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Slingshot Sentry V1 Control Bar

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  • 2021 Slingshot Sentry V1 Control Bar
  • 2021 Slingshot Sentry V1 Control Bar
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2021 Slingshot Sentry V1 Control Bar

COMFORT - PERFORMANCE - DEPENDABILITY

Sizes: 17" x 20m // 20" x 20m + 3m ext. // 23" x 27m

Package includes: Sentry Bar, Sentry Bar Bag, Short Freeride Leash & Sentry Bar QSG

Click-In chicken loop technology meets intuitive, auto-swivel, line untwisting in this all-new state of the art control bar. Slingshot is proud to introduce the pinnacle of kiteboarding control systems: the Sentry V1.

Slingshot has combined comfort, performance, and dependability into one elegant design that gives riders a cleaner, safer, and higher performing on water-experience. By collaborating with our riders and listening to our customers, our designers dissected our past control bar technology and developed one of the most comprehensive and intuitive systems on the market.

Why You'll Love The Sentry V1

  • Slingshot's all new quick release is proven and ISO certified, ensuring the quickest and most dependable safety release. Its click-in functionality is quicker, safer and easier to reload than other systems.
  • New Softer EVA grip is soft and plush, allowing you to spend more time on the water with less fatigue.
  • You asked for it! New PU coated center lines allow for smooth & effortless bar travel with added durability.
  • The combination of Slingshot's Auto Swiveling Center Hole and Ceramic Ball Bearing Swivel results in perfectly untwisted lines all the time.
  • State of the art design provides clean field of view free of gimmicks.
  • Comes complete with Slingshot's new short freeride leash to prevent tangles.

 2021 Slingshot Sentry V1 Control Bar chart

 2021 Slingshot Sentry V1 Control Bar

Sentry V1 Features

  1. Ultra Soft EVA Grip: The Sentry will provide you with session-long comfort no matter how long you are on the water.
  2. EVA Over-Molded Bar Ends: Soft on you and your gear. These new bar ends prevent damage to your body and your stuff.
  3. Precision Engineered Bar Floats: Sleek and buoyant ensures your bar floats and provides a clean field of vision.
  4. Click-In Chicken Loop: Release and reload faster and with zero hassle. Simply click in and GO!
  5. Auto Swivel Center Hole: Simply pull in on your bar to untwist your lines. Double PU Coated CL rope runs through Slingshot's Dual Chambered Center hole and straightens your center lines.
  6. Durable PU Coated Center Lines: Slingshot's PU coated Chicken Loop rope and flagging line provides smooth bar travel with minimal effort from the rider. This also will guarantee full wear protection of these two lines for a longer lifespan.
  7. Comfort Grip Bar Diameter: Slightly thicker bar diameter is easier to hold and grip, especially in colder climates.
  8. Ultra Simple Cleat De-Power: Simplicity at its finest, the cleated above the bar de-power system is smooth, easy, and dependable.
  9. Ceramic Ball Bearing Swivel: Auto Swivel technology with a dependable ceramic ball bearing.
  10. Bungee Line Keepers: Keeps your lines tidy and secure once you're done for the day.
  11. Fool Proof Visuals: The color scheme follows industry standards with red leader lines, red pigtails and red safety loops all on the left. Slingshot logos are positioned so you know you are holding the bar correctly when you can read them.
  12. Safety Leash Attachment: Easy to locate and attach your leash. Slingshot's safety leash attachment is strong, durable, and effective.
  13. Rotating Donkey Dik: Simply rotate the donkey dik in and out of position when in use and not.
  14. Short Freeride Leash: Completely redesigned with safety and simplicity in mind. New ergonomic and reliable quick release alongside a shorter, more durable leash.
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1 Review

  • 3
    Not ideal for unhooking or lots of rotations

    Posted by Cleveuts on 2nd Jul 2021

    I wanted to love this bar so much but there are still 4 big design flaws IMO (only 2 if you never unhook): 1) the unswivel mechanism works super well for the bar itself but the flagline does not unswivel. Either you have to do the same amount of kiteloops/downloops or frontrolls/backrolls or your line will snap quickly. Mine broke in 7 or 8 months and the bar doesn't come w replacement. SS replaced it for free. 2) the chickenloop is too small/rigid to make it easy to unhook/hook back in with Mystic harness. No large loop is available from SS but you can replace it with one from Ozone or Duotone. 3) there is no mechanism to keep the leash ring up high close to the top of the chicken loop in suicide mode when depowered so when you are depowered and hook back in, the flag ring always gets caught in the kite hook. Duotone, North and a few others have a suicide speciality solution for this but Sentry does not. 4) the knot where flagline and front line connect grinds against a piece of black plastic with kind of sharp edges. This for sure contributed to my flagline snapping (point 1) because it tore in the knot itself. Besides these 4 points the bar is super solid. If you don't unhook, it's almost perfect. The auto unswivel when sheeting out is amazing. However, I feel like for a company that has been in the game this long, they should have done better. If you look closely at pictures of their pro riders, they a few have made custom modifications to fix these issues.

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