NAME Max Hoff

DOB 12 Sept 1982

Born: Troisdorf, NRW, GER

Lives: Essen, NRW, GER

Weapon of choice: Nelo cinqo xxl and FES "K2 II 2016“ and for fun my Nelo 560 and my Downriver K1!

Favourite Vaikobi Item: V cold base layer and the Vaikobi Travel Bag.

Coach: Stefan Ulm, Arndt Hanisch, Robert Berger from the German National Sprint team.




Max Hoff is one of the most decorated Sprint Athletes from the strong German National Sprint Team.

He has won several World and European Titles, the European Games, the overall Sprint Worldcup and was a member of the K4 squad, which raced one of the most impressive races at the Rio Olympic Games 2016 to win that Gold medal. 

Max is an inspiring athlete who started with kayaking in 1994. His first career started with Downriver racing where he won the World title in 2006. The dream of the Olympic Games changed his life in 2007 where he made it after a couple of months of sprint training to the German Team and 2008 to the Beijing Olympic Games where he finished 5th. Over a 3rd place in London 2012 he made the win in Rio 2016 and is now on the journey to Tokyo 2020.

If there is some free time Max is off to the nature with his friends. Skiing, Biking, Sailing.

He has finished a masters degree in molecular biology and one in economics.

We are delighted to have such an accomplished athlete on our V Team!