With several innovations in windsurfing, wakeboarding and other major sports, both Jeff and Tony Logosz founded the forward thinking Slingshot. With four patents developed over the past ten years and licensing patents from other great innovators, Slingshot has dedicated themselves to making kiteboarding more safe and user friendly to ensure the success and evolution of their sport.
The Slingshot Fuel Kite stands with twelve years of design dedication, blood and sweat with its proven and timeless high performance platform. For surf and free ride performance, the Slingshot Rally has been completely reengineered for improved rigidity and efficiency. The open-C canopy of the Slingshot RPM pushes kite design in the three strut category with the aid of strenuous testing and years of rider feedback. The spherical-C design of the Z kite offers consistent pull with stable power and uncanny versatility. Slingshot's Key HD is a five strut kite that gives free riders unmatched range and unbelievable in flight stability. Slingshot also offers the B2 and B3 Series trainer kites for those wanting an introduction to kiting sports.
The 2013 Slingshot Turbine Kite has proven that if you want to stay on the water and still have fun in 5-6 knots, your kite has to be light. Our progressive “Open Delta C” design geometry, makes it more efficient and faster in light wind much like a high performance glider or wind turbine wing, improving lift through kite speed and allowing the 2013 Slingshot Turbine Kite to fly farther forward in the window.
We’ve had hard core freestyle riders like Eric Rienstra hitting kickers with next to no wind, riders in coastal swell shredding from dawn to dusk and local freeride guys who have the Gorge all to themselves long after everyone else has gone home - all on the Turbine.
The 2013 Slingshot Nitro Race LTD Carbon Series SUP is built for speed. Filthy, nasty speed. The 2013 Slingshot Nitro Race LTD Carbon Series SUPis made in America and designed to dominate the competition on elite race courses. An innovative hull design creates the stable feel of a wide board with a slender 27.5” (14') and 27" (12') underfoot. Made using Slingshot’s formula of Hollow Polyfused Sandwich construction and Future Response Technology, the 2013 Slingshot Nitro Race Series SUP is a durable, lightweight speed machine created in an environmentally conscious process.
2013 Slingshot Nitro Race LTD Carbon Series SUP Features & Advantages
HOLLOW CARBON CONSTRUCTION - HPF is a revolutionary process using state of the art board building materials which eliminates the need for an EPS core. The materials are literally fused together creating a hollow, stiff and durable, lightweight shell.
DOUBLE CONCAVE PLANNING HULL - Breakthrough hull design that allows for independent foot stability and increased speed, control and stroke efficiency.
'V' TUNNEL BOTTOM SHAPE - Minimizes friction by reducing contact with the water to essential hull surfaces producing less resistance and more speed. Releases the tail increaing the rocker at the rail line allowing for easier turns.
HATCHET NOSE - Cuts and moves water clean to the side for minimal wake and increase speed.
SHED DECK - The deck literally shed water that may come over the nose, providing dry, open and efficient area that holds feet for buoy turns and drop backs.
DIAMOND SHAPED TAIL - Enables acceleration and hard turning.
FULL COCKPIT LENGTH EVA PAD - Comfortable, high density traction material with uniform support.
VENT PLUG - Manuualy open and close vent plug to allow your board to 'breath' , equalizing internal and external pressure from heat and atmospheric pressure changes.
2013 Slingshot Nitro Race LTD Carbon Series SUP Tech Specs
The Nitro 14’ is made for racers who want fresh technology and innovative designs to give you the edge in your next race.
HPS - Hollow Polyfused Sandwich Construction - Revolutionary building process.
HPF is a revolutionary process using state of the art board building materials which eliminates the need for an EPS core. Using a combination of glass, carbon fiber resin, and a thin layer of foam, these materials are literally fused together creating a hollow, stiff and durable, lightweight shell. The construction process consists of a unique layering of materials throughout the board, reinforcing specific areas with denser glass and Carbon Fiber. What is truly unique and proprietary to Slingshot is the heat and pressurized molding process. This process literally fuses the materials together to create an entirely new compound that allows or a stronger, lighter, hollow board. Proudly built in our factory in the USA.
The 2014 Slingshot Nitro SUP Race Board is the perfect combination of speed and stability. The Carbon Epoxy Sandwich construction is strong and lightweight. Based on Slingshot’s Future Response Technology the Nitro is built with Carbon Wood Veneer Sandwich Construction (CWVS). This proprietary construction controls the durability, flex and overall strength of the board without adding extra weight.
The result is a proven lightweight, impact resistant board. Over the past 3 years countless hours have been spent refining the nose design into a ‘hatchet nose‘ that literally pierces the water to minimize drag and maximize glide. Couple that with an innovative double concave planning hull that optimizes stability and control, the result is pure speed.
2014 Slingshot Nitro SUP Race Board Features
DOUBLE CONCAVE PLANNING HULL
Breakthrough hull design that allows for independent foot stability and increased speed, control and stroke efficiency.
Cuts and moves water clean to the sides for minimal drag and increased speed.
The deck literally sheds water that may come over the nose, providing dry, open and efficient area that holds feet for buoy turns and drop backs.
‘V’ TUNNEL BOTTOM SHAPE
Minimizes friction by reducing contact with the water to essential hull surfaces producing less resistance and more speed. Releases the tail increasing the rocker at the rail line allowing for easier turns.
Provides surface and planing area to maintain speed and lift. Allows for more pivotal turns.
FULL COCKPIT LENGTH EVA PAD
Comfortable, high density traction material with uniform support.
Manually open and close vent plug to allow your board to ‘breath’, equalizing internal and external pressure from heat and atmospheric pressure changes.
