Slingshot WF2 / NF2 Foilboarding Package
Add the H2 for maximum lift and stability, or the H4 for a skatey, playful ride
WF2 Foil Board
Size 4'10" x 20.5" x 1.45"
This board includes fin boxes for FCS II or FCS fins but does NOT include fins.
The Slingshot Wakefoiler WF.2 board is a welcome addition to our wakefoil board lineup. It has ample surface area for any rider to getup behind the boat while not being too large for performance maneuvers. It also happens to fit in most wakeboard boat racks, which makes leaves plenty of room on the boat for your admirers or "human ballast". For 2019, this is a new board and basically a soft top adaptation of the WF1 board that we love so much. That nice soft top is perfect for new riders, easy maintenance, and boat protection.
We have also found this board to be a popular choice for kiteboarders. Due to it's thin design, it board starts in a way more similar to twin-tip designs that most kiteboarders are familiar with. It also allows for easier strapless board starts since it sits lower in the water. This board has enough plane-ability to get novice riders foiling and perform in light winds with ease. The full length deck pad is also a nice touch for performing tricks in a variety of lift situations.
What Slingshot says about the WF-2 board
The same great shape as the WF-1 but in a soft top finish. Ideal for foilers who are sharing the board amongst friends and family and can’t bear the thought of the first ding or scratch on their new toy because
uncle Bobby has never been boating.
The WF-2 is the easiest and safest way to get up and foiling behind the boat. It also doubles as a wakesurf board when foil is removed, one size fits all, easy to get up like a traditional wakesurf board, Full Soft EVA top deck increases durability, and comfort for everyone and everything around it.
- FCS II fin boxes (*Fins Sold Separately)
- Full Soft Top Construction
- Dual Cupped Rail Channels
- Foil Mount Track for customizing lift intensity
- Inserts for optional foot straps
- Fast rocker line for wakesurfing without the foil
- Fits in the board rack
Package Includes: WF-2 BOARD, TRACK MOUNTING HARDWARE
Hover Glide Fkite NF2 Foil
The perfect progression foil that you won’t outgrow, the Hover Glide system is a durable aluminum construction that comes in two colors for 2018. The H5 wing continues to be a favorite for kiters across the globe. With it's capability to work in many wind conditions with a fun, carvy feel, the H5 will suit you well if you've mastered some of the larger wings. Easily compatible and interchangeable with Slingshot’s four mast sizes, you can learn your way to the top in no time or quickly adapt to shallower foiling conditions. An early planing foil, the Hover Glide has a moderate top-end speed to avoid getting into any sticky situations when you’re just getting a start on the foil game. Stability is the name of the game with this system
2018 Slingshot Wing Breakdown
H2 - A shop favorite, the H2 is one of the most user-friendly foils in the market today. If you're looking for a low-speed-lift and easy to ride foil, the H2 is the ticket.
H3 - The speedster of the group, the H3 is Slingshot's fastest and most high-performance wing of the H-Series. If you have experience on a larger wing and want something high performance, the H3 is a great option.
H4 - Also known as the batwing, the H4 is a true joy to ride. It offers loads of stability and lift, as well as a smooth and agile attitude for pumping a wake or a wave.
What Slingshot has to say about the Hover Glide NF2
The Hover Glide is an all-around freeride foil with a versatile performance profile and aluminum and composite construction, making this the most well-rounded and robust foil on the market. The Hover Glide is also the exclusive foil for Slingshots progressive multi-mast Foiling Flight School program. Masts of varying lengths can be purchased individually or as a package and paired with the Hover Glide for user-friendly foil progression. With the Hover Glide, you gain access to the highly-effective Foiling Flight School program.
- A user-friendly foil you can learn on but won’t outgrow
- An agile and playful foil that planes early and has a medium top-end speed
- Durable aluminum, composite construction
- Segmented design for easy set-up and breakdown
- The ability to foil in shallower water with four different mast lengths to choose from
- Affordable replacement parts if needed
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How to Assemble
I bought this foil and board to get into the foil scene! Along with it I also got a 29cm mast and a H2 wing to ride behind the boat. I rode 1 day on the 29inch mast with the normal foil and was able to foil within an hour or so, maybe less. I have been using the foot hooks which really make it easy to get the board on your feet, but still let you move your feet around when up. I found it much easier to be able to move your front foot on top of or forward of the mast position. It really helped with the porpoise effect that most beginners have.
After the 2nd day I have been cruising full speed and starting to work on transitions.
The board being a foam top has taken a bit of abuse from me falling on it, but that is what it was designed for!
I have not tried the BioWare as just a wakesurf board yet cause I didn’t buy the fins, but will in the near future. With the H2 wing it is pretty fun to ride behind the boat and I am starting to get the hang of pumping and being able to ride the second wake.
Overall a killer deal and I am super happy I purchased it.
Slingshot foil academy was a big help to get going as well as watching probably every video there is on starting foiling online.
Next purchase will probably be a carbon foil once I get the hang of it more.
Cannot beat the price or quality for a beginner filer or wanting to get into foiling. I waited a few years for prices to drop. It was easy to set up and customer support answered my questions and helped me with my decision. The H2 wing is a must for low speed speed and early lift. Really makes it easy. Been riding for over 12 years and strapless is easy enough on the foil if you surf. I also went with the 29 in mast. As it is a nice middle ground to get you high enough and work on the basics while feeling comfortable. Love foiling now. Glad I took the dive.
This setup is very challenging for someone to get started out on ( even though I've been wakeboarding for over 15 years and wakesurfing for 5 years). I would absolutely recommend purchasing a shorter mast to learn on prior to going "full send" with the 36" mast. Unfortunately I set mine up with the 36" mast out of the box and the stainless hardware galded to the aluminum and I stripped the hex heads out. DO NOT PUT THIS TOGETHER WITHOUT ANTISEIZE OR TEFLON!!! I'm hoping I can slot this hardware out and get it removed that way then replace it.
Aside from that...suit up and prepare for the coolest riding experience you've ever had! Also, I want to give a shoutout to the guys a Mackite for their awesome customer service!
A easy foil to start out on. I was riding it my first time foiling behind a boat. The board is light enough, the traction is good, it planes fast, and rides well when you are trying to stay off the foil.
Only negative is the 1/2 foot straps striped out of the deck on my second session. The screws fasten into plastic inserts on the deck. I ride it fine without foot straps.