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Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2012
Brand: Slingshot
Size: 06m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: C-kite
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Hardcore 4 line C-kite

Designers goals

For 2012, the FUEL reintroduces one of our most important design features — Splitstrut Technology. The 2012 FUEL is built on a 5 strut platform, making the kite incredibly rigid and stable in even the toughest conditions. This year we’ve also incorporated new trailing edge construction for extra protection to decrease wear. Other innovations such as One-Pump (original Slingshot patented single point inflation system), Custom Fuel Injection (fine tune for wake or freestyle) and Progressive Power Steering (optimum tracking, precision feedback, custom range) continue to lead the industry.

The combination of this dedication, design and technology create a kite with unmatched deliberate power, fearless looping and unwavering recovery — making the FUEL the C kite expert rider’s weapon of choice.

Bar

Features:

slingshot compstick bar

  • Wave Grenade -ONELINE TRIM Control
  • 100% de-power -Carbon Control Bar
  • Power steering dug out
  • Quick Release Surefire Bungee
  • 25 meter Firewire lines (all 5 lines are of equal length)
  • Spectra leader lines
  • Lock-n-Load Chicken Loop
  • Internal sealed ball bearing swivel
  • Adjustable Chicken loop length
  • ¼ Adjustable Stopper Balls
  • Bar Floats
  • 2 Color Coded Oh Shit Handles
  • Adjustable Depower strap
  • Removable Chicken Bone
  • Slingshot's commitment to unsurpassed customer service

Windrange

fuel wind charts 2012

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2012
Brand: Slingshot
Size: 06m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m
Type: C-kite
One pump: Yes
Bridles: No
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Bar length: 42cm-48cm-55cm
Line length: 23m
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: n.a.
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Slingshot Fuel 2012 07m
Name:
Ruben Lenten 
Weight:
77 
Riding style:
allround, big-air, unhooked  
Years of experience:
12 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 25 knots up to 55
Number of test sessions:
25 
Kite size:
07m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
boost
 
SoftStrong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
durability
 
ShortLong
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
price quality
 
PoorGreat
up wind
 
HardEasy
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
windrange
 
LimitedWide
drift
 
HardSoft
lift
 
GradualExplosive
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kitefinder.com - 16.04.2012 at 12:29 hour
Comments:
The Slingshot Fuel kite is the most durable and smooth working C-kite on the market. Not everybody is ready to ride a C-kite but kiteboarders with a bit of experience would fall in love with this kite. The difference between a Bow/Hybrid kite and a C-kite is comparable to riding an automatic or manual car. If you want to improve and ride as hard as you can, a c-shape will probably be your choice. The Slingshot Fuel has been designed to give optimal stability, smooth power throughout the whole window, a direct feel and response for precise movements and it is build to last. I have been riding the Fuel for over a decade and helped develop the kite to what it is today... Once a Fuel rider, always a Fuel rider! :-) Unmatched performance and the best kite for kiteloops. 
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