Slingshot Wakefoiler Package 2017
Slingshot is excited to add the Wakefoiler to our 2017 wake lineup. This industry first is an all-in-one package that includes our custom Wakefoiler board, two masts and a foil designed for user-friendly riding.
Hydrofoil technology has come a long way since the days of the Air Chair and Sky Ski. As the foiling craze explodes in surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding and stand up paddling, it’s only natural that wakeboarding gets its own version.
You’ll experience a completely new sensation with the Wakefoiler. No matter what type of rider you are, what kind of boat you have or how rough the water is, floating smoothly and silently over the water is an experience unlike anything else in wakeboarding.
The Wakefoil is designed for easy learning and user-friendly progression. The foil provides lift at low speeds and has a bottom-heavy weight balance that promotes stability and easy handling. The package includes two masts, 15” and 24”, that allow beginners to start with a shorter, more manageable setup and step-up as they progress. The Wakefoiler board is an extended version of our classic wakesurfer construction, designed for stability, smooth handling and extra length to help rebound off the water and prevent nose-diving.
Package comes with: Complete setup- all foil components and hardware, two masts, Wake Foil board and padded foil cover.
- Hydrofoil package for behind-the-boat riding
- Super stable foil designed for stability and ease of use
- Complete package includes 15" and 24" masts for easy progression
- Ride in any condition, behind any boat
- Brings an exciting new challenge and sensation to the boat
The Wakefoiler package comes with 15-inch and 24-inch aluminum masts, which can be interchanged quickly and easily. The incremental lengths are designed for ease of progression. The concept is simple: Start with the shorter, more manageable mast until you get the hang of it, then graduate to the longer, more versatile mast when you’re ready.
15-inch mast: You'll experience faster progression, less pain and less frustration with the Wakefoiler’s 15-inch mast. With a short mast you’ll get used to the foil under your feet, you’ll get a feeling for subtle movements, balance and weight distribution needed and will progress with less risk than with a longer mast.
24-inch mast: Once you’re comfortable getting the board into position, getting up proficiently and are gaining controlled rides on the foil, you’ll be ready for the 24-inch mast. Switching to the longer mast will give you more mobility and more range of motion behind the boat. You’ll quickly gain a feeling for the fine-tuned control foiling requires, and as you progress you’ll be amazed at how much control you have and how agile you can be with the foil.
Any craft, any condition
You no longer need a perfectly calm day, or a boat that puts out the perfect wake. With the Wakefoiler, you can ride behind essentially any craft with a motor, in essentially any condition. The pull is amazingly light, which means you can ride longer without your arms getting tired and, once you’re up and foiling, you can rise above rough conditions for a butter smooth feeling like snowboarding on the best powder of the season.
User-friendly Freeride design
Hydrofoils come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and even subtle differences in design can make a big difference in performance. Slingshot’s Wakefoil is a proven design that matches the performance needs of behind-the-boat riding perfectly. It’s a friendly foil that planes early, has a relatively slow bottom-end speed, a medium top-end speed and is extremely stable in the water.
As foil’s go, the Wakefoil is relatively heavy due to its aluminum and fiberglass construction. This yields two advantages: It’s one of the most durable foils available, and the weight provides stability, which translates to forgiving handling for beginners and agility as you progress.