Kiteboards

Kiteboards

When it comes to kiteboards, we at MACkite have more than 150 years combined experience putting them to the test. Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. Realistically, MACkite employees have around 60 years of combined experience on the water, and in that time we might have learned a thing or two about kite boards and kitesurf-specific boards. In fact, we have so much experience that we are so close to moving down to Florida during the winter, with margaritas in hand while the sun bakes our leathery skin.

In our well-aged (like a fine wine) wisdom, we know a thing or two about kiteboards. We have a great article discussing all of the possibilities of kites, boards, and their sizes. For the college-cram-night version, we can describe kiteboards as three different types: twin tip, directional surf, and race boards.

Twin Tip

Sporting a symmetrical outline, this type of board can be ridden on either side. This type of board is very versatile and can be used for any rider. Smaller Twintip kiteboards are used for freestyle, while larger boards are used for light wind, new riders and larger riders.

Directional Surf

Very similar to a surf board, this board has a definite tip and fail. Mostly used for waves, strapless riding or light wind days.

Race Boards

These boards have maximum speed availability and are great for light wind performance.

What about board sizes?

Good question. Board lengths are usually measured in centimeters (like a snowboard or skis). For example, a large beginning rider would typically learn on a 140-150cm board. You may see a second number also in centimeters; this is the board's width. Boards have become wider in the last 5 years. A board made in 2004 may have been 155x36. A similar light wind, big rider board built in 2011 would be 146x44. A 170lb advanced kiteboarder might ride a 132x40 (132cm long, 40cm wide) board. The larger the board, the less power needed to get onto a plane. The smaller the board, the more control you have at high speeds (opposite from skis and snowboards). Make sure to talk to your instructor during your lessons to decide which board will work best for you. A rock star wakeboarder can ride a smaller board much sooner than someone with no board skills.

  • On Sale
    2019 Slingshot WF2 Wakefoil Board 2019 Slingshot WF2 Wakefoil Board

    2019 Slingshot WF2 Wakefoiler Board

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $449.00
    Was: $666.00
    2019 Slingshot WF2 Wakefoiler 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...
    Now: $449.00
    Was: $666.00
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    2018 Slingshot Asylum Kiteboard

    2018 Slingshot Asylum Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $349.00
    Was: $599.00
    2018 Slingshot Asylum Kiteboard Slingshot’s aggressive freeride board of choice, the Asylum is an awesome option for throwing mad tricks in open water. Want crazy pop, soft landings, and top-of-the-line flatwater performance? This is a beautiful...
    Now: $349.00
    Was: $599.00
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    2018 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard

    2018 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $249.00
    Was: $629.00
    2018 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard For the rider who indeed wants to do it all, the Refraction shreds in almost any conceivable situation. Just ask Sam Light, Slingshot’s top male rider - the board was designed for and by him to be the end-all...
    Now: $249.00
    Was: $629.00
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    2019 Slingshot Angry Swallow

    2019 Slingshot Angry Swallow Surfboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $549.00
    Was: $943.00
    2019 Slingshot Angry Swallow Channel the rage and scream upwind with the sheer, unadulterated power of the Slingshot Angry Swallow. High volume for great flotation, great ability to pivot and spin on a dime, does well in light wind conditions - what...
    Now: $549.00
    Was: $943.00
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    2019 Slingshot Celero FR Surfboard

    2019 Slingshot Celero FR Surfboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $549.00
    Was: $943.00
    2019 Slingshot Celero FR Surfboard The Slingshot Celero is feasibly the most versatile kitesurf board in the history of, well, kitesurf boards. This board will do damn near everything and look better than all of your buddies whilst doing it. A lovely...
    Now: $549.00
    Was: $943.00
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    2019 Slingshot Converter Foilboard

    2019 Slingshot Converter Foilboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $549.00
    Was: $998.00
    2019 Slingshot Converter Foilboard Wave junkie that’s looking to get into foiling? The 2019 Converter, per its name, can be surfed or foiled at your leisure. It takes less than five minutes to switch from foil to fins or vice versa. The Converter...
    Now: $549.00
    Was: $998.00
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    2019 Slingshot Crisis Kiteboard

