The German Nationals took place from the 12th until the 14th of July, 2015 in Röllfeld am Main which is near Frankfurt. The open Skier Stefan Weigand organised a very big event. We arrived at a camping place on Thursday afternoon and couldn`t believe what we saw: The competition hadn`t even started but there were already spectators, big tents, sponsor signs and everything you need for a great weekend.
Usually the German Nationals are a more familiar event but Stefan had another plan for the competition this year. The weather was also perfect so we started with the trick and slalom events on Friday. Even the life stream worked so the spectators could watch what happens behind the boat. On Saturday morning the German TV came and interviewed a few skiers and filmed a lot.
The competition was going very well and in the afternoon the excitement got even bigger. We were starting to get ready for the first round of Jumping, when hundreds of people started rolling in to came and watch us jump. They were fascinated by the sport and especially the invert jumpers caught their attention. Lukas Heiss, Stefan Weigand, Frank Renelt, Chris Kurz and I had a hard fight for the gold medal in Jumping.
I really enjoyed skiing in front of so many people because it gives you a great feeling, it makes all the hard training worth it. In the above picture you can see my 22.6 metres jump from the competition and in the background there are all the people who were there supporting us. All in all it was an amazing weekend and in my opinion the best German nationals I skied so far because it really pushed our sport forward and made it more famous in Germany.
Thanks again for everyone who made it possible!
by Kenneth Eissler