4 TIE-DOWN PLUGS
Allows for securing person items on the board. Bungee system sold separately.
ERGONOMIC CARRY HANDLE
Designed with plenty of room to naturally fit the curve of your fingers, the flush mount carry handle makes it easy and comfortable to carry the board.
The legendary 2014 Slingshot Fuel Kite didn’t just create a category, it created a sport! Born by champions, refined through experience for generations to come. The 2014 Slingshot Fuel Kite is a multi-World Championship icon in our sport, freestyle in its purest form. The ultimate performance C-kite in the world, and is the pro rider’s choice around the world for aggressive progressive wakestyle and freestyle.
The 2014 Slingshot Fuel Kite was the foundation for our designers to create a kite that let pro riders and the sports future stars stand up, stand out and be noticed. Extraordinary power, rock solid stability and incredible mega looping is what 14 years of refinement and innovation have delivered. Constructed using our state of the art manufacturing process combined with top of the line materials you can be assured your 2014 Slingshot Fuel Kite will offer maximum durability with timeless performance.
The 2014 Fuel offers refined versions of original game-changing technologies like our patented One Pump inflation system, Splitstrut Airframe concept, Surf Tough Seams and Custom Fuel Injection attachment points.
TRADITIONAL C-KITE PLATFORM Consistent grunt and stability through the powerstroke. Boosts, loops and predictably recovers. SPLITSTRUT INTEGRATED DESIGN Splitstrut integrates the strut and canopy into one rigid wing creating a lighter, stable and more durable kite. This construction is proven to enhance power delivery under heavy load and creates efficiency in the overall frame. CUSTOM FUEL INJECTION Truly customized kite performance for riding style and conditions. Easily set to wake or freestyle settings to match your preferred preference. TRI-TECH PROTECTION Ballistic Kevlar, Mark Cloth, and Neoprene. Individual scuff guards, strategically placed in the most vulnerable areas of the kite to optimize durability. SURF TOUGH SEAMS Sets the standard for minimizing and containing canopy tears. Now with improved, reinforced trailing edge durability. LEGENDARY SLINGSHOT CONSTRUCTION Long lasting durability and performance by using only the latest new high tech materials in our LE, canopy,bladders and finish trim materials. SLINGSHOT ONE PUMP The trusted, original Slingshot patented single point inflation system to get you out faster and easier.
LIFETIME RIDER SUPPORT HOTLINE Connect directly with our knowledgeable in house professional customer service department.
One of the most versatile kites ever produced, the 2014 Slingshot Rally Kite is In its fourth generation. The 2014 Slingshot Rally Kite with it's reliable top-end performance in surf conditions or freeriding, also gives you amazing wind range. The 2014 Slingshot Rally Kite with it's updated airframe featuring our own unique patented Splitstrut construction making it the most stable kite in the industry.
Each size is more powerful and efficient than last year with a new aspect ratio. The new 2014 Slingshot Rally Kite is more maneuverable, faster, and oprovides amazing low-end power making it the most user friendly and efficient Slingshot kite in the world. Find out for yourself why so many riders trust the Rally. The bomber construction on the Rally focuses on Surf Tough Seams to create more strength and structure throughout the canopy. It also helps to isolate any damage making repair easy.
Our Tri-Tech Protection includes Ballistic Kevlar, Mark Cloth, and Neoprene strategically placed in the most vulnerable areas of the kite to optimize durability. We do all of this to make sure you don’t ever miss a session. Featuring Slingshot’s legendary construction, the 2014 Slingshot Rally Kite is built better than the rest. With our state of the art manufacturing process combined with top of the line materials you can be assured your Rally will offer maximum durability and peformance.
OPEN DELTA-C DESIGN PLATFORM Blends core C kite performance characteristics of raw power and direct feel with the latest advancements in 4 line Delta technology. The result is maximized wind range, excellent upwind ability, and big hang time, plus quick re-launch, and easy depower for safety.
SPLITSTRUT INTEGRATED DESIGN Split-strut integrates the strut and canopy into a unified wing creating a light, stable and more durable kite. Enhanced skin tension locks the designed airfoil in place and reduces distortion under heavy load.
CONNECT FORWARD Steering lines are connected directly to the forward “sweet spot” geometry of the kite. Now with three settings to micro-tune your bar pressure and turning speed preference.
REFLEX WINGTIP The wingtip features mini struts designed with subtle reflex, soft trailing edge stiffeners and a new tip geometry that work together to deliver fast and powerful carving turns.
PULLEY-LESS BRIDLE CONFIGURATION Direct feel and precise control delivers enhanced responsiveness and unmatched upwind performance. No pulley maintenance required.
NEW TRAILING EDGE SHAPE Reduces flutter and aids canopy stability to maximize efficiency while still allowing the trailing edge to open and flex.
NEW SIZE (7m), QUIVER BUILDER Optimizing quiver-building potential, we added a 7-meter size to the Rally lineup.
TRI-TECH PROTECTION Ballistic Kevlar, Mark Cloth, and Neoprene. Individual scuff guards, strategically placed in the most vulnerable areas of the kite to optimize durability.
SURF TOUGH SEAMS A layer of adhesive Mark Cloth embedded inside key load bearing seams sets the standard for minimizing and containing canopy tears.
LEGENDARY SLINGSHOT CONSTRUCTION Long lasting durability and performance by using only the latest new high tech materials in our LE, canopy,bladders and finish trim materials. SLINGSHOT ONE PUMP The trusted, original Slingshot patented single point inflation system to get you out faster and easier.
LIFETIME RIDER SUPPORT HOTLINE Connect directly with our knowledgeable in house professional customer service department.