LANGENFELD OPEN 2023: Setup, Livestream, Riders List

An absolute season highlight for 2023 is just around the corner: Langenfeld Open presented by Liquid Force. On Saturday, May 13 you can look forward to the best cable riders in the world, with probably the craziest feature setup of the year. Bonus: If you can’t make it to Langenfeld, there will be a livestream!

2017, 2019, 2022 and now 2023: LANGENFELD OPEN is coming up for the fourth time and although the event is “only” taking place for the fourth time, it’s without a doubt one of the most important contests of the year. Something to look forward to is the final on Saturday will be livestreamed starting 14:30. Online, the British Matt Branston will welcome you, while Dave AV will fly the drone.

The six sections

The setup, with the huge UNIT Parktech arsenal, is cleverly combined year after year. So there are also this year again some blatant new creations. Our personal favorite is the Nico 2-Hack. The UNIT Park Crew has worked out the following six sections in cooperation with Wasserski Langenfeld. Wild!

Section 1 with an absolute eye-catcher: a pipe in the pool. Yes, please!
Can't be missing in a comp setup: section 2 consists of two large kickers, directly in front of corner 4
... In front of the motor tower is section 3, the designated area for air tricks
For those who can't or don't want to send an air trick, there's a combo of Transition Curb to Lander Series. Yep, it goes from safety to down-rail. Exciting!
Directly behind the motor tower on the left is the mentioned Nico 2 Hack - wow!
... here is another perspective of the fourth section
At the same height on the right - so directly with the spectators - is this loud riffle pipe hack. Sick!
Section 5 follows: Hardly recognizable, but here an A-Frame Box is sheathed by a Three Level Ledge to the left of the circulating rope
Opposite on the right side it's a bit more relaxed. We see a creeper - nice!
The last section, the sixth section: Those who have survived up to here may try this Kicker to Henshaw Hack including an Add-On left side of the running cable
Parallel to this, to the right is this combination of a handrail add-on and the Nico 1. You can look forward to strong rail-to-rails and exits into the Transition


On Friday, it goes already hot with the training. Who wants can come here already to watch. On Saturday the schedule is as follows:

09:00-13:00: Qualification Pro Men
13:00-14:30 Qualification Pro Women
14:45-15:00: Riders Drawing of the Head-to-heads
15:15-19:30 Final
19:30: Award ceremony
21:00: Start of the After-Show-Party

On Saturday the admission to the area (including party) costs 12€ for adults and 6€ for youth

After the award ceremony there will be autographs again

Riders List

With the Riders list, the big head rush starts right away. Last year’s winner Trent Stuckey is on the men’s list, as are Pedro Caldas, Daniel Grant, Joe Battleday, Nico von Lerchenfeld and Konni Lehndorff. But there will certainly be some surprises as well. Joining Trent will be his brother Gavin Stuckey, as well as some hot newcomers like Australian champion Lachlan Fort, Benny Heatley (also AUS), Luke Carrick (THA) and Silver Milpark (EST). But also the Langenfeld locals Nick Schäfers and Nils Ritzmann will fight for a place in the Super Final.

In the women’s event, three of the previous year’s LAO champions are missing out this year. Anna Nikstad, Claudia Pagnini and Anne Freyer are still curing an injury. This makes it all the more exciting in the decidedly international field of starters. These names stand out: Lisa Baloo (ISR), Jamie Lopina (USA), Maryh Rougier (FRA), Rivers Hedrick (USA), Salome Lely (FRA), and the 15-year-old Campbell Scarborough (USA).

Here is the Pro Womens line-up from 2022

Thanks go to the sponsors who make this event possible: Liquid Force, Follow, Nissan and UNIT Parktech. For more info, visit www.wasserski-langenfeld/en/langenfeldopen.