HARD RACING PERFORMANCE
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    264 Rolling Hill Rd.  Mooresville, NC  28117  -  704-799-2192

 

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Sling Shot Kite 2018 Rally 18130






















2018 Rally

The Rally features a Delta-C shape, tapered wingtips and fine-tuned three-point bridle system. This design yields more depower and a wider wind range than more traditional shapes and makes relaunching as easy as a gently pull on one end of the bar. Tapered wingtip provides a tight pivot radius for fast steering and mellow, predictable loops. For jumping, the Rally’s hybrid delta shape provides long, lofty airs that are great for staying under control and landing gently regardless of how high you go. For wave riding and foiling, the Rally’s feathery downwind drift makes the Rally the ideal cross-over performer, while on the opposite spectrum it also unhooks for cross-over freestyle/wakestyle.

SIZES: 5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/14 M

Package Includes:
Rally Kite
Rally Kite Backpack
Bladder Repair Kit
Quick-start Guide

Highlights:
The all-around utility player- one kite for all conditions
Worry-free relaunch, wide range and great depower
Solid crossover surf performance
Forgiving, safe and stable- great for user-friendly progression
Lofty airs, fun freeride performance
Extensive black layout prevents UV damage

***Includes Pump
Sale Price Range:
$1049-1599
(FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING)
Sling Shot 2018 Fuel Kite 18100





















2018 Fuel

The Fuel’s Traditional-C profile and wide, squared-off wingtips deliver powerful performance, the best (and backstall-free) unhooked handling of any shape in the industry and gut-checking loops that travel deep through the window. Relaunching is made surprisingly easy by refined leading edge and wingtip geometry. Although tuned for freestyle-centric riding, the Fuel has respectable crossover performance. The Fuel was the foundation from which countless other kites were designed, and over the years it has been the catalyst that launched many of the world’s best riders into their careers.

SIZES: 7/9/11/13 M

Package Includes:
Fuel Kite
Fuel Kite Backpack
Bladder Repair Kit
Quick-start Guide

Highlights:
Unbridled C-kite power and performance
The original Megaloop master
Fine-tuned for freestyle/wakestyle and big air
Unrivaled unhooked control with zero backstalling
Bomber Slingshot construction built to take a beating
Extensive black layout prevents UV damage

***Includes Pump
Sale Price Range:
$1299-1599
(FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING)
Sling Shot Kites 2018 SST 18140




















2018 SST


The SST is fine-tuned to fly deeper in the window than most kites. This, combined with the kite’s shape and bridle setup, yields hero-level downwind drift and steering response even when tension on the lines is minimal. It’s the park-and-ride performance that you dream about. It pulls you into position, drifts with you like a shadow, then re-engages at the flick of a wrist. To better hold up to the surf, the SST features reinforced surf-tough canopy paneling designed to take a beating if it goes through the wash and a condensed version of our IRS bungee that cannot get wrapped around the wingtips.

SIZES: 4/5/6/7/8/9/10/12 M

Package Includes:
SST Kite
SST Kite Backpack
IRS Bungee Replacement
Bladder Repair Kit
Quick-start Guide

Highlights:
Superior surf and foil performance
Drifts like a dream
Direct feel, instant response, no tangling w/ compact IRS bridle
Reinforced surf-tough construction built to take a tumbling
Responsive steering, even when sheeted out or drifting downwind
Condensed IRS bridle won’t wrap around wingtips
Extensive black layout prevents UV damage

***Includes Pump

Sale Price Range:
$999-1499
(FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING)
Sling Shot Kite PHANTOM FREEWING  18190












2018 Phanton Freewing

HIGHLIGHTS
+ State of the art feel and control
+ High aspect speed/touring and freedom finder
+ Crushes upwind angles and light wind minimums of LEI kites
+ Extreme angles and efficiency gives kiteboarders a new experience
+ Closed cell design assists in water relaunch
+ Compatible with our normal four-line kite bar
+ Designed in collaboration with the legendary foil designers at Elf Kites

PHANTOM FREEWING PERFORMANCE
Double surface design for double the adventure . For anyt addicted hydro-foilers and efficiency pioneers, that want to explore new possibilities with a kite. As your skills evolve and you become an expert in angles and efficiency, you’ll eventually hit a wall with the limits of your LEI kite. It’s literally a drag. Combine the Phantom with your hydrofoil and your world on the water will never be the same. Discover new upwind angles, speeds, light wind minimums, hangtime and overall efficiencies. Sessions you would have written off are now completely rewritte

PHANTOM FREEWING RIDER PROFILE
You need to be a curious adventurer who loves experimentation and wants to discover new possibilities. Not optimize what has been discovered. That’s a long and nice way to say you don’t have to be a racer to love what this kite can do for you. The Phantom is for those who already know a thing or two about flying kites and are ready to commit to a whole new level of feelings and sensations. The Phantom is a high aspect kite designed for speed, extreme upwind angles and ultimate light wind efficiency...insert cheesy voice over. Hyperbole. Let’s be real. The kite does all that for sure, but what you do with it is more important that what we say it does.


