Slingshot Kiteboards

Slingshot Kiteboards

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Slingshot kiteboarding was created in 1999 by brothers Jeff and Tony Logosz. The pair had been keeping an interested eye on early forms of kiteboarding through the nineties, watching Corey Roesler race on his kite ski contraption in the Gorge, and Laird Hamilton cruise in the waters of Maui. While both fascinating to watch, in each scenario both riders were merely cruising downwind, making the sport unmarketable to the majority of people. Then, in 1998 the brothers caught a glimpse of Lou Wainman out in Hawaii, managing not only to stay upwind but perform tricks that would take the kiteboarding industry years to come to fully adopt. As Tony by this point had already formed a business creating custom kiteboards, a greater expansion into kiteboarding wouldn’t prove difficult. Not wanting to compete with Tony’s existing venture however, the two brothers founded Slingshot with the intention of focusing exclusively on kiteboarding gear.

Slingshot kiteboarding had an early advantage on many other companies, as many manufactured both windsurfing and kiteboarding gear, and therefore had to remain accountable to both markets. Slingshot’s attentiveness to the kitesurfing industry allowed them to channel research and development funds exclusively into kiteboarding gear innovation. Slingshot Kiteboarding combined this with an aggressive design philosophy, peppering their kites with flame graphics in an industry where kitesurfing kites were traditionally bland. Their first full size offering was the Stealth, which proved disastrous in terms of construction and performance. From this however, Slingshot realized that to be an industry leader, they needed to focus heavily on quality and customer experience, a philosophy which is traceable in their kitesurfing kites and kiteboards today.

With the continued success and subsequent expansion of their kiteboarding line, Slingshot Kiteboarding began expanding into wakeboarding, re-purposing many of the board innovations they created in the kiteboarding industry. Their core focus however remains in kiteboarding, propelling the industry forward both in terms of product construction and innovation.
So what makes Slingshot Kiteboards so unique? Let’s start with the construction. The wood that goes into their all-wood Atomic Core isn’t only extremely durable with high flex performance, but also sourced from locally farmed, sustainable forests. Their kiteboards are then coated with Resin X, an organic epoxy that is not only eco-conscious but light weight, durable, and resistant to UV damage. The Fastrack mounting system allows for easy installation and adjustment, affording a high degree of customization. 4D graphics further lend to board customization, each graphic printed slightly different at varying dimensional depths so no two kiteboards are precisely the same.

Slingshot Kiteboarding manufactures all of their kiteboards in the United States in the Pacific Northwest, promoting local economies while reducing the externalities from shipping long distances. Quality is ubiquitous across Slingshot’s kiteboard line, each board made to the highest construction standards.

Slingshot Misfit

The Misfit is Slingshot Kiteboarding’s premier all-around kiteboard, perfect for kite surfers who rides in a diverse array of conditions.

Slingshot Darko

The Darko is designed for performance-oriented kiteboarders, especially those looking for explosive pop and freestyle maneuverability.

Slingshot Glide

Completely redesigned for 2013, the Glide is tailored for lightwind performance.

Slingshot Asylum

The Asylum ushers in the modern kiteboarding era, displaying high amounts of rocker and flex for the most progressive freestyle kiteboarders.

Slingshot Crisis

Similar to the Slingshot Misfit, the Crisis is designed with all-around functionality in mind, though offers a damper feel for kiteboarders who look for less stiffness.

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    2021 Slingshot Misfit V10 Kiteboard

    2021 Slingshot Misfit V10 Kiteboard

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    Now: $698.99
    Was: $776.66
    2021 Slingshot Misfit V10 Kiteboard Sizes: 137 / 143 / 147cm What do you get when one of the most world-renowned high performance freeride twin tips ever gets a supercharged outline and tip/tail profile? You get the MISFIT- the smoothest and driest...
    Now: $698.99
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    2022 Slingshot Converter XR V4 Foilboard - 5'0"

    2022 Slingshot Converter XR V4 Foilboard - 5'0"

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    Now: $1,220.99
    Was: $1,356.66
    2022 Slingshot Converter XR V4 Foilboard Includes: Converter XR V4 Board, 3 x FCSII Fins Size: 5'0" x 17.7" x 2.1" (21L) FOIL / SURF / VERSATILITY Built with the shape and construction of our popular Sci-Fly XR surfboard, the Converter XR V4...
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    Was: $1,356.66
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    2021 Slingshot Formula V1 Kiteboard

