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Great success for the Maui Ultra Fins Kite Surf Team on Sylt!

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The Maui Ultra Fins team riders Jan-Niklas Paasch, Jannis Maus Annet  and
Jan Bremer showed a great performance in the challenging conditions during
the Sylt Summer Opening 2016.

Annet Bremer was the one and only girl, competing in the men’s racing fleet.
She achieved a stunning 10th place. In the Formula Raceboard juniors
division Jan Bremer scored a second place, followed by Jan-Niklas Paasch in
third. Jan-Niklas also achieved a second place in the juniors Slalom Race
division.

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Rider: Jan-Niklas Paasch                                       Photo: Frank Sterenberg

The most successful Maui Ultra Fins rider was the reigning German Champion
Jannis Maus with a first place finish in the Formula Raceboard discipline
and a third place in the big air contest. Jannis reports:
“Starting of on Wednesday, riders first had challenging Eastern offshore
conditions on the island of Sylt. Although the weather was beautiful, we
were fighting hard out there with gusts blowing up to 25 knots. After 8
races, we were done for the day and finally fell into bed. Next day, the
Skippers’ Meeting was set for 10:00am with a first possible start for the
youth Slalom at 10:45, so there was a little more time to rest in the sun.
When racing started in the afternoon, we were able to complete 3 more races
and I was able to dominate all three of them.

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Rider: Jannis Maus                                                  Photo: Anja Kiebler

 

With shifting winds ranging from moderate to strong north-western winds on
Friday, Freestyle was on schedule and continued until the end of
competition. Even there I could score a third place in the Big Air
discipline. So, I’m looking forward now to the next part of the German
championship on Fehmarn in the beginning of June.”

Good luck to our kite team for the summer tour!

 

Photo Credits:
Picture 1:  Rider: Jan-Niklas Paasch  and Jan Bremer        Photo: Edgar Paasch

Philip Koester again Surfer of the Year

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Due to his superior performance in the previous season by winning his third world title in wave riding Philip was selected for Surfer of the Year 2015 in Germany. The award ceremony was held at the biggest trade fair, the Boot at Düsseldorf, January 23, 2016.

However, Philip was absent he is currently at a surf contest and a photo shooting in Australia, but he sent a video message greetings to the numerous visitors in the exhibition hall.

Congratulations to our team rider Philip

Slalom-Race-Carbon-Weed Fin now available

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Over the past two years we have developed and extensively tested a weed version of the Slalom-Race-Carbon. The result is the ultimate weed fin that will delight even the most demanding slalom and speed sailor.

The test team around Kurosh Kiani is absolutely satisfied with the final product. Because of its thin profile the fin is also excellent for use on downwind courses, as tests by our team rider Birger Bruhns at Deutsche Speed Championship 2015 on Fehmarn showed. It is produced the same way as the Slalom-Race-Carbon at THM – made in Germany.

The characteristics and performance are almost identical to the straight version: Very easy to control even in extreme conditions and extremely fast on speed runs, yet powerful.

Best suited for: Slalom / Race / Speed, especially in weedy conditions

Lengths: 20-42 cm (by 2 cm-steps)
Systems: PB, DTT, TT
Prices: 339-439 €

Available from January 2016.

World championship 2015 for Iballa Moreno and Philip Koester

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Top of the World.

 

Maui Ultra Fins riders Philip Köster and Iballa Ruano Moreno were crowned champions of the world at the end of the 2015 PWA Wave World Tour!

 

Philip Köster had a great year of competition and he absolutely dominated the events in Pozo and Klitmöller. He showed outstanding performances on the waves and especially in the air. His almost completed triple forward loop during the final in Pozo was definitely the highlight of the 2015 wave season. After winning his third world title Philip is even more motivated and we’re looking forward to more breathtaking action from Philip in 2016! Thumbs up for our World champion!