SIZES:11 / 15 / 18M

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
PHANTOM FREEWING KITE
PHANTOM FREEWING KITE BACKPACK
QUICK-START GUIDE

***Includes Pump

Sale Price Range:
$2775-3780
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Slingshot kite 2017 Turbine 17150



















2017 Turbine

• 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

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.

* Kite-down: The Turbine is a high-power kite. For that reason, we recommend kiting down at least one size from what you would normally ride.

Package includes: Kite, Kite Backpack, Bladder Repair Kit, Quick-Start Guide

***Includes Pump
Sale Price Range: $1049-1899
(FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING)
Slingshot Kite 17120  2017 RPM



















2017 RPM

• Slingshot’s flagship freeride-freestyle crossover kite
• Open-C canopy a versatile shape for all types of riding
• Smooth load, insane pop and unrivaled unhooked performance
• User-friendly and responsive: not just for freestyle fanatics
• Kite of choice for 2x world champion Youri Zoon and top-ranked Carlos Mario

RPM Details: The RPM returns for 2017 carrying the reputation as one of the greatest kites every produced. Spanning the broad spectrum of users, the RPM is capable of winning multiple world titles as well as appealing to riders 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.

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.

You’ll love the RPM if you want the ultimate freeride-freestyle crossover kite that you can progress with but will never outgrow.

Package includes:
Kite, Kite Backpack, Bladder Repair Kit, Quick-Start Guide, IRS Bungee Replacement


***Includes Pump



Sale Price Range:
$ 999-1599
(FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING)
Slingshot Kite 2017 Z  17170




















2017 Z Kite



• Easiest relaunch of any kite around
• Stable, predictable and smooth even in rough conditions
• Great kite for entry-level progression
• Turns fast, boosts big
• Kite of choice for instructors and schools around the world

The Z has been an instructor and kite-school favorite for years due to its user-friendly behavior, stability in even the worst wind conditions, amazing depower and ridiculously easy relaunch. For 2017, by popular demand, we are making this great kite available to the masses.

The magic of the Z comes in its low-aspect Spherical-C profile and pointed Axis Wingtips. This stubby shape, combined with a four-point cascading bridle setup, results in an extremely stable and well-behaved kite. “It’s a kite with no bad habits,” says Slingshot CEO Jeff Logosz. And don’t let the description fool you- the Z is great for beginners, but it is not a “beginner kite.” The Z boost big, unhooks well, loops with ease and has grown a reputation among experienced riders as a super-fun all-around freeride kite.

You’ll love the Z if you’re a rider who wants the safest, most user-friendly kite possible without sacrificing performance or progression.


Package includes: Kite, Kite Backpack, Bladder Repair Kit, Quick-Start Guide, IRS Bungee Replacement, Pump Hose with One Pump Speed Valve Adapter

***Includes Pump

Sale Price Range:
$899-1549
(FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING)
























2016 - 2017 Turbine





The Turbine redefines the meaning of light-wind kiting. With its Open Delta C profile, five-point cascading bridle system, mini-strut technology and optimized aspect ratio and leading edge diameter, the Turbine will not only get you out kiting in winds as low as five knots, but you’ll have a blast doing it. This combination of critical design characteristics favors ultimate efficiency and optimized control and handling, giving the Turbine its renowned low-end power and grunt while maintaining the turning speed and efficiency that makes it the king of light-wind performance. Back by popular demand for 2016, the Turbine is offered in two sizes- 15 and 17 meter- to give riders the freedom and flexibility to fine tune their light-wind weapon of choice. The 15 meter is designed for lighter or more efficient riders, surfboard riders, foilers and slightly stronger winds, while the 17 meter has the ultimate low-end range and a bit more power.

Turbine rider profile:
You will love the Turbine if you want a kite that will yield more sessions, and more fun, in light wind conditions. True to the slogan “Throw It Don’t Mow it,” due to its design, weight and turning speed, the Turbine is an excellent kite for light wind freestyle and flatwater cruising. The Turbine is a must-have for anyone who frequents waters with steady, light winds.

