Kiteboarding, kitesurfing, or whatever you want to call it, is a fast growing extreme sport that combines aspects of surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding, and more. Over the years, the sport has developed and evolved from attaching kites to canoes, skis, and iceskates in the 1980s, to strapping kite foils to windsurfing boards in 1990s. Soon after, specialized kites and boards were developed and the sport of Kiteboarding was born! In the sport’s short history, incredible advancements in technology have been made and each year better, lighter, more durable, and more reliable kiteboards, kites, and other kiteboarding gear have been made.
The 2007 Full Stroke 4 Line Bar. 100% de-power can be achieved simply by pushing the bar away from you and effectively sheeting out. -NEW Aluminium Power Steering Dug Out Reduces bar pressure/increases turning speed, prevents wear and tear on the chicken loop line and reduces weight -Below the bar de-power Puts the convenience of front line power and depower within the reach of the rider. -Active Stopper Ball On-the-fly adjustment of chicken loop throw eliminates bar pressure associated with sheeting in for more power. -Lock-N-Load Chicken Loop Safe and immediate no load release in any situation. -Super grip leader lines Easy to grab lines eliminate the discomfort on hands and reduces potential tangles when relaunching. -Center flying line safety system Full de-power when engaged. -Yellow Power Ball -Chicken throw limiter established maximum chicken loop throw -Line winders Keeps all of your kite line secure when not in use. -Removable Donkey Dick -Easy on/off donkey dick for convenience and security.
The 2008 Slingshot Direct Drive Control Bar w/CSS & a NEW Center Safety System*: 100% depower safety and convenience below the bar - Lightest bar pressure: reduces elbow fatigue - Active stopper ball equipped -Carbon Control Bar -Power steering dug out -Quick Release Surefire Bungee -23 meter 400 lb Firewire rear lines -23 meter 800 lb Firewire front lines -Spectra leader lines -Lock-n-Load Chicken Loop -Internal sealed ball bearing swivel -Adjustable Chicken loop length -Bar Floats -2 Color Coded Oh Shit Handles -Adjustable Depower strap -Removable Chicken Bone -Slingshot's commitment to unsurpassed customer service.
2008 Slingshot Direct Drive Control Bar w/CSS Sizes
FOR OVER A DECADE, Slingshot has focused our commitment, integrity and passion toward the highest performance C Kite in the world. We’ve collaborated with many of our top Team Riders over the years as a calculated part of the design and development process. Riders like legendary mega loop king Ruben Lenten and 2010 PKRA Champion Andy Yates. Together, we’ve built the most powerful FUEL ever.
The 2012 Slingshot Fuel Kite reintroduces one of our most important design features — Splitstrut Technology. The 2012 Slingshot Fuel Kite is built on a 5 strut platform, making the kite incredibly rigid and stable in even the toughest conditions. This year we’ve also incorporated new trailing edge construction for extra protection to decrease wear. Other innovations such as One-Pump (original Slingshot patented single point inflation system), Custom Fuel Injection (fine tune for wake or freestyle) and Progressive Power Steering (optimum tracking, precision feedback, custom range) continue to lead the industry. The combination of this dedication, design and technology create a kite with unmatched deliberate power, fearless looping and unwavering recovery — making the 2012 Slingshot Fuel Kite the C kite expert rider’s weapon of choice.
TRADITIONAL C KITE PLATFORM - Consistent grunt and stability through the power stroke. Boosts, loops and predictably recovers.
REFINED SIZING (6, 7, 9, 11, 13 METER) - Allows riders to precisely build quivers to their specific riding conditions.
COMPSTICK CONTROL BAR COMPATIBILITY - The Compstick Control Bar offers the highest level of safety, performance and convenience in a single system. It is the most versatile control bar you will ever own.
SLINGSHOT ONE-PUMP - The trusted original single point inflation system to get you out faster and easier.
SCALLOPED TRAILING EDGE - The trusted original single point inflation system to get you out faster and easier.
PROGRESSIVE POWER STEERING - Reduces flutter and increases canopy stability. Reduces wear and maximizes smooth and consistent power delivery
CUSTOM FUEL INJECTION - Progressive custom line lengths synchronizes rider and kite to match wind conditions. Benefits include optimum tracking, precision feedback, custom power and range.
SPLIT STRUT INTEGRATED STRUT DESIGN - Truly customized kite performance for riding style and conditions. Easily set to wake or freestyle settings to match your preferred preference.
+BALLISTIC ARAMID SCUFF GUARDS - Maximum durability, increased stability and shaping control. Enhances power delivery under heavy load and creates efficacy in the overall frame.
