2017 Slingshot Simulator 5'6"
Slingshot Simulator 5'6"
Extra Cushion, Extra Safe
• Soft EVA foam covers entire deck and rails
• Designed for user-friendly foil progression
• Longer length helps get you up and going
• The ideal board for learning or teaching
• Soft top protects you and the board
•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 beginner.
•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.
The Hover Gilde NF2 is a user-friendly foil you can learn on but won't outgrow.
Hover Glide: The 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. With the Hover Glide, you gain access to the highly-effective Foiling Flight School program.
•Agile & playful foil that planes early & has a medium top-end speed
•Durable aluminum, composite construction
•Segmented design for easy set-up & breakdown
•Foil in shallower water w/ four different mast lengths to choose from
•Affordable replacement parts if needed