The Turbine allows you to go beyond mowing the lawn with an amazing combination of power and performance for light wind conditions.
SLINGSHOT TURBINE 2014 COMPLETE PACKAGE SPECS:
- 2014 Turbine size 17m
- 2014 Slingshot 23” Comp Stick Control Bar (w/ 27m lines)
- Slingshot Kite Leash
- Kite Backpack
What we like:
The 2014 Turbine has loads of grunt and power, which is the most important thing for light wind riding. Then, to add to the mix, it water relaunches extremely well in almost any wind conditions even for a beginner. To top it off, it also races upwind! That's pretty much the perfect combo for a light wind kite and it's no wonder the Turbine is such a popular kite in the REAL lesson center and with light wind kiteboarders all over the world.
For 2014, the Turbine was completely redesigned and it has 2 new small struts on each wingtip and a new short bridle. These changes have made the kite even more stable in light air with more grunt and performance.
What we don't like:
The only negative feedback we have heard from anyone about the Turbine is that it's relatively easy to become overpowered if you try to fly the turbine into the high teen. That's probably because everyone likes riding this kite so much that they don't want to switch down to a smaller kite when it starts to get really windy! The Turbine is also expectedly slow. It is faster than some big kites but it is a 17m and turns like a big kite. This does NOT translate into heavy bar pressure, so it is easy for all strengths and weights to ride.
Why you want the 2014 Slingshot Turbine:
The Turbine is the most popular kite of all time in the REAL Lesson Center. No other kite has done as much to change the way we look at the sport than the Turbine. So when the wind is 10 - 14mph, we all now look at the water and say "awesome - perfect conditions for the Turbine"!