After the world cup in Feurteventura we went straight to the 6th tour stop of the season in Sankt Peter Ording, Germany. Kristiin and me arrived 4 days before the event to get some training in at the competition area and we were very lucky to have wind every day. Germany is the biggest event of the season and with a maximum number of riders in almost all disciplines it was promising for 10 days full of the best kite action in the world.
This event I decided to register for slalom racing again. After my succes in Fuerteventura I was really motivated to also give it a try in Germany where there were 3 times as much entries. I knew it was going to be a totally different game since the forecast wasn’t showing a lot of wind. That means that they will run the slalom in light wind and the moment there is enough wind for freestyle they will switch immediately. Luckily I could borrow a 17m Turbine from the Slingshot testcenter. I knew it would be challenging to compete on a twintip agains all the girls on raceboards, but I was happy to be on the water while other freestylers were waiting for wind.
In total we completed 5 races, first you had to race to qualify for the finals and than fight for best position. I’m really happy I was able to get such a good result between all the dedicated racers and even winning one race!
The last two days of the event we could finally start with the main event freestyle. We didn’t have a lot of wind the first 8 days and we had to do quite some qualifiers to sort out which guys and girls could compete in the main event. I was very happy to start competing in my favorite discipline! The conditions were changing the whole day and I was stoked to be in the top 4 of the single elimination again. Mother nature provided good freestyle conditions and we were able to finish just before the end of the event. In the end I was able to defend my 4th place but couldn’t pull it off to win the heat for 3rd place.
At the moment I’m at home training for the next tourstop. I’m am very happy with again good results in both disciplines this worldcup and very motivated to keep going for more podium places!