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2016 Slingshot Range

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Created by sk1nner > 9 months ago, 8 Jul 2015
sk1nner
VIC, 181 posts
8 Jul 2015 1:59PM
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Now that the 2016 Slingshot range has been released...details and pics on their site btw.

Interested to hear if anyone has any experience with the new 2016 Compstick Sentinel bar with the above the bar system?

Will be keen to give it ago with a 2015 RPM when demos are available, might be a worthy contender for my quiver replacement this year.

Lambie
VIC, 709 posts
8 Jul 2015 10:56PM
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haven't slingshot lost the plot ?? - oh its freezing cold here in Vic- red thumb away to warm me up please!! - I did learn on a fuel 17m back 7 years ago so love SS !!

Puetz
NT, 2096 posts
9 Jul 2015 9:51AM
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www.slingshotsports.com/2016-Wave-SST#.VZ2wNF-qpHw

... do my eyes deceive me, but is that a BWS???

Robbie

7-Nation Aust
QLD, 89 posts
9 Jul 2015 11:55AM
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We are back!

Starting off with our massive national demo tour coming to nearly every town and shop in Australia.
Whole New Team with a New Program, Australian Based and doing it properly.

Call your local shop to get a details on our tour and get a ride on the new gear!



James01
QLD, 275 posts
9 Jul 2015 12:15PM
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Great news, Slingshot Aust.

Stuggled to get a demo in the past.

Hope it goes well for you.

James

Big eeeZeee
NSW, 1100 posts
9 Jul 2015 12:48PM
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have they upgraded the canopy to D2? This should be standard in 2016 across all brands...

Can you run a 5th line with that sentinel bar?

Drury
NSW, 502 posts
9 Jul 2015 1:09PM
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Puetz said..
www.slingshotsports.com/2016-Wave-SST#.VZ2wNF-qpHw

... do my eyes deceive me, but is that a BWS???

Robbie


Really...?


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Big eeeZeee said..
have they upgraded the canopy to D2? This should be standard in 2016 across all brands...

Can you run a 5th line with that sentinel bar?



Canopy is still single ripstop but Slingy does have a reputation for great build quality (bar the early RPMs which had s**t trailing edges). Yes you can run a 5th line no problem.

Puetz
NT, 2096 posts
9 Jul 2015 3:53PM
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Drury said..

Puetz said..
www.slingshotsports.com/2016-Wave-SST#.VZ2wNF-qpHw

... do my eyes deceive me, but is that a BWS???

Robbie



Really...?



Big eeeZeee said..
have they upgraded the canopy to D2? This should be standard in 2016 across all brands...

Can you run a 5th line with that sentinel bar?




Canopy is still single ripstop but Slingy does have a reputation for great build quality (bar the early RPMs which had s**t trailing edges). Yes you can run a 5th line no problem.


... no not really but gee they look similar!




Fly on da wall
VIC, 664 posts
9 Jul 2015 6:03PM
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Surely you can't even compare a bws to a slingshot kite, hey!

And being developed on a C platform. ..well who on Seabreeze would put up an unbiased opinion about the new kite.

Awesome products slingshot

Drury
NSW, 502 posts
9 Jul 2015 9:55PM
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Look forward to testing it! To be honest I thought the IRS bridle was going to be complete bulls**t but to me the 2015 RPM blew every previous version out of the water. First flattish bridled kite I've flown that I said "wow I could actually ride these full time". Super interested to see how it works on the Wave.

randalmania
NT, 2 posts
10 Jul 2015 9:03AM
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SlingshotAust said..
We are back!

Starting off with our massive national demo tour coming to nearly every town and shop in Australia.
Whole New Team with a New Program, Australian Based and doing it properly.

Call your local shop to get a details on our tour and get a ride on the new gear!





Any chance you be sending some demo to Darwin?

Puetz
NT, 2096 posts
10 Jul 2015 1:01PM
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... ha, funny how last time I saw a kite look similar to another brand and said so, some people didn't like that ,,,,, they must see it as an insult or something ,,,, dunno???