    2019 Slingshot Crisis Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $399.00
    Was: $554.00
    2019 Slingshot Crisis Kiteboard What Slingshot has to say about the Crisis A dependable, user-friendly board designed for casual cruising, easy progression and a friendly feel in all conditions. Features Mild rocker is great for progression and...
    Now: $399.00
    Was: $554.00
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    2019 Slingshot Dually Straps 2019 Slingshot Dually Straps

    2019 Slingshot Dually Straps

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $139.00
    Was: $199.00
    2019 Slingshot Dually Straps Four-point adjustment and some comfy pads make for some happy feet, and happy feet means more time on the water. Riding in colder water? No sweat, the Dually straps fit booties just fine. Even if you’re popping some...
    Now: $139.00
    Was: $199.00
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    2019 Slingshot Glide Kiteboard

    2019 Slingshot Glide Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $399.00
    Was: $665.00
    2019 Slingshot Glide Kiteboard What Slingshot has to say about the Glide Deceptively agile, this light wind board will keep you cruising in fan-wind bliss while others body-drag back to the beach in anguish. Features Gives you the light wind range...
    Now: $399.00
    Was: $665.00
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    2019 Slingshot Karolina Pro

    2019 Slingshot Karolina Pro Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $399.00
    Was: $698.00
    2019 Slingshot Karolina Pro Dear ladies: yes, you can absolutely out-shred the dudes. Like, all of the time. Will this board magically make it happen? I can’t say it will, but I certainly can’t say it won’t. The Women’s World...
    Now: $399.00
    Was: $698.00
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    2019 Slingshot Mixer Surfboard

    2019 Slingshot Mixer Surfboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $549.00
    Was: $943.00
    2019 Slingshot Mixer Surfboard Hi, I’m a kiter, and I have a problem. My wave addiction has taken over my life, and my only solution is the Slingshot Mixer - the epitome of what a kitesurfing board should be. A high-performance surfboard designed...
    Now: $549.00
    Was: $943.00
  • On Sale
    2019 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard

    2019 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $399.00
    Was: $699.00
    2019 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard Sam Light says, “shred the gnar, brah.” Well, I cannot quote him directly on that, but it is pretty close. If he can be the King of the Air, the Triple-S winner, and shred cable parks with this board, Lord...
    Now: $399.00
    Was: $699.00
  • 2019 Slingshot Surf Strap

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $32.00
    2019 Slingshot Surf Strap Now you can have a secure, adjustable, comfortable connection to your board with Slingshot's Surf Straps. Just pull on the strap to tighten and a quick push on an internal clamp loosens it.Single Strap including hardware...
    $32.00
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    2019 Slingshot Tyrant Surfboard

    2019 Slingshot Tyrant Surfboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $549.00
    Was: $943.00
    2019 Slingshot Tyrant Surfboard Like any good tyrant (bit of an oxymoron, but whatever), the 2019 Tyrant from Slingshot is a high-powered, indisputable wave-shredding machine. Shooting tubes and slaying noobs is the name of the game with this one...
    Now: $549.00
    Was: $943.00
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    2019 Slingshot Vision Kiteboard

    2019 Slingshot Vision Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $399.00
    Was: $665.00
    2019 Slingshot Vision Kiteboard The all-terrain vehicle of kiteboards. The 2019 Vision is a medium-rocker crossover designed for intermediate to advanced riders who wants one board they can use confidently in any condition. Features A fan-favorite,...
    Now: $399.00
    Was: $665.00
  • 2020 Slingshot Asylum Kiteboard - Top view

    2020 Slingshot Asylum Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    $629.00
    2020 Slingshot Asylum What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Asylum: NEW for 2020, we added a tip-to-tail carbon stringer to give the Asylum's already lively wood core even more dynamic flex, spring and pop off the water. A hardcharging freestyle...
    $629.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Slingshot Celero FR Kite Surfboard - top view

    2020 Slingshot Celero FR

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $899.00
    Was: $999.00
    2020 Slingshot Celero FR What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Celero FR: Returning for 2020 the Celero FR is ENTIRELY NEW and REBUILT. Designed for versatility and reliability in all conditions, from underpowered and mushy to shore pound, rolling...
    Now: $899.00
    Was: $999.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Slingshot Crisis Kiteboard 2020 Slingshot Crisis Kiteboard

