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.
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The compact design provides solid stability, easy wave entry, and enjoyable flat water paddling between sets. The board is flat under foot then progresses to an aggressive V spine. The flatness under foot allows the board to track straight but the V spine allows you to carve rail to rail when you want to. Based on Slingshot’s Future Response Technology the G-Whiz is built with Wood Veneer Sandwich Construction (WVS). This proprietary construction controls the durability and flex of the board and the result is a proven lightweight, impact resistant board.
If you want to go far and get there fast, find a tail wind and a following sea. The M-Series is the right weapon for the downwind battle. Ride the ocean swell for miles with speed and stability. Planing hull with enough nose rocker to descend the wave face. 8" Weed Tracker Fin and self regulating Gore vent. JL Signature I-Beam Construction.
Jimmy's 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 and squash tail for stability. Perfect rocker for maximum glide. Parallel rails for tracking. 11" noserider fin. Self regulating Gore Vent. JL Signature I-Beam Construction.
Legendary just got better with the new 2015 RPM.
Employing an upgrade to the bombproof, tried-and-true construction that has made Slingshot an industry-leader and the trusted brand for kiteboarders around the world, the legendary RPM takes innovation to the next level with its new IRS bridal.
The Intuitive Response System replaces the RPM’s pulley bridal with a revolutionary new shock-absorbing system that gives riders a more direct connection to their kite and the free-flowing energy of the wind. With the elimination of moving pulleys from the bridal, riders will notice an immediate boost in response, steering speed, sheeting, load-and-pop and connection to the kite, while the addition of the new shock-absorbing suspension bridal automatically distributes line tension to give the kite improved stability and smoother, more reactive performance in all wind conditions.
In addition to the groundbreaking new IRS bridle, the 2015 RPM features upgrades to its already bombproof construction, including a tougher, more durable diamond leech trailing edge and a new DP 175 Dacron leading edge and strut material. These upgrades complement Slingshot’s proprietary tri-tech protection, making this one of the toughest, most durable kites on the market. Also added to the 2015 RPM is the new One Pump Speed System, which increases inflation efficiency to get you out on the water faster and with less energy than before.
Since its inception five years ago by Slingshot’s renowned design team headed by Tony Logosz, the RPM has exploded on the global stage as one of the most rock-solid and versatile kites ever created. With this year’s changes and upgrades, we’re confident our flagship kite will go above and beyond its already unrivaled reputation, taking you to new heights in the process.
PACKAGE INCLUDES: RPM Kite, Kite Backpack, Bladder Repair Kit, Quick-Start Guide, IRS Bungee Replacement, Pump Hose with One Pump Speed Valve Adapter.
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.
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.
Slingshot is thrilled to introduce a radical new kite to its 2016 lineup – the Wave SST. With a design that will redefine the meaning of a true surf-specific kite, the Wave SST (Slingshot Surf Technology) features a Compact-C canopy and compact direct-connect bridal that looks like a cross between an RPM and a Rally, but performs unlike any kite on the market.
Built with significant and unrivaled upgrades to Slingshot’s already bombproof construction, the Wave SST (offered in 6, 8, 10 and 12 meter sizes) is sturdy enough to take a pounding in the surf, but light enough to track magically downwind, downloop on a dime and whip across the window at the flick of a wrist. For kiters serious about taking their wave skills to the next level, the Wave SST is the kite to take them there. The Wave SST is equipped with a modified version of Slingshot’s revolutionary new shock-absorbing IRS bridal (featured on the 2015 RPM), which provides instant feedback and response, unrivaled stability and is condensed enough that it can’t get wrapped around wingtips if rolled in the surf. With a shape that favors serious downwind drift, unbelievable turning speed even when fully sheeted-out and a feather-light feel when shredding down the line, slashing faces and bottom-turning, the Wave SST has set a new standard for what a wave kite can do for its riders.
Slingshot coined the term “Surf Tough” nearly 15 years ago with its unique seam technology, and its designers have taken that concept to another level with the Wave SST. The kite is constructed with an extra heavy duty Rip Stop Surf Grid canopy material and has extra panels reinforced in a gridded quilt pattern to provide increased strength in the event of a water landing. These upgrades compliment Slingshot’s already rock-solid construction that makes our kites the most resilient on the market.
Although built specifically for surf, the Wave SST is also an outstanding kite for easy-going strapless riders and the rapidly-growing faction of foil boarders due to its incredible depower, feather-light feel and unrivaled turning characteristics. For customized performance, the kite features three trailing edge attachment points which result in more or less bar pressure and sensitivity depending on which point is chosen. All of 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.