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Foil Reviews2020 Foil TestsSLINGSHOT HOVER GLIDE FKITE PACKAGE: SPACE SKATE 65 

SLINGSHOT HOVER GLIDE FKITE PACKAGE: SPACE SKATE 65 

SLINGSHOT HOVER GLIDE FKITE PACKAGE: SPACE SKATE 65
SLINGSHOT HOVER GLIDE FKITE PACKAGE:
SPACE SKATE 65

Getting into foiling is made easy with the Hover Glide FKite Package and the Space Skate 65 wing. The Hover Glide platform isa fully modular system that is compatible with the comprehensive range of different wings that Slingshot has available not only for kite, but for wake, SUP and surf foiling. The new kite package from Slingshot comes complete with a nicely padded travel bag and neoprene wing covers, and includes a 70 centimetre mast, an aluminum fuselage, with carbon composite front and rear wings. The Hover Glide system is very robust, with stiff and very solid aluminum fuselage and mast system that’s built to last and enables you to build a quiver of different Slingshot foil wings that can cater to different performance demands required for various disciplines, conditions and skill levels. It’s a bit heavier than some of the other aluminum set ups but once up and foiling weight is not a huge performance factor. The Space Skate 65 has been one of the most popular wing set up s to learn to kite with because of its unique design and riding characteristics. It’s very stable and quick to lift and stays on a foil at very slow speeds. At the same time it doesn’t feel like it has as much drag or locked steering as some larger surf foils. The unique wing shape, with its double dihedral curvature gives the Space Skate 65 some quick turn initiation throughout its speed range. Any kiteboarder looking to get into foiling can’t go wrong with the Slingshot Hover Glide FKite package with its great lift and easy handling. Look for the Space Skate to get you into foiling. It’s also useable for SUP, surf or wake disciplines if the wind is down or you want to get you buddies hovering behind the boat. 

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