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Monday, August 7th 2017, 5:17pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

FIVB World Championship 2017

Quoted from "rbdfabio" After winning their first Gold in the Olympics Laura&Kira wins the first Gold ever in the World Championship for Germany women`s. Pretty much a whole season where one or other his been ill/injured/recovering. Then they come straight out and beat everyone including the youth of Hughes/Claes and the experience of Larissa/Talita. Will they have the motivation to stay competitive now they have won all the goals they have been hoping to achieve.....?

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 10:02am

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

FIVB World Tour 2017

Quoted from "TimHH" Why is Ludwig playing with Kozuch at the Porec Major? Is Walkenhorst injured? The translation from her FB newsfeed is "My flu kinda paralyzed my shoulder, which is why I can't play in Porec." (source) I've never heard of flu doing that to a shoulder before. Quoted from "TimHH" Just hope, they won't follow the path of Brink/Reckerman who were physically done after their London gold medal and had to end their careers (same coach, by the way ). I hope they don't too! But would ...

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017, 12:00am

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

FIVB World Tour 2017

Quoted from "YavorD" Thread for the female World Tour 2017. What an excellent idea. Well as the Rio tournament has just come to an end I might as well share my thoughts... For a 4* event it was a bit disappointing effort from the FIVB. The website live scoring was frequently missing/behind and at other times the whole website was down. It's also a shame that they only provide video coverage of the Final-4. Basic video coverage is available from online betting sites, so why not from the FIVB? An...

Saturday, May 20th 2017, 8:51am

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

FIVB World Tour 2017

Quoted from "rbdfabio" FIVB youtube channel will stream both men`s and women`s semi finals, bronze and gold medal games. Thank you rbdfabio, that's a good point, which I forgot to mention. However, if you follow a particular Country/Player/Partnership then just showing a couple of odd matches at the end of the tournament means that you probably won't see your Country/Player/Partnership play on court at all.

Friday, May 19th 2017, 5:43pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

FIVB World Tour 2017

Quoted from "YavorD" The Fort Lauderdale tournament was part of the Swatch Major Series, thus you can only watch it (as of this year) on their website after you register here. The Swatch Major Series won't be shown on Laola1's website. So the Swatch Major Series has live online video coverage. As does the Smart Beach Tour. And even some of the CEV Satellite events are available live and and on catchup with Laola1. So then on to one of the bigger events in the tournament the current 4-Star FIVB ...

Friday, May 12th 2017, 12:26pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

New German BVB Coaching Structure

Quoted from "TimHH" Things are pretty much escalating at the moment. Borger/Kozuch still refuse to move to Hamburg and insist on organising themselves. Accordingly they hadn't been awarded with a NT status and furthermore, they won't get registered for the Rio Grand Slam by the federation, eventhough they would qualify by their entry points. Now there are talks of legal actions and a healthy compromise doesn't seem likely at the moment. Imho the federation especially owes Maggie Kozuch a better...

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 4:42pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

FIVB World Tour 2017

Quoted from "YavorD" They use the Laola player so you can even download matches the same way you would on Laola. Are there any advantages of becoming a Laola1 premium member? As a non-premium member the Fort Lauderdale tournament does not show up in the Laola1 BVB archives. Thank you.

Monday, February 13th 2017, 4:58pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

Fort Lauderdale - Not long now

Quoted from "rbdfabio" Brazil dominated the men`s side And Brazil dominated the women's side! Hopefully Germany, USA and perhaps a few other countries will be able to raise their game over the next few months..... Some of the partnerships like Agatha/Duda still need a bit more time to get to know each other, and Ludwig/Walkenhorst still haven't shown their hand for this season yet... Still, a very enjoyable tournament and it's good to get the season underway so early in the year.

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 6:23pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

Fort Lauderdale - Not long now

Has anyone got any thoughts on the opening 3 days at Fort Lauderdale? The Swatch website is really good this year. Live and on demand matches from all the courts, audio interviews, full match statistics. Very impressive. Once we get out of pool play we'll be able to see the cream of this years partnerships start rising to the top. Can't wait.

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 3:56pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

New German BVB Coaching Structure

The FIVB have finally covered the same story. http://www.fivb.com/en/about/news/bowes-…-coach?id=65968 Although they fail to mention all the problems and exemptions from the scheme!

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 6:37pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

New German BVB Coaching Structure

Thank you for the information. I guess something like this was always going to happen. A team is successful and suddenly everyone wants a piece of the action. I don't see how forcing trainers and locations on people is going to help anybody. What works for one team might not be the best thing for another. At the end of the days the teams are competing against each other. So while they may be friends off the court they are not going to want to share their tactics and training methods with their o...

