What kite shape matches your riding style?   Undecided, confused or unsure what kite type will best fit your riding style? We can help. While this is by no means the definitive source, we live and breathe kiteboarding and kite gear, so it’s safe to say these...

What are the main kite shapes in kiteboarding? C-KITE: Details: No bridle, classic C shape, wide squared-off wingtips, the most influential kite shape from which all modern shapes evolved. Benefits: Unrivaled unhooked performance, aggressive pop and power delivery, insane yank-your-shorts-off looping and boosting, direct feel...

Five tips to building the perfect kite quiver. Find the right style of kite for you Know the conditions Don't get stuck with just one style Know the used kite market in your area Three-meter rule of thumb   Find the right style of kite for you...

If you’re into boosting, hangtime, slashing, handle passing, going big or going home, riding like you mean it or kicking butt and taking names - the 2019 RPM is for you....

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...