Slingshot Glide V12 2023 Kitesurfing Review

Slingshot Glide V12 2023

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Dive into our overview below, and be sure to return for the complete review soon.

In its 12th iteration, the Glide has established itself as the benchmark for beginner-friendly twin-tip kiteboards. The Glide 12 Twin Tip Kiteboard offers increased size and a larger foundation, making it the best choice for beginners and light-wind enthusiasts.

Specifically designed for light-wind riding and progression, the Glide V12 features a trapezoidal tip and tail that enhance the board's effective edge in the water without compromising its overall size and manoeuvrability. This improvement allows beginners and light-wind warriors alike to progress and improve their upwind ability.

The aim was to redefine the possibilities of light-wind riding and create a kiteboard that makes learning the sport as easy and enjoyable as possible.

At its core, the Glide V12 is the first twin tip that enables riders to go upwind even in light-wind conditions. Its shape has proven to be one of the most effective designs for light-wind twin tips.

In case the wind picks up, the Glide V12 offers easy power control, making it a versatile choice among "big boards" available in the market.

The unique shape extends the effective board area in the water while also serving as a rudder or an additional centre fin. The extended length provides more range, and the design enhances upwind performance.

The .2mm base material of the Glide V12 strikes the perfect balance between strength and weight, ensuring lightweight performance without sacrificing durability.

The inserts of the Glide V12 are reinforced with carbon fibre, making them lightweight, flexible, and exceptionally strong. This reinforcement process reduces overall board weight, increases pull strength and provides a consistent flex underfoot.

Constructed with sustainably grown Paulownia wood, the Glide V12 exhibits a lively and springy character. The vertically laminated construction maximizes the collective strength of the wood, resulting in durability, consistent flex, and optimal performance.

The high durometer urethane used in the innovative manufacturing process integrates the board's rail into the core in a single shot, ensuring unparalleled dampening and durability.

In summary, the Glide V12 Twin Tip Kiteboard is a game-changer in light-wind riding. With its unique design, lightweight construction, and exceptional performance, it's the go-to choice for beginners and light-wind enthusiasts looking to progress and have fun on the water.


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