Participant (photo: Ingerid Jordal)
Audience (photo: Ingerid Jordal)
Volunteer (photo: Ingerid Jordal)
Partner (photo: Ingerid Jordal)

Windytv AlpboysThe golden boys from the Alps are back to defend their title from 2016 and become Long Distance Kiting World Champions. Florian Gruber (1993) and Jonas Lengwiler (1995) finished the fastest VAKE last year, only 15 hours after race start. They are definitely among the favourites this year. 

Photo: Ekaterina Goltsyna/VAKE

Florian is living in the Alps enjoys the mountains every day in the wintertime. He knows how to handle difficult conditions and have camping experience. This will be Florians fourth VAKE and in 2016 he and Jonas stood on the top of the podium!

Florians best results: 
1st VAKE 2016
1st RedBull Ragnarok 2016
4 x European Champion

Jonas startet snowkiting 12 years ago and snowkites every weekend as soon as the first snow has fallen in the mountains. He goes camping all year round. This will be his second VAKE. 

Joanas' best results: 
1st VAKE 2016
2nd at the free ride Wold championship  2015
4th at RedBull Ragnarok 2015

Special skills

"We have been good friends for a long time. We trust each other in every situation. Last year we showed a good team spirit and still learned a lot to improve". 


"Defend the title from 2016!"