ISPO MUNICH, from February 5-8, is not just a celebration for winter sports enthusiasts. That’s because, in addition to the unique action sports section Polygon and the growing outdoor area, the Water Sports Village beckons in hall A6 with the latest trends in water sports.
The heated pool in the Water Sports Village of ISPO MUNICH 2017 (booth number A6.436) measures a proud 200 square meters and is the center of the project “Slacklining Meets Water, presented by Gibbon.”
Every evening, balance experts will perform their feats on the slackline stretched across the pool. Those who believe they can do better or just want to give it a try can take to the fine line.
That way the best of entertainment for spectators is guaranteed – as is the case in the entire Water Sports Village, which might be particularly exciting for fans of action sports.
“We have highlights aplenty, and have already nearly doubled the number of exhibitors in the water sports sector from last year,” says Jose Moreno, ISPO project manager for this area. “The feedback from companies – whether from the sectors of diving, SUP, surfing, swimming, canoeing, or kite – is very positive. They’re saying that they’ve found a home in the Water Sports Village, and there can perfectly present themselves.” The French manufacturers alone will present themselves on 1400 square meters in the A6.
“Our vision is to place another focus here, and to place even more water sports in the future, say from the diving and surfing sectors,” says Moreno.
That way, expert visitors can test all kinds of products, like wet suits and water sports equipment, four times a day in the Water Sports Village. Swimming trunks and T-shirts are naturally provided.
Another focus is stand up paddling (SUP). In a trial course, instructor Raphael Kuner explains what the first steps in the trend sport look like and shows the best tricks. Kuner also offers team paddlers a free, private coaching session under the slogan “Pimp up your SUP skills” – including brief video feedback for the participants.
At the SUP yoga course, participants also learn that yoga exercises on the floating board become an all the more intensive experience.
The daily Aqua Fitness Workout also offers fun in the water. A canoe polo match in the pool guarantees a spectacle for the spectators.
Aside from that, fashion shows will present the latest swim fashion collections from BECO. Rounding off the program in the Water Sports Village are exciting lectures and product presentations by companies like Finis (swim equipment), Palm (lifejackets), Restube (ultra-light buoyancy aids), Marine Pool (life shirts), and Out Trade (inflatable, ultra-light kayaks and rafts).
“The Water Sports Village is a platform for all water sports to perfectly present themselves. It shows all of the various approaches you can use to control and outsmart the element of water,” says Jenz Nothaft, who coordinates the pool activities at ISPO MUNICH. “Even though all of these sports are so different, they’re all connected by their love for the water. That’s what makes the Water Sports Village so unique.”
You can find the Water Sports Village in hall A6, booth number A6.436.