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.
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.
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.
Cloud 9 appreciates its supporters staying loyal to the foil and has been hard at work for 2019 hyper focused on creating and riding the best gear. Cloud 9's goal has always been to produce the highest quality surf foils that perform in the surf, turn smoothly, remain stable, and have a comfortable lift . . . resulting in the X Series.
The X Series Carbon foil package includes a travel case, 30” Solid carbon mast with integral baseplate, 29” carbon fuselage, carbon construction 14” tail wing and your choice of carbon construction front wing. All required hardware setup, instruction sheet and warranty card.
The X Series Hybrid foil package includes a travel case, 27” aluminium mast and baseplate, 29” carbon fuselage, hybrid construction 14” tail wing and your choice of hybrid construction front wing. All required hardware setup, instruction sheet, and warranty card.
The X Series includes four newly designed wings in two different constructions, all carbon and a carbon/fiberglass hybrid, each with reduced drag profiles and increased lift. The X Series Surf Wings have all been designed to be exceptional carving wings in surf. Both constructions work great, and we have yet to notice a perceivable difference when riding. They both have a polyurethane core with wrapped prepreg glass and/or carbon fiber. Cloud 9 chose to use a prepreg material in order to decrease weight and increase strength. The X Series wings are made in a mold and heated in a pressured curing oven (autoclave), which preserves the integrity, shape and strength as resins can behave differently with respect to temperature and humidity. The Carbon construction is stronger, stiffer, lighter and more impact resistant than the hybrid series. The Hybrid construction uses less carbon, is slightly heavier, and is more cost effective to produce. The X Series hydrofoils all come with the same 14” tail wing designed specifically for carving turns in the waves. The construction process is the same as the front wings, but without the foam core. These are 100% solid carbon.
In order to use one tail wing, Cloud 9 has designed performance tail wing shims to balance and/or counter the forces created by the front wing travelling through the water. We recommend the shims as outlined below. For the advanced rider, adding or subtracting a shim depending on surf conditions will change the lift dynamics of the front wing.
Cloud 9 has created two new fuselages - one for our carbon mast and one for our aluminium mast. Their main goal was to create a stronger and stiffer fuselage with less drag, no interior voids, and a wider, flatter connection to the wings. These new carbon fuselages are sleek in design and have 50% less drag than last year’s model. A stiffer connection between the board and the wings creates a much more positive feel, allowing the rider to feel the wing and to ride with more finesse and precision. Both these fuselages feature 3 tail wing positions. Simply by moving the tail wing forward or backward you can change the performance characteristics of the foil. When the tail wing is set furthest back it will provide
increased pitch stability and less maneuverability (this is the ideal setting for beginners).
The Carbon X Series has a 30” solid carbon tapered mast, weighing in at five pounds (same weight as the current 27” aluminium mast) and is made up of 78+ layers of high quality unidirectional prepreg carbon fiber, with 2 layers of twill carbon to keep it looking pretty on the outside. It is certainly one of, if not the stiffest mast on the market. This allows for direct input and with a very positive feel.
Each Hybrid foil set includes an aluminium mast. Our anodized black military grade aluminium 27" (68cm) mast includes 8" Solid 6061 insert at top of mast. This mast can also be ordered in 20” and 32” lengths.
This chart is a rough estimation, based on our testing, of what size wing our beginner foilers should ride. Experienced riders may want to ride bigger or smaller wings depending on what they are trying to achieve.