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Riding type: Freeride/Race
Year: 2012
Brand: Slingshot
Size: 17m
Type: SLE
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17m light wind kite

Designers goals

When you want to stay on the water and still have fun in 5-6 knots, you have to be light. To save weight we started with a new bladder material that is 25% lighter, reduced the leading edge diameter and introduced a smaller strut size.
Efficiency is king, so we completely updated the design geometry. To make it more efficient and faster in light wind we’ve increased the aspect ratio much like on a glider or wind turbine wing. This improves lift thru kite speed and allows it to fly further forward in the window.

The bottom line is this kite increases your riding time and gets you off the beach when there’s not a whitecap in sight. 

Bar

slingshot compstick bar

Movie Slingshot Turbine and RPM 14m in low winds


Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Race
Year: 2012
Brand: Slingshot
Size: 17m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: No
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 43cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Pull
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Slingshot Turbine 2012 17m
Name:
Zetik 
Weight:
65kg 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 15
Number of test sessions:
20 
Kite size:
17m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
up wind
 
HardEasy
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
durability
 
ShortLong
windrange
 
LimitedWide
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 12.06.2014 at 21:05 hour
Comments:
As a low wind kite the Turbine has relatively high win range, stable and easy to relaunch. 
-1 kudos - +

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