Slingshot Slingwing V2 Wing
2021 Slingshot Slingwing V2
Package includes: Wing, SlingWing back pack, Safety leash, QSG, Bladder patch kit, Free sign up at Foil-Academy.com
* pump and harness line not included
Wingsurfing has exploded as a discipline over the last year and Slingshot has been taking notes. The all new Slingwing V2 has been engineered to check all the boxes. The first design factor in a performance wing is ultra-light weight construction, and the Slingwing V2 comes in at half the weight of the original. A light-weight build provides for effortless wrist control and oscillation cancellation while luffing the wing and leaving the power behind you. Beginners will benefit f rom reduced arm fatigue in light air conditions, while advanced riders will find it dramatically easier to get the wing flying for deep water starts on tiny boards.
The Benefits of Forward Pull
Next up is the desire for more forward pull through your f ront hand and out through the nose of your board. The Cambered Dihedral shape aides the rider in getting up onto the foil not only with increased forward board speed, but by also providing a constant tractor like pull. The forward pull designed into the wing allows the rider to push the board forward in the water with their legs against the pull of the wing, increasing waterflow over the foil and proving lift. The constant forward traction allows you to keep the board chugging forward to pick up even small wind-swell for an added boost of speed and lift.
Designed to Fly with You
No matter your level, the rider wants a wing that has a slight lift during 1-handed flight while luffing or transferring. Nobody likes a wing that wants to dive towards the water while mid-tack or while luffing down a swell. The Leading-Edge Handle and new Transfer Handle have been placed to compliment the wings slight upward pull so that the wing is always floating perfectly within reach. Much of the joy of winging on a foil-board comes f rom ditching the power of the wing and holding the LE Handle with one hand, effortlessly cruising f rom swell to swell playing with the energy in the water. Since the rider will spend as much time possible luffing with one hand on the LE Handle you want the softest material you can get under the LE Handle to keep f rom grinding down the skin on your knuckles each session. The same comfort factor goes for all the other handles where Slingshot has made sure to keep handle areas f ree of any rough seems.
Ergonomically Designed with the Rider in Mind
During each session the rider will make countless transfers between luffing the wing with one hand, to powering it back up with two hands. It can be cumber-some to switch f rom a vertical leading-edge handle to horizontally placed strut handle. Slingshot’s new Transfer Handle makes use of simple ergonomic orien-tation for smooth transfers between luffing and powered riding. While riding in strong wind conditions, jumping, or vigorously pumping the wing to get up on foil you want a wing that will not deform and spill the wind. The Slingshot Y-Handle not only provides increased upwind angles and more powered jump-ing, it also functions to keep the wingtips pulled in and the wing full of power under intense wind pressure. Beginner wingers and smaller folks have been consistently frustrated by long wingspans that allow the wing-tips to catch in the water and cause the rider to lose control of the wing. The Slingwing V2 has a reduced wingspan that stays consistent across all five sizes and keeps the wingtips out of the water. More advanced riders looking to progress to hooking into the wing with a harness will enjoy the built in Pigtail harness line attach-ment points.
Harness line compatible (line not included)
Ask any person who has tried wing foiling, it is exhausting constantly holding the power in your arms. Once you learn the basics, having a harness line will increase your ride time, reduce arm strain, increase upwind angles, and make your experience more fun.
The Slingwing V2 has pigtails sewn into the boom to make connections secure and easy while keeping your handles free of additional bulk. (Harness line available separately)
Legendary Slingshot Construction and Durability
Riders of all levels are looking for a wing that will last, especially while tumbling around with a hydrofoil connected to your board. That is where the extra tough 4x4 canopy material is matched with double leading-edge bladder seams. This new construction allows for higher PSI inflation, providing more rigidity in the main bladder and added tension across the wing. Remember, when not in use, deflate and store in the included bag. Do not leave the wing inflated on rough surfaces or wear can occur.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THE SLINGWING V2
- The Slingwing V2 is light weight and comes in at half the weight of original wings.
- It offers easy one handed wrist control while luffing or surfing with no oscillation or nose diving.
- Low end power is perfect for getting up on all size boards and deep water starts.
- Soft handles offer total control and amazing comfort for hours of shredding.
- The cambered dihedral design lets you harmonize the wind, body and foil into speed and control.
- Cross over use for paddle board, skis/snowboard, skateboard or land board at the beach.
- Compatible with harness lines. Sewn in pigtails make the connection secure and easy without getting in your way. (Harness line available separately)
WHO IS IT FOR?
Anyone who wants the thrill of being powered by the wind over water, land or snow. Anyone with decent board skills, but little to no sailing or kiting experience will get the hang of it right out of the gate. Its unique appeal comes f rom how simple it is to use and the f reedom you feel using it. Just stand on your board, hold the wing at the proper angle and off you go. To ease power, just sheet out or let go with your back hand and the wing drifts with you like a paper airplane.
Slingshot was awesome enough to send us the new Slingwing V2. Being on quarantine I had plenty of time to session the beaches near my house. Lucky for me I live in a quiet beach town up north and it's still so cold, our beaches are empty. Like hydrofoiling, foil wings are evolving fast! We’ve had a lot of time on all the different styles and we’re very excited about the new developments on this second generation wing from Slingshot. The shape is not only manageable but well thought out. It's easy to flip over, it catches lighter winds easier, and the square wingtips recover from wingtip drags. Read More.....