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My name is Mark and I am up for connecting with other Slingshot owners in the area. I have a 2016 Turbo Silver color Slingshot SL with a Supercharger. Lots of mods and more on the way!!

This seems to be the perfect spot for all us Slingshot Houston folks to gather. Slingshot Houston was organized in Feb 2016 and now has grown to
hundreds of Slingshoters. We organize local meets and rides and just share experiences and joy of Slingshot life with each other.

You can find us on Facebook group for local within 350 miles of Houston, TX
facebook.com/groups/SlingshotHouston/

Our Public Facebook page: facebook.com/slingshothouston/

Our Youtube channel: youtube.com/channel/UCnbUv9PGBaCuXibDzsjiFiQ

Our Instagram: instagram.com/slingshothoustongroup/

Our official Hashtags are #SlingshotHouston and #TexanSlingin
 

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Don't forget this weekend June 10th 2017 is the Slingshot Houston meetup/ride from Houston to Galveston.


Meet at Bombshells at Fuqua located at 12810 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77034 at 3:00pm. We will hang out have something to eat and drink. The roll out about 5:00pm and cruise to Galveston, TX with multiple ride stops. The Ride will end with a restaurant spot to eat and drink again about 8:30pm. We are going to update this description as more developments happen. We are working on something totally unique that I think everyone will enjoy!

We are excited to announce that we have a photographer who specializes in Automotive photography, Model photography and anything that is rad! He has a great eye for capturing the right look. His name is Ian Schexnider his company is Schexnider Photography. We are going to make a few stops at some cool photo op spots to get individual shots of your slingshot or you and your slingshot. Ian will be taking tips as form of compensation for his time. He will provide you with full resolution photos of the shots he takes

We are finalizing the route and stops now and will have updates posted soon.

Things keep getting better. We just got word from one of our event sponsors Rev Dynamics Custom Paint they are giving away one of their Jumbo wall graphics and $250.00 Off gift certificate off any air ride kit!

Please spread the news about this event on Saturday June 10th 2017.



Here is the Facebook event info link. Slingshot Meetup Houston - June 10th 2017


This is the EventBrite Link for those who do not have Facebook. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slingshot-meetup-houston-june-10th-2017-tickets-34919592441
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Hope the event went well for everyone. I had planned on attending and reinstalled my TD Top for sun protection, but when I woke up this morning I was under the weather and ended up just running a few errands here in Spring. Maybe next time.
 

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Our next Slingshot Houston event is coming Aug 12th 2017 -7:00pm - Meet location West Houston and then we will invade (LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch) and Ride with an After party to be announced soon.

Everyone welcome no matter where you are from. Let's come together and Sling! If you have not Liked and Followed our public facebook page you can see all the updates about events that are continuously being planned put together.

Here is the Public Facebook event link: (You do not have to be on Facebook to see the event.
Click here ---> https://www.facebook.com/events/1587384177959460/?acontext={"ref":"4","action_history":"null"}

Our last official event had over 60 Slingshots! Check out our meet up krew just before roll out on the ride!

#SlingshotHouston #TexanSlingin
 

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Event Update for this SATURDAY Aug 12th 2017. Meeting at 7:00PM at Brewski’s at 20940 Katy Frwy, Katy TX, 77449

Here is the Facebook Link. : EVENT INFO




MAJOR EVENT UPDATE FOR 8/12/17!
Come out for a fun evening with the Slingshot Houston family! Initial meetup spot will be at Brewski’s at 20940 Katy Frwy, Katy TX, 77449 (In the back of the shopping center) between 6 and 7 pm. We will ride out from here promptly at 8pm. There are several restaurants in this area, so if you would like to eat here, please arrive early so we can leave on time. (There will be additional food options at the party at 9:30 pm) Meetup, hang out, and ride out at 8pm.



From here we will ride West (right) on the I-10 feeder to the 99 feeder and head South (left), to Cinco Ranch Blvd, where we’ll swarm in and invade the LaCenterra shopping area, which is always bustling with activity. Drones will capture our group as we take over this area for a brief moment. This isn’t an “official stop”, but we may pause for a moment here to group up closely and get some pictures. (If the locals don’t get to angry!) Let’s try our best to stay as close together as a group, to get the best photos / videos possible!



