After seeing all the action on our Facebook and Instagram page you might be interested in how the pro’s make their gear fly so quickly. The fifth episode of the TWS Slalom Technique Series deals exactly with that, flying. Marco Lang and Jordy Vonk are experts in making their gear fly, whether it is in very low wind or overpowered conditions.
There are two major things that can make your board fly more easily, putting the boom up and putting the masttrack more to the back. Start with a maximum and work your way down to a better position. So put the boom high, see how it feels and put it lower until the board feels good and is flying controllably over the water. The same with the masttrack, you can put it all the way back and move the base forward a bit until the board feels good. You will notive that you have found the sweet spot when you can control the gear in a strong gust but keep flying when the wind drops. If your board seems to fly too much, then it’s worth looking at other things. It might mean that the front footstrap is too far back, the fin too long or there is too much downhaul.
The TWS Slalom Technique Series
The Slalom Technique Series are a way for you to improve your slalom sailing with the tips from the pro’s. As every winter the bay of El Médano becomes the hotspot of slalom training we decided to share some of the pro tips with you. In 6 episodes Marco Lang and Jordy Vonk will share their tips to make you sail even faster and get ready for the upcoming racing season. The guys discuss everything from trimming the gear to jibing and flying. Check out the other episodes as well to make sure you are ready for your next race.
Tenerife Windsurf Solution
At the Tenerife Windsurf Solution Centre in El Medano you can find many different boards and sails from slalom to wave. If you book at the TWS centre you can try out a different board and sail every day on the warm blue water of Tenerife. With more than 60% of the days strong winds, you can be sure of some nice waveriding and slalom action. This will definitely improve your level and we will make sure you have got a good time!