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Since 1981 brothers Jeff and Tony Logosz have dedicated themselves to the performance and design of quality water sports equipment. Years of hard work and innovation spawned from Tony’s ability to think in original ways is what fuels them today. In 1999, after numerous innovations in windsurfing, wakeboarding, and other major water sports, both set forth to found Slingshot. Since then Slingshot has grown to be a global brand which caters to top kiteboarders and wakeboarders around the world. Slingshot today: achieving this level of success commits us to our core beliefs. People who ride Slingshot will always come first. Our commitment to quality, innovative design, testing and riding have been a driving force for an entire decade. Throughout this decade we have been awarded four U.S. patents that make kiteboarding more convenient and safer. We also proudly license patents from other great innovators of our sport, to help establish high levels of quality and set industry standards. This contributes to the prosperity and growth of kiteboarding and wakeboarding. The passion within Slingshot is seen on the water by the world’s top athletes riding and pushing the limits of our equipment every day. Our dedication to quality and performance has empowered our riders to literally change the kiteboarding and wakeboarding worlds. "Since childhood, it is has been in our DNA to invent and deliver equipment specific to the sports we love." Tony says, as he refers to these inventions as ART. The Slingshot Team Our customers; we believe our legacy is built on our commitment to excellence. Nothing is more important than building that with our customers. This is why owning any Slingshot product is like being a part of the family. We may not always be perfect, but we always make right by the customer. Call us anytime; WE want to talk to YOU. Our athletes: Tony goes to say, "while growing up we had great mentors who supported our riding, and our education in developing products and composites. Thank you, Demetrije Milovich, and others who have helped develop our business sense. As our own athletic abilities wane with age, our passion to bring each sport to life grows stronger". At Slingshot we believe in giving back. We love finding raw, unbelievably talented athletes and supporting their dreams. The results have been incredible, and we have witnessed levels of riding we thought not possible, all within the true essence of freeriding in mind. On the kite side, names like Bertrand Fleury, Jeff Tobias, Martin Vari, Julien Sudrat, and Mark Doyle have all pushed the sport to new levels. Today, riders like Ruben Lenten compliment our team by literally reaching new heights with such power, we're left in awe. Youri Zoon, now on the scene, is also blowing minds. On the wake team, innovation and style are being defined by Jeff House, Jeff McKee, Mikey Ennen, Nick Valliere, Robby Jacques, Shredtown (Andrew Adams, Chris Abadie and Davis Griffin), and female rider Corrie Dyer. Expect Slingshot to continually look for the next personality to represent our passion to push our sports and freeriding to insane levels. Our employees; you have to want to work at Slingshot. As fun as it may seem, it’s not just a job, and things extremely intense because we move lightning fast around here. We could not succeed without the creativity, drive, and commitment of all who work within the Slingshot family. Thank you to: Amery Barnard Andy Fisher Bud Farmer Brian Douglass Bryan Trullinger Carmen Halseth Dave Gutierrez Ebb Wieczorek Gary Huck Greg Kish Jason Hammons Jeff Hicks Jeff Logosz Jeff Roberts Jim Kimball Justin Robinson Matt Gustafsen Matt Sexton Molly Krussow Neil Hutchinson Nick Boville Tina Cady Tony Logosz Wade Wagley Willis Bullard Now 11 years strong, we believe we have just set the foundation for developing, building, and testing the finest kites, kiteboards, wakeboards, and accessories available on the planet for many years to come! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SlingshotWake Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/slingshotwake Visit us online: www.slingshotsports.com

shredtown at hydrous wake park

Yo dudes Andrew Adams checkin in! We have been riding a lot lately out in Athens and have also been making trips out to Hydrous Wake Park as much as we can to get some cable riding in. We have been shredding the new Shredtown board and boots and all I can say is the new setup is phenomanal. I hope you all get a chance to ride it this year and if so shoot me some vids on facebook!

We have also been pretty busy out at the ranch lately getting it prepped to install a private System 2.0 out there. Pat Panankos and Sesitec thought it would be sick to get us our own system to start getting creative on and pushing the limits so that should be going in pretty soon. I will keep yall updated with any progress with that but for now here is a little edit from Chris and I taking laps out at Hydrous. Peace!

Rippin’ & Tearin’ : St. Johns River



I’m embarrassed to say it took this long, but finally after 14 years of wakeboarding in Florida I rode the St. John’s River for the 1st time! The team has grown rapidly in recent months so we decided to get everyone together for some “teamage,” and what better place to escape to than St. Johns. The river is only about an hour away from home here in Orlando and the butter factor is huge regardless of wind-speeds. It curves, turns, and banks it’s way from Central Florida all the way up through Jacksonville and is one of the only north flowing rivers in the US (so they tell us).  Team riders included Jeff House, Oliver Derome, Dylan Miller and myself along with wake brand manager Wade Wagley and the newly acquired marketing mastermind Mr. Gary Huck. We stayed in a town called Astor, FL where (unfortunately) no one cares about the NBA playoffs, but in reality this was the beauty of our escape: No distractions; Just us and the water…and the alligators…and the snakes while I’m at it. We saw two snakes crossing the river and  at least 20 -30 alligators during our day and a half mission, but this was all the more motivation to spot your landings and ride away from EVERYTHING. After all, no one want’s to be bobbing around in a gator tank! Other wildlife spottings included wild striped bass, mating manatee’s and several brown trout floaters…

Scoping for manatee....
Oli from afar!
Butter!