We will circle around and exit the LaCenterra shopping area on the West side of the parking lot, and head south (left) on Commercial Center Blvd. Then we will make a right on Westhiemer Parkway up to Katy Mills Pkwy (turn right), which will take us into the massive Katy Mills Mall parking lot. Here we will gather for a large group photo opportunity, with all of our Slingshots parked in a semi-circle, and our group standing in the middle. This should make for an amazing shot! It's all about the people in our sling fam and our passion for our slings that brought us all together! Let's show the world what Slingshot Houston is about.



Next stop is only one block away from Katy Mills at Mobile Innovations, for our Slingshot Party, hosted by one of our great new sponsors! We will have music, food trucks, and refreshments here as we party and hangout for a couple of hours and enjoy the highlight of the evening. Be sure to talk to Mobile Innovations about your next plans for your Slingshot audio or lights, and grab some Sling Life gear!



For the soldiers who are up for a late night ride and still have that itch go slingin, some of us will take a nice midnight cruise down Westhiemer, all the way from Katy to the Galleria Area, possibly downtown if we are up for it.



We have a few additional event sponsors to be announced next week! Stay tuned for those updates!



This should be a great time, with Sling Life video being recorded all night, hope to see you all out there!
Sling Safely! #SlingshotHouston #SlingLife #TexanSlingin



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Update July 27th 2017:



We are happy to announce the event sponsors. If it was not for them we would not be able to do these awesome Slingshot Houston Events!



We will start our ride with meeting at 7:00pm (Everyone encouraged to arrive earlier) Brewskis Katy located at 20940 Katy Frwy, Katy, TX 77449



We would especially like to thank Mobile Innovations TX as sponsoring the Ride after-party destination located at 25201 Market Place Dr Katy, Texas, TX 77494.



Thank you to Sling Life, Rev Dynamics Custom Paint, Mobile Innovations TX and Juan Gonzalez - State Farm Insurance Agent who all pitched in and sponsored our event. These are great companies who do much for the Slingshot Houston community. Please take a moment to "LIKE" our sponsor pages.



Huge shout out to Mark Maillet and Storm Mansell who put in countless hours planning and organizing this event.



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Original Event Announcment
Set your calendar for our next event! More details to be announced early next week!! We are starting off with a meet up on West side of Houston and then a ride with a huge scheduled stop that is going to be a big afterparty!! More details comig!



Tag and invite everyone you know in the Slingshot community! We usually have people join us with there Slingshots from all over Texas and Lousiana! Everyone is welcome if you can ride here you are part of the Family! #SlingshotHouston #Slinglife #TexanSlingin
 

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If you are on Facebook here is more chat discussion about the poker run. Houston to Lake Charles Poker Run 1.0

Join us for another awesome Polaris Slingshot event from Slingshot Houston and Sling Life, as we do a Slingshot Poker Run / Ride from Houston to L’auberge Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, starting at 10am on October 14th 2017. See below for more details!
Purchase your tickets here: Slingshot Apparel | United States | Sling Life

Early Bird Tickets are $75.00 each. You can purchase an additional
Poker Run Score sheet / Game Card for a discounted rate of only $50.

This is optional, but can be used to double your chances to win, or can be used by a passenger to participate in the prize giveaways.

We had a Slingshot Houston family member who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. We are pleased to announce that 40% of all funds raised for this event will be donated directly to the Fontenot family, as they work to put their lives back together.

For clarity and transparency, roughly 45% of the funds raised will be used for prizes and gifts for the participants, and roughly 15% will be used for miscellaneous expenses like printing, supplies, photographer / videographer, and PayPal payment processing fees.

To encourage early enrollment and efficient event planning, prices will increase 10 days before the event, so please reserve your tickets early. You will also have the opportunity to donate or purchase a full ticket on the day of the event if desired. We accept all major credit cards. Please purchase your tickets now and join us in supporting our Slingshot family, while enjoying a fun filled day and night with prizes and fun at the casino.

We understand that some individuals may not want to participate in the event / poker run / charity portion, and would like to only ride with the group from Houston to Lake Charles. We welcome all of our extended Slingshot family to partake in the ride, whether you are able to donate, purchase a ticket or not, although
ticket purchases are encouraged.

Room Block Announcement!

The contract has just been signed for the Room Discount Block at only
$219 a room at L'auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles Oct 14th 2017.

(Normal Rate is $339.00 a night, so this is a huge savings!)
Please call now to Reserve your room! Call (866) 580-7444 for reservations.

Start calling NOW to make reservations any time with the group code # SSLIN07 or use SlingshotHouston Group name.

