2014 Sponsorship – All the Rumours and Confirmed Transfers

Slalom racer, Ben van der Steen follows up the announcement that he will leave Starboard and join Tabou boards in 2014 with further info on his decision:

Ben van der Steen, on his new Tabou boards

“I am happy to announce that I will be joining the Tabou team for 014”

After joining the Gaastra team last year it was almost a logical step to join the the Tabou team ,I had tried some of the boards in summer and I was very impressed how easy and fast they were and most off all they gybed amazing. These board in my eyes have been underestimated and I think they are some of the best around, don’t let the playful graphics fool you these Mantas are real racing machines.

For me this is a beginning of what will be a long term relationship working on both the Gaastra sails and the new Tabou boards. Working on the boards and Sails with Cedric Bordes ,Ross williams , Peter Munzlinger and Fabien Volenweider and the rest of the Tabou Gaastra team will be a pleasure and I am very motivated to get on the new Tabou boards and start the new season fresh.

I will be using the Tabou Manta 85 /71/61 as my PWA setup and for the wave boards I have gone for the pockets 80 and 92.

My plans for 014 are to do some more racing as the 4 events last year just was not enough. I will try to do some more local races here in Spain as well as the Dutch championship and maybe even some formula and speed if I can find the time.

I would like to thank Starboard for there support the last 3 years and I wish them all the best.”


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