SBCKiteboard.com
  SBCKiteboard.COM Twitter SBCKiteboard.COM Facebook

Kevin Langeree talks about winning the singles in Germany

Jul 13, 2012

Author: John Bryja

Kevin Langeree

John Bryja: Congratulations on the win in Germany. How does it feel to be back on top again?
Kevin Langeree: It feels so good to win the singles again!! All the hard training seems to pay off now!

How were the conditions for for the competitors in the final heat?
The conditions where quite challenging choppy water with a bit of current. The wind during the finales dropped a bit so Youri and I where really trying our best to make the most of the heat. We where both a little underpowered on our 12m.

Kevin Langeree PKRAYou had the highest scoring trick of the day a high scoring front move. What made it so special?
Yea I did a pretty crazy frontmobe witch scored a 8.6 with. It was in the heat against Alex, I knew I had to give it all and thats what I did.  I started making speed checked my take off spot, toke off and started rotating, I felt the kite going down and started to accelerate even more. I was a bit scared I was just going to explode on the landing cause I had so much speed. When I came out of my rotation I spotted my landing and that was a clean one! The people on the beach started sheering. At that moment I knew it had to be a good score.

How do you like the new scoring system where the top seven tricks are scored?
I think its a good system. In the beginning we had some problems here and there but that was because everyone had to get used to it. An other good thing is that after your heat you can see what trick scores good that way you know what to do on the next heat. It also is a little more relaxing cause you don't have to do a trick every 20 sec. You have more time to wait for the perfect gust and the right chop to do your trick.

Have you adjusted your training and riding style for the new format?
Yes I have. I'm concentrating more on making my trick perfect and consistent.

Describe your perfect heat?
One handed nose grab 313, one handed grab KGB, Double back spin pass, one handed s3 tail grab, KL 7, Blind judge 5, back mobe 7. Not and easy one hahah.

Tell us a bit about your injury and, what sort of rehab did you do to get back to such a high level of riding?
I've been training really hard with lots of up's and down's. My knee injury was really holding me back for a long time not only physically but also mentally. I had to overcome the fear to hurt my knee again by training really hard on the water but also on the land. I've been spending lots of time in the gym and on my bike to get my knee as strong as possible.

What do you think it will take for you to be world champion again?
I've not been thinking about the world title yet. I'm just doing my thing and having fun being back on the top. I have the motivation back to take the title so how knows!

What do you think of the new Airstyle format? Will it stick around or is it just a fad.
The format is for sure not there yet. It's a new discipline and we still have to find the prefect format. This will take some time but the best way is to just try it. One thing is for sure we want to give the people a great show. It for sure has some potential for the future.

Do you think the big air will become more technical and less lame?
I always really enjoyed doing the Big air best trick. I think if we can find a balance between Big air best trick and Airstyle we could have a pretty interesting format.



Video
Winter Sessions with Andy Yates
November 26, 2014
Andy Yates continues where his summer series shot by Glen Bowden left off, and presets a...
Video
Konstantin Tuludis - The Cape Town Movie III
November 25, 2014
Konstantin Tuludis training in Cape Town, South Africa.
Video
Lolo, Lukas & Bubi - Egypt 2014
November 25, 2014
Flysurfer International Riders Lukas Vogeltanz, Sebastian "Bubi" Bubmann, and Laurent "lolo BSD"...
Video
The Island
November 24, 2014
What are our perceptions of paradise? Is it a place we will never experience due to the fear it...
Video
2014 Formula Kite Asian Championships Wrap-Up
November 24, 2014
2014 ISAF Formula Kite Asian Championships Wrap-Up video from Doha, Qatar.
Video
The Oregon Trail
November 21, 2014
James Ropner hits Oregon this summer coastal sessions on the way to Hood River. Thanks to my...
Video
Episode 2 - Where The Wind Blows
November 21, 2014
Where The Wind Blows continues eastward as our group of women chase wind along the Columbia River...
Video
Gone kitesurfing in Paradise
November 21, 2014
Cabrinha rider Laura Jaubert from her recent trip to Brazil. She says she scored wind everyday!...
Video
Some Things Never Change
November 19, 2014
l’ve spent the majority of my last three falls exploring Northern Brazil & hang out with some...
Video
Kiteboarding Crash Section - Freeride Project 2
November 18, 2014
No pain, no gain. Here are just a few of the crashes that went into making the Freeride Project 2...
Video
2015 AIRUSH SURF SERIES VIDEO
November 18, 2014
Maui, the birth place of Airush Kiteboarding. Keith Baxter, the co-founder of Airush, reminisces...
Video
Barra do Rio - Speed4 Lotus moments...
November 18, 2014
We all dream about flying, to have endless time in the air and to boost to new heights, while...
Video
Wainman Pointe Faula / Martinique 2015 - Teaser
November 18, 2014
Kite sessions at La Pointe Faula in Martinique Kites : Wainman Rabbit 3.0 10,5 m² Punch and...
Video
Rob's kitesurf WIPEOUT compilation/FAIL
November 18, 2014
A few of the wipeouts from the video - BELOW.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfSOt...
Video
Northern Fresh (Official) ft. Sam Medysky & Noe...
November 14, 2014
Friends from across the pond, Sam and Noe, spend 10 days together in Canada in the small town of...
Video
Varësia
October 31, 2014
Antoine Verville Dancing with the Bandit in Cape Hatteras, NC.
Video
JUNIOR PRO 8 and 4 Demos. Made for Kids and Adults
October 29, 2014
This video will give you an idea of how much the grown ups did love the JUNIOR PRO 8 & 4m kite....
Video
ADDICTION
October 29, 2014
Our young guns Andrea and Cristiano Vicari ripping with Wainman Hawaii ManiaC at their favorite...
Video
Flymasters 2014 by BSD productions
October 29, 2014
The Flymasters 2014 event - flymasters.eu took place at "Ijmuiderslag" a super wide and hard...
Video
Northern Fresh Trailer
October 29, 2014
Friends from across the pond, Sam and Noe, spend 10 days together in Canada in the small town...
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

Editor's Video Picks!

 

 

THE LATEST

Video
Winter Sessions with Andy Yates
November 26, 2014
Video
Konstantin Tuludis - The Cape...
November 25, 2014
Video
Lolo, Lukas & Bubi - Egypt 2014
November 25, 2014
Video
The Island
November 24, 2014
Video
2014 Formula Kite Asian...
November 24, 2014
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

SBC KITEBOARD ON FACEBOOK

What's Hot!!!

 

2014 Kite Reviews
SBC 2014 Kite Tests:...
March 12, 2014
2015 Kite Reviews
2015 Slingshot Rally
August 29, 2014
2015 Kite Reviews
2015 Slingshot Rally
August 29, 2014
2014 Kite Reviews
2014 Cabrinha Switchblade Review
March 12, 2014
Travel
Florida Kiteboarding Guide
September 11, 2006
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

Download Kiteboard Desktop App

Newsletter Signup

 

SBCSKATEBOARD SBCSURF SBCWAKEBOARD SBCSKIER SBCKITEBOARD WINDSPORT SNOWBOARD CANADA SBC RESORT GUIDE  CONTACT ADVERTISE