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2014 Slingshot and Cabrinha Kiteboarding Demo a Success!
Posted on October 22nd, 2013
We were out there all day on Saturday 19Oct13 and the wind was honking! People tried the new 2014 Cabrinha Switchblades and 2014 Slingshot Rallys in sizes from 8m-14m throughout the day. We had two tents, Slingshot Crossfire SUP, Slingshot Crossbreed SUP, and Slingshot Spacepickle SUP out for people to check out and try if they like. We even had a Lift Hydrofoil out there which Phil rode toward the end of the day when the winds got light enough. All in all a great day. Check out the pictures:
Kiteboarding and Stand Up Paddle Demo this weekend!
Posted on October 14th, 2013
Levee riding area in Texas City, just down the road from the shop. We will have the new 2014 Cabrinha Switchblades out there and the 2014 Slingshot Rallys as well. Try them before you buy them. We will also have 2013 Slingshot Stand Up Paddle boards to try if you dare in the wind and buy at an end of the year discount.
See the video:
See the Awesome forecast Below:
Where: Texas City, Levee (45min south of Houston)
What: Cabrinha and Slingshot kiteboarding demo
2014 Slingshot Rally, FUEL and 2014 boards release today!
Posted on July 11th, 2013
2014 Slingshot Asylum, Misfit, T-Rex, Celeritas, Tyrant, Bolt Down straps and pads are all released today.
What Slingshot says about it:
In its fourth generation, the 2014 Rally is the most versatile kite ever
produced. The Rally delivers incredible wind range along with proven
high-end performance for freeriding and surf conditions. For 2014 the
new Rally is faster, more maneuverable, and offers better low-end power
making it the most efficient and user friendly kite in the world. Find out
for yourself why so many riders trust the Rally.
The 2014 Rally boasts an updated airframe featuring our own unique
patented Splitstrut construction making it the most stable kite in the
industry. Each size is more powerful and efficient than last year with a
new aspect ratio. The Rally features Connect Forward, a breakthrough
in attachment point placement that allows the wingtips to twist open
to prevent stall. Now riders can easily select from three attachment
points to tune the optimum bar pressure for their riding style. We’ve also
advanced our Reflex Wingtip technology by making a larger aerodynamic
wingtip. This allows the kite to pivot; balancing faster turning speeds
with precise control and stability.
Featuring Slingshot’s legendary construction, the 2014 Rally is built
better than the rest. With our state of the art manufacturing process
combined with top of the line materials you can be assured your Rally
will offer maximum durability and peformance. The bomber construction
on the Rally focuses on Surf Tough Seams to create more strength and
structure throughout the canopy. It also helps to isolate any damage
making repair easy. Our Tri-Tech Protection includes Ballistic Kevlar, Mark
Cloth, and Neoprene strategically placed in the most vulnerable areas
of the kite to optimize durability. We do all of this to make sure you don’t
ever miss a session.
Slingshot Compstick Bar 2014 Review
Posted on June 26th, 2013
2014 Slingshot Compstick bar and lines set
New for 2014 Slingshot has changed the world famous Compstick bar….for the better. Xlkiteboarding.com has the sneak peak and one of the first indepth reviews of the new bar and lines technology. The changes were few but definitely key for continued improvement. Here are the highlights:
Take a look at the graphic they are clean and look great…watch your bar at the beach or it will get stolen.
New cushioned bar ends
New “butter box” release housing
New trim line ergonomic end piece
New chicken loop construction
New chicken finger (donkey dik) system
Here is the video from the shop:
What our instructors say:
“We have taught a few lessons on the 2014 bar and line set and students have been able to reload the chicken loop easier than the old release system when we are practicing self rescue. It is also a TON easier to adjust the kite trim when over powered due to the change in the trip strap end. I really like the new chicken finger setup although I don’t unhook with my students it makes it really easy to get in and out.”
“They improved on my favorite bar ever! I love the new look and the extra stiff foam ends make it easy to pull on outside lines for relaunch.”
“Wow, super cool guys”
Slingshot Rally 14m 2013 Deal with Free overnight shipping
Posted on June 12th, 2013
You can have your NEW Slingshot Rally 14m 2013 kiteboarding package TOMORROW!
Get the order to our Texas City store by 2pm central time and we’ll ship it to you via UPS Overnight service for free so you will have it the following day. This deal applies only to the continental USA and all Rallys will be sold at full retail. The sale only applies to the 14m size, but we do have all other sizes in stock as well. Here is the link to complete the sale online:
We have the following colors in stock to choose from:
In order from Left to Right and Top to Bottom (White accents and Green mainsail, Blue accents and White mainsail, Yellow accents and Orange mainsail, Yellow accents and Yellow mainsail) –Keep in mind a bright kite is one that gets found when lost.