2019 Slingshot SST Kitesurfing Kite

2019 Slingshot SST Kitesurfing Kite

Available Sizes: 4m, 5m, 6m, 7m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 12m

Product Description

Well folks, it’s officially the year of the foil. Art thou perchance looking for a kite that’ll let you dink around on a surfboard, charge some waves, and also have your back in all foiling conditions? The Wave SST, the favorite kite of our Lucas (a MACkite Crew Member), will do it all. Drifting, surf and foil performance, nigh-on-invincible construction, a bridle designed to prevent wingtip wraps…can’t beat this kite out in the surf or for foiling. Relaunches really well in less-than-optimal conditions, which will save your session when you inevitably crash the kite whilst foiling. Don’t lie to yourself, you know you want one.

The SST means surf, foiling, freeride freedom. Carve upwind for miles to find the best swell, slash harder than riders half your age, then dash downwind, swap your surfboard for a foil and do it all over again.

The magic of the SST is in its amazing drift and responsive handling, even when depowered, sheeted out and drifting downwind. Where any other kite would barely steer at all, or fall out of the sky, the SST drifts like a feather remaining quick and reactive at the bar, almost as if it knows what you’re going to do before you do it.

The WAVE SST is fine-tuned to fly deeper in the window than most kites. This, combined with the kite’s shape and bridle setup, yields hero-level downwind drift and steering response even when tension on the lines is minimal. It’s the park-and-ride performance that you dream about. It pulls you into position, drifts with you like a shadow, then re-engages at the flick of a wrist. To better hold up to the surf, the WAVE SST features reinforced surf-tough canopy paneling designed to take a beating if it goes through the wash and a condensed version of our IRS bungee that cannot get wrapped around the wingtips.

 

Features

  • Superior surf and foil performance
  • Drifts like a dream
  • Reinforced surf-tough construction built to take a pounding
  • Responsive steering, even when sheeted out or drifting downwind
  • Condensed IRS bridle won't wrap around wingtips

Slingshot Technology

One Pump Speed System

We invented one pump, then we reinvented it. This dramatically reduces inflation time so you can have more time where it matters: the water.

Splitstrut

Another first by Slingshot: strut integration right into the kite's canopy rather than being hung. This integration improves overall kite rigidity and allows for lighter weight struts which mean a more aerodynamic frame.

New Striking Graphics

Built to stand out on the beach, Slingshot has never been one to conform, with these new graphics every rider on the beach will know where and who you are.

Compact C Profile

This profile will lend itself to a tighter turning radius, more low end grunt, bigger loftier jumps, and more depower at the bar.

Compact IRS Bridle

Short condensed bridle that can't get wrapped around the wing tip. Direct feel, instant response, and superior handling even whilst depowered.

Wind Range*

Kite Size Windrange (KN) Bar Size
4 M 29 - 40+

17" or 20"

5 M 27 - 38

17" or 20"

6 M 24 - 36 17" or 20"
7 M 22 - 33 17" or 20"
8 M 19 - 31

17" or 20"

9 M 17 - 28 20"
10 M 15 - 26 20"
12 M 9 - 21 20" or 23"

*Based on 175 lbs - 80 kg rider

Slingshot Control Bar Options

2019 SLINGSHOT COMPSTICK SENTINEL BAR

• Streamline above-the-bar depower 
• Below-the-bar swivel keeps lines untwisted 
• Bomber Slingshot construction 
• Strongest and longest lasting lines available 
• Easy, reliable safety release 

Sentinel characteristics: 
The Sentinel system is designed for riders who like the Compstick’s simplistic and rugged design but prefer an above-the-bar location of the depower rope. The Sentinel features an above-the-bar trim cleat, a swiveling safety mechanism below the bar and all the other features that have made the Compstick Sentinel the trusted choice for riders around the world, year after year. For 2017, we’ve given the Compstick a fresh new visual presence and have carried over improvements to the floats, grips, redesigned bar ends and safety leash that were implemented in 2016. 


Sentinel rider profile:


You’ll love the Compstick Sentinel if you want ultimate control and confidence, the Compstick’s intuitive and streamlined above-the-bar depower and safety is unrivaled by any other bar on the market.

2019 SLINGSHOT COMPSTICK GUARDIAN CONTROL BAR

Trusted, proven rider-simplicity at its finest; no gizmos or gimmicks, just clean design, intuitive function and bombproof construction. You are the driver, this is your steering wheel.

Your bar should not come between you and your kite, it should feel like an extension of your arms. This is the Compstick. Equipped with the strongest flying lines in the industry (800lb test inside lines, 500lb test outside lines), easy release/reset safety systems and a clean, comfortable interface, it instills confidence and lets you forget about your bar and ride like you’re connected directly to the kite. The Compstick is available in two layout options, our patented below-the-bar and the traditional above-the-bar depower.

The Compstick Guardian features our patented below-the-bar system that places the depower within easy reach at waist level and increases the amount of throw above the bar. The trim cleat is incorporated into the safety release box, which further simplifies the look and feel of the setup. Your vision above the bar is clean, with no cleat or depower straps dangling in front of your face. To control the amount of throw, an active stopper can be moved on the fly to stop the bar wherever it is set.

FEATURES

  • Clear, intuitive bomber below-the-bar system
  • Easy to reach depower location
  • Clean visibility above the bar
  • Maximizes throw and depower
  • Ride with confidence with the strongest lines in kiteboarding

COMPSTICK BAR SIZING

17" x 20m - Kite sizes 4-8 meters

20" x 20m w/ 3m extensions - Unviersal size for kites 4-17 meters

23" x 27m - Kite sizes 14-17 meters




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