2018 Slingshot Converter 5'4"
Built around our popular Angry Swallow surfboard, the Converter is a one-board-for-all platform that features an inlaid track mount for foiling and a click-in three-fin FCSII setup for surfing. This allows riders to choose or switch easily between foiling and surfing with the same board. For surfing, the Converter is a proven shape that riders love for its all-around versatility. For foiling, riders appreciate the familiar feel they get from a surfboard shape instead of a dedicated foil board. Whether you’re a traveler who doesn’t have room for two boards or you want to save a little money by buying one board instead of two, the Converter strikes the perfect balance between convenience and versatility, without compromising performance.
- Surf and foil with the same board
- The perfect choice for traveling
- Brings familiar surfboard feel to foiling
- Versatility without compromising performance
- Based on Angry Swallow’s all-around surfboard performance
Customer Reviews 2 item(s)
Versatile board for surf and foiling
I have ridden several different models of directional surfboards, most recently the Slingshot Celeritas. I ride them for surf, but also for light wind (much prefer them to a barn door type twintip). I am not riding monster waves when kiting, typically 2-4 feet, and always enjoyed the Celeritas. I ride directionals usually with half straps, sometimes strapless.
When I decided to get into foiling 2 years ago, I decided to get the Converter as my foil deck and as a backup board for surf. It works fine as a foil deck (to be honest I think most foil decks are probably fine...).
I was VERY surprised how much I enjoyed the Converter for surf and for free ride light wind!!! (So much so, that I sold my Celeritas.) In fact, I grew to prefer it to the Celeritas for several reasons. First, it is *slightly* heavier than the Celeritas, which I find makes it feel more "surefooted" when riding strapless. Doesnt get knocked around as much by chop and wind. I feel like jibing it is easier than the Celeritas, both because of this surefootedness and the shorter length of the snub nose.
As I said I do not ride monster waves. I would imagine that the pointed nose of the Celeritas would give it an advantage in some large surf. If you are doing strapless surfboard tricks that require you to angle a surfboard to have the wind keep it against your feet, I think the Celeritas would be preferable.
Overall, if you kites waves and foil, take a hard look at the Converter.
Like this board.
Fun surfboard. Goes upwind really well. Holds an edge well. Easy to turn. I have yet to try the flight school masts.
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