What we think: The is one of the most versatile foil setups available. With lots of modular pieces, Slingshot is on top of the hydrofoiling revolution. The Flight School is the best way to learn hands down. Check out www.foil-academy.com/ for FREE. The Hover Glide is super sturdy with a bit of weight. This weight does not have a negative impact on performance. We find the momentum can actually be helpful at times. You will soon be able to switch out Surf, SUP and Windsurfing wings with this setup. This is a great all-around wing. We have been using it for kiting, surfing, tow-ins, and wakesurfing. You can easily mount this setup to any existing board with the Foil Mount for hydrosurfing, wakefoiling or kitefoilng.
Included 35.5″ Slingshot Aluminum Mast, Full wing set (BLUE WINGS REMAINING), Hardware/Mounting Kit. 2017/18 Slingshot Simulator Soft Top Foilboard.
Add straps and 15″ mast for beginners to make the learning process easier!
The Hover Glide is an excellent choice for any foilboarder or prospective rider. The tough aluminum mast is durable and interchangeable. CNC wing sets on the Hover Glide have been engineered to give you maximum speed and lift while retaining their durability. We have found that this board planes faster than others in the aluminum/cnc category. The black and green stock colors really pop in and out of the water. All around this is an awesome investment whether you are just learning or you need a backup foil for shallow, potentially damaging conditions.
From the Brand Slingshot
Durable, affordable freeride foil: The 2016 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 get:
- 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
Mast+ fuselage height: 93cm (36.6″)
Combined total weight: 5.2kg (11.46 lbs.)
Hover Glide NF2 from Slingshot Kite on Vimeo.
2017-2018 Slingshot Simulator Softop Foil Board
This board is great for kiting, wakefoiling and can even be used to paddle into waves.
Covered in a thick EVA layer, the Simulator is a user-friendly board designed specifically for safer entry-level foil progression. As you try foiling for the first time, and experience your first crashes, you’ll quickly appreciate the forgiving feel and cushy padding that covers the top and rails of the board. You’ll also appreciate the extra length and buoyancy of the Simulator; it will help you get up and going and makes the first stage of bouncing up and down on the water much more forgiving. Once you’ve progressed beyond the first learning stages, the Simulator remains a fun freeride board you can use to practice transitions, toeside riding, jumping and more aggressive carving. The padded top and extra volume will come in handy through every stage of your progression. It’ll also come in handy when you’re asked to teach friends and family.
|Length||Width||Thickness||Volume||Board Weight||Track Mount Dimensions|
|5’6″ (167.6cm)||20″ (50.8cm)||2.12″ (5.4cm)||36L||10lbs (3.86kg)||90mm x 254mm (9cm x 25.4cm)|