We started the initial contract with 20 rooms. Once we fill the first 20 rooms we will call and add more rooms to the block. Half of the available rooms have 1 King Bed and the other half have 2 Queen beds.

Book ASAP to make sure you get the room you want.

All they need is your name & credit card to reserve your room. Your card will not be charged until we check in.

Event Details / Rough Itinerary (Stay Tuned for More Details!)
October 14th 2017

• 10:00 am - Initial meet/1st stop
CLUTCH BAR 5334 Washington Avenue Houston, Texas 77007
Registration, score cards / map distribution, shuffle and deal first
card. 11:30 am to 12:00 (Estimated) – Roll out from first stop

Stops 2, 3 & 4 will be relayed to Ticket Holders at initial meet up spot for route/safety meeting this will allow to keep this event exclusive. The 4th stop will be at a restaurant to eat if desired.

Stop 5 - L'auberge Resort and Casino - Lake Charles, LA – Parking garage rooftop welcome, final card drawing and cash prize announcements

**You must be present at the L’Auberge parking lot roughly between the hours of 6:00 – 7:00 pm in order to win the cash prizes, don’t miss out!!

October 15th 2017
11:00 am - Hotel Check out
11:45 am – Parking garage meet (possible additional prizes!!)
12:30 pm – Roll out and Ride back to Houston

Weather – If severe weather is an issue directly impacting the Houston - Lake Charles area, in our agreement with the hotel we are allowed to postpone the event with 5 Days advance notice. In this case we will postpone to December 9th 2017. If the event is not postponed, and there is still a chance of scattered showers we will still make this trip and have the event. OUR GROUP IS FINANCIALLY LIABLE FOR THE ROOMS, SO PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL YOUR ROOMS LESS THAN 5 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT. Let’s go the casino and have some fun with our wonderful Slingshot family!

No Skill Involved, No Poker Experience needed, No Bluffing, everyone has a fair and equal chance to win. This is a one-day/overnight Slingshot Poker Run Rally featuring five stops with drivers collecting 1 Poker Card at each stop. Top hands will be awarded with a cash prize! That's right... CASH MONEY! (Specific places paid and prize amounts are based upon participation numbers.)

Poker Run Game Rules
1. Every player will be given an individual score sheet at the start of the event. The Dealer will also maintain a master score sheet. Score sheets will have the names of all individuals who have paid for a ticket or extra hand. Each individual score sheet will have 5 slots for each poker card drawn, with 3 bonus slots for bonus cards if purchased.
2. Additional “add-on game cards” can be purchased for $50 each. This can increase your chances to win, or be used for a passenger or partner who would also like to participate in the game.
3. At each meeting location, each player will approach the gaming station, and draw a card. The card will be written on the individual score sheet, and the master score sheet. The card will then be placed back into the deck. If a player draws a card that he/she has already drawn at a previous stop, the player will draw again.
4. At any station, an additional bonus card can be purchased for $20. (Up to 3 total)
5. If a player is not present at any given stop, and the player has already paid for an event ticket and is listed on the master score sheet, an event assistant will draw a card for you, which will be written on the master score sheet. (All players must be present at the final stop – casino parking garage – in order to be eligible to win the cash prizes.)
6. After all five cards have been drawn (and any additional bonus cards purchased), we will use standard poker hand rankings to determine the best 5 card poker hands. In the rare case of a
tie, the following suit ranking will be applied: Spade = highest, then heart, then club, then diamond = lowest)
7. Prize amounts and number of places paid will be announced at the final location.
8. All players have an equal chance of winning, no skill is required, and Sling Life / Slingshot Houston will maintain the rules, integrity and fairness of the game for all participants

We appreciate our entire Slingshot community for supporting our events. Slingshot Houston in association with Sling Life put on many free, successful and highly organized events throughout the year, with Mark Maillet and Storm Mansell (and others) donating countless hours of their time to make these events special. This specific event is a “Poker Run” with cash prizes and involves some extra costs. We hope to make this an annual event, to get bigger and better each and every year. Tickets are non-refundable, as the event will only be postponed for a later date and not cancelled. The more participants we get, the more exciting we can make these events. Please contact Storm Mansell or Mark Maillet with any specific questions (Or Post comment below with question), more details to be posted soon, along with the link for ticket sales. Again, thank you for your support!

