New Ramp for Flatwater Jumping

by Graham

Thomas flies into a stalled forward

Julien busts a backloop

I saw on facebook that vikteam’s Julien “wesh” Taboulet and my fellow umi-rider Thomas Traversa set up a new type of ramp in the south of France. The ramp has no slot for the fin, but instead uses thick bristles. To ride up the ramp, the riders needs shallow but very long fins. This allows him to takeoff from any angle, allowing for many more jump variations.

New ramp designs like this really open up windy flatwater spots to being radical. If every windy lake had a ramp or two, imagine how many more windsurfers there would be in the world! Innovation like this is crucial for our sport. Good going Thomas and Wesh!