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Best Moment on a Wakeboard?:
That one time at LAO contest when I was competing head to head against my now fellow teammate, who I have a lot of admiration for. We were one on one and the last run would decide who wins the heat. He was first and I was second so after I finished my run I was still on the water and they would wave the winners colors flag. I was happy with my run but still did not think it was enough when I saw my color that was one of the sickest feelings I have had to this point. Even better was the moment I sent the biggest raily of the kicker ride in front of my home crowd with all the homies watching being just as stoked as I was.
What lessons has wakeboarding taught you?:
To believe in yourself, take inspiration from others and pretty much everything that happens to you, wether its good or bad. Enjoying and living the moment. And to get out of your own bubble. Respect for others and yourself.
What does it mean to ride for LF?:
It’s a childhood dream come true. Because of my home spot waterski Langenfeld I was always familiar with the brand and big names that are involved in the company. Teamriders that I would look up to a lot would ride the carrier in front of me and sometimes even talk to me and hyped me up. I never owned any other board than liquidforce up to this point. So it’s definitely my go to brand. Also in my eyes liquidforce has one of the best teams there is with all the styles and big names in wakeboarding. Beyond stoked to be a part of all this now. Still can’t believe that this is real.
Who or what inspires you?:
My parents, my friends, wakeboarders I look up to. Art, movies and parties. Learning something new generally and about myself.
What do you think you are doing too much of or too little of because of
Too much: Talking about tricks I want to do or I did with my friends, partying, hurting myself, not thinking about anything but wakeboarding. Maybe no time to probably discover other talents in much different topics like for example instruments or art in general. And I could definitely cook some more.
Too less: Studying for uni, visiting family, giving my body a rest, caring about all the bullshit that is happening in the world. Maybe sometimes overthinking which is one of my biggest problems. Giving fucks.