Slingshot has a proven track record of grooming true icons in our sport–helping build the likes of Ruben Lenten, Youri Zoon, and Ben Wilson. We take pride in finding and recognizing talent and as a result have built a highly-respected reputation helping riders grow to their full potential as both athletes and as people.
Finding this talent is never easy. For the last few years team manager Mauricio Abreu has searched and waited patiently in his quest to find the next great rider. His search brought him back to his home country of Brazil and the talent he discovered there can only be described as “one of the most profound talents that has ever come across our radar.” It lies within fifteen year old Carlos “Bebe” Mario, a wonder-kid that managed to win the first PKRA event he ever entered.
Under the guidance of Mauricio and full support of Slingshot Sports we are confident this talented young Brazilian has what it takes to become part of the next generation of PKRA champions and redefine what’s possible in ‘freestyle’ kiteboarding. And today, Feb. 17th, one day before Bebe’s first PKRA event as a Slingshot rider, we are releasing Patrick Wieland's new short film "The story begins: Carlos Mario + Slingshot", so sit back and enjoy the next chapter of kiteboarding history.
Wakestyle now, is a term thrown around pretty loosely these days in kiteboarding, which is unusual because as recently as two years ago, it was a term that essentially only referred to about %1 of the kiteboarding population. However with the recent emergence of bindings on the world tour, you see more and more people throwing that word around. It seems now as if almost all the top pros fall into the same category, what follows can be considered the distinction… In Patrick Wieland's new short film “Distinction” produced by Mauicio Abreu, riders Alex Fox and Sam Light establish the standard and return the word “wakestyle” to its original roots.
Alex and Slingshot Sports are giving away 3 hand made Special Edition Asylum boards to 3 lucky winners.
Alex is not only a Slingshot Elite Team Rider, but he's also a gifted artist as well. Alex’s art has been featured on previous Slingshot products and now we are proud to release an Alex Fox “Special Edition” Asylum. These boards are true "one of a kind" works of art. Only 12 will be produced. Here is your chance to get you hands on one of these extremely limited boards.
Here's what you need to do to win:
Submit any creative image via Instagram with the hashtag #asylumgiveaway (submit as many as you would like).
Follow Alex Fox(@notalexfox) and Slingshot Kiteboarding(@slingshotkite) to see what inspires others and what you're up against.
Alex will pick the three contest winners and announce them April 12 on the Slingshot Kite Facebook page.
Have fun with it!
Eric Reinstra's new video!
We sent Eric down to Brazil with our all new Darko and the Legendary Fuel to see what he could come up with. Here is the answer!
Feel The Power!
With the New 2013 Rally kite in hand Slingshot freesurfer Patrick Rebstock sets sail for Portugal to show off the excellent handling and simple user experience of his Favorite Kite.
"I am so exited about the 2013 Rally Kite, it just feels so good to ride in the waves. The smooth predictable handling and incredible stability makes the 2013 Rally Kite my weapon of choice." -Patrick Rebstock
The new Reflex Wingtip, Connect Forward attachment points, Splitstrut, and Pulleyless Bridle all work together to create the solid frame of the 2013 Rally Kite which gives the rider direct control and unrivaled range in any wind condition.
"I rely on the Legendary Slingshot Construction and Surf Tough Reinforcements which give me the toughest and most durable kite that i can depend on day after day" -Patrick Rebstock
Film Produced by: LivingTheDream
Camera: James Ropner
Browse This Channel
KiteSurf/Playa del Carmen
from Insigne Studio Filmed with Red One MX in Playa del Carmen, México
WHAT WE DO - FIRST TEASER!!!
this year's movie project featuring the most talented riders from Austria. Shot on locations in Schladming, Bad Goisern, Leogang and many many more!
stay tuned for the official trailer and the full length movie!!