots per second, so that´s why the competition is being held for 10 days, just to be sure that there will be at least one windy day!

The judges will not only measure high and length of the mega loops, but also style, enthusiams and speed of the kite loops.
The winner will take home $10.000 and also get an exclusive photo shoot by Red Bull’s photographer Craig Kolesky.
A second price will to go the kiteboarder that makes the biggest crash, so the one that breakes his legs or wreck his knees might at least get some money for operations at the hospital 🙂

If you want to challenge Ruben Lenten, then simply post a video of your best kite loop on Ruben Lentens Facebook Page or register yourself for trials on Red Bulls homepage. if the wind conditions are right, these trials will take place the 11th or 12th of February at Blouberg Beach.

Personally I think it will be very interesting to see what kite brands the other kiteboarders are using. Would be nice to not only see Slingshot Fuels! This challenge is great opportunity for all kite manufactures to show us what they go for!


Ruben Lenten – the Master of Extreme

Ruben Lenten

Through the years, sports have evolved into many different kinds.  In addition to the regular sports that we all know (such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, etc.), extreme sports are slowly becoming more and more popular among sports and adventure enthusiasts.  Sports enthusiasts try out the latest trends in sports to broaden their experiences as far as sports are concerned.  One such extreme sport that is slowly increasing in its number of followers is kitesurfing.

Extreme water sports are fun and exhilarating.  Kitesurfing is an example of an extreme surface water sport.  This extreme water sport is a combination of other water sports such as wavesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, and paragliding.  Kiteboarding, as it is alternatively called, is a sport that allows a rider to propel through the water using a surfboard, known as a kiteboard that is similar to the function of a wakeboard.

Kitesurfers or kiteboarders utilize kiteboards (with or without foot straps) and large controllable kites to propel themselves across the water.  Before engaging into such an extreme water sports, those who are interested to experience kitesurfing should first be educated of the basic techniques of kitesurfing or kiteboarding.  Turning is a pertinent technique every kiteboarder should know.  Another technique is controlled flying and jumping.  Lastly, every kitesurfer should know the different types of board grabs in order to smoothly perform board tricks.

One well-known kitesurfing enthusiast is Ruben Lenten.  Ruben Lenten is a young kitesurfer born on March 29, 1988.  Because of his excellence in performing stunts and tricks with his board and kite, he has been labeled as the Master of Extreme.  He is well-known for his enthusiasm in pushing his limits when going kiteboarding.  For Ruben, kiteboarding is more fun the higher, the faster, and the more extreme it gets.  He has been competing and conquering the kiteboarding scene for quite some time.  However, he left the international scene in kitesurfing competition.

Ruben Lenten has stopped from joining international kitesurfing competitions because he was unsatisfied with the way kitesurfers were being evaluated during such competitions.  At a very young age, Lenten is quite unaccepting of the boundaries being set forward for this fast growing extreme water sport.

Being dubbed as the Master of Extreme, Lenten continuously pushes his limits as far as kitesurfing is concerned.  His ultimate goal is to push his limits and to involve all kitesurfers out there in this endeavor.  Together with other young kitesurfers all over the world, Lenten visits different kitesurfing spots and discover new tricks and new styles.

Ruben is sponsored by Mystic, Slingshot, Red bull and On The Loose


Ruben Lenten – videos and pictures

Ruben Lenten is one of the most famous and probably craziest kite riders in the whole world. Ruben Lenten is well known for his insane jumps and kite loops. Such extreme jump in strong wind conditions put lots of stress not only on the rider himself, but on the kite. Did you know that each line of Slingshots kite support 600kg!?
To honour Ruben Lenten we post some videos and pictures of him, enjoy!

And some pics here:
Pics of Len 10