The GL Surf was developed and tested by famous surfer Gerry Lopez and KIALOA's Dave Chun. It was designed specifically for surfing with the strength needed to brace and turn. The blade shape is symmetrical front to back, ideal for skimming on either side, but with a slight hook at the tip of the powerface to give you the catch you need to get into the waves. The rounder edges of the blade provide better impact resistance as well as protecting your board rails. The shaft of the GL Surf is an oval, pre-preg, full carbon weave that is as strong as it is light. The overall high quality components of the GL Surf create a top of the line surfing experience. Assembled in the USA from US and imported parts.
As a general guide for sizing your surf paddle add 8 inches to your overall height to determine the paddle length. Our chart is based on 8 inches. However, depending on the type of paddling you intend to do, it may vary. The reason we give a range is because of the differences in technique, boards and water conditions. While our data is anecdotal, it is based on the trends we see with our customers and team riders.
SUP Sizing Information:
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The flawless rocker line and shape characteristics translates into effortless downwind runs. The 28″ width makes this board very forgiving for any size rider and allows the rider to get on a glide easier and to stay on a glide longer. Flat bottom from front through the center is a very low drag bottom shape that blends into a “V” in the tail for effortless rail to rail responsiveness.
Comes with 8″ JL Tracker fin.
Our longest running, best selling Cruise Control SUP is the original “All Around” board. Many have copied the basic dimensions, but you have to try one to realize what a tremendous difference there is. This is the best board for the paddler who wants to do a little bit of everything. Full nose, squash tail and parallel outline gives this board maximum stability and tracking (paddling straight) performance . Perfect rocker for maximum glide.
Single fin box set up.
10'6″-10″ JL NR fin
11'/11'6″- 11″ JL NR fin.
For years, the RPM was fine-tuned to load, pop and go slack in the air before re-engaging. We had the tuning down to a science, and it helped give multiple freestyle world champions their gold medals. Our mission with the 2019 RPM was to change that - not to eliminate anything - but to shift the kite’s tuning to where we see the sport shifting.
The 2015 Celeritas continues to deliver controlled progressive performance year after year. The combination of its short trunk style, aggressive concave, curvy outline and simple thumb tail makes the Celeritas one of the most versatile shapes in the industry. The Celeritas also features a fast rocker line that blends from the center to the tail giving this board off the chart speed. The fast rocker line maintainins perfect control while the balanced surface area allows the board to have extra lift and control in between turns. This year’s Celeritas also features a tri-fin FCS II setup and Fluid X Dampening System which reduces vibration and improves feel.
With a foil under your board, kiting or surfing becomes extraordinary. On any given day, you can fly with the smooth sensation only found on the best days. In the world of surfing smooth glassy days are rare, not to mention the foil increases the ride three times the distance so you get three times the surf.
Lift offers a variety of foil wings and masts for Kite, Surf and SUP for different conditions and difficulty levels. The Lift foil line is continuously growing so you can easily update your wing as we release new designs. Lift's latest design offers a strong, light and simple one piece wing and fuselage set with several mast height options.
For the 2015 season the Catalyst has been honed to perfection. We have refined the leading edge sweep, recalculated the sail tension and worked on every little detail to further improve the feeling and performance.
The Catalyst never fails to impress me. I ride a lot of different kites but every time I jump back on a Catalyst it brings a smile to my face. It is so versatile and performs very well in all aspects. Its got something for everyone. For sure it’s a fantastic kite for entry level riders because it is easy to use and delivers smooth predictable power with progressive handling and simple relaunch. If you are already a seasoned kiter then this kite can take you where you want to go… boost, ride waves or freestyle. So no matter what your passion might be the Catalyst will deliver. Kite World Magazine recently tested the Catalyst (Issue 52), this is what they had to say: Summary: From the build quality, fixtures, fittings and wonderful bar, to the super clean, balanced canopy to the feeling of having a refined BMW on the end of your lines. Anyone could get on this kite and have a really good time, from all round freestyle, to wave riding right back to just needing some grunt to get up and going to perfect your up wind riding. In short if you want a kite that delivers in all categories then the Catalyst is as much for you as it is for me > Rob Whittall – Ozone Kites Designer.
Touted as the most versatile and user-friendly kite in Slingshot’s lineup, the Rally has continued its dramatic rise to the top since introduced to the market in 2011. Available in sizes 5-12 and 14 so kiters can build their perfect quiver, the 2016 Rally incorporates an open Delta-C profile, a direct-connect pulley-less bridal system, beefed-up surf-tough seams, fine-tuning attachment points and a number of other unique feathers to make this the ultimate all-around weapon of choice for kiters across the spectrum. Never before has one kite appealed to so many different styles of riding.
