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Riding type: Light wind kites
Year: 2017
Brand: Slingshot
Size: 05m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m, 15m, 17m, 19m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

Light wind riders and boosting big airs

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Full power in a full range: The Turbine has proven to be one of the best light-wind kites ever made. For 2017, Slingshot is unleashing this high-aspect, high-efficiency machine in a full range of sizes. All the same qualities that make the Turbine such a great light wind kite translate to an aggressive, high-power, high-performance weapon as you go down in size and up in wind speed. 

15, 17, 19 meter: The proven light wind kite of choice for riders of all abilities. The Turbine’s high-aspect, high-efficiency profile gets you out and riding when others watch from the shore hoping for the wind to pick up. 

11, 13 meter: Perfect for intermediate to advanced riders who want a massive dose of spice on those moderate-wind days, or as a full light-wind kite for smaller riders. This range yields long, lofty airs, aggressive upwind angles and more power than any kite of the same size.

5, 7, 9 meter: Massive air, lofty hangtime and aggressive, high-power freeride performance. Described as “a Rally on steroids”, this size range is perfect for experienced riders who are ready to take their riding to the next level, and for foilers looking for competition-level performance out of a small kite. 


• High-aspect, high-efficiency platform in a full range of sizes 
• High-performance handling for intermediate to advanced riders 
• Shape and aspect favor speed and superior efficiency 
• Unrivaled upwind tracking 
• Massive airs, lofty hangtime 

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Riding type: Light wind kites
Year: 2017
Brand: Slingshot
Size: 05m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m, 15m, 17m, 19m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 20m - 23m - 27m
Bar length: 43,2 cm - 50,8 cm - 58,4 cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: Yes

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Slingshot Turbine 2017 13m
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Tested Wind Conditions:
From 14 knots up to 22
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Some pressureTotal depower - 01.07.2017 at 23:13 hour
Had one test session with the Slingshot Turbine 13m on 27m line. Good 4/5 bft so great for an old school twintip session. First thing was the stability, it was great! Pretty gusty conditions, but the Turbine was steady like a rock. Like always this Slingshot kite felt heavy duty! Strong build, a lot of grunt in the kite with a long de-power stroke. Sheet and go jump feeling. Soft power building with long and floaty jumps. Positioning of the kite was easy, the Turbine reacts directly. During the floaty jumps the Turbine stayed deep in the wind window what made the kite easy to control. This set-up is great for heavy riders who like a bit tension on the arms. I had my good work-out for today "/ 
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