These days finding that perfect piece of chop is key. It is often behind the one you think. You use the chop to get over your board and use the back foot to lift you into the air with the front foot straight after, skateboard style. You use a little bit of pressure in your sail but not too much. With ducking moves you are using the power of the sail for the move. You tend to throw your body into the move rather than trying to ‘pop’. I just windsurf a lot for my training. I used to go to the gym but I did not feel it made a huge difference. I was doing CrossFit, jump squats and high jumps. It only made a difference for me on flat water. For me it is about finding the perfect ramp to give you the release. Also making sure you get air under the board. As you ‘pop’, even off the smallest ramp you do not over-sheet, so you stay very neutral with the sail. Just hold it, let it lift and tuck in really small. .
“ Finding that perfect piece of chop is key. ”