This weekend the 2014 German Freestyle Battle’s kicked off in style. With some decent wind and flat water the best ‘stylers in German took to the water to showcase what they had learnt over the winter training period. Read on to see the report or jump straight to the video by CLICKING HERE. Join us soon for a larger gallery and much more detailed report.
The first German Freestyle Battle of 2014 saw 36 boys and 6 girls in the competition. It was a gusty day but in the end, perfect for 4.5 to 5.0 sails. One of the best things to see was such a large number of new up and coming guys and girls who we have never seen before in Germany. Some of the stand out girls were Johanna Rümenapp and Shania Raphael, who were both sticking clean vulcans at such a young age.
However, in the girls fleet, the one and only Heike Reimann (normally a wave rider) joined in at the very last minute after throwing a ‘sick day’ off work. The “older girl” certainly showed them how to freestyle, landing awesome spock 540′s, flakas and even flatwater forwards. It was a great show to see her on the water. Hanna Heidemann made it on 2nd after the double elimination and Diana Lohoff came 3rd. Johanna Rümenapp managed to make her way into 4th place.
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