Updates to the 2016 Rally include relocated attachment points and a slight change in geometry, which increase handling and steering speed, reduce bar pressure and bring back a feel similar to the popular 2012 version. These updates compliment the Rally’s unrivaled wind range, low-end power, hang time, upwind performance and, bombproof construction that has kept Slingshot at the leading edge of the industry for the last 15 years.
Slingshot’s 2016 kites come with our new One Pump Speed System*, which increases inflation efficiency to get you out on the water faster and with less energy than before.
Lift is proud to introduce their new one-piece wing designs that offer superior strength and performance. The wing serves as a critical component in the stability of the foil at any speed. Each lightweight wing is specifically engineered, made of high-performance carbon fiber, and is a modular one-piece designed to fit all Lift Foils Struts. Each wing includes a custom Lift wing bag, 1 Lift Sticker, 1 hex key and 2 screws.
150 - The 150 offers a strong and stiff design for staying in the "energy pockets" and carving sharp turns, clean, fast and with efficient glide.
170 - The 170 wing maximizes speed, and minimizes drag to move faster through the water to connect multiple waves and carve sharper turns.
170 Fish - Maximizes lift at lower speeds, wing tips drown down and smaller back wing takes stability from the wing but adds maneuverability for sharper turns.
200 Glide - Our 200 wing maximizes lift and stability at lower speeds, making this wing much more forgiving and ideal for connecting waves or pumping back out.
When ordering specify which strut size:
24 - The "24-inch" strut is great for beginners or riders looking to
throw down aerials and tricks.
28 - The "28-inch" strut is our most popular strut size which gives you room
to elevate and carve sharper turns.
Struts are also available in 32", 36" and 40" but are generally used for kitesurfing and a smaller 110 wing.
The Edge has easily has proven its pedigree over the past three seasons, it is the kite to own if you are searching for ultimate performance. Robbie has worked his magic to design what is the undisputed Champion when it comes to performance for Kite Course Racing. But the real magic for me is the fact the Edge is a joy to ride for any solid kiter that is looking for the ultimate boosting machine. If ripping upwind higher than you ever thought possible and reaching near orbit on your boosts is what you want then look no further > Matt Taggart: Ozone Kites Manager.
The SlingWing Classic V1 is part windsurfing, part kiteboarding and part flying, each broken down to their most basic form. When you combine it with a foil, you get an entirely new sport that simplifies the experience and gear you need to fly across the water powered by the wind. If you’re new to windsports, the SlingWing is easier, safer and more user-friendly than any of its predecessors, and if you’re an experienced wind junkie, it’s a fun and simplistic style of riding you’ll enjoy instantly.
4.2M SlingWing, Backpack, Safety leash, Bladder Patch Kit, Free sign-up at www.foil-academy.com. Pump not included.
An incredible new way to fly and experience new feelings on the water, once you try it, you’ll be addicted.
The all-new Swing from F-ONE, a light, compact and totally safe handheld kite you can launch anywhere. Using our extensive kite design techniques, we have created the Swing to be stable, fun to use, and most importantly, easy to learn.
There are no lines to get tangled, no danger of getting dragged, and there is genuinely 100% depower, get ready for a totally new way to enjoy the wind.
The WASP is a Kite Wing that crosses easily from water, land or snow. It offers easy power for anything that rolls, slides, planes or glides. Use it with your Skateboard, Mountain Board, Skis, Snowboard, SUP, Windsurf or Foil board. Simple, quick and a whole load of fun!
We concentrated on making the WASP easy to fly and handle. The large size Leading Edge creates stability and reduces flex, it also helps develop power at low speeds to get you moving sooner. The enlarged strut provides direct angle of attack control, as flex is minimal offering a solid and controlled feeling.
We kept the aspect ratio low to have a wing that has grunt and to keep the tips from catching the water. The wing tips have a layer of scuff protection for riding on snow or land, although it is best to keep the wing off the ground!
Multiple Power Handles on the Leading Edge and Strut have been positioned to cover many options, providing maximum control and comfort while riding. The streamline De-Power Handle at the front of the Leading Edge completely de-powers the wing for total control when carving downwind in swell or when carrying the wing.
On the water the WASP has been developed riding SUP, Windsurf and Foil boards. The simple nature of the wing makes it suitable for riding any board that has enough volume to support your weight on the water. In strong wind conditions and with developed skills it is also possible to ride with smaller volume hydrofoil boards.
On the land or snow minimal wind is required to harness the natural energy to enjoy a different feeling of propulsion.