Course Description


Kite Foil Academy is a comprehensive online instructional course designed for user-friendly foiling progression. The course utilizes Slingshot’s multi-mast Foiling Flight School system and Hover Glide foil. We break the learning process down to the basics, and in nearly a dozen different chapters we cover the skills you will need to become a proficient foiler.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to foil in a safe and structured manner. We highly recommend learning with the Foiling Flight School mast system, which allows you to start with a short mast and increase in size as your skills progress. If you choose not to use this system, there’s still a wealth of valuable information, tips and tricks to take away from each lesson.

Slingshot’s industry-leading riders and designers cover everything from basic foil behavior, design and hydrodynamics to advanced transitions and big-air maneuvers. As you follow along with the course, you’ll learn valuable skills, tips and tricks that you can apply directly to your in-water progression.

Foil Academy is organized into sequential lessons that allow you to progress at your own pace. As you advance through the course, keep in mind that it’s a work in progress. We value user feedback and encourage you to send us tips on how we can improve the course for the future.

Stay in touch at: info@slingshotsports.com




Athletes & Designers

Slingshot Sports

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome To Foil Academy

    • Welcome to Foil Academy

  • 2

    LESSON 1: Why Foiling is for you.

    • Why Foiling is for you

  • 3

    LESSON 2: Preflight Skills

    • LESSON 2: Pre-Flight Skills

    • LESSON 2.1 Before You Foil

  • 4

    LESSON 3. Taxi Stage

    • LESSON 3: Learning to use Taxi Stage

  • 5

    LESSON 4. “Touch and Go”

    • LESSON 4: Touch and Go Stage

  • 6

    LESSON 5. Solo Stage

    • LESSON 5: Learning the Solo Stage

  • 7

    LESSON 6: Full Size Mast

    • LESSON 6: Exploring the Benefits of your Hoverglide Mast

  • 8

    LESSON 7: Tacking and Jibing

    • LESSON 7: Tacking and Jibing with Fred Hope

    • Foil Transitions EDIT

  • 9

    LESSON 8: Jumping

    • LESSON 8: Jumping Tips and Tricks with Adam Withington

  • 10

    Course feedback and suggestions

    • Tell Us What You Think - Help Us Improve Kite Foil Academy

  • 11

    BONUS Videos for inspiration

    • Having Fun on Your Foil

    • The Sky is the Limit

  • 12

    TRICK BREAKDOWN: Sitting Down On Your Foil

    • TRICK BREAKDOWN: Sitting Down On Your Foil

  • 13

    TRICK BREAKDOWN: Heel-Toe-Tack

    • TRICK BREAKDOWN: Heel Toe Tack

  • 14

    NEW* TRICK BREAKDOWN: Jibe

    • NEW* TRICK BREAKDOWN: Jibe

  • 15

    NEW* TRICK BREAKDOWN: Toeside Tack

    • NEW* TRICK BREAKDOWN: Toeside (Toe Heel) Tack

  • 16

    NEW* TRICK BREAKDOWN: Roll Tack

    • NEW* TRICK BREAKDOWN: Roll Tack

  • 17

    NEW* TRICK BREAKDOWN: Lazy Susan

    • NEW* TRICK BREAKDOWN: Lazy Susan

  • 18

    NEW* TRICK BREAKDOWN: Strapless Backroll

    • NEW* TRICK BREAKDOWN: Strapless Backroll

  • 19

    NEW* TRICK BREAKDOWN: Around The World

    • NEW* TRICK BREAKDOWN: Around The World

  • 20

    Bonus Material: Equipment overview

    • What is Foiling Flight School?

    • Hover Glide Overview

    • Alien Air Overview

  • 21

    Bonus Material: Equipment Assembly

    • Hover Glide Assembly

    • Flight School Assembly

    • Alien Air Assembly

Reviews

5 star rating

i have not the founds to kite on water yet

peter dennis

is there anything to be learned from you to incress my skills with land 3 meter 1x4 line kites

is there anything to be learned from you to incress my skills with land 3 meter 1x4 line kites

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5 star rating

Great work team slingshot

tom kuruvilla

Loved the course, has me now foiling on the dwarf raft long,working on gybed, keep adding chapters please

Loved the course, has me now foiling on the dwarf raft long,working on gybed, keep adding chapters please

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5 star rating

Only at Foil Academy

Eray Özgülnar

Online Course was enjoyable and fluently. That's enough for me. I have ordered Hover Glide NF2 and Foiling Flight School mast package... Sincerely Eray...

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Online Course was enjoyable and fluently. That's enough for me. I have ordered Hover Glide NF2 and Foiling Flight School mast package... Sincerely Eray Özgülnar

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5 star rating

Nice

ozgur ozcan

To much repeating , get a real learner on the videos not a pro.

