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Paul Menta
Dec 19, 2023
In Wing Foiling Schools
Paula is amazing and I highly recommend her for beginners and intermediate's or just to go session Book here https://www.e-foilusa.com/booking-calendar/wing-foiling-lesson-boat-downwinder?referral=service_list_widget(https://www.e-foilusa.com/booking-calendar/wing-foiling-lesson-boat-downwinder?referral=service_list_widget)
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Paul Menta
Dec 13, 2023
In Discussion on Wing Foiling
I got to ride the new Swift 85 liter light wind board and was shocked how it pumped so easy, got up on foil fast and turns great. For light wind with the 1300 mk11 front foil light wind will be at a new level. I rode the 100 liter on a 4 meter mantis 850 front foil with it blowing 17 ( I am 190lbs) and was overpowered and switched to 85 liter and 3.5 mantis and was still powered up a lot. The board being shorter than downwind boards makes it buoyant , nose doesn’t stuff and another guy rode the set up and he is 205lbs. The surprise was later( no video) this board rips in the waves! Light wind option, smaller length and waves…game changer! More to come in the waves and light wind. Specs in thumbnail photo. The new Mantis handles both leading edge and strut are shaped for great hand position and more angled grip. Low end power, and stable when you put it behind you as the front handle is now solid. More to come!
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Paul Menta
Dec 02, 2023
Drone Wing Foiling in waves at Vela Cabarete on Cabrinha content media
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Paul Menta
Dec 02, 2023
In Discussion on Wing Foiling
Tow in foiling Pacasmayo Peru content media
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Paul Menta
Jun 26, 2023
In Discussion on Wing Foiling
If you are sitting around in Florida with no wind like i have or somewhere else ,treat yourself to a trip to the D.R. Buy a flight ticket and wing the same day, rooms and food are quality but so afforadble at Dulce Vida apartments and Vela ( they have a great restaurant as well onsite)You will spend more money staying in Florida , plus the wind will wear you out! Hope to see ya there over the next few months! Any questions just ask, will tell you what and where! https://youtu.be/haeB961mYhk
Summer wind in Cabarete Dominican Republic, let’s go! content media
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Paul Menta
Jun 03, 2023
In Instruction and videos
Wanted to ride the new #cabrinhawings H Series Mkll but had no wind. The boat provided some fun. Things noted: Rode my 60L Cabrinha Code Very smooth and fast Good pumping Found different ways to pump the board and mast settings, this a great idea to practice pumping before you start dock or beach starts. Want to really get used to your board and focus on pumping, get behind any boat or ski. This will make your skills much better when you wing as well! Any ride is better than no ride! #cabrinhakites
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Paul Menta
Apr 10, 2023
Wing Foiling in Florida weed aka sargasam. content media
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Paul Menta
Feb 27, 2023
Wing Foiling beginning shore break getting in and out content media
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Paul Menta
Nov 06, 2022
In Instruction and videos
Lots of questions on how to drag with your wing to get a board back, drag to shallows, go upwind on your knees and more. Having a plan in your head helps when you actually need to do it!
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Paul Menta
Nov 05, 2022
In Discussion on Wing Foiling
I wanted to share my opinion on the Cabrinha MKII after spending over 80 hours riding them. I feel this will be of help to people when choosing a foiling for specific condtions and takes you through my experience with these foils as compared to the Cabrinha H- series as well. Sorry video is 16 minutes but wanted to get all information in. Paul
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Paul Menta
Oct 18, 2022
In Discussion on Wing Foiling
Fall is upon us and wing foiling season is on! Took a ride to Ft Pierce for an early cold front and caught the Dakine demo. Wind was not showing up and after a 5 hour drive from Key West we were not giving up! Gwen from Cabrinha was there and was teaching us beach starts on a foil and pumping until I saw some clouds roll in and it was on. Started out on my 6 meter Cabrinha Mantis and 75l board with the new MkII 1240 and was enjoying some waves for 3 hour session. Was a blast to ride with everyone and waves showed up mid tide. Rode a prototype as well, new handles, well balanced and lite feeling in you hands. Finished up and drove down south heading home and Hit Virginia Key next day. Wind was up early and rode a few hours on the outside in the waist high waves, you can tell they get bigger wind swell when the big north winds punch through. Great spot and really cool crowd there. Saw lots of beginners and advanced. Everyone was having a good time. see ya out there somewhere in Florida ! Paul
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Paul Menta
Oct 18, 2022
In Spots to Wing Foil & Travel
Virginia Key is located in Key Biscayne and is a great spot for wing foiling. long area for parking, great grassy area for setting up gear, easy beach access, walking in with gear and gets waist to chest deep fast. Small jetty’s on the beach that are easy to avoid . Inside flat to chop, outside sandbars waves from wind swell which are a lot of fun and plenty of room. The crowd there is very chill and really nice. It’s a great scene for beginner and advanced. You pay to get in the park, but worth it. Great on any north winds and east.
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Paul Menta
Sep 07, 2022
In Instruction and videos
There is a lot of talk about getting up on foil and riding in light winds. I wanted to put something together so you can see a technique i use that works for me and people i am teaching. the sport is new and booming. This is not the best edited video i know, but you will get the point. look soon for my "10 Steps to Wing Foiling" coming soon. Just like when i started kiteboarding in 1990's i am gathering data to make a efficient way to teach and learn. Enjoy!
