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 2013 Slingshot Fuel Kite packs 12 years of blood, sweat and innovation into one explosive and truly legendary kite. Built on the industry’s most proven and timeless design platform, the 2013 Slingshot Fuel Kite is an icon —the highest-performance C-kite on the planet.
The 2013 Slingshot Fuel Kite year after year is the expert rider’s choice for aggressive freestyle and progressive wake. This year’s 2013 Slingshot Fuel Kite delivers extraordinary power, rock solid stability and incredible mega looping. This 2013 Slingshot Fuel Kite powerhouse carries over the standout features of its predecessor: bomber Slingshot construction, Splitstrut integrated strut design, patented One Pump inflation and Custom Fuel Injection.
The 2013 Slingshot Fuel Kite demands a balls to the wall riding style. It’s been developed and refined with input from leading riders like megaloop king Ruben Lenten, Lewis Crathern, Eric Rienstra and every other hardcore rider around the world.
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 new 2013 Slingshot Rally Kite is your go-to kite for premium surf and freeride performance. This 2013 Slingshot Rally 4-line crossover kite has been completely reengineered and features new Connect Forward attachment points, Reflex Wingtip technology and a new bridle configuration all bundled into a surf tough construction with a reinforced trailing edge.
The 2013 Slingshot Rally Kite produces unwavering rigidity and efficiency. Flying further forward in the window for optimal upwind drive, this Open Delta-C kite will also sit back in the window when you want just the right amount of resistance for load-and-pop tricks or down-the-line pull.
The 2013 Slingshot Rally Kite is in a class of its own, the 2013 Slingshot Rally Kite delivers maximum range, instant de-power, effortless relaunch and precise handling. Our integrated Splitstrut technology produces a rock solid canopy. The kite also comes with our patented One Pump technology and our improved Surf Tough Construction with improved trailing edge durability. This years 2013 Slingshot Rally Kite line up includes a 7-meter to help build your perfect quiver. You’re welcome!
The B2 is Slingshot's original 2-line foil trainer kite. The B-2 has a proven reputation as the best trainer kite ever produced and is easy to fly.
The B-2 kite is durable, forgiving and give customers an edge in basic flying skills.
The B2 is Slingshot's original 2-line foil trainer kite. The B-2 has a proven reputation as the best trainer kite ever produced and is easy to fly. The B-2 kite is durable, forgiving and give customers an edge in basic flying skills.
Features and Advantages: # B-2 kite # Lightweight aluminum control bar # Compact storage bag # User DVD # Lifetime Rider Hotline Support membership tel. 1-509-427-4950 / email. firstname.lastname@example.org
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!