Posts Tagged ‘Slingshot Kiteboarding’

Gisela gets a spot on Transworld Sport.  Way to go!  Best is on a roll after signing Youri.  Two reigning World Champions in the mix!

 

So what is the difference between kiteboards and wakeboards?

The easy answer is…Rocker.
Rocker is the amount of curvature along the bottom of the board.  Wakeboards have around 3 inches of rocker while most kiteboards have around 1 inch.  Wakeboards are designed with more rocker to handle the speed at which they operate.  When wakeboarding a typical speed will be around 30mph.  At that speed, wakeboards need all that rocker to produce drag so that they can get on edge and turn.  A kiteboarder typically is traveling across the water at around 15-20 mph and will need a more efficient (flater) board in order to stay moving along on top of the water (also called planning).

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Looks like we will have over 40 kites and 16 boards  for Registered KoGL Riders to demo!

This guy knows how to get it done.  Alex talks a little about the new Asylum wakestyle board.  Riding the Slingshot 141 Asylum and Slingshot 10m RPM kite.