The 2019 Slingshot Hover Glide FKite Foil, Slingshot's stock foil for kiting, has been reformulated with the H4, Space Skate, wing. Drawing on their experience with thousands of riders from the wildly popular foil academy, Slingshot has replaced the H5 with the much more stable and easy to ride H4 Space Skate. This move makes learning how to foil massively more accessible. The wider the wingspan the more stable the foil becomes side to side and the lower aspect (or the fatter) the wing is the more stable it becomes front to back. The Space Skate is both wide and fat, making it very easy to ride. Anyone who wants to start foiling will love this wing, especially if they have tried a more kite specific wing first. Gone are the days when learning to foil required admission into the school of hard knocks. The Space Skate is super versatile and playful. It loves to carve, pump, ride fast, or go slow. Getting on foil at just 10 knots, the Space Skate makes transitions a breeze as you get that much more time to complete the turn before you slow to subfoiling speeds. The dihedral design offers dynamic control that self-centers instead of continuing to turn when you want to level it off again.
The FKite foil kit features a completely modular system that promotes the easy swapping of the wings or masts. Start with a short mast and switch to a longer mast when you're ready. The wings have a tough carbon construction that won't make you cringe every time you hit bottom. The aluminum Shift Fuse gives you two distinct performance options for the placement of the mast. The mast through the foil (setting A) option is recommended for beginners while the "B" setting provides maximum lift for more advanced riders and pumping. The stock aluminum 28" mast gives you plenty of altitude to clear the chop and drive upwind. Beginners should start with a short mast for the best results.
If you want to start foiling or if you're already foiling but are more into the turns than the speed, this is a stellar foil for you. Additionally, if you want a foil that will allow you cross over into wake foiling or foilsurfing, definitely check out the 2019 Slingshot FKite!
28" MAST, PEDESTAL, FUSELAGE, FRONT WING, REAR WING, HARDWARE, SHIM, CUSTOM TRAVEL BAG