Ready for your first kiteboard? Here is what you need to know

If you already have the kitesurfing bug inside, then it is most likely time to start buying your first gear. Here is a quick guide to navigate you towards the right kiteboard.

The first, and most important thing you need to think about it what kind of kitesurfing you are into. Would you rather go for the waves, or some cool tricks, or maybe even some foil kitesurfing?

The ultimate kite surfboard

Let’s face it, the conditions are rarely perfect when it comes to the waves. This is why the Slingshot Celero FR is one of the best directional kiteboards out there - it is stable, reliable, and snappy exactly when you need it to be.

The Celero turns the choppy waters into a predictable and pleasant playground where the normal conditions are indeed perfect.

Jump around wherever you want

The Slingshot Refraction is the kiteboard you want to get if you really want to get banging in your tricks.

It got a solid wood core base and an extra hard Dura-Glide base, which translated into normal language means it can take some beating.

The best part - it is a crossover twintip kiteboard that you can also use in the wakeboard cable park without any worries.

The Refraction will easily take any kicker, or slider in the park, and survive a reef or rock afterwards.

Keen on trying out the new thing?

If you haven’t yet heard about it, well, now it is the time - there is a new kid on the block for the past few years and it is growing in popularity. Yes, we are talking foil kiteboards.

The Slingshot Alien Air and the Hover Glide FKite Foil will make the perfect set-up to get you started on your kite foiling journey. The profile and the shape of the board make it perfect for anyone - from beginner “foiler” to an expert kiteboarder and trick-maker.


If you want to know a bit more about foil kiteboard, check out our post here.

Want to see the rest of the gear we got for you? Find all you need at SkatePro’s webshop.

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