Snow day up North, kiteboarding way South!

Here is a video of a day we’re working making rum and hearing everyone is off up North due to snow, makes me think a snow day is in order so I go kiteboarding in key West Florida of some islands Click here —> https://youtu.be/Lc1aZDMk1B4

Paul Menta
Cabrinha Twin tip or Foiling Key West have many wind options!

As of late I have noticed the sport of kiteboarding and kitesurfing coming out of a lull and progressing again into the future. In the same day riding my Cabrinha Switchblade 12 meter on a X caliber twin tip and haveing a epic time riding with key west locals and tourists the wind died off. Using the same kite I broke out the double agent foil and added 2 more hours to my session! Winds and conditions always change, if you come prepared these days it’s endless. Lite wind has always been a problem in the sport, or no wind. Foiling has made the range of riding grow by 10x. More freestyle kiters are now making the move to learn how to foil. I will be helping people accomplish this task by teaching foiling in 2018/2019 season. Let’s go have some fun in key west together!

aloha

Paul

Reach for the Sky: The new sport of kitesurfing offers wind, waves, and the occasional bruise. (CNN, 2002)
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How I Remember 2002 is as a controversial year–with 2-line kites being the dominate choice and 4-lines coming on the scene and people were taking sides.

With the 2 line kites you have no deposed and rode very powered up and unhooked for most tricks. But 4 line kites had the chicken loop, which let you sheet out the wind or deposed.

While this was all the talk, I was thinking more about business. “How do I make a living and support my son. What trends are things are needed in the sport? Safety? Easier to learn? Training instructors? Where to ride?”

Here is a good read that was done on me at that time in Fortune’s Small Business. Turns out it was a great way to better expose the sport, myself and kiteboarding in Key West and other countries to a bigger audience.

Paul Menta