2016 Vision

Slingshot blends high tech manufacturing with classic wood core construction in the 2016 Vision. This freeride and freestyle twin tip is built around a Pacific Albus wood core, which gives the board unmatched flex and resiliency, and is then infused with Slingshot’s exclusive manufacturing techniques that include laser cut NACA TECH* channels, a rugged DURA base, Fusion Sidewall, Chined Rails and an inlaid Fastrack mounting system.

Cast: Slingshot Kite

2016 Crisis

For freeriders looking for a solid board that will deliver consistently in all conditions, look no farther than the 2016 Crisis. This board features wood core construction, single concave outline and double flat rails for optimal flex, edge control, upwind performance, load and pop and cushy landings. The Crisis is responsive and durable enough for hardcore freestylers, but friendly and forgiving enough for newcomers, making this one of the most versatile boards in our line.

Cast: Slingshot Kite

2016 RPM

The legend continues with the 2016 RPM: The renowned all-around weapon of choice for world champion tricksters, soul-searching surfers and casual weekend-warriors alike. Returning as the flagship kite on Slingshot’s legendary lineup, the 2016 RPM is loaded with exciting and innovative features that will again place this kite at the top of the food chain and uphold its reputation as one of the most versatile and rock solid kites ever produced.

Cast: Slingshot Kite


#RPMisWHAT: To highlight the mass appeal of the RPM, we are launching a special video series and a social media campaign under the moniker #RPMisWHAT. We want to enlist RPM users around the world to use that tag on their own social media accounts to share stories, images and videos that highlight what the RPM is to them and why they choose to fly it.

Cast: Slingshot Kite

Tags: Slingshot Kite, Red Epic, Brazil, Sam Light, 2016, 2016 Release, RPM IS WHAT, RPM Kite, RPM, Slingshot Kiteboards, Slingshot, Alex Fox, Bebe and Tricks

Carlos “The Freak” Mario x 2016 RPM

Six years after its debut, we find the RPM harder than ever to define. Never before has a kite been so rock solid in so many categories for so many types of riders. As we unleash the 2016 RPM, we thought what better way to show it at its peak performance than with Carlos Mario. Our young Brazilian ripper may be just as hard to define as the kite he rides. One thing is for sure, Carlos Mario is no longer known as a baby, so let us officially introduce you to “The Freak”.

Cast: Slingshot Kite and Patrick Wieland

Tags: Slingshot, Kiteboarding, Vision, RPM, 2016, 2016 RPM, Fast, action Sports, bebe, the freak, mario, Sam Light, Alex Fox and Patrick Wieland