Here are some pointers on how to buy your next new kite. The five biggest 5 tips, how to buy a kite 2020 is finally here! When it comes to gear, kiteboarders have never had more freedom to define their style and more options to choose...

Kite Foil Academy Reviews- it works! When we launched Foil Academy about a year ago, we knew we were filling a huge void. Over the last few years, foiling has exploded around the world, across multiple watersports. Brands and manufacturers- both big and small- have taken advantage...

As the leader in foil boarding,  we get asked a lot of questions about how to kite foil.  We asked our customer service team to compile a list of the most frequently asked questions they get about how to kite foil. Here are your How to...

Follow these Top 5 Tips for learning to kite foil from an industry insider who already made the mistakes for you. You’ve heard the expression “In one ear and out the other.” Well, that’s what one "ex-pro" kiteboarder (who shall remain anonymous for his protection) says is...

Footstraps for kitefoiling- when you should and should not use them. Foot straps, half straps or no straps- here’s a breakdown of the key pros and cons of each. It’s an age-old question in foiling: To strap or not to strap. In foiling’s early days, pioneers...

BEHIND THE BOARD - 2018 Karolina Pro The Karolina Pro has officially been in our lineup for 3 years and Karolina herself is more excited about this version than any of her previous boards. We caught up with Karolina and artist Alex Fox on their recent...

BEHIND THE BOARD - 2018 Refraction The Refraction has quickly become one of our most popular boards. Known as a solid all-around board designed to shred every condition on the planet, and take a major beating in the process, we understand why it's popularity continues to grow....

Learn How to Eliminate Kite Foiling Fear You've done your research and finally pulled the trigger on your new favorite toy, a Slingshot Hover Glide or Ghost Whisper Kite Foil. It's an epic day, sun is out, wind is perfect and it's time to ride. So why...

It’s safe to say that once you start kite foiling, your whole perspective on kiteboarding will change. Building a perfect kite quiver for foiling is one of the steps you will find on your list of to do's. You’ll ride longer, farther and faster than ever,...

Sam Light - For The Love of Kiteboarding Words: Alex Fox   Five years ago I was asked by a kiteboarding magazine to write a column for one of their issues. I remember being really torn on what to write about. They gave me free reign and didn't have an...

Learn to Kite Foil with Streamlined Course + New Tricks For new students, learn to kite foil faster:  We have reorganized the lessons to get you on the water in less than an hour! http://www.Foil-academy.com For existing students and progressing kite foilers:  We have added new TRICK...

Kiteboarding Hydrofoil Maintenance Tips If you’ve clicked through to this blog, we’ve got a pretty good idea that you know what’s coming. Kiteboarding hydrofoil maintenance IS IMPORTANT. That’s it! Just like a bike chain needs lube and your skis need a regular tune, your foil needs some lovin’....

TOUR THE WORLD. Some of you may have caught our latest ad campaign featuring our long-time team rider Karolina Winkowska, and we wanted to give you a little insight to the reasoning behind the ad....

The Follow Up Interview: Sam Light dropped one of our favorite kiteboarding videos in a long time over the weekend. It featured some insane land gaps, long dock slides, massive kite loops, and of course some great park action. The video has gotten insane traction and...

Slingshot Converter Review from Slingshot Kite on Vimeo.   I had been curious to try the Slingshot Converter ever since it was released into the foil board line. I live in Jupiter, Florida, and if you know anything about that part of the world, you'll know that...

+ If you’re the type to keep your ear to the ground on all things Slingshot, you’ve probably caught wind of the new Truce bags rolling out of their Portland shop. Durable as hell and emblazoned with kites we could no longer put to use on...

[caption id="attachment_3721" align="alignnone" width="269"] The eclectic mix of Dubai[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3718" align="alignnone" width="269"] Slingshot graphic designer Carson Wiser catching some cosmic rays.[/caption]   I have flown through Dubai many times but never actually left the airport, so I was excited when I heard about the trip to visit...

The Future of Foiling: The Foil Academy When you ask Jeff Logosz, Slingshot CEO and mastermind behind Foil Academy, about the why behind it all, it’s hard to tell the origin story without recalling deep powder days in the backcountry of the Wasatch Mountains. [caption id="attachment_3673" align="alignnone"...