In kiteboarding lingo, the expression “flies like a tractor” is used to describe a slow, unresponsive kite that takes a ton of input to steer. For entry-level riders, kite speed isn’t much of a concern (in fact, a slower kite can help in the learning process),...

Review: Slingshot Wake Boots - How Gummy Straps Rule. "Gummy Straps Eliminated the Biggest Headache in Wake Binding History"  Jeff McKee Wake Brand Manager Slingshot Sports. Why Gummy Straps are better than Laces or Velcro on wake boots. Comfort. Not too tight, not too loose. Hours of...

How to install surf straps on your wakesurf hydrofoil board. Do this properly to minimize the potential of damaging your gear!   Watch this quick how-to slideshow for installing surf straps onto your wakesurf hydrofoil board. Be sure to follow the steps carefully.   It is super important...

Slingshot Sentinel Bar Trim Rope Replacement   Regular Maintenance = Safe & Killer Kite Sessions. Keep your bar, lines and kite in shape.   If the trim rope on your Slingshot Sentinel Bar is looking ragged, worn out, or you've shredded so hard that it broke, this post is...

A few finer details from windsurfing's foil experts. If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that tech matters. Some people are more interested than others in learning about the finer details of a product, but the technology itself is what distinguishes good gear from...

Slingshot Kiteboarding Safety: A Pre-flight Checklist   Before you head out for your next session, make sure your gear is in order. Follow our easy Pre-flight Kiteboarding Safety checklist to make sure you and your gear are safe and ready to rip.   Kite Checklist: Check your leading edge...

Smart people learn from their SUP foil mistakes; even smarter people learn from the SUP foil mistakes of others.   We’re strong believers of that concept when it comes to learning how to SUP foil. Some things you just have to learn for yourself - like muscle memory,...

Open-toed or closed-toed? Stiff or soft?  Choosing the best wakeboard boots for you!     Don’t underestimate the importance of a good pair of boots. Just like in skiing, snowboarding, or simply walking down the street, if your feet aren’t happy when you’re out on the water, chances are...