2011 Slingshot Turbine is the best inflatable light wind kite available on the market right now.
Everything about the 2011 Slingshot Turbine light wind kite has been optimized to perform on days when wind ranges are in there low end.
Head to Head test between 2011 Cabrinha Crossbow and 2011 Slingshot Turbine in 8-10mph with same large light wind board. No comparison…the lighter 3-strut design of the Turbine coupled with its high aspect shape proved to be much more efficient on relauch and easier to keep in the air when trying to get up on the board. Light wind is when you prove the metal of a kite and the 2011 Turbine just proved it is the best light wind kite of 2011. With a skilled rider behind the wheel and a large board wind range down to 8mph is possible with this kite in your quiver.
The number one way to increase your time on the water is by extending what conditions make kiteboarding fun. The Turbine can be combined with a Competition Race board, surf boards or a Glide for mind blowing speed, power, upwind and downwind performance. Bottom line is this kite increases the fun factor and time on the low end of the wind range. The Turbine is the perfect example of the way we build, the way we ride and the way we live. Its our commitment to the core!
Kite Package Includes
17m Turbine Kite
Comp Stick Control Bar
Jena J XL Double Pump
Kite Patch Kit, CSS and Butter Box Bungee
Turbine Quick Start Guide
Lifetime Rider Service Hotline Support
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Everything about the Slingshot Turbine has been optimized to perform on days when wind ranges are in there low end. The number one way to increase your time on the water is by extending what conditions make kiteboarding fun. The Slingshot Turbine can be combined with a Competition Race board, surf boards or a Glide for mind blowing speed, power, upwind and downwind performance. Bottom line is this kite increases the fun factor and time on the low end of the wind range. The Slingshot Turbine is the perfect example of the way we build, the way we ride and the way we live. Its our commitment to the core!
INTERMEDIATE TO EXPERTS FREERIDE, COURSE RACING, LIGHT WIND AND SURF
Includes: 2011 Slingshot Turbine 17m kite, Comp stick control bar and lines, leash, bag, pump
-Riders looking for a light wind specific kite. -Riders who demands performance in light wind and want to extend their time on the water. -Excels in efficiency, speed, power and upwind/downwind performance.
Features + Advantages
-Split Strut integrated 3 strut design Blends the core C kite performance characteristcs like power, stability, edging, control and direct feel with the advantages of the latest advancements in four line technology. Advancements like the positive Delta attributes of incredible low end power, maximized range, upwind ability, depower, speed, re-launch,hang time and safety.
-Accelerated power steering bridle Light and crisp in the sky with added durability, increased stability and canopy shaping control. Less struts and lighter profile will enable better water re launch in light winds. Packs down tight
-Custom fuel injection Allows for smooth responsive steering, power delivery and adds more support to the wingtip. Clean and tight to the leading edge to maximize performance and lightens up the bar pressure.
-Scalloped trailing edge Customize kite tuning performance from freeriding to course racing to maximize power and efficiency.
-Slingshot 1-pump The trusted original single point inflation system to get you out faster and easier
-Low profile wing tips Increases turning speed, while reducing drag and creating more efficiency
-Slingshot legendary construction Surf tough, abrasion proof, reduced flutter wear. Ensures long lasting durability and performance
-Lifetime rider hotline support Communicate directly with our friendly in houseprofessional customer service department
Kite Package Includes: 17m Turbine Kite Comp Stick Control Bar Kite Backpack Jena J XL Double Pump Kite Patch Kit, CSS and Butter Box Bungee Turbine Quick Start Guide Lifetime Rider Service Hotline Support
Bar: 23 Inches Lines: 27 Meters
Comp Stick Control Bar Truly innovative design and engineering with superior safetyand performance in mind, Slingshot introduces the COMPSTICK CONTROL BAR. This bar has the highest level of CSS safety and Center of the Universe performance / convenience in the cleanest 4 line configuration available. The clean and uncluttered 4 line configuration also allows for easy and speedy set up. Features such as the Surefire Spinner, Progressive Line Lengths, Auto Indexing Chicken Loop, Active Stopper Ball and Push Away Center Safety System makes it the first choice for crossover riders who demand more.
What the Kiteboarder Magazine has to say about the 2011 Slingshot Turbine:
On the Water: Even in really light wind, the Turbine remains stable and has no tendency to overfly when along the edge of the window. Is has a surprisingly light feeling in the sky for a 17m kite and the kite gives great feedback to the rider, making the Turbine a kite you can easily fly without having to constantly look at it. Bar pressure is in the light-medium range with the rear bridle on the rear setting and the Turbine delivers a very smooth pull. Low end power is fantastic and with a light wind specific board you should be able to ride upwind in less than 10 knots. The Turbine flies forward in the window and is easy to get upwind for such a big kite. Handling is relatively quick for a 17m and the kite handles well when depowered. Jumping performance is good and jumps tend to have a lot of hang time. Even unhooked, the Turbine remains very stable.
- The Turbine is light-feeling and surprisingly nimble for such a large kite.
- Rock-solid stability, even in sub 10-knot winds.CONS:
- The trim system can be challenging to adjust, especially when under a lot of tension.
- When you depower the Turbine a lot, you are stuck with the excess line dangling near the rider.