Edward Hagen has been producing some of the finest skating equipment for over 33 years. In 1987 he founded Hagen Techniek and began designing and manufacturing inline skating equipment. Shortly after, Edward began his journey to create and craft high performance products for long and short track speed skating. During this time he partnered and collaborated with many of the world’s top manufacturers. In 2019 he launched the EHS, the next generation of speed skating products!
Tristan has honed his trade, following in the footsteps of his father and master craftsman, Edward Hagen. He is the specialist who oversees the final touches of our short and long track blades. He has advanced the techniques and materials involved with our gluing process which ensures consistent and clean results with each and every blade. With an expert eye, Tristan also inspects and selects our best runners to guarantee the best quality possible. He oversees quality control and examines the final products of all of our short and long track blades before they leave our factory. He also designs and performs the graphic engraving for our blades. Currently competing in long track marathons, it is clear that Tristan is passionate about his work and love for our sport.
As a long track, marathon, short track and inline skater, Jacco has the experience to understand the demands and importance of skating equipment. Since 2012 he has specialized in steel preparation, and has worked as a freelancer to produce the highest runners for some of the worlds most renowned brands. In 2018 Jacco decided to create his own brand Kromkamp, to advance steel runner technology. Combining his experience, extensive research and development, testing, and hardening processes, he has created a system which produces the best runners in the world.
Consistent with the Hagen Techniek team philosophy, Wesley is first and foremost passionate about the sport of speedskating. As a long track specialist in the 1500m, all-round and marathon events Wesley is an elite skater himself. He has earned a podium finish and several top 5 finished in the junior category at the Netherlands Championships. With an educational background in machining and MAG1 welding, Wesley brings both the skating experience and technical knowledge to help develop some of the world’s fastest blades. This invaluable skillset allows the Wesley and the EHS team to prefect it’s designs, materials and laser welding processes.