Red Bull King of the Air
Ruben Lenten

Born in Noordjik in The Netherlands, Ruben Lenten is a household name in the kiteboarding world. Ruben is one of those guys who take things in his stride. His laid back attitude and philosophy allow him to enjoy life to the fullest and take his career on the water all the way to the top. Ruben, a.k.a “master of extreme”, is the one pushing kiteboarding to the absolute limits; it’s all about flying higher, going faster and being more extreme.

At 15 years old, Ruben found his love for kiteboarding and since discovering this love he has attended pretty much every major kiteboarding event over the years, ending up second overall on the PKRA world tour in 2005 and won the Red Bull King of The Air in Maui.

After years of competing at the top, Ruben stopped competing internationally. His reason being that he disagrees with the way judging was happening and the boundaries that were being set by said judges.


His focus shifted to promoting the extreme side of kiteboarding, the side that wasn’t getting airtime due to the sport being relatively new and many elements were yet to be discovered. This more extreme side involved riding in storm conditions with gale force winds and massive waves, while performing risky aero-acrobatics with the kite.

Sponsors and the general public were in awe of his sheer courage and so Ruben found his niche as an "extreme kiteboarder".

"I just like going big and flying!"
- Ruben Lenten

Main Prize

A random entry will be selected on the 10th day to win a kitesurfing clinic with High Five kitesurfing school, hosted by johnno scholte!  

Daily Question   09/09

28 January 2015

Which kiter uses the Slingshot Fuel and Slingshot Asylum?
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congratulations to Paul Roberts@paulkroberts

u won a pro training clinic with High Five kitesurfing school
hosted by johnno scholte!

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