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Slingshot Houston / Sling Life Poker Run 1.0 Event Itinerary Saturday October 14, 2017

10:00 – 11:30 AM – “Mods and Mimosas” Meetup sponsored by Clutch Bar and Sling Life – Clutch Bar 5334 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007 – distribute score sheets, gifts, announcements, shuffle up and deal first card (arrive early if you want to eat brunch)

12:20 – 1:00 PM – FIRST STOP – Buc-ee’s 4080 East Fwy, Baytown, TX 77521– fuel, snacks, deal second card, rollout.
2:15 – 3:00 PM – SECOND STOP – Cowboy Powersports 1280 Interstate 10 Access Rd, Beaumont, TX 77707 – stretch and refresh, deal third card, rollout
4:00 – 5:30 PM – THIRD STOP – Quaker Steak & Lube, 535 N Cities Service Hwy, Sulphur, LA 70663 – Motor – Themed Restaurant – meal / snacks if desired, deal fourth card, rollout
5:45 PM – ARRIVAL AT L’AUBERGE CASINO RESORT – 777 Ave L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA
70601 - Garage rooftop welcome, dedicated bar, deal final card, determine final prizes and winners
7:15 PM – L’auberge Garage Rooftop – Donation and prize announcements (must be present to win!)
7:30 PM – Hotel Check-In
9:00 PM – Jack Daniels Bar – L’auberge Casino – After Dark / Jack Daniels Bar…. Enjoy the evening….
10:00 PM - Optional After Dark Lake Charles Ride (Lake Beach / Civic Center)
11:00 AM Sunday 10/15 – Hotel Check Out
12:15 PM Sunday – Garage rooftop, gather,ride back to Houston together

*all times are approximate

#SlingshotHouston #SlingLife #TexanSlingin #SlingHard
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Here's a quick reminder that this event is just around the corner.

Can't wait to see you there!


Event details:

Slingshot Houston / Sling Life Poker Run 1.0 Event Itinerary

Saturday October 14, 2017



10:00 – 11:30 AM – “Mods and Mimosas” Meetup sponsored by Clutch Bar and Sling Life – Clutch Bar 5334 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007 – distribute score sheets, gifts, announcements, shuffle up and deal first card (arrive early if you want to eat brunch)

12:20 – 1:00 PM – FIRST STOP – Buc-ee’s 4080 East Fwy, Baytown, TX 77521– fuel, snacks, deal second card, rollout

2:15 – 3:00 PM – SECOND STOP – Cowboy Powersports 1280 Interstate 10 Access Rd, Beaumont, TX 77707 – stretch and refresh, deal third card, rollout

4:00 – 5:30 PM – THIRD STOP – Quaker Steak & Lube, 535 N Cities Service Hwy, Sulphur, LA 70663 – Motor – Themed Restaurant – meal / snacks if desired, deal fourth card, rollout

5:45 PM – ARRIVAL AT L’AUBERGE CASINO RESORT – 777 Ave L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601 - Garage ro



Slingshot Houston / Sling Life Poker Run 1.0

October 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM (CDT)

Clutch Bar, 5334 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007, USA

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE POKER RUN THIS WEEKEND! (in one convenient – but long – post…)



Weather reports are looking good and we are all systems go!

Join us this Saturday October 14th as we ride from Houston to Lake Charles, for our first annual Poker Run 1.0. You can purchase Poker Run event tickets or make a donation to the Fontenot family at www.slinglife.net/events. (More details below.) Book a discount room at Lauberge Casino and Resort while they last, by calling Karen at 337-395-7011 and mentioning the Slingshot Houston event on October 14th. HURRY! Or just meet up with us somewhere along the way, and just ride!



Here is the itinerary for the day:



10:00 – 11:30 AM – “Mods and Mimosas” Meetup sponsored by Clutch Bar and Sling Life – Clutch Bar 5334 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007 – distribute score sheets, gifts, announcements, shuffle up and deal first card (arrive early if you want to eat brunch. They are opening an hour early just for us. Show your Sling Life wristband at the bar for a mimosa sample!)



12:20 – 1:00 PM – FIRST STOP – Buc-ee’s 4080 East Fwy, Baytown, TX 77521– fuel, snacks, deal second card, rollout



2:15 – 3:00 PM – SECOND STOP – Cowboy Powersports 1280 Interstate 10 Access Rd, Beaumont, TX 77707 – stretch and refresh, deal third card, rollout



4:00 – 5:30 PM – THIRD STOP – Quaker Steak & Lube, 535 N Cities Service Hwy, Sulphur, LA 70663 – Motor Themed Restaurant – meal / snacks if desired, deal fourth card, rollout



5:45 PM – ARRIVAL AT L’AUBERGE CASINO RESORT – 777 Ave L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601 - Garage rooftop welcome, dedicated bar on the garage rooftop, deal final card, determine final prizes and winners



7:15 PM – L’auberge Garage Rooftop – Donation and prize announcements (must be present to win!)



