2018 Slingshot Phantom Freewing Kiteboarding Kite
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.
The Phantom Freewing is new for 2018, coming into the market in response to the large number of riders looking for dedicated foil kites to start using all of these crazy new foils to their highest potential. The Freewing is a foil kite in both senses - without a leading edge, the kite is even lighter and capable of foiling in less wind. Coming in 11, 15, and 18 meter sizes, you’ll be up and riding in little to no wind with one of these bad boys. Even better, when you get the hang of your new foil kite the actual, literal hangtime is amazing. Just picture it: beautiful, calm, sunset session on your foil kite, boosting mad airs while the wifey/husband/significant other is sitting on the peaceful beach, sipping a margarita, and awaiting your return. Right?
What Slingshot has to say about the 2018 Phantom Freewing
Tony Logosz collaborated with the designers at Elf kites to insure the Phantom has all the bells and whistles. As a result, It’s awesomeness is awesome. The Phantom comes with automatic camber adjustment that is controlled with the stroke of the bar. It offers advanced manufacturing techniques to insure each rib (cell) can take it’s own load and then some. It is designed to fly with any of our simple four-line kite bars (20 meter lines are ideal). It has a closed cell design that lets air in along the leading edge to “inflate” the kite and traps it in in the foil chambers. This also impedes water if you happen to drop it. Water launch is reliable, but if you’re worried about it, it’s probably not a kite for you. Bridles on the Phantom are thicker and stronger to eliminate the constant pain in the ass tuning process required with less stout lines. Double surface design for double the adventure . For any addicted hydro-foilers and efficiency pioneers, that want to explore new possibilities with a kite. As your skills evolve and you become an expert in angles and efficiency, you’ll eventually hit a wall with the limits of your LEI kite. It’s literally a drag. Combine the Phantom with your hydrofoil and your world on the water will never be the same. Discover new upwind angles, speeds, light wind minimums, hangtime and overall efficiencies. Sessions you would have written off are now completely rewritten.
- State of the art feel and control
- High aspect speed/touring and freedom finder
- Crushes upwind angles and light wind minimums of LEI kites
- Extreme angles and efficiency gives kiteboarders a new experience
- Closed cell design assists in water relaunch
- Compatible with our normal four-line kite bar
- Designed in collaboration with the legendary foil designers at Elf kites
Phantom Freewing Performance
Double surface design for double the adventure .Made for any addicted hydro-foilers and efficiency pioneers that want to explore new possibilities with a kite. As your skills evolve and you become an expert in angles and efficiency, you’ll eventually hit a wall with the limits of your LEI kite. It’s literally a drag. Combine the Phantom with your hydrofoil and your world on the water will never be the same. Discover new upwind angles, speeds, light wind minimums, hangtime and overall efficiency. Sessions you would have written off are now completely rewritten.
|Kite Size||Windrange (KN)||Bar Size|
|11 M||9 - 18||20"|
|15 M||7 - 15||20"|
|18 M||6 - 12||20"|
*Based on 175 lbs - 80 kg rider
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
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.
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