Benedikt used the beautiful area of Seahorse Bay and Benedikt nutzt das schöne Revier der Seahorse Bay showed us his handtime and old school tricks.
With a beautiful sunset and Benedikt starts out with about 23 knots and a 12er speed deluxe. After a few minutes there was a bit of an audience at theKiteclub to watch th flysurfer team rider. With Big Air Board off moves and high jumps with more rotations, Benny drove the people onto the beach. Nick, our kite instructor, asked Benny a few questions.
Nick: Hi Benny …Awesome session ! May I ask you a few questions?
Benny: Yes, of course.
Nick: How do you like our Ib&friends Kitclub Seahorse Bay?
Benny: Yeah, its great! I find it to be awesome here and there is a really nice famiy atmosphere. On top of that the service with the Beach Boys is really super. J
Nick: And how do you like the spot?
Benny: It’s a great spot. Despite the strong wind, there is almost mirror-like water in the bay and the wind is very stable and constant. For schools, this seems to be really good conditions.
Nick: How adid you come across KiteWorldWide?
Benny: I saw a flyer from KiteWorldWide in the kite magazine “Kiteboarding” who mentioned us.
Nick: How long have you been kiting for?
Benny: I started on lang with snow kiting in 1999. My first time kiting on the water was in 2001…and from there everything took its course.
Nick: You are the team rider for fly surfing. May I ask you how you started fly surfing?
Benny: I have been a flysurfer for half a year. At Öm in fall of 2019 I noticed fly surfing and then became the first Austrian team rider with a board.
Nick: What is your next destination?
Benny: In about 2 weeks I will go for my first time to the Kite Trophy on the island Fehmarn were I will participate in a race.
Nick: So last question. What is your favorite trick?
Benny: My favorite would have to be Big Airs with diverse Board off Variations.
Nick: Thank you very much for your time Benny. I wish you a great time with us and good training. And lots of success at the Kite Trophy.
Here is some background information on Benedikt:
|Date of birth||28.07.1989|
|Place of birth||Brixen / Italy|
|Lives in||Vienna / Austria|
|Height/ Weight||184 cm / 73 Kg|
|Job||Student (Sports Equipment Technology)|
|What’s playing on hsi Ipod?||House, electro,… (everything with fat Beats)|
|Favorite sspot||Coco Plum Beach / Great Exuma / Bahamas|
|Favorite kite||Speed 3 15.0 deluxe|
|Favorite board||Radical M|
|Best Trick||unhooked boardoff variations|
|Favorite film||hard to say…|
|Favorite drink||Vodka Red Bull|
|Your best results||2nd @ Snowkite Worldcup Obertauern 2005|
|Any more?||1st @ Snowkiteopening Obertauern 2005 – 3rd @ Austrian Kiteopen 2004|
|Why kite with Flysurfer?||great performance, great handling, no pumping!|
|About yourself||I’m an Adrenalin-junkie! Kiting on water, snow or ice and paragliding. Adrenalin and wind are always there!|