PACKAGE INCLUDES: Kite, Kite Backpack, Bladder Repair Kit, Quick-Start Guide, 




***Includes Pump

Sale Price Range: $1,699-1,799
(FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING)
Slingshot Kites 2017 Rally




















2017 Rally


• One kite for all conditions: the ultimate all-around freeride shape
• Kite more, worry less w/ huge range & excellent depower
• Easiest relaunch in the industry
• Best kite for learning: instant depower, effortless relaunch, bombproof construction
• Fine tune your kite w/ multiple attachment points

Rally characteristics:
The Rally’s Delta-C shape delivers you unmatched flying confidence. Its compact pulley-less bridle delivers precision turning and it can be fine-tuned to match your personal style. You can fly the Rally confidently in any condition with its amazing range and depower, easy relaunch and Slingshot’s bomber Surf tough construction. The Rally is a great choice for riders who want a solid crossover kite for surfing as well as freeriding. When you add it all up, this is the most versatile kite on the market.

Rally rider profile:
You’ll love the Rally if you want a kite that will deliver well in all disciplines of the sport. Casual or entry-level kiters will love the Rally’s big range, excellent depower and easy of relaunch, while more experienced kiters will appreciate its lofty airs, upwind ability and excellent downwind drift. When you’re looking for a user-friendly all-around performance freeride kite that will deliver well in all conditions, look no farther than the Rally.

Package includes:
Kite and bridles, kite backpack, bladder repair kit and quick-start guide.

***Includes Pump
Sale Price Range:
$839.20-1279.20   
(FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING)
Slingshot Kites 2017 Wave SST


















2017 Wave SST


• Fine-tuned for surf and foiling performance
• Amazing downwind drift
• Responsive turning even when sheeted out
• Direct feel, instant response, no tangling with compact IRS bridle
• Bomber Slingshot Surf Tough reinforced canopy

WAVE SST characteristics:
When we introduced the WAVE SST last year, we received immediate and overwhelmingly positive feedback from advanced kite surfers around the world. The WAVE SST is amazing, people said, it tracks magically downwind, turns on a dime and maintains a responsive feel even when fully sheeted out. These are the most sought-after characteristics of a surf-specific kite, and the 2017 WAVE SST is packed with the same great features that made it an instant hit. After a year in the market, we also discovered foilers were gravitating to this kite for freeriding. Performance traits found in a good wave kite are also sought out by people who know freeride foiling. For 2017 we’re releasing more sizes to include a full range (4-10 meter and 12 meter) so kiters can set themselves up with the perfect quiver.

WAVE SST rider profile:
You will love the WAVE SST if you’re a dedicated kitesurfer, foiler or directional rider looking for a kite with unrivaled stability, serious downwind drift and unbelievable turning characteristics throughout the power zone.

Package includes:
Kite and bridles, kite backpack, bladder repair kit and quick-start guide.



***Includes Pump
Sale Price Range:
$799.20-1199.20
(FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING)
Slingshot Kites 2017 Fuel




















2017 Fuel


• The undisputed Megaloop king
• Most powerful and explosive C-kite on the market
• Take your freestyle game to new heights
• No back-stalling, unrivaled unhooked performance
• Go big, ride hard, the Fuel will not hold you back

Fuel characteristics:
Harness in to the thrill of explosive C-kite performance with the 2017 Fuel. Slingshot’s longest-running kite, the Fuel is a time-tested, rider-approved design that delivers aggressive grunt, unhooked authority, consistent power, massive boosts and deep, powerful mega loops. For freestyle-focused riders who want a stable, powerful and thrillingly-explosive kite to take their riding to the next level, there’s truly no substitute for the Fuel.

Fuel rider profile:
You’ll love the Fuel if you’re an aggressive freestyle or freeride kiter who likes to ride powered-up, boost big, unhook often, hit kickers, rails and sliders and throw big, powerful kite loops.

Package includes:
Kite and bridles, kite backpack, bladder repair kit and quick-start guide.

***Includes Pump
Sale Price Range: $1039.20-1279.20
(FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING)
Slingshot kites 2016 RPM






















2016 - 2017 RPM

With the  RPM you get:
• A proven, versatile design for all types of riding
• Smooth load, insane pop and solid unhooked performance
• Big boosts, powerful loops and massive carry
• Intuitive Response System bridle- the best bridle on the market
• Great range, excellent depower and easy re-launch
• Trusted and time-tested bombproof Slingshot construction The RPM is Guaranteed to take your riding to the next level.

RPM rider profile: You’ll love the RPM is you’re looking for a kite with amazing load and pop, unrivaled unhooked performance, big boosts, lofty airs and powerful but controlled loops. The RPM is the ultimate all-around tool for freestyle and aggressive freeride kiteboarding. The RPM is also an excellent option for assertive entry-level riders who want a safe kite with great depower and range that they can grow into as their skills progress.

PACKAGE INCLUDES: Kite, Kite Backpack, Bladder Repair Kit, Quick-Start Guide, IRS Bungee Replacement,

***Includes Pump


Sale Price Range:
$999-1,599
(FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING)
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