Boards shaping had already begun in 1982 with the first self-formed windurf boards. The first board was 290 cm long and weighed 7 kg. For those times an incredible value. There were plenty of windsurfers coming from the nearby area and ordered boards from me. Thus, from a hobby, a small job was created next to the study. Some hundred boards, from the waveboard to the Lake-Racer, have since left my shaper room. In 1999, I saw in Cabarete the first kitesurfers, who could also run for height and then kitesurfing was finally interesting. The kitesurfing itself was quickly learned, even if it was already very adventurous with the equipment at this time. From that time on only kiteboards were shaped. My first kiteboard was a directional in 207 cm length and had 3 fins at the heck. From now on, I had to build many boards for my mates and their mates. In the summer of 2002, my friend Kalle Zimmermann told me to make more of my hobby. His idea was perfect because it was just the right time to start a brand, because everyone was after the Spleene Door at this time when the conditions were not optimal. Since the Spleene brand was founded in 2002, only the most modern technologies were used. Each prototype was designed directly in CAD. Only by this way specific details could be changed and tested in subsequent test drives. Inaccuracies, or bad days in the shaper space here and there were no more. Thanks to another mate, the boards were milled on their industrial 5-axis CNC milling machine with two completely independent work heads and a work table with a length of eleven meters. This has already brought accuracies of 1/1000 mm. Nevertheless, the shaper still decides which driving characteristics the board should have later. All the data from the final prototypes were then transferred digitally to the producer of the boards and converted 1:1. Unfortunately, Kalle could only stay with Spleene in private relation, but I am still grateful to him that he was part of the founding phase. You can find the further course of the board development in the history of Spleene here on the website.