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The Slingshot SST V5 is the kite of choice for surfers, foilers, directional riders, downwind fanatics and general freeriders who value down the line drift, through the window speed and immediate reaction as their kite’s most important flying characteristics. The SST delivers the power and performance to get you into position, drifts like a feather as you ride down the line, then reengages with the flick of a wrist. These same qualities make the SST the perfect choice for foiling, when you want full feedback and responsive steering no matter how powered you are or what direction you’re riding.
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.
Built with significant and unrivalled upgrades to Slingshot’s already bombproof construction, the SST is sturdy enough to take a pounding in the surf, but light enough to track magically downwind, downloop on a dime and whip across the window at the flick of a wrist.
For kiters serious about taking their wave skills to the next level, the Slingshot SST is the kite to take them there. The SST is equipped with a modified version of Slingshot’s revolutionary new shock-absorbing IRS bridal (featured on the RPM), which provides instant feedback and response, unrivaled stability and is condensed enough that it can’t get wrapped around wingtips if rolled in the surf.
With a shape that favours serious downwind drift, unbelievable turning speed even when fully sheeted-out and a feather-light feel when shredding down the line, slashing faces and bottom-turning, the SST has set a new standard for what a wave kite can do for its riders.
The kite is constructed with an extra heavy duty Rip Stop Surf Grid canopy material and has extra panels reinforced in a gridded quilt pattern to provide increased strength in the event of a water landing.
Although built specifically for surf, the SST is also an outstanding kite for easy-going strapless riders and the rapidly-growing faction of foil boarders due to its incredible depower, feather-light feel and unrivaled turning characteristics.
Slingshot SST Features include:
- Compact-C Kite Platform - giving low end power, responsive pivotal turning, effortless relaunch and unbelieveable range matched with C-kite predictable power and uncompromised stability.
- Great for both Strapless and Surf.
- Perfect for any rider looking to switch between strapless, foil riding and waves.
- Easiest relaunch: suitable even for the novice rider.
- Slingshot patented Onepump: the industry's original, proven and patented single point inflation system.
- NEW patent pending Centre Safety System: 100% depower safety and convenience below the bar.
- Split Strut Integrated Strut Design - Maximum durability, increased stability and shaping control enhances the power delivery under heavy load and creates efficiency in the overall frame.
- Solid pivotal turns and light feel on the control bar.
- Customisable bar pressure.
- NEW Comp Stick control bar: direct feel, speed and responsiveness (sold separately).
- Ride unhooked with full depower: most useful for wave riding
- Surf-tough seams reducing overall wear and tear.
- Mark cloth scuff guards.
- Slingshot Legendary Construction: bomber quality.
- 4 Line simplicity.
3-Strut Compact C-Kite:
Provides the ideal balance between friendly and responsive handling with stability and smooth, sheet-and-go power delivery. A versatile shape that excels in all conditions.
4 x 4 Canopy Tech:
Upgraded canopy construction with Teijin 4x4 reinforced ripstop material. This is the strongest, stiffest and most durable canopy material on the market.
Your kite will last longer, have a higher resale value and feel more solid and stable in the air, especially in gusty wind.
Curved/swept wingtips help the kite roll up on edge for quick and easy relaunch, give the kite a more reactive feel at the bar and reduce pivot radius for tight and fast turning and looping.
Multiple Attachment Points:
Different attachment points integrated into the kite allow you to fine-tune handling, power and performance based on your riding style and the conditions of a particular session. Even small changes to these settings can make a big impact on the kite’s overall performance, making this an important tool for getting the most out of your kite every time you ride.
Surf Tough Technology:
Reinforced seams and a strategic surf-grid canopy that isolates tears and reduces the chance of catastrophic blowouts in the event your kite goes through the wringer in the surf.
The IRS Bridle replaces pulleys traditionally used on any bridle. Pulleys can be heavy, slow and inefficient. They can also create friction and unnecessary line wear. The IRS bridle’s features a bungee that eliminates the time necessary for the pulley to travel fore and aft depending on the rider’s control of the kite. This travel takes time and historically pulleys were the only way we could initiate it. With the IRS bridle the bungee does it, and does it better. What used to be delayed and unresponsive now happens instantly, seamlessly and automatically. This is a significant breakthrough in advancing kite performance.
Split Strut Technology:
Ride with confidence and control with a stronger, more stable and more ridged canopy. Created by Slingshot, SplitStrut technology has become the gold standard in kite design. SplitStrut integrates the kite’s canopy and struts into one firmly interconnected piece.
This is a major design element in all of Slingshot’s kites, and it results in a stronger, more stable and far more durable canopy. SplitStrut enhances power under heavy load and creates efficiency and rigidity in the overall frame.
Slingshot Guardian Control Bar:
Designed for the rider who demands absolute, uncompromising safety, performance and convenience in a custom 4 line configuration.
Truly innovative design and engineering with superior safety and performance in mind, Slingshot introduces the COMP STICK CONTROL BAR.
Built for ultimate control and confidence, the Compstick’s intuitive and streamlined below-the-bar depower and safety is unrivalled by any other bar on the market.
With continuous improvement in mind, Slingshot have added several upgrades to the Compstick, including new molded floats and padded bar-ends, a revised EVA grip design, bar-end bungee line-keepers and an improvement in how the floats fold in for storage.
Easy Reach Depower:
Allowing consistent grunt and stability throughout the powerstroke.
Good for boosts, megaloops and predictably recovers.
Guardian Safety System:
The safety release has been reworked from a pin to a clamp mechanism, which simplifies resetting the chicken loop assembly after it has been activated.
Improvements also include a re-sized chicken loop and a molded chicken-stalk assembly.
Auto Spin Swivel:
Rotating component untwists centre lines and helps ensure proper safety function at all times.
Active Stopper Ball:
On-the-fly adjustment piece that allows riders to set the amount of throw on the bar.
Chicken loop, safety release and depower cleat integrated into one user-friendly component, elminating clutter on other parts of the control bar.
Padded Bar Ends with Bungeel Line Keepers:
Preventing board dings and injuries, the padded bar ends will also keep your bar and lines organized while not in use.
In addition to keeping the bar floating and protecting the rider from injury these new floats are slim and sleek.
Improved Float Storage:
Re-engineered to fold easily away for storage.
Re-Designed EVA Grip:
All-new non-slip grip texturing coupled with an ergonomic design to reduce hand fatigue in all conditions.
Dual Pull Safety Handles:
Primarily as a final safety release but can also be used for relaunching your kite off the water.
Precision Cut 800lb Flying Lines:
60% stronger that the compeition's typical 500lb line.
Upgraded with a shorter overall length and sturdier molded-metal carabina clips for added strength.
The Slingshot Comp Stick control bar, meets the needs of the Crossover rider who values uncompromising safety, performance and convenience in a tailored 4 line configuration.
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