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Slingshot SlingWing looks awesome

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Created by azymuth 1 month ago, 26 May 2019
azymuth
WA, 664 posts
26 May 2019 7:31AM
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Just found this info on the new Slingshot SlingWing

Looks like Slingshot were the first developers of the single-strut inflatable wing and have been refining it since 2011 - waiting for big lift foil wings like the Infinity 84 and 76

Construction quality looks first rate in the pix and I like the window.


I've got my order in with Jesper - arriving late June, can't wait. Kook times ahead

Who else is up for a bit of fun?



























baldy123
WA, 28 posts
26 May 2019 7:58AM
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+1
looking forward to the test flights in July winter storms!!

SS Wings look epic. Some more pics from logosz IG.


azymuth
WA, 664 posts
26 May 2019 8:02AM
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Cheers Peter - I reckon the first few sessions are going to be hilarious

likuid
QLD, 327 posts
26 May 2019 1:52PM
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RAL INN
VIC, 2741 posts
26 May 2019 6:02PM
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Looks like a copy of the Naish Wing surfer.?????

nimo1972
13 posts
26 May 2019 4:46PM
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What board do you intend to use it with? Looks fun.

snides8
WA, 1578 posts
26 May 2019 6:42PM
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RAL INN said..
Looks like a copy of the Naish Wing surfer.?????



The naish looks a lot different ..
the slingshot has an inflated trailing edge the naish doesn't
Not sure what this equates to but looking forward to giving them ago





likuid
QLD, 327 posts
26 May 2019 9:20PM
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RAL INN said..
Looks like a copy of the Naish Wing surfer.?????



Tony Logosz, Slingshot co-founder & designer made the first prototypes 2011.

The Slingwing was a few years ahead of its time back then.

In Logosz's words, "We knew the Slingwing was a cool idea in 2011, but it wasn't until the evolution of foiling- and more specifically the development of big performance foil wings with tons of lift and speed- that we saw a practical application for the creation."Tony brought Slingwing out of the closet in 2015 to test it with one of the new, larger foils he was developing. He was up and foiling instantly and was able to cut upwind, cruise downwind and ride swell for the first time without the aid a windsurfing sail or kite.

The concept was inspired by a horizontal sail called the Wind Weapon, introduced by a windsurfer decades ago in the Columbia River Gorge, and more recently by a rigid frame-supported device called the Kitewing- both of which were inspired by hang gliding wings.

AlexF
195 posts
27 May 2019 4:38AM
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RAL INN said..
Looks like a copy of the Naish Wing surfer.?????


The question is more of " who copied whom "
the Wings concepts look quite different, esp. reg. The trailing edge design.



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