MARTEEN VAN ES

Home: Netherlands
Kiting Since: 2005
Style: Freestyle /Megaloops

While Maarten doesn’t consider himself as a competitive person, he truly knows how to throw down some serious big megaloops, competing in the 2015 Red Bull Megaloop Challenge! Maarten loves to go hard and push to the limits! When Maarten is not kiting, you will find him hanging with mates, gliding along the pavement on his skateboard or sliding down a mountain on his snowboard.

Marteen rides a Custom 138cm SayNoMore from Lieuwe Boards

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