The number one way to increase your time
on the water is by extending what conditions make kiteboarding
fun. The Slingshot Turbine 2017 can be combined with a Competition
Race board, surf board or a lightwind specific Glide board
for mind blowing speed, power, upwind and downwind performance.
With its Open Delta C profile, five-point
cascading bridle system, mini-strut technology and optimized
aspect ratio and leading edge diameter, the 2017 Turbine will
not only get you out kiting in winds as low as five knots,
but you’ll have a blast doing it.
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
15, 17, 19 Metre:
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 Metre:
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
5, 7, 9 Metre:
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.
This combination of critical design characteristics
favours 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.
When you want to stay on the water and still
have fun in 5-6 knots, you have to be light. To save weight,
Slingshot started with a new bladder material that is 25%
lighter, reduced the leading edge diameter and introduced
a smaller strut size. To make it more efficient and faster
in light wind, Slingshot have increased the aspect ratio much
like on a glider or wind turbine wing. This improves lift
through kite speed and allows it to fly further forward in
the window. The bottom line is this
kite increases your riding time and gets you off the beach
when there’s not a whitecap in sight.
The Slingshot Turbine 2017 is changing kiteboarding
with its innovative 3 strut “Open Delta-C” Canopy
design, delivering a limitless high end performance options
for all conditions. Excel your riding regardless of your style.
The kite has a great low and high end range.
It has explosive pop for unhooked tricks. It has massive boost
so for double handle passes or powered kite loops and the
new 2017 refinements shine with increased stability, and forgiveness.
Relaunching is also fast and effortless.
Other highlights of the Slingshot Turbine
include its one-pump inflation, great low and high-end range,
easy relaunch, an even pull, solid stability, adjustable bar
pressure and smooth and fast turns.
Turbine New Accelerated Steering Bridle:
Slingshot's accelerated steering suspension bridle allows
for smooth power delivery and adds more support to the wingtip.
Clean and tight to the leading edge to maximise performance
and lighten bar pressure.
Customize kite tuning performance from free riding to course
racing to maximise power and efficiency.
Kite Design Platform:
The higher aspect ratio improves lift through kite speed
instead of angle of attack.
The new geometry allows the kite
to fly forward in the window, frees up the wingtips and
prevents the kite from oversheeting.
Free-Twist Tip Technology:
Free pivot wingtips act as a natural governor and twist open
automatically to extend the apparent wind range.
Redesigned Wing Tip
New conical tape shape for lightweight and low drag delivers
Improved Power Steering
Direct "no-pulley" bridle delivers smooth, responsive
steering with the tow point further forward to free up the
The Slingshot 3-Strut Design benefits include significant
weight reduction, an intuitive feel, superior water relaunch
and massive boost with increased hang time. There is also
a common belief with the pro’s that less struts makes
the kite more compact and packable. This makes the Turbine
the preferred lightwind globe trotting kite.
The Slingshot Turbine offers limitless lightwind
performance options for surf and flat water excelling at unhooked
In flight stability
Progressive “c” shape canopy
Open Delta-C Kite Design platform - the
higher aspect ratio improves lift through kite speed instead
of angle of attack. The new geometry
allows the kite to fly forward in the window, frees up
the wingtips and prevents the kite from oversheeting.
Free-Twist Tip Technology - Free pivot
wingtips act as a natural governor and twist open automatically
to extend the apparent wind range.
Redesigned Wing Tip Struts - New conical
tape shape for lightweight and low drag delivers quick
Improved Power Steering Bridle - Direct
"no-pulley" bridle delivers smooth, responsive
steering with the tow point further forward to free up
3-Strut Design - for significant weight
reduction and superior water relaunch.
Slingshot patented Onepump: the industry's
original, proven and patented single point inflation system
Propels smooth, fast turns
NEW patent pending Center Safety System:
100% depower safety and convenience below the bar
Provides custom options for depower and
Faster response for freestyle moves
Progressive custom line lengths synchronizes
the rider and kite to match wind conditions. Benefits
include optimum tracking ,precision feedback, custom power
NEW Comp Stick control bar: direct feel,
speed and responsiveness
Mark clothing reinforced trailing edge
Ride unhooked with full depower
Full suspension bridle - refined to perform
in two critcal modes of flight
Surf-tough seams reducing overall wear
Mark cloth scuff guards
Reduced flutter and increases durability
Slingshot Legendary Construction: bomber
4 Line simplicity
Expert project co-design and development
Consistent grunt and power through the
Leading industry standard in single point
Minimizes and contains canopy tears
Three separate and unique attachment settings
Prevents overall wear and tear
Reduces flutter and increases durability
Less overall drag
Slingshot's commitment to unsurpassed
Complete Package Includes:
Slingshot Turbine Kite
4-Line Comp StickControl Bar (Active Stopper
Comp Stick 800lb line set
Newly redesigned kite backpack
Jenna J double pump
Product registration card
Slingshot's commitment to unsurpassed
Depower Control Bar
Turbine Comp Stick 4-Line Safety Depower 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 2017 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.
Comp Stick Control System Design Elements:
Reach Depower: Allowing
consistent grunt and stability throughout the powerstroke.
Good for boosts, megaloops and predictably
The safety release has been rewroked 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.
component untwists centre lines and helps ensure proper
safety function at all times.
Stopper Ball: On-the-fly
adjustment piece that allows riders to set the amount
of throw on the bar.
Simplicity: Chicken loop,
safety release and depower cleat integrated into one
user-friendly component, elminating clutter on other
parts of the control bar.
Bar Ends with Bungee Line Keepers: Preventing
board dings and injuries, the padded bar ends will also
keep your bar and lines organized while not in use.
Molded Floats: In
addition to keeping the bar floating and protecting
the rider from injury these new floats are slim and
Float Storage: Re-engineered
to fold easily away for storage.
EVA Grip: All-new non-slip
grip texturing coupled with an ergonomic design to reduce
hand fatigue in all conditions.
Pull Safety Handles: Primarily
as a final safety release but can also be used for relaunching
your kite off the water.
Cut 800lb Flying Lines: 60%
stronger that the compeition's typical 500lb line.
leash with molded metal carabina: pgraded
with a shorter overall length and sturdier molded-metal
carabina clips for added strength.
The Slingshot 2017 Comp Stick control bar,
meets the needs of the Crossover rider who values uncompromising
safety, performance and convenience in a tailored 4 line configuration.