Once they have become familiar with the feeling of flying a Wing Foil, some people want to exploit the potential of this sport to the full. In order to satisfy your desire for freeriding and trickery, we create efficient and manageable products. We take care to ensure that they are scalable, to follow you from your beginnings, to your desires for freeride and performance. Sharing our passion for foiling goes far beyond the creation of products, we make sure we give you the best advice for having fun on the water. Do you want to go to the next level and send your first jumps? Here are all our recommendations on “How to jump well in Wing Foil”, to push the limits of this sport.
How to jump well in Wing Foil (Level 1)?
THE SPOT AND THE CONDITIONS
Unlike some foiling disciplines, WingFoiling does not necessarily require powerful waves. It is perfectly possible to start on flat water for the first time. Ideally, however, you should start in a fairly windy session (at least 20 knots), with enough chop and/or swell to help you get the jump going. Also consider a spotlight with sufficient background. This is because you could damage your foil during the landing or if you fall.
When you start jumping in WingFoil, make sure you are safe and equip yourself with protection, helmet and an impact waistcoat.
For jumping, a slightly smaller board will be ideal, because of its increased reactivity and its small size. These boards are usually equipped with foot-straps inserts, very useful for jumper. The straps will give you stability in flight, control and avoid losing the board in the air. A board that is too big will not be suitable for jumps at all. We advise you to have a board equal or lower than 5’5 (depending on the size).
For more information on the use of straps or strapless in Wing Foil, we invite you to read this dedicated article. Finally, to have maximum speed and an optimal jump, we recommend a fast foil and a relatively small front fin (less than 1500 cm2).
Find our SROKA quiver for Wing Foil jumper at the end of the article