- 12 May 2011 | Kiteboarding
Mauricio Abreu has been announced as the latest addition to the Slingshot kiteboarding team. The Brazilian wind rider promises to keep pushing his own limits.
"Slingshot and I have always shared the same passion for the progression of the kiteboarding. My friends and I always try to take our vision to the water and Slingshot had always done the same with their products and their company’s image", says Abreu.
The founder of Slingshot, Jeff Logosz, believes that Mauricio has put out some of the most progressive videos and events that continue to shape the future of kiteboarding.
"Mauricio has made his mark in kiteboarding in so many different ways. He was part of the OG Maui crew with other legends like Lou Wainman, Elliot Leboe, Chris Gilbert and others and since then he lead the strapless surf, wakeskate and the sliders/rails movements to what is is today", says Logosz.
The Brazilian kiteboarder will have the chance to bring his energy and experience to all Slingshot riders and he’ll be working with the research and development team to improve products.
"Slingshot is responsible for some of the greatest expansions in kiteboarding, including major innovations that help make the sport safer and more convenient while attaining the highest level of performance available. They were the first to build a rail for kiters (1998), they were (and still are) the main supporter the progression of the surf side of the sport to its roots" added Mauricio.