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Slingshot 76cm Infinity

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Created by ActionSportsWA A week ago, 31 Jul 2018
ActionSportsWA
WA, 558 posts
31 Jul 2018 12:07PM
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Hi foilers,

Just like to give a few thoughts on the new Slingshot small SUP/Prone surf wing. Took advantage of a very light wind on the river with the 14.5m North Ace foil kite with 18m lines and attached the Infinity to the bottom of a new Fanatic board. Due to forgetting my harness, I jury rigged a quick seat harness from my tie down straps which did the job but was less than ideal so didn't really want any strong load due to discomfort around my groin and thighs.

That said, the Infinity on the Fanatic was amazing. It was up and flying at around a brisk walking pace and remained super stable. The wind was around 8 knots when I went out and increased to a little over 10 knots, then dropped back down to 6 knots again at the end. It was the most cruisey and fun session in the light winds of the river and as I was the only one out of the river for much of it, I pretty much had one of those zen sessions. Quiet and peaceful foiling up to around 15 knots board speed. The super low end of the Infinity made tacks and gybes really easy considering the kite didn't like the light wind and faster downwind carving turn so I slowed, cranked the kite and carved a nice tight turn on the foil to help me get pressure back in the lines to complete the down loops.

The short board and big wing on the 24" mast made pumping easy and I'm gagging to get the chance to put it through it's paces in the surf given the right conditions.

Super slow foiling was new for me as I'm usually trying to go fast. Certainly has it's place. If you're a looking for some cruisey fun or an easy prone wing, or for an easy SUP surf experience, then this is something to have a crack on.

DM




DukeSilver
WA, 204 posts
1 Aug 2018 6:54AM
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Nice Darren. Will you have a wing I can demo in the next few months? I assume it will fit my 2016 Hoverglide?

ActionSportsWA
WA, 558 posts
1 Aug 2018 10:25AM
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Hi Duke,

We have the Slingshot Infinity 76 available for demo now on any mast length you like. Also have the Moses Fluente 91, and Onda 71 available in store to demo.

DM

DukeSilver
WA, 204 posts
1 Aug 2018 6:20PM
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ActionSportsWA said..
Hi Duke,

We have the Slingshot Infinity 76 available for demo now on any mast length you like. Also have the Moses Fluente 91, and Onda 71 available in store to demo.

DM


Good stuff. Cheers.

DukeSilver
WA, 204 posts
1 Aug 2018 6:36PM
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ActionSportsWA said..
Hi Duke,

We have the Slingshot Infinity 76 available for demo now on any mast length you like. Also have the Moses Fluente 91, and Onda 71 available in store to demo.

DM


If you've tried the Moses Onda, how does it compare to the Infinity 76?

ActionSportsWA
WA, 558 posts
2 Aug 2018 10:28AM
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Hey Duke,

I did have the Moses 71 Onda with me on the day but due to the very light wind, I chose the Infinity because I thought it would have much better low speed flight characteristics. I think the Onda will have a higher top speed and should be more manoeuverable. I think they will both be impressive foils but will have slightly different application. Slingshot Infinity for really small waves and the Onda for slightly larger and faster waves. This is all suposition of course and I will do a review of the Onda at the earliest opportunity.

Feel free to drop in and take it for a demo if you're keen. I'm thinking a foil demo day will be in order once the weather stops being so SH1T.

DM

7-Nation Aust
QLD, 71 posts
6 Aug 2018 4:17PM
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Just a note on the infinity 76. We have had that wing out in high speed overhead rollers and we were hitting 40-50 km/hr and found it WAY more stable than some of the smaller wings in our line up.

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ActionSportsWA
WA, 558 posts
6 Aug 2018 3:45PM
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Apparently businesses can't rate businesses (green thumb), but I do rate that video. That's so sick! You boys have way too much fun. ??????

DM

toppleover
QLD, 1355 posts
6 Aug 2018 6:52PM
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Besides the new wing, has much else changed, like mast/fuse/stab etc?
Also looking at the pics of the Infinity wing above - at the very end of the wing tips (where they turn down) it looks pretty fragile to me ??
Demo,s on the Sunny coast ???

