Born in Berlin, Germany in 1968, married to Lidia since 1996, no children
Lived and worked in Germany, Ecuador, UK, USA and since 1999 in Barbados.
Fluent in German, English and Spanish, currently working as Senior Trader at Carib LPG Trading Ltd.
Hobbies: running, travel, large scale model trains
Segway Polo: Started playing in 2010, Major Tournaments: WozCup 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and Zurich Cup 2013
Organized Segway Polo in Paradise tournament in Barbados in 2014 and 2016
Vice President Segway Polo Club of Barbados 2012/2013, President Segway Polo Club of Barbados 2013/2014/2015/2016
Organized and financed several road races from 5K to marathon as well as two Segway Polo tournaments. Familiar with budgets and basic accounting principles. As President of the Segway Polo Club of Barbados I am ultimately responsible for the financial well being of the club. Lived and worked in the USA for three and a half years. Familiar with the US banking system and have been involved in international shipping and trading for more than 25 years.
Reto was born and raised in Ascona (in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland) and has been living in Geneva for almost 20 years. He is the operations manager of Cityhwheels, a company specialized in Segway tours and events and has been infected with the Segway Polo virus since the 2015 Woz Challenge Cup in Cologne. Whenever his “home Team” (the Swiss “Helvetic Vipers”) cannot play due to insufficient number of players, and if time allows it, he is always ready to join another team that is looking for a player. So far he has been a guest-player with the “X-Turtles”, the “Hannover Hot Wheels” and the “Funky-Move Turtles”, as well as on an ad-hoc teams at the “Niklaus Turnier” in Solingen. Reto is eager to make a contribution to the Sport of Equals, has already started refereeing games at the Euro/Klingen Cup in Solingen and at the ISPA European Championship in Denia and now commits to foster and further Segway Polo as ISPA’s Secretary.
Jens ‘Bo’ Krahforst
Member at Large
Jens Krahforst (who is known best by his nick name Bo) has been playing Segway Polo since February 2011 in Solingen, Germany. His first major tournament was in the Woz Challenge Cup in Folsom, California. Since that time Bo has played in the European Championships in Berchtesgaden in 2011, the German Masters 2012 in Möhnesee, the Woz Challenge Cup 2012 in Stockholm, and the 2012 European Championships in Balve, Germany. Together with other players from the “Blade All Stars”, he founded the “Segway Polo Bergisches Land e.V.” in 2012 where he is an active board member. The club currently comprises four teams: Blade Pirates, Blade Dragons, Blade Gliders, and Blade Knights. Bo is the current team captain of the Blade Dragons. Segway Polo is truly a passion for Bo, “I have never met so many crazy positive people like the Segway Polo family.” Bo lives with his wife Bärbel in Solingen Germany.
Jens Krahforst (Spitznahme “Bo”) spielt seit Februar 2011 Segway Polo in Solingen, Deutschland. Er nahm das erste mal am Woz Cup 2011 in Folsom als Kapitän der Blade Gliders teil. Danach spielte er bei den Europameisterschaften in Berchtesgaden 2011, den German Masters 2012 Möhnesee, dem WOZ Cup 2012 Stockholm und den Europameisterschaften 2012 in Balve. Zusammen mit den anderen Spielern der “Blade Allstars”, gründete er 2012 den Verein: Segway Polo Bergisches Land e.V. und ist dort ebenfalls im Vorstand tätig.
Der Verein umfaßt im Moment vier Mannschaften: Blade Pirates, Blade Dragons, Blade Gliders und die Blade Knights. Als erster Segway Polo Verein weltweit, haben die Blade Allstars seit Januar 2013 einen eigenen Segway Polo Platz. Segway Polo ist für ihn eine Leidenschaft geworden: “Ich habe selten soviele positiv Verrückte getroffen wie bei der Segway Polo Familie.” Bo lebt zusammen mit seiner Frau Bärbel in Solingen.