Slingshot 2017 product line-up

Slingshot 2017

Slingshot RPM 2017

The RPM returns for 2017 carrying the reputation as one of the greatest kiteboarding kites ever produced. Spanning the broad spectrum of users, the RPM is capable of winning multiple world titles as well as appealing to kiteboarders of all styles and abilities. From beginners who want a responsive kite with easy relaunch and great depower, to weekend warriors who want to boost big, to world-class competitors like Youri Zoon and Carlos Mario, never before has one kite appealed to so many different types of riders.

Slingshot RPM - 2017

The RPM’s Open-C Canopy is a proven shape that has spawned an entire category of kites. For general freeriding, it provides responsive handling, smooth power delivery throughout the window, great boosting ability and powerful but predictable loops. For dedicated freestyle and wakestyle, the RPM’s shape delivers amazing load and pop, smooth pull, massive carry and flawless unhooked performance. No matter what category you fall into, the RPM will improve your entire kiteboarding experience.

 

Here’s the official 2017 RPM product video from Slingshot

 

Slingshot Widowmaker 2017

Building on a reputation as one of the lightest, highest-tech twin tips in kiteboarding, the Widowmaker has been stripped down and rebuilt to be lighter and stronger than ever. Weighing in at just 4.5lbs, the 2017 Widowmaker features a cutting-edge hybrid Paulownia/Korroyd core.

 

Slingshot Widowmaker - 2017

 

Paulownia is known for its strong, springy characteristic, while Korroyd is a thermally-welded miniature honeycomb that provides superior strength at a fraction of the weight of a full-density core.

On the outside, the Widowmaker features a full carbon wrap with additional carbon Vectran weave in critical stress areas. Additional top and base layers provide even more strength and durability.

 

Here’s the official 2017 Widowmaker product video from Slingshot

 

Slingshot Crisis 2017

With a lighter, more flexible layup and a mild rocker profile, the Crisis is a user-friendly kiteboard designed for riders progressing from entry-level kiteboarding to intermediate or advanced kiteboarding. The softer flex helps absorb chop and provides smoother landings for riders getting the hang of jumping. By no means a “beginner-specific” board, the Crisis is also fan-favorite for advanced riders because of its springy feel and exceptionally light feel underfoot.

 

Slingshot Crisis - 2017

 

The Crisis features Slingshot’s signature vertically laminated wood core, a single concave outline and double flat rails. The result is great edging upwind, a smoother ride through chop and nice load, pop and landings. You’ll love the Crisis if you’re looking for a lightweight, user-friendly board you can take comfortably in all conditions.

 

Here’s the official 2017 Crisis product video from Slingshot

 

Slingshot Glide 2017

The Glide is Slingshot’s dedicated light-wind kiteboarding board designed to get you out and riding, and having a blast doing it, while others sit on the beach waiting for the wind to come up. Staying true to the expression “Throw it don’t mow it,” the Glide’s long, slender outline, block rail profile and mild rocker combine for a feel closer to a standard twin-tip than the barn door that many wider light wind boards resemble.

 

 Slingshot Glide - 2017

 

Offered in 149cm and 159cm lengths, the Glide’s extra surface area will, as the name suggests, get you up and kiteboarding across the water with significantly less wind than a standard twin tip.

 

Here’s the official 2017 Glide product video from Slingshot

 

Slingshot Turbine 2017

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

Slingshot Turbine - 2017

15, 17, 19 meter- The proven light wind kiteboarding 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 while kiteboarding 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 LEI kite.

 

Here’s the official 2017 Turbine product video from Slingshot

 

For further information on the 2017 product line-up from Slingshot visit

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