To much repeating , get a real learner on the videos not a pro.

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5 star rating

Kite Foil Academy

Kai Schackers

We've all waited for an Acedemy like this. It is the best way to learn foiling, safely and in small steps. It will help many kiters to improve their ridin...

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We've all waited for an Acedemy like this. It is the best way to learn foiling, safely and in small steps. It will help many kiters to improve their riding. I'm really excited to improve my foiling skills and will definetly be watching Kite Foil Academy V2.0 soon.

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5 star rating

Got me Going

Alex Fox

I really liked this concept. It really got me committed learning to foil. I am on my way!

I really liked this concept. It really got me committed learning to foil. I am on my way!

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5 star rating

Happy

sean fairey

Now I'm foiling, but I can't gibe to save my life. More on the subject would be appreciated

Now I'm foiling, but I can't gibe to save my life. More on the subject would be appreciated

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5 star rating

flight Academy

Dave San Agustin

very informative! im just using a friend's rig to learn on and find that the flight school is such a great idea,plus the 15" mast is great for the shallow re...

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very informative! im just using a friend's rig to learn on and find that the flight school is such a great idea,plus the 15" mast is great for the shallow reef and transitions .Lookin foward for some downwind ocean foiling soon with the longer mast

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5 star rating

flight Academy

Dave San Agustin

very informative! im just using a friend's rig to learn on and find that the flight school is such a great idea,plus the 15" mast is great for the shallow re...

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very informative! im just using a friend's rig to learn on and find that the flight school is such a great idea,plus the 15" mast is great for the shallow reef and transitions .Lookin foward for some downwind ocean foiling soon with the longer mast

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5 star rating

david nguyen

Perfect for a newbie like me who wants to start foiling but have no idea where to start.

Perfect for a newbie like me who wants to start foiling but have no idea where to start.

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5 star rating

Thank you for the most comprehensive foil tuition

Armans Sharp

This is the most comprehensive foil tuition I've come across gently taking one from one significant stage to the next using the best (age old) method of teac...

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This is the most comprehensive foil tuition I've come across gently taking one from one significant stage to the next using the best (age old) method of teaching which is 1- Telling the student what you're about to teach 2-Teaching the topic 3-Recapping the elements just covered

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5 star rating

awesome tips for the first timer though advanced

patrick rebstock

I loved watching the videos and gaining tips and pointers, as an avid foilboarder i loved the multiple video angles and breakdowns i can't wait to add the ...

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I loved watching the videos and gaining tips and pointers, as an avid foilboarder i loved the multiple video angles and breakdowns i can't wait to add the waveriding section patrick rebstock

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5 star rating

Everyone should watch this!

Erik Sandstrom

Great job on the Foil Academy, Slingshot! We will definitely share this with all of our PNW foilboarding customers at Urban Surf!

Great job on the Foil Academy, Slingshot! We will definitely share this with all of our PNW foilboarding customers at Urban Surf!

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5 star rating

Nathan OBrien

5 star rating

Thank you

N B

Thank you for preparing such a good and informative content. Improvement comments already shared along with course feedback. Very good work for v1.0 and ...

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Thank you for preparing such a good and informative content. Improvement comments already shared along with course feedback. Very good work for v1.0 and hoping for an even better v2.0. Appreciate the idea of making the learning curve easy and setting the expectations.

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4 star rating

Very useful! Not as hard as I feared.

Allen Light

Foiling looked pretty intimidating, and I've still got a long way to go. But the instruction detail was just about right and by following the steps I was abl...

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Foiling looked pretty intimidating, and I've still got a long way to go. But the instruction detail was just about right and by following the steps I was able to get up and foil around on the 'taxi stage' mast with minimal effort. So far so good!

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4 star rating

Great course to get up and learning fast

Pierre Wolff

Wish I had been able to watch this last year when I first got my rig. Fortunately, it was still worth watching for some additional tips I had not previously...

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Wish I had been able to watch this last year when I first got my rig. Fortunately, it was still worth watching for some additional tips I had not previously heard. The courses are paced well and nicely goal driven. Definitely a great way to pick-up kite foiling.

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4 star rating

Very well put together Course

Simon Lee

Great course and well put together and think the only FREE couse on the web from any kitesurf company from beginner to advanced. Very impressive. I like to s...

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Great course and well put together and think the only FREE couse on the web from any kitesurf company from beginner to advanced. Very impressive. I like to see more on bodydragging technics and also using in waves and shore break. Thankyou very much and great job from the Slingshot Team

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4 star rating

Great Intro!

Sebastien Mathieu

Nice lessons while i'm waiting for my converter:-) well done introductory course for beginners..

Nice lessons while i'm waiting for my converter:-) well done introductory course for beginners..

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