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 freeride kiteboard Versatility is the most important characteristic of a good 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 carving upwind. If you’re...

How to Choose the Best Kiteboard for Beginners First and foremost, just because a board is classified as a good “beginner” board, that does not mean it’s only good for beginners. It simply means it has a shape and performance that are favorable to user-friendly progression...

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...