2021 Slingshot UFO 1.1 Foiling Kite
2021 Slingshot UFO 1.1 Kite
UNLIMITED FOILING OBJECT
Sizes: 3 / 5 / 7 / 9
What Slingshot has to say about the UFO 1.1
Are you prepared for out-of-this-world foil performance? The all-new UFO will take you there—and beyond—as the lightest LEI kite ever produced. Built off a strutless design, the UFO is lighter, faster and more efficient than anything else on the market—that's why it's the Unlimited Foiling Object.
We sacrificed nothing and maximized everything when we designed the all-new strutless UFO to be our pure, unlimited performance foiling kite. The UFO has a Compact Swept-C canopy shape for direct and instant handling, as well as insane range and power control, and an IRS bridle for immediate response. Off of that strutless design and bridle configuration, we made the canopy out of lightweight fabrics and then stripped the UFO down to just the bare essentials in order to make it the ultimate foiling machine with unbelievable handling and space-age drift.
Why You'll Love the UFO
- The UFO is one of the lightest LEI kites that we have ever produced
- Every aspect of the UFO has been tailored for true foiling performance
- The UFO has the most drift and power control out of any kite in our range
- The UFO packs down so incredibly small that you can fit the full quiver in your carry-on; this kite is a jetsetter's dream
- Turns on a dime, the ultimate kite for fun flying while on foil
1. STRUTLESS CONSTRUCTION
Reduces weight and drag. With zero struts, the UFO is incredibly lightweight and able to fly in the lightest of wind conditions. This reduced drag also allows the UFO to fly further forward in the wind window. This equates to better upwind angles and reaches, as well as lighter bar pressure.
2. FLYWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION
From a .3mm bladder to reduced scuff guards to minimal stitching and paneling, the UFO's Flyweight Construction is all about performance simplicity. The Teijin D2 Canopy is the perfect combination of light weight, durability and stiffness.
3. COMPACT SWEPT-C SHAPE
Compact = Excellent steering, pivoting and drift. Swept-C = Huge range with responsive power management to prevent over foiling.
4. IRS BRIDLE
The IRS Bridle replaces pulleys traditionally used on any bridle. The IRS Bridle features a bungee that eliminates the time necessary for the pulley to travel fore and aft. What used to be delayed and unresponsive, now happens instantly, seamlessly and automatically thanks to the IRS Bridle.
5. SIMPLIFIED UFO KITE DAY PACK
A minimalist, nylon kite bag, stripped down to the bare essentials. Packs down extremely small for optimum travel performance. Fit your whole quiver in your carry-on.
- UFO V1.1 Kite
- Kite Patch Kit
- NEW Compact Kite Backpack
- Quick Start Guide
This review is after 4 sessions with 7m and 1 session with the 5m on a Moses 633/483/91 cm mast with a Moses T22 board, in all instances adequately powered. The UFO has been nothing less than a game changer for me! It has made tricks that I struggled with using other kites ( such as 8m/12 fly surfer Souls) easy. The kite is fast without being “squirly” , it drifts so well I often forget about it (and that’s after only 5 sessions!), and it has enough lift and grunt to get going. I’ve dropped the kite twice and relaunch from leading edge down was easy. An amazing kite- my 9m UFO arrived today!