Get to know the SPLEENE team
Marc - SPLEENE Kiteboarding Team

Marc Leutsch

Task: Strategy & Finance

Favorite spot: Cabarete

Perfect setting: WAKE 38 & SPX 9

Linda - SPLEENE Kiteboarding Team

Linda Schuppan

Task: Marketing & Communication

Favorite spot: Pigeon Point

Perfect setting: WAKE 35 & HAZE 9

Sebastian - SPLEENE Kiteboarding Team

Sebastian Fitz

Task: Products & Operations

Favorite spot: Baltrum & Ouddorp

Perfect setting: RIP 39 & HAZE 9

Daniel - SPLEENE Kiteboarding Team

Daniel Penkwitt

Task: Customer Service & Care

Favorite spot: Hindeloopen

Perfect setting: RIP 39 & HAZE 12

Rainer - SPLEENE Kiteboarding Team

Rainer Leutsch

Task: Visuals & Technical Support

Favorite spot: Le Morne

Perfect setting: EOS 7D & EF 70-200 L

Kalle - SPLEENE Kiteboarding Team

Kalle Zimmermann

Task: Products & Testing

Favorite spot: Ouddorp

Perfect setting: MONOFOIL & HAZE 7

Riccardo - SPLEENE Kiteboarding Team

Riccardo Rossi

Task: Corporate Design & Graphics

Favorite spot: Tarifa

Perfect setting: RIP 39 & HAZE 12

Susi - SPLEENE Kiteboarding Team

Susi Tauche

Task: Contracts & Legal

Favorite spot: Liwagao Island & Le Morne

Perfect setting: CROSS & SPX 7

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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.

Marc und Kelvin Cabarete - SPLEENE Kiteboarding
Fabian Chiemsee mit HAZE Kite - SPLEENE Kiteboarding

First boards, then kites… Our kiteboard 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 later evolved into the QX, the predecessor of the current HAZE kite. The big brother is the BIG light wind kite - for the days with little wind. With the SPX, we rounded off our kite range with a freestyle crossover kite that also cuts a very good figure on the waveboard and foil.

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.

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.

SPLEENE Direct … As one of the first kite brands, we entered the direct sales market – via our own webshop. With SPLEENE Direct we offer our products at fair prices. In addition, we cooperate with PARTNER shops and testcenters 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 SPLEENE 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!

Julian und Moritz SPO - SPLEENE Kiteboarding