Home: Netherlands
Style: Freestyle
Kiting Since: 2007

For Jesse, kiteboarding is all about freedom and fun on the water — especially riding with friends, pushing each other’s abilities to the next level. Enthusiastic, positive, and stoked to help people, Jesse enjoys the challenge of adapting to changing conditions, and sharing a post-session sunset with great company. Also into snowboarding and skateboarding, Jesse’s home spot is Slufter Bay and Browersdam. 

Currently globetrotting, Jesse was a wildcard entry at the NKL Australian’s Men Big Air Final on the Gold Coast in 2017, flying the new V3 Hantu Prototype, Jesse took out 1st Place!

Zian uses SBS101 Double Ripstop canopy from Sakai Techfibre (Japan).

Sakai Techfibre (Japan) is home in the top end acrobatic paraglider and spinnaker fabrics which are manufactured exclusively by Sakai Ovex in Japan. For their SBS101 double ripstop kite canopy they use high tenacity polyester yarn manufactured by Toray Japan exclusively for Techfibre. Toray Japan is a multinational corporation specialized in polymer chemistry. This makes SBS101 the ONLY full Japanese canopy on the market.
 The canopy production is based on a new process that gives multiple benefits over conventional canopy.
The quality consistency from batch to batch is of a level we have not seen before. Special attention is taken to avoid “chalking” of the canopy after some use, a visual problem seen on many kites on the market. Rather than one sided coating, SBS101 has adopted a double sided multilayer coating technology for longer airproof canopy