The Slingshot Hover Glide NF2 foil is a recreational foil that is easy to ride and made strong to take abuse. Match it up with any Slingshot or other brand board with a track system and you will be stoked!
•Construction: Aluminum mast and fuselage with composite front and back wings.
•Foil Attachment Type: Plate attachment and adjustable track system on the board.
•Foil Weight: 11.9 lbs. with out the board.
•Compatibility: The Slingshot Hover Glide NF2 foil will work on any board with the two track pedestal mounting system. If you use this foil with a different board than a Slingshot you will need to get mounting hardware.
•Mast Adjustability: Slingshot has the Flight School Mast Package that comes with a 15", 24" and 30" mast. You can use the top plate from your original package or get another to make switching out the mast that much easier.
•Something Special: The low speed foiling stability enables rapid progression. The Flight School mast package make this foil the #1 choice for beginners.
•Just Being Picky: This is the heaviest foil that we ride. Slingshot uses a very heavy duty gauge of Aluminum to increase durability, but it adds weight.
•Padded foil wing and mast cover
•Aluminum 35.5" mast
•Composite medium aspect front and back wings
•Board mounting hardware (Sold separately)
•Available with green, yellow or orange wings
What we like:
This is a great recreational foilboard. The Hover Glide NF2 is a mid aspect wing that has a ton of low wind and low speed lift. For light winds, this means you will foil with less wind in your kite. This foil is really stable, so when you get on foil you will stay on foil.
The Flight School Mast Package is a must have for learning or shallow waters. This is a very affordable set of training wheels, that you will come back and use again for foiling in shallow water areas.
The padded foil wing and mast covers are great items that come with the package. These will protect your investment if you keep your foil built between sessions.
The Hover Glide is awesome for low speed foiling but performance suffers at high speeds. This is not a race foil, and it will top out at around 25mph.
Slingshot wanted to make their foils the strongest on the market. To do this, they used heavy duty aluminum that is thicker than the competition. This adds a couple extra pounds, so carrying your board up the beach can get tiring. You can't notice the weight when you are foiling and we feel that the extra weight adds to the stability while on foil.
Getting an extra top plate and hardware makes using the Flight School masts easier since you will have to change less parts. If you are taking on the foil apart a lot, we recommend getting better tools than what are included in the package and extra hardware. This will keep you from stripping out the allen key heads on the hardware.
Who is the Hover Glide NF2 hydrofoil for:
Everyone that buys the Hover Glide, loves it. They love the easy progression of the Flight School, and once they can ride they love the ease of use. This is a great foil package for most recreational riders.
Durable, affordable freeride foil: The 2016 Hover Glide is an all-around freeride foil with a versatile performance profile and aluminum and composite construction, making this the most well-rounded and robust foil on the market.
The Hover Glide is also the exclusive foil for Slingshots progressive multi-mast Foiling Flight School program. Masts of varying lengths can be purchased individually or as a package and paired with the Hover Glide for user-friendly foil progression.
Mast and fuselage height: 93cm
Combined total weight: 5.2kg
With the Hover Glide, you get:·
• Access to the highly-effective Foiling Flight School program
• A user-friendly foil you can learn on but won’t outgrow
• An agile and playful foil that planes early and has a medium top-end speed
• Durable aluminum, composite construction
• Segmented design for easy set-up and breakdown
• The ability to foil in shallower water with four different mast lengths to choose from
• Affordable replacement parts if needed
Slingshot's Description The Hover Glide - Refined by legendary Slingshot designer and foiling aficionado, Tony Logosz, the Hover Glide is a high-performance foil that delivers early takeoff, stable handling and smooth maneuverability. With decades of R&D experience and an intimate knowledge of foil dynamics, Logosz is an authority in foil design. He developed the Hover Glide for all-around performance freeriding, using aluminum mast and fuselage and composite components that make this the most affordable and robust foil of its class and caliber on the market.
Shape profile: A 35.5-inch mast and a classic front-J gullwing shape with swept wings, mild winglets off the front and arching rear wings. The result is an incredibly stable foil with a medium top-end speed and a solid all-around feel. It can be mounted on any of Slingshot’s foil-specific boards and features separate fuselage and wing components that can be broken-down into three parts for easy storage/transport and replaced if needed.
Foiling Flight School: Unique to the Hover Glide, incremental mast lengths of 15,20 and 30 inches are available in addition to the stock 35.5-inch mast through Slingshot’s exclusive Foiling Flight School program. The 15 and 20 inch masts are primarily designed for entry-level progression, while the 30-inch mast is for progression and shallow-water foiling.