Frank Bingel

Frank Bingel

Social Media Manager - Wing Life Podcast

Hi, my name is Frank!

I am an enthusiastic wing-/windsurfer, mountain biker, skier, photographer and I support the Wing Life Podcast as social media manager since late 2023.

About myself: 
My motto and tag you find in my social media posts: #lovetheride

Back in fall 2020 I started wing foiling. I am stoked since day one and love to be part of this fast growing cool new water sport.

I am very much interested in the development / design of wing foiling equipment and I like to listen to podcasts.
So I stumbled over Luc's new Wing Life Podcast and very much like to listen to his inspiring conversations with brand managers, designers, pro riders out of the wing foiling world.

In 2003 I build up a river wíndsurfing related community(www.river-rippers.net).
Later in 2005 I was part of the fast growing Canadian Skypilot Kiteboarding community and since then I build up good network of people within the global windsurf, kitesurf, now wing foiling community, where we share our passion for the sport.

With the former Wingfoil Experience podcast (2020-2021) by Daniel Graffe, I already supported a wing foil podcast as social media manager and bring some experience and creativity to Luc's podcast.

Where do I live and wing foil ? 

I live in the south west of Germany near Heidelberg.
With 100+ wing sessions, I am an advanced rider, love to jump high, carve some turns and do some 360 variations.
My local playgrounds are River Rhine and some lakes.

Favourite Sailing Spots: 
River Rhine (Germany), Fuerteventura (Spain), Columbia River Gorge (USA), Lake Silvaplana (Switzerland).


Related Episodes
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Wing Life Show Episode #6 - Wing Handling Basics

On this episode, Gwen, Damien and Luc talk about: - Learning all about handle 0 or the leading edge handle - How to walk around with your wing - How to turn your wing turn left, right and how to gene...

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Wing Life Show Episode #5 - Your First Solo Wing Foil Session
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Wing Life Show Episode #5 - Your First Solo Wing Foil Session

On this episode, Gwen, Damien and Luc talk about: - How we learned to Wing Foil and our experiences - Importance of mastering the basics and learning how to wing on your knees before standing - Maste...

Episode #59 - Laura Rudolph & Michael Näf
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Episode #59 - Laura Rudolph & Michael Näf

Laure Rudolph and Michael Näf join us on the show to talk about: - Their intro into wind sports (from Windsurfing to Wing Foiling) - Living in Switzerland and the many lakes to explore- Product devel...

Wing Life Show Episode #4 - Your First Wing Foil Lesson
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Wing Life Show Episode #4 - Your First Wing Foil Lesson

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Episode #58 - Xavi Corr
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Episode #58 - Xavi Corr

Xavi is a 16-year-old pro-wing foiler from Tarifa, Spain. He joins us to talk about:   - Learning how to Kite surf at the age of 7 - Entering the competitive scene and achieving success in va...

Wing Life Show #3 - Wing Foil Safety and Wind Basics
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Wing Life Show #3 - Wing Foil Safety and Wind Basics

On this episode, Gwen, Damien and Luc talk about:   - The importance of prioritizing safety - Highlight some commonly used safety equipment - Why you should pace yourself and take breaks wh...

Episode #57 - Joe Knapton
June 26, 202400:58:28

Episode #57 - Joe Knapton

Joe, the founder of Flymount, joins us from his office to talk about: - How they got started in 2006 - Initial designs, production & testing - What materials are used - What is coming next - An...

Wing Life Show #2: What Wing Foil Gear Should I Buy as a Beginner, and How do I Set it Up?
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Wing Life Show #2: What Wing Foil Gear Should I Buy as a Beginner, and How do I Set it Up?

On this episode, Gwen, Damien and Luc talk about: - What gear should you buy as a beginner - The importance of connecting with your community - How to set up your new kit - Faqs about mast position...

Episode #56 - Cash Berzolla
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Episode #56 - Cash Berzolla

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