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Paul Menta
Aug 26, 2022
In Discussion on Wing Foiling
We get some lucky days when storms are around but key west doesn’t start getting any wind till bout end of September. It’s lasts through June for wing foiling. South winds bring seaweed which makes you up your riding skills, it’s good practice. Lots of testing foils and wing techniques to get up in very light wind but a good work out. If you find yourself in key west this fall or winter and need a board to use, let me know. We can work out a rum trade!
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Paul Menta
Jun 03, 2022
In Discussion on Wing Foiling
Yeah we'll just being honest
Wing foiling, want I think I look like when I am.in high winds and waves content media
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Paul Menta
May 22, 2022
In Discussion on Wing Foiling
Well, the summer winds came blowing in! With the south winds brings lots of weed. When we have 19-21 mph out of the south it’s equal to 15- 17 mph out north. South looses wind density so there is no as much punch with all that humid sticky air. Did a downwind, upwind session to find some small wind swell for about 2.5 hours. Can’t count the amount of times I ate shit hitting weed. Then I figured out when the weed is up top on surface I come off foil so 3/4 of my mast is under water. That way when weed hits it as it slides down the mast it comes off from the movement. When the mast is too far out of the water, the hits the mast and then pins it self on my front foil wing. if I seed the weed low I go high…lol anyway this made my return way back upwind a lot easier and possible. So if the wind density is low and there is weed, any adjustments like this help your session! I imagine I am the only one in the Florida Keys who references weed in a bad way! Will go again tomorrow, what will I learn by mistake then? #wingfoiling #wingboarding
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Paul Menta
May 17, 2022
In Instruction and videos
some great looks at different techniques on wing foiling tricks.
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Paul Menta
Apr 21, 2022
In Spots to Wing Foil & Travel
I had a chance to head over to Cabarete to finally Wing Foil there. I have been kiting there in the waves longer than i need to tell. I go to kite beach and usually base out of Optimal Kite which Kelvin runs and has a great set up , gear and lessons. Great place to launch from and do freestyle kite, foil or ride the waves at reef. So the mission was to wing foil and i would say kite beach is a bit tight with lots of kiters, some shore break and shallow reef, so if you don't know how to get out of the channel i would not recommend it unless you are an advanced rider. I took a flight from Miami on American Airlines. I had a mystic board bag i got from Mac Kites that was a 5'9 and i packed a 5'4 Cabrinha code (with foam noodles) a 1200 cabrinha foil and a 1000 with a fusion 90 mast, all parts and 2 wings in bag( cabrinha x3 4 meter and a Dakine Cyclone 5 meter and it weighed just at 50 pounds. I can check 2 bags so there was no charge, said it was surfboard. If i wanted to check it with only 1 bag free it was 45$. I dropped my gear at Vela Cabarete with Jens which is in town down at the corner of the bay. He was great, he stored my gear for the week, gave me a tab for food and drink ( which was cheap and really good) and then walked me through all the different sections of the bay, channel, reef, out reef and more. Because the wind there is side off you don't get full wind at 12 pm for about 50 meters so there really isn't any kiting there. Its an easy walk in, on your board an go to the wind line which is there is a white buoy for reference and off you go. Plenty of wind swell on inside, channel has much bigger wind swell, reef has waves and out beyond reef really big wind swell. The reef even at low tide had 6 foot of clearance, i never had any issues. I would start at noon on my 5 meter wing and by 3 pm had to get the 4 meter, some days earlier. i am 180 pounds, to give a reference. I would do a 2 hour session, rehydrate and go and do another. The staff there and the local wing foilers are really great and its a chill vibe. Lots of wind surfers as well. I watched there system for lessons, my wife took them and did really good( she will write a review of what she learned and what worked for her separate). The have a great spot to teach so people learn wing control. I saw all levels male and female progressing like crazy. So this is great to bring someone who wants to learn or to be honest the place is great to hang out and chill under cover or on the beach. I can't say enough about Jens, we compared the start of this sport to kiteboarding and talked about what's next progression, spots around the world that are not used, wave riding and free style. He has a lot of experience from being there so long and is a good person to discuss all aspects of wing foiling. So in summary if you are going to Cabarete and want to really be in the perfect place, get local knowledge every day, spots to ride, advise, food, drink and be able to relax and know your gear is safe go to Vela Cabarete and enjoy as much time as you want on the water! The summer will be so windy this year dont miss it! side note i have a condo at Dulce Vida by kite beach, there are alot of great places to stay depending on budget and beach or not. Either way you can take a moto for 200 pesos to where ever you need and get some great food all over. If you need any recommendations for food ect let me know. Cant wait to go back!!!!
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Paul Menta
Apr 14, 2022
In Discussion on Wing Foiling
Share what it was like when you started or what you are working on now. People love to hear what we all did wrong. For example, i was on such a small board in lite wind when i started i became so frustrated, falling off and getting to stand up. The volume was to low, once i moved up in board volume it really helped me put it all together and pick the right conditions better.
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