    2020 Slingshot Crisis Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $529.00
    Was: $588.00
    2020 Slingshot Crisis Kiteboard SIZES 134 / 137 / 141 / 144cm Package Includes: 2020 Crisis board, 4x2" (5.08cm) G10 fins, grab handle What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Crisis: The Crisis signifies rider simplicity at its finest. With its...
    Now: $529.00
    Was: $588.00
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    2020 Slingshot Dually Straps - side view 2020 Slingshot Dually Straps - top view

    2020 Slingshot Dually Straps

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $199.00
    Was: $221.00
    2020 Slingshot Dually Straps What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Dually Straps: For 2020, we stripped our existing Dually platform down to its birthday suit and rebuilt it from the toes up. The result is a reimagined and reengineered binding...
    Now: $199.00
    Was: $221.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Slingshot Glide Kiteboard 2020 Slingshot Glide Kiteboard fins and handle

    2020 Slingshot Glide Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $629.00
    Was: $699.00
    2020 Slingshot Glide Kiteboard SIZES 151 / 161cm Package Includes: 2020 Glide board, 4x2" (5.08cm) G10 fins, Grab Handle What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Glide: The Glide has been a staple in the Slingshot range for over a decade. Not only...
    Now: $629.00
    Was: $699.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Slingshot Karolina Pro Kiteboard - top view

    2020 Slingshot Karolina Pro Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $649.00
    Was: $721.00
    2020 Slingshot Karolina Pro What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Karolina Pro: The signature model of jet-setting shredder Karolina Winkowska, this twin tip is the answer to her need for a single high-performance board she can take anywhere and...
    Now: $649.00
    Was: $721.00
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    2020 Slingshot Misfit Kiteboard - top view

    2020 Slingshot Misfit Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $629.00
    Was: $699.00
    2020 Slingshot Misfit What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Misfit: The all NEW 2020 Misfit features a new outline and a NEW tip and tail profile. This new outline reduces board drag as well as giving it a smoother release from the water. With a...
    Now: $629.00
    Was: $699.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Slingshot Mixer Kite-Surfboard - top view

    2020 Slingshot Mixer

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $899.00
    Was: $999.00
    2020 Slingshot Mixer What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Mixer: NEW for 2020, The Mixer features new construction that makes it significantly lighter and gives a more connected surfboard feel while maintaining bomber durability needed to stand...
    Now: $899.00
    Was: $999.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard - top view

    2020 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $649.00
    Was: $721.00
    2020 Slingshot Refraction What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Refraction: A wakestyle/freestyle/freeride crossover board, designed for maximum boost, load and pop and aggressive riding in all conditions. As the signature model for Slingshot team...
    Now: $649.00
    Was: $721.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Slingshot Sci-Fly Kite-Surfboard - top view

    2020 Slingshot Sci-Fly

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $899.00
    Was: $999.00
    2020 Slingshot Sci-Fly What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Sci-Fly: New for 2020, the Sci-Fly is a modern short board designed for aerials and powered-up, progressive freeriding. A parallel rail outline helps with edging and load/pop off the...
    Now: $899.00
    Was: $999.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Slingshot Surf Strap

    2020 Slingshot Surf Strap

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $35.00
    Was: $39.99
    2020 Slingshot Surf Strap With a NEW 2” wider hole pattern your foot is right where you need it - straddling your fin box. Properly placed footing over your rear fins gives you the ultimate power position for throwing big and riding more...
    Now: $35.00
    Was: $39.99
  • On Sale
    2020 Slingshot Tyrant Kite-Surfboard - top view

    2020 Slingshot Tyrant

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $899.00
    Was: $999.00
    2020 Slingshot Tyrant What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Tyrant: Completely redesigned for 2020, the Tyrant is the hard-charging wave slayer in our lineup designed for riders who want a board they can charge down the line and lock into...
    Now: $899.00
    Was: $999.00
  • On Sale
    2020 Slingshot Vision Kiteboard 2020 Slingshot Vision Kiteboard Fins and Handle

    2020 Slingshot Vision Kiteboard

    Slingshot Kiteboarding

    Now: $629.00
    Was: $699.00
    2020 Slingshot Vision Kiteboard SIZES 136 / 140 / 144cm Package Includes: 2020 Vision Board, 4 x 1.75" (19x15.2cm) NEW kite fins, NEW grab handle What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Vision: See the future with the all NEW 2020 Vision! We have...
    Now: $629.00
    Was: $699.00