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,...

How to Resurrect your Old or Maintain your New Kite Pump Kite pumps are like sunglasses. It seems like every time I invest in an expensive pair of shades, something happens to them. I’ll forget them somewhere, leave them in someone’s car, lose them on the beach,...

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...

What makes a good Wakestyle kiteboard?   Slingshot riders Sam Light and Karolina Winkowska dominate every park setting in the world and fill you in on what features make the best wakestyle kiteboard for them. Our Men's Version is inspired by Sam Light - The Refraction.   Our Women's Version...

What makes a good freestyle kiteboard?  Power! Think of a freestyle board as a more aggressive free-ride board: designed for versatility, but built to be powered up, jumped big, landed hard, and put through the wringer. A good freestyle board should be fast on the water...

What makes the best twin tip freeride kiteboard?   Versatility is the most important characteristic when looking for the best freeride kiteboard. It should have plenty of grip and pop for freestyle and boosting, while remaining forgiving in the chop, slashy in the swell, and efficient when...

Learning what’s better: above-the-bar or below-the-bar depower?   You can scour the internet and forums about the right kite control bar and you’ll find plenty of threads about which is best and why. While some forum topics can get pretty contentious and opinionated, in this case, pretty...

How to choose the right SUP? Start with the category and then find the board. Much like buying a new car, if you’re in the market for a stand-up paddleboard, the first thing you need to decide is what general type of board you’re looking for....

If you rig your kite the same way every session and have never experimented with different settings and attachment points, you could be missing out. Slingshot kites come equipped with different attachment points, on both the leading edge and the wingtip. These attachment points are...

Choose the right SUP for surfing. This may sound obvious, but if you want a SUP that can perform well in the waves, you want a wave-specific SUP. It’s not to say an open-water/recreation SUP can’t surf waves (they can, we’ve done it), it’s just more...

RPM Attachment points explained by Sam Light. Ever wondered what your kite’s different attachment points are for? Sam Light discusses RPM kite tuning techniques and why you should try for yourself.   If you rig your kite the same way every session and have never experimented with different...

Learn to kite foil: Best conditions 2018 While it’s true you can learn to kite foil in just about any condition you can kiteboard in, there is definitely a sweet spot in wind speed when you’re learning. We have found that to be the 15-25 knot range,...

NOTE: Ideally the best first step to learning to SUP foil surfing is behind a boat. A boat or jet ski is like having a ski lift. Imagine learning to snowboard or ski by hiking up a mountain; it is doable, but it would be...

The best spot to learn foil surfing is behind a boat. The idea is simple. Imagine learning how to ski or snowboard by hiking up the mountain first. Having a boat or jet ski is just like having a ski lift - it's an assisted...

In case you needed an extra nudge, here are a few of our favorite benefits of learning to kite foil. Why you should learn in 2018 1. More time on the water It’s simple math that every kiter will love: Adding a foil to your quiver equals more...

Learn Surf foiling 2018: 3 Biggest Reasons to Start Now In case you needed an excuse, here are a few of our favorite benefits of surf foiling.     Why you should learn surf foiling 2018: 1. Escape the crowds One of the best things about foil surfing: Great waves with...