The 2016 Slingshot Turbine redefines the meaning of light-wind kiting. With its Open Delta C profile, five-point cascading bridle system, mini-strut technology and optimized aspect ratio and leading edge diameter, the 2016 Slingshot Turbine will not only get you out kiting in winds as low as five knots, but you’ll have a blast doing it. This combination of critical design characteristics favors ultimate efficiency and optimized control and handling, giving the Turbine its renowned low-end power and grunt while maintaining the turning speed and efficiency that makes it the king of light-wind performance.
Back by popular demand for 2016, the Slingshot Turbine is offered in two sizes- 15 and 17 meter- to give riders the freedom and flexibility to fine tune their light-wind weapon of choice. The 15 meter is designed for lighter or more efficient riders, surfboard riders, foilers and slightly stronger winds, while the 17 meter has the ultimate low-end range and a bit more power.
At Slingshot Kite our philosophy has always been based on fun. Our goal is to design gear that will get you on the water in any riding condition. The 2015 Slingshot Turbine kite creates a new definition for what is rideable by getting you up and going in wind speeds as low as 5-6 knots.
We attribute the range and versatility of the 2015 Turbine to our proven Open Delta C platform and our 5-point cascading bridle attachment system. This critical combination creates a consistent smooth feel throughout the power stroke along with direct bar input. Proven improvements include an aspect ratio and reduced LE diameter that work together to create more grunt and power without sacrificing turning speed, efficiency or upwind performance.
The Slingshot Turbine Kite has our proven mini strut technology that makes it a full structured five-strut kite. It achieves the same benefits in the air with no hassles on the beach.
Customer satisfaction and feedback from our larger Turbine riders has been so positive we added a new 15 meter! The smaller Turbine is designed for light to medium weight riders or riders that are very efficient. The Slingshot Turbine 15 combined with our new foil board is a deadly combination in the lightest of wind.
The Slingshot Turbine kite is suited for those riders who want to go out in 5-6 knots and still have fun. But if you want to go beyond just mowing the lawn you need a sophisticated kite. The new Turbine not only gets you on the water first, it provides a performance ride and lets you stay on the water even as the wind is pikcing up.
We’ve had hard core freestyle riders like Eric Rienstra hitting kickers with next to no wind and riders in coastal swell shredding from dawn to dusk - all on the Slingshot Turbine kite.
Our progressive Open Delta C design has been updated with a new bridle. We moved from last years 3 point LE attachment configuration to a new 5 point cascading bridle attachment system. This is critical for creating a more consistent smooth feel through out the power stroke when sheeting in and out with the bar. This gives you specific control over the power which significantly increases range on the low end and high end.
Additional new improvements include a new lower aspect ratio that is combined with a LE diameter reduction of 9%. The two work together to create more grunt and power without sacrificing riding speed, efficiency or upwind performance.
The Turbine has adopted our proven mini strut technology that makes is a full structured 5 strut kite. It eliminates battens while offering the same benefits seen with our reflex wingtip in our other Open Delta C kites. To enhance rider customization we have added three additional wingtip attachment points for the rear flying lines.
We at Slingshot South Africa believe we are usually blessed with strong wind, in particular the Slingshot riders in Cape Town, but at kite season end or kite season beginning you will enjoy this Slingshot light-wind kite. Or when you travel .. ask your Slingshot Dealer.
LIGHT IS RIGHT.