Get to know the SPLEENE team…

SPLEENE Team - Marc

Marc Leutsch

Task: Strategy & Finance
Favorite spot: Cabarete
Perfect setting: RS WAKE 38 & SPX 9

SPLEENE Team - Linda

Linda Schuppan

Task: Marketing & Communication
Favorite spot: Pigeon Point
Perfect setting: RS 35 & HAZE 9

SPLEENE Team - Sebastian

Sebastian Fitz

Task: Products & Operations
Favorite spot: Baltrum & Ouddorp
Perfect setting: CP SESSION 45 & BIG 15

SPLEENE Team - Johann

Johann Vosteen

Task: Sales & Customer Care
Favorite spot: Cap Ferret
Perfect setting: ZONE & SPX 12

SPLEENE Team - Rainer

Rainer Leutsch

Task: Visuals & Technical Support
Favorite spot: Le Morne
Perfect setting: EOS 7D & EF 70-200 L

SPLEENE Team - Kalle

Kalle Zimmermann

Task: Products & Testing
Favorite spot: Ouddorp
Perfect setting: MONOFOIL & HAZE 7m

SPLEENE Team - Riccardo

Riccardo Rossi

Task: Corporate Design & Graphics
Favorite spot: Tarifa
Perfect setting: RIP 39 & HAZE 12

SPLEENE Team - Susi

Susi Tauche

Task: Contracts & Legal
Favorite spot: Liwagao Island & Le Morne
Perfect setting: SPX 7 & CROSS

SPLEENE Team - Daniel

Daniel Penkwitt

Task: Customer Service & Care
Favorite spot: Hindeloopen
Perfect setting: HAZE 12 & RIP 39

Share a session with our SPLEENE teamriders…

SPLEENE Team - Kelvin

Kelvin Corniel

Favorite spot: Cabarete
My style: “Old school” Freestyle, strapless
Perfect setting: ZONE or CROSS & SPX 12

SPLEENE Team - Silvia

Silvia Ciudad

Favorite spot: Sant Pere Pescador
My style: freestye-freeride-chica-power
Perfect setting: RS 35 & SPX 9

SPLEENE Team - Fabian

Fabian Föhrenbach

Favorite spot: Chiemsee
My style: Strapless Freestyle
Perfect setting: CROSS & SPX 9

SPLEENE Team - Julian

Julian Wohlrab

Favorite spot: everywhere in Germany!
My style: Big Air, Megaloops & Wake
Perfect setting: RS Wake & SPX 9

SPLEENE Team - Vinzenz

Vinzenz Buser

Favorite spot: Workum and Gruissan
My style: Hooked Freestyle & Big-Air
Perfect setting: RS Wake & SPX 9

SPLEENE Team - Theresa

Theresa Münker

Favorite spot: Mirns, Djerba
My style: Freeride, Freestyle & Foil-Starter
Perfect setting: RIP 36 & SPX 10,5

SPLEENE Team - Jürgen

Jürgen Klingler

Favorite spot: Workum, Cabarete, Diani Beach
My style: Twintip-Styler & Wave-Victim
Perfect setting: RS 38 und SPX 9

SPLEENE Team - Susi

Susi Tauche

Favorite spot: Liwagao Island & Le Morne
My style: Strapless Freestyle
Perfect setting: SPX 9 & CROSS

SPLEENE Team - Benjamin

Benjamin Püschel

Favorite spot: Neusiedler lake
My style: Allround & Lightwind-Junkie
Perfect setting: RS 38 & SPX 12

SPLEENE Team - Jürgen

Bennet Roggendorff

Favorite spot: St. Peter Ording
My style: Freestyle & Big Air
Perfect setting: RIP 36 & SPX 9

SPLEENE Team - Ulf

Ulf Hamacher

Favorite spot: Ostsee betw. Wismar & Kiel
My style: Big Air & Old-School Styler
Perfect setting: Carbon Pro RIP & HAZE 12

Spleene Team - Nora

Nora Oberländer

Favorite spot: Büsum & Cuyo Island
My style: Wakestyle-addicted & Foil
Perfect setting: WAKE 38, FABFOIL & SPX 9

SPLEENE Team - Dennis

Dennis Hoffmann

Favorite spot: Büsum, Kapstadt
My style: Freestyle, Big Air & Kiteloops
Perfect setting: RS 38 & SPX 9

SPLEENE Team - Susi

Dietmar Flick

Favorite spot: Fehmarn
My Style: Freestyle, Wake & Foil
Perfect setting: SPX 9 & RS WAKE

SPLEENE Team - Dennis

Florian Meise

Favorite spot: Brouwersdam
My Style: Freestyle
Perfect setting: HAZE 12 & RS WAKE

SPLEENE Team - Alex

Alex Harness

Favorte spot: Calima Lake, Colombia
My Style: Big Air
Perfect setting: HAZE 9 & RIP 39

SPLEENE Team - Moritz

Moritz Happel

Favorite spot: Witsands, SA & Wijk ann Zee
My Style: Freeride, Freestyle & Wave
Perfect setting: HAZE 9 & WAKE 38

SPLEENE Team - at the Beach

How it all began…  We always had a passion for water sports. We were young & wild windsurfers and shredded waves whenever we could. That was in the 80s. As future engineers, we started working on components in our own workshop in order to optimize products. At some point we saw the first kiters on the beach – and that’s how it started. It was clear to us that we wanted to be part of this young sport. So we founded SPLEENE. That was in 2002. And then SPLEENE invented the DOOR… We watched how former windsurfers started their first (at that time still dangerous) kite attempts and noticed that the sport lacked a light wind board. A short time later we introduced our “buddies” to a rectangular board and called it “DOOR” – the kickoff for a world innovation and still an international bestseller until today. Also check our product history.

First boards, then kites… Our board know-how literally made “jumps”, new shapes were born and SPLEENE grew. Starting from the German market, the distribution cooperations became more and more international. As the demand for kites from SPLEENE grew louder, we gave the answer: We expanded our portfolio –  and became a full range kiteboarding brand. Innovative & high quality… In 2009 we started with our first kite line – the “Q”, a freerider. This one later resulted in the QX. With the QX light we finally designed the “big brother”: a light wind machine that can definitely compete with a foilkite in tests. With the SPX we completed our kite range with a freestyle crossover kite. Here, too, we were able to score with our expertise on the market. The SPX-I was a test winner right away. Further top ratings for our kites followed. Today our product range includes kites and kiteboards for all target groups and disciplines – from light wind, freeride, freestyle, waveriding or foil.

SPLEENE Team - at the Beach
SPLEENE Team - Cabarete

Kickoff for direct sales… With the increase of brands on the kite market, the prices also changed. Some of the players pulled these up strongly. We decided to take a different path. Kite Direct… As one of the first kite brands, we entered the direct sales market – via our own webshop. With Kite Direct we offer our products at fair prices. In addition, we cooperate with partner shops and test centers worldwide. Another price model… Lower marketing costs with simultaneous concentration on product development, which is 100% aimed at quality. This combination enables us to offer our products at extremely attractive prices. Find out how our Kite Direct concept works here. Our credo… The pursuit of the best product and the passion for sport is the drive for everyone in our team. We offer kiters everything they need, monitor trends and develop the market further. Our claim: to accompany you honestly and closely as a brand. Enter the Zone!

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