2018 Slingshot Fuel Kiteboarding Kite

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  • 2018 Slingshot Fuel Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2018 Slingshot Fuel Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2018 Slingshot Fuel Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2018 Slingshot Fuel Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2018 Slingshot Fuel Kiteboarding Kite
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Description

2018 Slingshot Fuel Kiteboarding Kite

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

Please Note: Kite color availability is subject to change. If you have a color preference, please contact us at 800-622-4655 to verify color availability.

Current discount and availability

Size Retail MSRP Current Sale Discount
7m $1299 $1039 20% off
9m $1399 $1119 20% off
11m $1499 $1199 20% off
13m $1599 $1279 20% off

Do you ride boots and enjoying hucking Godzilla-esque tricks over the other peasants on the water? Do you loop your kite so many times you get dizzy just watching it? Do you smash your kite on the water pretty frequently after you miss a trick? If any of these apply to you, the Fuel may be the kite that changes your kiting world. The king of wakestyle, the Fuel is designed to ride hard and fast to appropriate the top of the line in regard to power and control for wakestyle riders. Note: not for beginners, the Fuel is intended for intermediate to advanced riders.

What Slingshot has to say about the 2018 Fuel

This legendary C-kite will yank you out of your board shorts if they’re not tied tight enough. The original instigator of the Mega-Loop, the Fuel is the influential kite that lit the fire for the entire “King of the Air” movement. Riders who choose the Fuel choose it for good reason- it’s hands down (and shorts down) one of the most explosive, adrenaline-pumping kites ever produced.  The Fuel’s Traditional-C profile and wide, squared-off wingtips deliver powerful performance, the best (and backstall-free) unhooked handling of any shape in the industry and gut-checking loops that travel deep through the window. Relaunching is made surprisingly easy by refined leading edge and wingtip geometry. Although tuned for freestyle-centric riding, the Fuel has respectable crossover performance. The Fuel was the foundation from which countless other kites were designed, and over the years it has been the catalyst that launched many of the world’s best riders into their careers.

Features

  • Unbridled C-kite power and performance
  • The original Megaloop master
  • Fine-tuned for freestyle/wakestyle
  • Unrivaled unhooked control with zero backstalling
  • Bomber Slingshot construction built to take a beating
  • Extensive black layout prevents UV damage

Slingshot Technology

Fuel Bridle Configuration

We’ve brought back the classic four-line configuration for the 2018 Fuel, eliminating the optional Nitrous bridle system that was included with the 2016-16 Fuel and adding a leading edge attachment point for riders who prefer a fifth-line setup.

Traditional-C

The original shape that started it all. The foundation of our entire kite line, the Traditional-C provides consistent grunt and stability through the power stroke. This shape is also designed to boost, loop and predictably recover.

Fuel Performance

The Fuel’s Traditional-C profile and wide, squared-off wingtips deliver powerful performance, the best (and backstall-free) unhooked handling of any shape in the industry and gut-checking loops that travel deep through the window. Relaunching is made surprisingly easy by refined leading edge and wingtip geometry. Although tuned for freestyle-centric riding, the Fuel has respectable crossover performance. The Fuel was the foundation from which countless other kites were designed, and over the years it has been the catalyst that launched many of the world’s best riders into their careers.

Wind Range*

Kite Size Windrange (KN) Bar Size
7 M 22 - 33  17" or 20"
9 M 17 - 28  17" or 20"
11 M 15 - 26  20"
13 M 9 - 21  20"

*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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