Sam Light Compares - 2019 NEW RPM vs Old RPM We recognize that you might be addicted to kiteboarding (like us). Let's do some facts checking on the NEW RPM vs the Old RPM.     We also understand you may be stuck at work dreaming about the new...

Learn the 5 top Kiteboarding Tricks to Kiteboard with more style by high-flying, globetrotting, fierce-but-friendly Slingshot team rider, Karolina Winkowska.   The three-time world champion is veteran competitor and a style-master in freestyle, wakestyle and park riding. In her latest video blog, Karolina lets us in on...

Not the RPM the NEW RPM | 2019 Slingshot. The RPM has been the kingpin of Slingshot’s kite line for a decade …   Ten years ago our mad-scientist designers locked themselves in the lab and made it their mission to stitch together all the best features...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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

Learn the top three benefits of an adjustable track/pedestal for your kiteboard hydrofoil mount. Dial in your foil mount and you will enjoy the freedom of your own stance forever.   Here's Why: All kiteboarders are not created equal, and in hydrofoiling even small variations can translate to...

If you’re serious about kite foiling, you need to know about the best harness for kitefoiling. Discover the full freedom of movement with the original hardshell harness, with sliding rope combination.                 With an ever-growing wealth of tech talk about foiling, wing sizes and shapes, material type,...