2019 Slingshot Hover Glide FKite Foil

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Description

2019 Slingshot Hover Glide FKite Foil

Includes: 28" Mast, Pedestal, 610mm Shift Fuselage, Space Skate 65cm (H4) Front Wing, 42cm Rear Wing, Foil Hardware, Rear Wing Shim, and Custom Travel Bag

Slingshot has taken the next step in the progression of the Hover Glide kiteboarding platform by changing the Time Code 57cm (H5) wing for the larger Space Skate (H4) front wing. We have been selling these together since the day the H4 was released with great success, now you can get that same experience with an easy to explain FKite package rather than trying to explain the specifics of each individual part.

The new 28" mast for 2019 is the perfect mast height for this package. It is small enough to learn easily, long enough to traverse chop and provides the responsiveness and edge to edge transmission that the Space Skate wing requires. This is also a popular choice for wakefoilers who are looking for a skate-y wing to ride without the rope. With 7 new wings to choose from starting at just $299, the FKite foil is a great place to start building your quiver for any situation or riding style.

What Slingshot has to say about the FKite

We have taken all the input we have gotten from our foil academy (thousands of users) to build the most dynamic and playful all-around kite foil package on the market, period. This is Slingshot innovation at its finest, and it’s years ahead of the competition. Look around, do your research...you’ll see what we mean.

The 2018 Hover Glide FKite package is equipped with the Space skate (H4) front wing instead of the H5 wing of the prior two years. The H5 was (and is) a great all-around wing, but now that we have it dialed, the H4 is the obvious evolution for the FKite package. This is one of the most versatile foils in our line. Its size and surface area provide the lift and stability needed for learning, progression, tricks, and transitions. Its unique dihedral shape provides a crazy level of dynamic carving control and self-centering flight that you have to feel to believe.

All Hover Glide wings have been re-engineered for 2018. New carbon composite is significantly lighter than years past, but still a lot less expensive than the high-end carbon only a select few foilers ever need. The magic feel of the H4 wing comes from its arched “batwing” shape that essentially acts as a self-centering device as you ride. When you lean into a turn and let off, it wants to find a level flight rather than continuing at the same angle and requiring rider input to correct. The result is a super playful and forgiving feel that lets you bounce from turn to turn like you’re carving down a fresh patch of pavement on a long-board - hence its name, the Space Skate.

Features

  • Re-engineered carbon construction - lighter, more range and more efficient
  • Flight School compatible for easy learning
  • Modular system
  • Large, low-aspect wing has tons of lift and stability
  • Dihedral shape provides "self-centering" flight
  • Shift Fuse: Different connection for different performance
  • Aluminium mast - sturdy, affordable, super durable
  • Excellent wake and surf crossover
  • Safe-T winglets prevent injury
  • 28" mast rather than 35"
  • Foil cover included

Technology

Flight School Compatible

Industry's first and best graduated mast learning system

New Shorter Mast

The most beginner friendly setup just got even easier - standard mast is now 28" rather than 35"

Flat-Loc Connection

Strongest, safest, and most secure wing to fuselage connection

New Space Skate 65 Front Wing

More lift and stability

Shift Fuse

Two versatile mast mounting options for different performance

Re-Engineered Carbon Construction

Lighter, stronger, more efficient, this new construction benefits you on and off the water

Slingshot Tech Specs

Mast Height Fuselage Length Combined Wt. Front Wing Rear Wing Base Foil Speed Range
28" / 71cm 610 mm 11.6 lbs. Space Skate 65 Stabilizer 42 cm Pedestal 10 - 16 knots

Slingshot Wing Information

Space Skate 65cm (H4)

The Space Skate is a bouncy, skateboard-like feel that is perfect for those looking to progress or for those leaning towards the freeride category. With its gull wing design, the wing allows for easy transition and turn completions. This wing is unique in size and shape, it does not have many similar attributes to anything currently in the industry. It's best to ignore the surface area on this one as it rides roughly 20% smaller than it's measurements indicate and does have a relatively low top end speed due to its drag.

Where does this fit in the scheme of things?

Click here for an in-depth look at Slingshot's wing choices.

Measurements for 2019 hydrofoil wings including surface area, wing span, and aspect ratio

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1 Review

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    Rode wing three times first week after receiving it. First behind a boat, then using kite, then behind a jet ski. Wing is very fun to ride. Very responsive. Was very careful with wing. Wing delaminated.

    Posted by Joseph Fortier on 15th May 2019

    I called Mackiteboarding. They had me send pictures. They took care of issue immediately. They sent out a new wing right away. Great customer service. I hope that the new wing does not have the same issue.
    Response from MACkite
    Hello Joseph,
    Glad we could get you a new wing. Slingshot has seen about 1 out of every 90-100 wings with a delam problem. They are 100% behind the wing if there is a problem.
    Happy we could get you back on the water quickly.
    Steve

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