Grab the Wing by the central front handle, or take the Rail Saver of your Wing Leash (the portion of the strap that goes from the Wing). You hold the Wing with the hand that will be your front hand when starting up riding.
Put your back hand on the central handle of the leading edge, and grab the first ride handle on the strut with your front hand.
The Wing will come off the water and catch the wind.
Reminder: with Wing in the air it’s very simple:
• If you move the Wing towards the nose, the Board will bear away and go downwind (which you don’t usually want).
• If you move the Wing backwards towards the tail, the Board luffs up into the wind (which stops your drift).
In light wind, you can almost paddle with the Wing’s tip to turn the Board faster. Little trick 😉
Put the Board crosswind.
Stand up with your front foot flat, like a front lunge in fitness.
If your Board has the right volume, the balance is fairly simple.
In any case, a very light pressure on the back hand in the Wing will give you enough wind support to find your balance.
Remember to avoid waves and chop at the beginning.
We have the front hand on the full power handle, then we will put the back hand on the first back handle, the one before the full power handle.
We’re taking it slow and the priority is to stay on course. Just remember to keep the crosswind by putting your Wing behind you if you need to luff up.
The simple placement of your hands is enough to put traction and stabilize you.
Do not let the Wing get caught up in the water:
The rule is simple: if the Wing gets stuck in the water, you must let go and start all over again. Otherwise, you risk bending it and it could explode. It will cost you a Wing…
The line joining your hands must always be at a minimum angle of 45° to the horizontal so that it does not get stuck in the water. As soon as you lower your front hand, the wing will get caught up in the water and you will have to start all over again.
So never keep your front hand low and always lower your back hand. This is the secret of the Wing, the only thing you really need to understand.
You’re stabilized, everything’s okay.
Back the back hand on the full power handle, keep the front hand very high and sheet in gently: Here we go!
Points clefs :
• Good orientation of the Wing.
• Don’t let yourself drift too long (react quickly).
• Do not force: use the wind.
• Use the Wing to take its course and keep it.
• Let go of the Wing if it gets caught in the water.
• Apply power gradually.
• Put your balance first on your legs, use the volume of the Board.
• Never keep your front hand low and always lower your back hand.