Monday, January 23rd 2017, 10:09pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

New German BVB Coaching Structure

Can anyone shed any light on what Germany has done to their professional coaching structure. There would appear to be a new head coach to train the German BVB teams. Which sounds fine so far. But the person chosen is Morph Bowes, who happens to be Laura Ludwig's boyfriend. And Ludwig/Walkenhorst will be keeping their very experienced and successful existing trainer Jurgen Wagner. There's an article about it here - de.swatchmajorseries.com/en/1149/Morph-B…linkId=33612006 But it doesn't make any s...

Friday, January 6th 2017, 11:59am

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

Fort Lauderdale - Not long now

Quoted from "TimHH" Quoted from "pamphleteer" I guess, Nadja Glenzke would be the "regular" new partner of Grossner, at least they have a team-page on facebook http://www.beach-volleyball.de/top-sport…neues-team.html So Laura managed to split a new team pairing before their first match. Impressive! Kira has already said that the partnership will only be for one match though. It's in the penultimate question of this article. Source (English): http://www.ludwig-walkenhorst.com/2017-0…-unique-mome...

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 11:04am

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

Fort Lauderdale - Not long now

Quoted from "pamphleteer" Looks pretty unpredictable and exciting with so many new pairs from everywhere. It does indeed. Can't wait to see who rises to the top. Quoted from "pamphleteer" I guess, Nadja Glenzke would be the "regular" new partner of Grossner, at least they have a team-page on facebook That's interesting. It was only a couple of days ago on Facebook when they talked about their partnership together. Just a few days later and they become (temporary) court rivals.

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 10:04pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

Fort Lauderdale - Not long now

With the first tournament in Fort Lauderdale only a month away I thought it was time to start the ball rolling! The current entry list can be found here: http://worldtour.2017.fivb.com/en/wfla20…ntriesbycountry And it has also just been announced today that Walkenhorst's partner to replace the injured Laura Ludwig is Julia Grossner. It will be interesting how Kira steps up to the position as team leader. http://www.ndr.de/sport/mehr_sport/Beach…eyball1388.html You may have missed the news that A...

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 2:27pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

New Beach Volleyball Game!

It's always a bad sign when you reply to your own messages, but the full game review is now available: www.ludwig-walkenhorst.com/Volleyball-Unbound Or if you can't be bothered to read it the one word summary is: Recommended. Game Updates (13 Jan) Changelist: Improved defense actions. Characters will now react much faster Added a new single handed "emergency" defense action. It's very difficult to get the timing right but at least you have a chance... There are now more difficulty levels in care...

Friday, December 16th 2016, 9:50pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

New Beach Volleyball Game!

Hello all. I thought I'd just give a head's up notice that there's a new Beach Volleyball Game out today. I am not affiliated with the game in any way, but the game promises to be very good with a high level of realism with features including Extensive career mode for males and females Party mode for up to 16 people (4 people playing at a time) Very realistic ball physics and player abilities Very large range of locations and tournaments Character editor - recreate the looks and abilities of any...

Friday, December 16th 2016, 1:06pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

Hello all, from another BVB fan. :)

Quoted from "TimHH" but actually he is the older brother You are quite right, 'little brother' was a terrible choice of phrase. Not only is he the older of the two, but you can hardly call somebody who is 206cm tall 'little', can you! Yes, I agree. It would be nice if Kira's big brother could find success with a steady teammate. Especially as his little sister looks like she'll have an injured partner at the start of the 2017 campaign. [Source] BVBfan88 ludwig-walkenhorst.com

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 6:05pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

Hello all, from another BVB fan. :)

Thank you for the warm welcome. Yes, you are correct. Ich bin Englisch, aber ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch. I have an English website supporting a German duo. No wonder my site is not very popular It's more of a hobby/tribute than a serious news website though. Unfortunately there are no BVB superstars over here and virtually no TV coverage. I've just checked the FIVB database and men ranked 59th is the best we have. I've just noticed that this is the same rank as Kay Matysik / Alexander Walk...

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 8:51pm

Author: ludwig-walkenhorst

Hello all, from another BVB fan. :)

Hello all. Just a quick introduction as I'm new to this forum. I'm a keen BVB fan, and have had a wonderful Summer (thank you Rio!) I also run a small supporters website (www.ludwig-walkenhorst.com ) for fans of the German olympic gold medalists Laura & Kira. Hope to contribute and learn more from these forums in the not too distant future. Regards, BVBfan88