It is now official that Youri Zoon, Gisela Pulido and Ruben Lenten are leaving Best Kiteboarding, as their contracts expired by the end of 2015.
Here is Best’s press release:
Best is starting its 12th year in business with quite some news: The contracts of Youri Zoon, Gisela Pulido and Ruben Lenten expired by the end of 2015.
Gisela, Youri and Ruben, thank you for your support, the parties we had (and will have) and the many sessions we shared! It was an absolute blast riding with you guys!
After the very successful launch of our new freeride kite “Roca” we strive even stronger to develop the best and most innovative kite gear with our experienced R&D team. The expiration of contracts of amazing kite legends Gisela and Youri allows us to fully commit to product development while our awesome friend Ruben Lenten will focus more on making his LEN10 dreams come true.
In the next days we will release more updates on our Pro Team roster to show our unchanged commitment to innovative professional kiteboarding as well as to unveil which riders will support us in R&D and brand promotion in our 12th year.
We are looking forward to an exciting year with a stunning amount of projects coming up. More information on our 2016 gear launch will be released within the next days. Better get ready to ride the new TS and all the other brand new 2016 Best kites!