    2021 Slingshot Formula V1 Kiteboard

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    Now: $1,109.99
    Was: $1,233.32
    2021 Slingshot Formula V1 Kiteboard Sizes: 136 / 140 / 144 cm Package includes: Formula board. , NEW kite fins 4 x 1.75" (1.9x15.2cm), NEW grab handle The Slingshot Formula is the performance you've never seen—or felt— before. By combining...
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    Was: $1,233.32
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    2021 Slingshot Glide Kiteboard

    2021 Slingshot Glide Kiteboard

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    Now: $698.99
    Was: $776.66
    2021 Slingshot Glide Kiteboard Sizes: 151 / 161 cm Package includes: Glide board, NEW kite fins 4 x 1.75" (1.9x15.2cm), NEW grab handle When designing the Glide, Slingshot set out to create the easiest twin tip in the world to ride. That meant more...
    Now: $698.99
    Was: $776.66
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    2021 Slingshot Crisis V2 Kiteboard

    2021 Slingshot Crisis Kiteboard

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    Now: $587.99
    Was: $653.32
    2021 Slingshot Crisis V2 Kiteboard Sizes: 134 / 137 / 141 / 146 cm Package includes: Crisis board, NEW kite fins 4 x 1.75" (1.9x15.2cm), NEW grab handle Designed for steady, easy-paced kiteboarding, the Slingshot Crisis keeps you on the water. Its...
    Now: $587.99
    Was: $653.32
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    2021 Slingshot Luna Kiteboard

    2021 Slingshot Luna Kiteboard

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    Now: $642.99
    Was: $714.43
    2021 Slingshot Luna Kiteboard Sizes: 129 / 133cm Smaller riders, compromise and sacrifice no more! Slingshot's all-new 2021 LUNA has been designed specifically for you, the smaller, lighter rider. Borrowing DNA from their iconic Misfit, the...
    Now: $642.99
    Was: $714.43
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    2021 Slingshot Super Natural V1 Kiteboard

    2021 Slingshot Super Natural V1 Kiteboard

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    Now: $698.99
    Was: $776.66
    2021 Slingshot Super Natural V1 Kiteboard Sizes: 142 / 146cm The SUPER NATURAL is an entirely different breed of twintip- except it's not really a twintip at all. With a new and exciting shape, the SUPER NATURAL is a modern take on the vintage mutant...
    Now: $698.99
    Was: $776.66
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    2021 Slingshot Tryant XR - 5'8"

    2021 Slingshot Tyrant XR - 5'8"

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    Now: $1,109.99
    Was: $1,233.32
    2021 Slingshot Tyrant XR - 5'8" The new TYRANT XR is a contemporary, refined surfboard for true wave performance- built with XR Construction, a hybrid EPS composition for optimal balance of weight and strength. An unlimited surf shape that delivers...
    Now: $1,109.99
    Was: $1,233.32
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    2021 Slingshot Sci-Fly XR

    2021 Slingshot Sci-Fly XR

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    Now: $1,109.99
    Was: $1,233.32
    2021 Slingshot Sci-Fly XR Sizes: 5'0" / 5'4" The out-of-this-world 2021 SCI-FLY XR is a modern short board designed for aerials and powered-up, progressive freeriding- now built with XR Construction, a hybrid EPS composition for optimal balance of...
    Now: $1,109.99
    Was: $1,233.32
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    2021 Slingshot Mixer XR

    2021 Slingshot Mixer XR

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    Now: $1,109.99
    Was: $1,233.32
    2021 Slingshot Mixer XR Sizes: 5'8" / 5'10" The MIXER XR quickly transforms small and marginal surf into a dynamic playground for all riders to enjoy- and is built with XR Construction, a hybrid EPS composition for optimal balance of weight and...
    Now: $1,109.99
    Was: $1,233.32
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    2021 Slingshot Celero XR

    2021 Slingshot Celero XR

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    Now: $1,109.99
    Was: $1,233.32
    2021 Slingshot Celero XR Sizes: 5'6" / 5'10" Built with XR Construction—a hybrid EPS composition for optimal balance of weight and strength—the Celero XR is Slingshot's quiver-of-one surfboard that delivers controlled, progressive...
    Now: $1,109.99
    Was: $1,233.32
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    2020 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard 2020 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard - top view

    2020 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard

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    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
  • 2020 Slingshot Asylum Kiteboard 2020 Slingshot Asylum Kiteboard - Top view

    2020 Slingshot Asylum Kiteboard

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    $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