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Slingshot has the most comprehensive line of foils with five models reaching into every realm the foil phenomenon is reaching into today from kite or surf, SUP or wake. The Hover Glide NF2 is Slingshot’s all around performance freeride kite foil. Slingshot also has a comprehensive learn to foil program and the Hover Glide is designed as high performance driven but easy to use for the beginner. On the water the NF2 is solid and stable with a good combination of speed control and efficient lift. It has a wider central front wing but that tapers to more narrow tips and the back wing is fairly long giving the Hover Glide good stability at slower speeds but added control when you hit max velocity. The Hover Glide is also fairly easy to turn and carve at faster speeds but was also quite stable at slower speeds and lighter winds. The overall set up of the Hover Glide gets tops marks for durability and function but it is a bit heavier overall. All of the components have really solid connections though and the aluminum is stiff and the composite wings are ultra-durable against dings and easy to repair if you do catch the bottom. Although you don’t feel the weight when you are riding through the water on a foil it is noticeable when jumping and also transporting the set up to the water. The Hover Glide is a great option to explore the world of kite foiling and it is a system that can make it easy to learn and quickly progress into intermediate levels of foil riding. 

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