7-Nation Aust
QLD, 71 posts
Tuesday , 7 Aug 2018 10:58AM
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Haha we certainly try to make the most of the lucky conditions we have over here! Spewing we didn't get to whip you into some of the bigger stuff when you were here DM

Toppleover: same mast, same fuselage, shim & rear wing (the new one got a little bit lighter) Yes check out the events page on Slingshot Australia on facebook. We have a huge demo program this season our first demo is the 18th August on the Gold Coast and we will be on the Sunny coast in September, Sydney in October, Melbourne in November and Perth in January


The Slingshot Hover Glide Foil Platform has been modular without any issues since 2016




The new Infinity wing is absolutely bomb proof. Very solid, lots of glide and speed meaning you don't have to pump to keep up with fast waves but light weight enough still. The tips are thick enough not to be able to break off.











Youngbreezy
WA, 373 posts
Wednesday , 8 Aug 2018 8:55AM
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One thing it seems like they really nailed with these new slingshot wings is the speed range.

I saw a video comparing the 84cm slingshot with the biggest naish and takuma wings ( I tried to find it again to post here but couldn't) in the video they said all the wings started at about the same speed and the naish and takuma both topped out at around 15 knots the slingshot was still good to over 20 knots

These could prove to be very popular and useful crossover wings

horey69
QLD, 230 posts
Wednesday , 8 Aug 2018 11:07AM
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YouBngbreezy said..
One thing it seems like they really nailed with these new slingshot wings is the speed range.

I saw a video comparing the 84cm slingshot with the biggest naish and takuma wings ( I tried to find it again to post here but couldn't) in the video they said all the wings started at about the same speed and the naish and takuma both topped out at around 15 knots the slingshot was still good to over 20 knots

These could prove to be very popular and useful crossover wings


The vid you are talking about was from Huston kite boarding I think. Phil Middler posts a lot of stuff should still be there to watch.

toppleover
QLD, 1355 posts
Wednesday , 8 Aug 2018 1:03PM
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bigtone667
NSW, 917 posts
Wednesday , 8 Aug 2018 7:43PM
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Youngbreezy said..
One thing it seems like they really nailed with these new slingshot wings is the speed range.

I saw a video comparing the 84cm slingshot with the biggest naish and takuma wings ( I tried to find it again to post here but couldn't) in the video they said all the wings started at about the same speed and the naish and takuma both topped out at around 15 knots the slingshot was still good to over 20 knots

These could prove to be very popular and useful crossover wings


I couldn't get the X large Naish to go over 13 knots on flat water.

7-Nation Aust
QLD, 71 posts
Thursday , 9 Aug 2018 3:41PM
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For pump ability . This is one of our smallest surf wings in the lineup. The Gamma or H2 as it used to be called

The big infinity wings are even easier!

AquaPlow
QLD, 626 posts
Thursday , 9 Aug 2018 10:43PM
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So would this be an easy foil to learn on?
thanks
ap

ActionSportsWA
WA, 558 posts
Friday , 10 Aug 2018 10:42AM
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AquaPlow said..
So would this be an easy foil to learn on?
thanks
ap


Yes, very!

DM

Youngbreezy
WA, 373 posts
Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 12:47PM
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Thanks for finding the vid toppleover! DM I am keen for a foil demo day if there is one going. In the next month or so the nice light smooth seabreeze's will start to kick in and we will be in foil heaven!!

I reckon one of these big wings would go great in the everyday ocean chop we get here in Perth. Coupled with a really small one or no strut kite that just drifts so good you could forget about it. Just use the kite to get upwind and then carve and surf the chop downwind, would be dreamy

RAL INN
VIC, 2492 posts
Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 3:23PM
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So where around Perth will I get to test my knees out on Monday?

ActionSportsWA
WA, 558 posts
Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 6:15PM
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Hi Tony,

i have Monday off. If there's some wind, I'll be keen for a river sesh. I'll let you know where I'll be.

DM

RAL INN
VIC, 2492 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 6:15AM
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ActionSportsWA said..
Hi Tony,

i have Monday off. If there's some wind, I'll be keen for a river sesh. I'll let you know where I'll be.

DM


Pick up wicked van Monday morning

ActionSportsWA
WA, 558 posts
Monday , 13 Aug 2018 11:16AM
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Hey Tony,

ill be at Majestics today. It's 20 knots already so bring some small kites.

ill be on the blue North Ace



DM



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