FAQ | Camp WoodWings

The sports & the roads

What do the roads look like?

Road 1. Both beginning downhillers as more experienced riders will have lots of fun on this 2km road. In standup the road reaches up to speeds of 30km per hour. In tuck the maximum speed increases up to 60km per hour. The road consists of a combination of various (technical) sweepers and 1 large curve. Every day you will be free to use this completely closed road during 3 hours. You will be transported back to the top after every downhill run. 

Road 2. 5 kilometer, 6 different hairpins, 2 sweepers, 500 meter altitude difference and an average incline of 7,60% with a maximum of 12,50%. Needless to say more, the numbers tell the whole story. Even beginning downhillers will be comfortable on this road since it is very wide, smooth and has very large turns. 1300 meter of this road has been renewed with smooth black concrete in spring 2016. That's why we will focus our activities on this part. #luxuryproblem

For all our freestylers and dancers we have a giant plateau on top of the mountain. Here you can learn new tricks while enjoying the breathtaking view!

For more information, photos and videos: go have a look at 'The skate' under 'The camp' menu. 

Are the roads completely closed for traffic and secured?

For our team nothing is more important than safety. The WoodWings roads will be COMPLETELY CLOSED for traffic, for which we have an autorisation and permit from the local autorities.

There will be sufficent supervisors present (1 supervisor for 5 guests) making sure everything runs safely. All our safety marshalls are connected and equipped with walkie-talkies. The roads are sufficiently SECURED with over 150 high impact matrasses, safety nets and haystacks. First aid will be provided immediately.

Anyone not respecting the safety rules, not listening to the supervisors, not wearing the mandatory safety equipment or endangering others, will be denied access to the mountain for the rest of the week!

I have no longboard, freeboard or driftbike experience. Is this camp good for me?

Our goal is to promote longboarding and other downhill sports and to give people a good taste of those amazing sports. The WoodWings camp offers the perfect setting in which you can start with your first steps,  in a safe way and surrounded by professional instructors. Here you will be able to develop your skills and gain sufficient experience during your weekly stay. Therefore we will work hard to provide you with the best training and camp facilities you can imagine!

Longboard and protective gear can be rented at a cheap price. Our daily lessons are included! For questions, tricks and tips, our instructors will be there for you anytime 24/24!

I have no longboard experience. Should I take lessons?

Everybody can learn to longboard, freeboard or drift bike without taking any lessons. As the matter in fact, that's how we learned it many years ago. The best thing about those sports is that you can learn, try and invent new things, just by falling and getting up again.

With our longboard lessons you will be able to learn faster and better. As with every sport, it is always better to learn the correct techniques instead of unlearning the wrong ones. Our lessons start with the basics of longboarding and will progress based on your pace.

Next to the daily practice-based courses, your instructor will explain you more about the do's and dont's, safety, unwritten rules of longboarding and helps you with all your questions about your setup our your future longboard.

Are the lessons included in my package? If so, are they mandatory?
  • Groms (12 - 16)

The lessons are included in the Groms camp. Our curriculum consists of 2,5 hours of lessons a day. During the first day your teacher will assess your level and afterwards you’ll continue your training in a personal program. During your lessons you will be able to choose from the different disciplines and techniques in longboarding. 

The lessons are not mandatory but we strongly recommend you to use it. Do you fear of not having enough free time to board? Don't worry about that. We will spend about six hours per day on the mountain; plenty of time!

  • Youngsters / grown-ups (16+)

The lessons are included in your travel package, but are not mandatory. You can select your choice during your booking.

Can I get extra lessons in addition to the included lessons?

Unfortunately this isn't possible. Our instructors have other tasks during the day, such as securing the roads during the downhill activities. Nonetheless, with 2,5 hours of lessons per day you will get more than enough information with which you will be able to practice all day long. Of course our instructors are always there for you to give you feedback and help with tips and tricks.