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Carlos Mario Joins Slingshot

Slingshot is one of the brands that have a proven track record of grooming true icons in kiteboarding. Elite riders like Ruben Lenten, Youri Zoon, and Ben Wilson are just a few of the renowned figures on the international kiteboarding scene that started their careers riding with Slingshot.

As they say, they take pride in finding and recognizing talent and as a result have built a highly-respected reputation helping riders grow to their full potential as both athletes and as people.

But finding true talent is never easy. And Slingshot team manager Mauricio Abreu spent quite some time searching for the next great rider to join the Slingshot crew. And his search brought him back to his home country of Brazil, where he met 15 year old Carlos “Bebe” Mario, a wonder-kid that managed to win the first PKRA event he ever entered.

As Mauricio says, Carlos is “one of the most profound talents that have ever come across our radar.” And there’s no wonder that Slingshot and Carlos joined forces. From now one, Carlos will ride for Slingshot and make all off the crew proud.

And the guys at Slingshot are proud to have him aboard: “Under the guidance of Mauricio and full support of Slingshot Sports we are confident this talented young Brazilian has what it takes to become part of the next generation of PKRA champions and redefine what’s possible in ‘freestyle’ kiteboarding.”