7:30 PM – Hotel Check-In



9:00 PM – Jack Daniels Bar – L’auberge Casino – After Dark / Jack Daniels Bar…. Enjoy the evening….



10:00 PM - Optional After Dark Lake Charles Ride (Lake Beach / Civic Center)



11:00 AM Sunday 10/15 – Hotel Check Out



12:15 PM Sunday – Garage rooftop, gather,ride back to Houston together



How the contest works:

Poker Run Game Rules



1. Every player will be given an individual score sheet at the start of the event. The Dealer will also maintain a master score sheet. Score sheets will have the names of all individuals who have paid for a ticket or extra hand. Each individual score sheet will have 5 slots for each poker card drawn, with 3 bonus slots for bonus cards if purchased. (See score sheet image above)



2. Additional “add-on game cards” can be purchased for $50 each. This can increase your chances to win, or be used for a passenger or partner who would also like to participate in the game.



3. At each meeting location, each player will approach the gaming station, and draw a card. The card will be written on the individual score sheet, and the master score sheet. The card will then be placed back into the deck. If a player draws a card that he/she has already drawn at a previous stop, the player will draw again.



4. At any station, an additional bonus card can be purchased for $20. (Up to 3 total...)



5. If a player is not present at any given stop, and the player has already paid for an event ticket and is listed on the master score sheet, an event assistant will draw a card for you, which will be written on the master score sheet. (All players must be present at the final stop – casino parking garage – in order to be eligible to win the cash prizes.)



6. After all five cards have been drawn (and any additional bonus cards purchased), we will use standard poker hand rankings to determine the best 5 card poker hands. In the rare case of a tie, the following suit ranking will be applied: Spade = highest, then heart, then club, then diamond = lowest)



7. Prize amounts and number of places paid will be announced at the final location.



8. All players have an equal chance of winning, no skill is required, and Sling Life / Slingshot Houston will maintain the rules, integrity and fairness of the game for all participants.



Slingshot Houston family members Charles and Theresa Fontenot have had some rough times since Hurricane Harvey flipped their lives upside down. Mark Maillet, founder of Slingshot Houston, has gone above and beyond to assist their family, and we are pleased to donate a large portion of the proceeds from this event to help them get back on their feet. Funds raised will be presented to them at the Lauberge Casino Resort garage rooftop at approximately 7pm on 10/14/17. Please visit www.slinglife.net/events to purchase tickets to our Poker Run ride, or you can donate directly to them by purchasing the “Fontenot Donation Only” tickets from the website. Come out and ride with your local Slingshot family this Saturday, for good fun, and a great cause.





We appreciate our entire Slingshot community for supporting our events. Slingshot Houston in association with Sling Life put on many free, successful and highly organized events throughout the year, with Mark Maillet and Storm Mansell (and others) donating countless hours of their time to make these events special. We hope to make this an annual event, to get bigger and better each and every year. This is a non-profit event with all proceeds going to prizes, charity, or event expenses.
 

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THE SLING EXPERIENCE - March 22nd - 24th 2019
FREE Multi-day Polaris Slingshot Event

Houston, TX - Exact Location to be determined
Featuring: Sling-A-Rama - Polaris Slingshot Mobile Vendor Trade Show

Organized Group Rides, Vendors, Competitions, Entertainment, Prizes and more!

Stay tuned more information as it becomes available.

Free Tickets: THE SLING EXPERIENCE

Vendors wanted: Please contact [email protected]
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Slingshot Houston takes over Peach Creek Vineyards in College Station on Sunday September 30th 2018.

Meet at 10am - Rollout 10:30am
Meet location: Bakers Street pub
25618 Northwest Fwy. Cypress, TX 77433

Everyone please meet here to go together on this ride to the vineyard.
This is just a open parking lot we are meeting in - Baker Street is closed.

We will have one rally point announced soon.

We will have Music on site at the vineyard. We will have a Food Truck onsite to eat. The Food Truck is owned by one of our very own members so please show him some support. Brian Hamilton has some great food!!

Once we leave the winery we will take trip back to Houston.

Here is a link with more details. You don't need facebook account to see the info.
Slings In Da Vineyard - Slingshot Houston
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