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  • 2018 Slingshot SST Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2018 Slingshot SST Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2018 Slingshot SST Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2018 Slingshot SST Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2018 Slingshot SST Kiteboarding Kite

2018 Slingshot SST Kiteboarding Kite

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Product Description

2018 Slingshot SST Kiteboarding Kite

Features | Technology | Wind Range | Performance Profile | Bar Options

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The SST, although a newer kite in the Slingshot lineup, is still Slingshot construction - great at what it does and able to take a beating, all the while at a great price. The SST is renowned for its wave-destroying capabilities, with great drift, rapid response (even when sheeted out), and a condensed bridle to avoid wingtip wrap if you drift a little too hard. Relaunch, surf, foiling - the SST excels in a plethora of categories.

What Slingshot has to say about the 2018 SST

The SST lets you forget about your kite and focus on the waves. Think tow-in surfing: It delivers precision power and performance when you need it, and a feather-light feel and fairy tale drift when you tuck into waves and want the kite to disappear. These same characteristics also make the SST a perfect choice for freeride foiling, when you need full feedback and responsive steering even when you’re depowered, sheeted out and riding toward your kite.  The 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 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
  • Direct feel, instant response, no tangling w/ compact IRS bridle
  • Reinforced surf-tough construction built to take a tumbling
  • Responsive steering, even when sheeted out of drifting downwind
  • Condensed IRS bridle won't wrap around wingtips
  • Extensive black layout prevents UV damage

Slingshot Technology

SST Bridle Configuration

The SST features a condensed version of Slingshot’s unique shock-absorbing Intuitive Response System (IRS) bridle. This revolutionary bridle replaces pulleys with bungee line segments that expand and contract to keep proper tension as the kite travels through the window. This results in faster turning, more direct feedback and instant response. The condensed bridle won’t get tangled or wrapped around wingtips if tumbled in the surf.

Compact-C

Blends the proven C kite performance characteristics like power, stability, edging, control and direct feel with the additional advancements of an innovative compact wave shape to deliver faster turns, improved aerodynamics, increased rigidity with more stability and a feather lite feel, capable of flying further forward in the wind window.

SST Performance

The 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 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.

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   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 Performance Profile*

Upwind Ability                    
Hangtime                    
Depower                    
Surf Performance                    
Powered Loops                    
Low-End Power                    
Boost                    
Relaunch                    
Downwind Drift                    
Unhooked Pop                    
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

*Copyright Slingshot

2017 Slingshot Control Bar Options

2017 Slingshot Compstick Guardian Control Bar

2017 Slingshot Compstick Guardian Control Bar

The Slingshot Compstick bar with the Guardian system sets the industry standard for simplicity and effectiveness. The "everything you need and nothing you don't" mentality of Slingshot is personified in this beautiful piece of kite-controlling artwork. 

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

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

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

2017 Slingshot Compstick Sentinel Control Bar

2017 Slingshot Compstick Compstick Control Bar

The Slingshot Compstick bar with the Sentinel system features everything you enjoyed about the classic Compstick, with an above-the-bar depower system. Don't be confused by the synonymous names - the two Slingshot bar offerings are clearly differentiated by the location of the depower system and an updated safety release system. If you enjoy more of an "out of the way" setup, the Sentinel is the bar for you.

Control bar sizes are consistent with the above chart. 

talon2.pngSlingshot Talon Chicken Loop Replacement

If you’re a dedicated surfer/freerider and you aren’t looking to unhook, the new Talon is the perfect addition to your Slingshot bar. The chicken loop is quickly and easily replaced with the Talon system to bring the bar closer to your chest and allow more fluid motion between the bar and your harness system.

RIDE ENGINE SPREADER BAR IS REQUIRED FOR THE TALON CHICKEN LOOP REPLACEMENT

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