Meet the #SOR14 Jury

Giulia Bastiani

My name is Giulia Bastiani, I'm 30 years old and I'm from Italy. I started slacklining at the end of 2011 and I immediately fell in love with this sport. After only two months, I competed in the Girls Contest of ISPO 2012, where I also met many professional slackliners. I kept training, but I broke the ACL of my left knee in May 2012 during a slackline trip in South America. I took it slowly after my accident and began to focus more on waterlining, longlining and highlining. I decided to become a judge because I'm still very passionate about tricklining and slackline has become an important part of my life. I've judged in several contests around Europe, such as Gibbon French Slackline Open at FISE 2013, Montpellier (France), Goal Zero German Championship 2013, Fehmarn (Germany), Bilbao International Slackline Open 2013, Bilbao (Spain) plus other contests in France, Czech Republic and Italy.

Jeroen Nepveu

Before tricklining was a big part of slacklining, Jeroen was already standing on the line. As it would go in that time, it was foremost a hanging around in the park with some friends and trying to do the most weird things on the line. That may be the same as nowadays but then is was mostly done with climbing equipment that wasn’t made for slacklining. There was no such things as slackline brands. The most basic tricks that are used today weren't invented! As the sport grew Jeroen kept with it and discovered the other parts of the slackline sport, highlining and longlining. But in the end he stayed a trickliner mainly. As a trickliner he went on to achieve third place in the first highly unregulated Dutch national championships. He also was the first Dutch slackliner that learned the painful and slightly dangerous backbounce. a trick that demands falling onto the slackline with your spine in order to fly back up to a standing position. But foremost Jeroen focused on learning others to slackline. Together with friends such as one of the Netherlands best slackliners Nick ten Hoopen, he went on giving workshops and teaching hundreds of people to slackline. Through time Jeroen saw the sport of slacklining grow from a small hobby that mostly climbers did in spare time, to an international sport with a world cup circuit and a world championship. At the contests he learned from the best slackliners and slackline judges in the world. With this amount of experience he is the only Dutch person in the international panel of judges of the WSFED. This makes him a perfect fit to judge at the Slackline Open Renesse!

Jonas Elster

My Name is Jonas Elster and I am 27 years old and a Sport student living in Cologne. Four and a half years ago this is where I got in contact to slacklining for the first time and got hooked right from the start. Since then slacklining is my passion. So when the World Slackline Federation (WSFed) was founded in 2011 I was one of the first judges passing the examination to become a certified WSFed judge. From that time I was judging already quite a lot. Alone in 2013 I judged the Slackline World Cup in Munich, the German Mastership on Femarn and the Gibbon Slackline Open at the FISE in Montpellier just to name three of the biggest events for me personally. Every contest has it’s own magic and it’s always a great time to see all the riders and the community at these events. That’s why I’m so looking forward to the Slackline Open in Renesse. It’s definitely going to be awesome.

Welcome to the first official Dutch Slackline Open. Three days of fun, sun, beach, dance and many many slacklining. Join the several demo's, get wasted at the Simpel opening party, watch the matches, try it yourself at the Funpark and meet the riders.. But most important.. Get impressed by the sportive ambiance and make Fun together!!

Organisation Slackline Open

This sounds really really great! I am convinced it will be become a big and successful event. However I will not be able to be in Renesse for the event. It is a really sad that I will miss the happening, but there is nothing I can do about it. With the support of Nik and Gibbon behind him I am convinced that it will become awesome.

Ulf Zoelitz

After a very succesfull slackline teaser in front of cafe Simpel last summer, Renesse is ready for the very first official Slackline Open in the Netherlands. And I'm proud to be part of the organisation and I hope to meet you at our event. See you.

Berry Lindenbergh (org.)

A few years ago i was triggered by slacklining. I'm not a pro, but every time when I'm standing on the line, its a great experience. I think that slacklining is more than just a sport. Its a way of life to express yourself. I'm very proud to be one of the team members for the first Dutch Slackline open. Join the event, i'm sure its going to be epic!!!

Willem Boot (org.)

As a sports masseuse from Zeeland I am happy and especially very proud that the Slackline Open Renesse will take place here and that I am apart of it. The combination of sports and beach makes this a special and unique event at a beautiful location!!

Marije de Romph (org.)

It was a great oppurtunity for our company to become proud partner of the very first official slackline event in Holland. All our expertise and available event ingredients will accomplish the unique locations. sun, sea, beach, dance and people having fun! In short terms.. It will be awesome!

Jean-Paul Kotoun (org.)