 

Iballa Ruano Moreno took the title in the women’s division after winning the prestigious Aloha Classic event for the third time in her career. By winning the 2015 wave world title Iballa completed, together with her sister Daida, a total of 25 world titles for the twins what an amazing achievement by these two outstanding athletes! Having won Pozo and Tenerife, Daida got second in the 2015 wave world tour right behind her sister. The twins were joined by Sarah-Quita Offringa for the final spot on the podium, which is thereby completely owned by Maui Ultra Fins riders.

 

Lina Erpenstein organized the cherry on the cake: PWA Youth World Champion in her first season. Congratulations!

 

As Sarah-Quita is becoming a real threat on the wave tour, she also had an amazing year of competition. After finishing 3rd in the waves and becoming freestyle world champion for an unbelievable 8th time, she is also leading the slalom world rankings!

 

Big congratulations to our world champions and all the other Maui Ultra Fins riders after a great competition season in 2015!

 

Philip Koester-King of Cold Hawaii, Klitmöller

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Philip came out as the unbeaten King of Cold Hawaii with his second event victory at this place.  And furthermore he took the lead on the world tour with now two event victories and one third place under his belt. So Philip will enter the famous Sylt event as number one titel contender in the 2015 wave world tour. Also our other teamriders as Robby Swift , Florian Jung, Marc Paré and Lars Petersen were very succesful. The final result:

1.  Philip Köster

9.   Robby Swift

13.  Florian Jung

25.  Marc Paré

  1. 25. Lars Petersen

We wish good luck to all teamriders for the next event on Sylt.

Our Freestyle Team very successful

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Overall Results of the 2015 PWA Women’s Freestyle World Championship:

1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Neilpryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Oda Johanne (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)
3rd Maaike Huvermann (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)
4th Yoli de Brendt (Fanatic / North)
5th Arrianne Aukes (RRD / Simmer / Maui Ultra Fins)
6th Maxime van Gent (Fanatic / North / Maui Ultra Fins)

Overall Results Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam: Men’s Freestyle

1st Dieter Van der Eyken (Starboard / Severne)
2nd Kiri Thode (Starboard / GA Sails)
3rd Nico Akgazciyan (99NoveNove / Point-7 / Maui Ultra Fins)
4th Amado Vrieswijk (JP / Severne)
5th Tonky Frans (Tabou / GA Sails)
6th Antony Ruenes (Tabou / GA Sails)
7th Phil Soltysiak (Starboard / Sailworks)
8th Davy Scheffers (Tabou / GA Sails)
9th Taty Frans (Starboard / GA Sails / Mystic)
9th Balz Müller (Patrik / Severne)

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Tube Kite World Champion

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After finally 20 Races, the MUFin-Teamrider Jannis Maus from Germany took the lead in the Tubekite-Ranking at the World Championships of Kiteracing in Gizzeria, South Italy.
In steady wind conditions all over the week, varying between 10 – 15 knots, Maus was able to dominate all other Tubekiters. He was also able to make it into the Gold Fleet, which was the domain of the faster Foil-Kites.
Riding the thruster-fin-setup of 40/40/38 Slalom Race, Maus said satisfied: “This competition showed me how good I can do! I received a lot of positive feedback and I will love to fight for the German Championship as well”.
The final tourstop of the Kitesurf Masters, the German Championship in Kiteracing, will take place at the island Norderney in 3 weeks.

New teamrider Caterina Stenta

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Here what Caterina has written on her website:

Proud to announce I am a Maui Ultra Fins teamrider!

I will have new engines under my boards that will push me in the waveriding! I am already sailing them here in Pozo, as thruster, quad and twin setup, they give me an amazing feeling, they are really fast and they give me more manoeuvrability in the waveriding.

I am using the X-twin, the X-quad and the X-tri fins as my boards have 5 boxes to play with. I am using sizes from 14.5cm to 8cm.

I can now enjoy the whole range of conditions by usingdifferent setups. Really happy I can finally play with the fins and thus improve my sailing in the waves.