I actually think the Wave looks kinda good, love to try it!

Chill

elhucko
TAS, 252 posts
10 Jul 2015 3:34PM
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SlingshotAust said..
We are back!

Starting off with our massive national demo tour coming to nearly every town and shop in Australia.
Whole New Team with a New Program, Australian Based and doing it properly.

Call your local shop to get a details on our tour and get a ride on the new gear!





Looking forward seeing you guys in Hobart, Tasmania (-:

horey69
QLD, 254 posts
11 Jul 2015 8:49PM
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So how come the above bar safety? I've been riding the below bar safety for years and have never had a problem. Was there really the demand for above the bar? @ Slingshot Aust now that Kite power Queensland is gone will you still be coming to the Redcliffe and Brighton area for a demo?

horey69
QLD, 254 posts
11 Jul 2015 9:13PM
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Take a look back at the Rev 2 last kite Ben Wilson had anything to do with, looks a bit like the waveSST just saying. Either way can't wait to get my hands on the 8m.

horey69
QLD, 254 posts
11 Jul 2015 10:58PM
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Ok so there are now two bar options good to have choice I suppose.

sk1nner
VIC, 181 posts
12 Jul 2015 9:38AM
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As above\below the bar sheeting is a personal preference only (imo), good to see a manufacturer providing the option...Brands are so evenly matched these days, simple options like this make brands standout.

Like the sliding cleat feature too.

kungfupete
VIC, 149 posts
15 Jul 2015 4:46PM
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Glad slingy have made an above the bar depower. Way better for wakestyle IMO, as you can be constantly trimming your kite for unhooked riding. Looks sick and super clean.




Spitfire
WA, 350 posts
15 Jul 2015 9:56PM
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Bar looks great. Has two forms of swivels to unwind the centre lines by the looks of it. I hope they make the lines coloured. Previous models have just had all white lines. Makes tangles a pain in the arse!

ulx
26 posts
15 Jul 2015 11:43PM
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Yeah, colored would be very nice. And 20+3m lines.

likuid
QLD, 315 posts
16 Jul 2015 9:47AM
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They do have 20m+3m line extensions. I got a 17" bar that comes with 20's then went and got a set of 3m extensions also

suniboy21
VIC, 1090 posts
16 Jul 2015 10:00AM
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I've heard rumors that a shop in Torquay is going to be stocking Slingshot gear... Demos will be getting around the places too....

ulx
26 posts
16 Jul 2015 2:37PM
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Yeah I know. I just hardly use the 17 inch bar anymore, only with my 4.5 rpm. And the 20 inch comes with 23 m lines. That's why I bought a different line set of 20+3 m for it.

horey69
QLD, 254 posts
19 Jul 2015 10:19PM
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so who is the new Slingshot Australia? anybody know?

tomme
VIC, 475 posts
20 Jul 2015 11:14AM
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horey69 said..
so who is the new Slingshot Australia? anybody know?


ProWake

Juddy
WA, 1048 posts
20 Jul 2015 1:52PM
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Big, big fan of the SS Rally since they first came out - 12, 10, 8, & 6m in the quiver currently.

After having seen a couple of SS vid's on Youtube & FB, I have to say the 2016 style/pattern/colours is a bit....NQR. Looking forward to demo'ing however as the 8 is on it's last legs & new season gear should be around just in time for someone's b'day....

ONYX
WA, 116 posts
21 Jul 2015 8:16AM
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I want to get my hands on a new bar.

Had a good look at the Fuels, not too much change. Might get some 2015's come later in the year.

My 2012 Fuels are starting to fall apart, after very heavy use.

Oceaneer
QLD, 179 posts
24 Jul 2015 4:21PM
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Both bars are super clean, the sentinel also has a small magnet on the depower section so it doesn't bounce around. Yes, two bar option gives you the choice of above or below depower.

Ill be looking out for the SS Australia demo and equipment tour, good way to see the new gear



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