ODA JOHANNE STOKSTAD BRØDHOLT
To ‘pop’ I will bend my knees and then extend. In flat water I think it is a bit like skateboarding. I like to feel that my board is flying really hard on top of the water with good speed. When you hook out you go over the board. Then you squat down and then push up like a skateboarder. On flat water you stay over your board. For a Vulcan the technique is more like the ‘ollie’ in skateboarding but in the flaka you bend down more and then extend, you don’t tuck up the leg again. For a chop hop I lean a bit more to the back. If I would like to fly longer I stretch out the front leg, tuck in the back leg and at the same time get closer to the sail. I stay close so the wind stays in the sail. You fly longer if you make yourself small and stay close to the sail. Right before the landing you stretch out the back leg so you don’t land flat!
“ To ‘pop’ I will bend my knees and then extend.”