MARK CLOTH REINFORCED TRAILING EDGE - Increases durability in key wear point areas.
SLINGSHOT LEGENDARY CONSTRUCTION - Increases durability and aerodynamics by reducing flutter on the trailing edge. This allows for a “clean” exit of air from the canopy which reduces drag.
LIFETIME RIDER HOTLINE SUPPORT - Surf tough, abrasion proof, reduced flutter wear. To ensure long lasting durability and performance. Communicate directly with our friendly in house professional customer service department.
The 2012 Slingshot Joint Footstrap keeps your feet locked into you kiteboard, but they still remain to be easy to get in and out of. With all the extra cushion on the sides and top of your foot, your contact to the board is significantly increased.
The 2012 Slingshot Joint Footstraps are NOT for the person that wants to ride boots but is too much of a wimp. The 2012 Slingshot Joint Footstraps are perfect for someone that wants to have unmatched comfort and control on their twin tip kiteboard.
2012 Slingshot Joint Footstraps Features & Advantages
UNIVERSAL MOUNTING SYSTEM = Designed for quick and easy install
“NEW” VELCRO 2 STEP STRAP SYSTEM = Easy quick strap adjustments and solid lock down support for even the hardest landings. Ultimate comfort with rock solid board control performance
DELUXE NEOPRENE STRAP PAD = Maximum comfort and support with excellent hold down performance
DUAL DENSITY FOAM = Plush comfort, true performance and unmatched support
INNOVATIVE BOLT-ON MOUNTING SYSTEM = Quick and easy installation. Universal placement.
THERMOFORMED HALF CAB HEEL = Contoured Design and textured with Anti-Slip Grip to increase foot bed traction
MULTIPLE MOUNTING POSITIONS = riders can now adjust their stance and duck like never before
INTEGRATED BASE SUPER STRUCTURE = Superior durability, pre-curved comfort and installation has never been easier
SLINGSHOT LEGENDARY CONSTRUCTION = top of the line construction to ensure long lasting durabily and performance
Look no further the 2012 Slingshot Joint Footstrap is the next revolution in board to binding connection performance and trend setting style!!!
*6 Inch insert spacing required on board to mount boot*
The 2013 Slingshot Ballistic Harness has a unique 3-D thermo shaping that molds to the body allowing for maximum range of motion without sacrificing support and comfort. The 2013 Slingshot Ballistic Harness has an integrated Lock Down Spreader Bar and pad that displaces the load and does not twist or ride up. The 2013 Slingshot Ballistic Harnesses fiberglass battens provide just the right amount of back support. The Flex Edge outline makes everything much more comfortable and helps to avoid any chaffing.
2013 Slingshot Ballistic Harness Sizing
SMALL US S EURO 44 - 46 CM 73 - 81 IN 30 - 32
MEDIUM US M EURO 48 - 50 CM 81 - 86 IN 32 - 34
LARGE US L EURO 50 - 52 UK 86 - 91 CM 34 - 36
X-LARGE US XL EURO 54 - 56 UK 97 - 102 CM 38 - 40
2013 Slingshot Ballistic Harness Colors: Electric Blue, Black
There are different styles of kiteboarding, from freeride or freestyle, wave-riding, and even course and speed racing. The freeride kiteboarding style is pretty much the “anything goes” approach and is the most popular. Most kiteboards sold today are freeride boards with twin tips. The freestyle style of riding is focused on getting big air and doing airborne tricks. Smaller boards and kites with good hang times are used. The wave-riding kiteboarding style is closest to surfing since it is done in a location with a wave break, which is why the sport is often referred to as kitesurfing. This style most often uses a single-point directional board, sometimes without footstraps, and some even use a standard surfboard. The wakestyle style of kiteboarding is most similar to wakeboarding and is focused on tricks and aerials and uses boards with bindings to keep riders strapped in. There are also course racing and speed racing kiteboarding styles which involve speed, skill, and strategy. Specially designed directional race boards with longer fins are used with the goal of outperforming the other kiters to come in first place.
No matter which style of kiteboarding you are interested in, Kite-Line is your one stop shop for all of your kiteboarding needs. We have all of the boards, kites, accessories, and other gear you need to get started, or upgrade your current set up. Kite-Line has all the latest kites, kiteboards, kiteboarding accessories, and DVDs to "wet" your appetite for the wind. Check out our variety of kiteboarding products by all the big names including Cabrinha, Flysurfer, Naish, North, Ocean Rodeo,Ozone, Slingshot and many more!