Klanten beoordelen ons met 9,8/10
Gratis verzending vanaf €50,00
Boardshop sinds 1985
Ook onderhoud en herstellingen

RUTGER MERTENS

ABOUT RUTGER

WHAT GOT YOU INTO WAKEBOARDING?

At first, I was a freestyle snowboarder actually. In 2013 a friend of mine introduced me to a fairly new sport at that time called wakeboarding. The year that followed I did a combination of both, one week we went snowboarding the other week we went wakeboarding. Soon after that I skipped the snowboarding part and I went wakeboarding every single weekend, for six years already!

YOUR GREATEST MOMENT ON YOUR BOARD?

A Friday evening at The Spin cable park. Picture perfect: sunset wakeboard session on a hot summer day. I had lots of fun with everyone there and we ended with buds & booze at a cosy camp fire. Who doesn’t like that? Our recent West Site teamday at Lakeside was also super fun. Good vibes only with homies sharing what we love: wakeboarding.

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

Mostly foreign riders... Pedro Caldas from Hyperlite and Jules Charraud from Ronix are the two riders that inspire me the most right now. I watch a lot of videos of these guys and doing so it gives me inspiration on taking certain obstacles in whole other way, a way that I would probably never have come up with. I save those videos and right before the wake sesh I watch ‘em again to try and learn those crazy lines they manage to land. I find my inspiration from foreign riders mostly because I don't want to land or copy tricks that riders here in Belgium are doing already, you gotta stand out you know. (chuckles)

RUTGER’S SETUP

Sale-10%
€629,00 €566,10
Liquid Force Raph LTD Wakeboard
Sale-30%
€399,00 €279,30
Liquid Force 2019 Hook 4D Wakeboard Binding
Klanten beoordelen ons met 9,8/10
Gratis verzending vanaf €50,00
Boardshop sinds 1985
Ook onderhoud en herstellingen