The 2016 Compstick and Guardian was designed with simplicity in mind and features an intuitive safety system that leaves riders in control and confident.
With continuous improvement in mind, we’ve added several upgrades to 2016 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 in how the floats fold in for storage. These updates compliment the revolutionary features and components that have made the Compstick the trusted bar of choice for hard-charging riders around the world.
The Compstick is offered in the universal 20” bar with 23 meter lines, which can be used with any kite size in our lineup. For more specialized riders, we also offer a 17” bar with 20 meter lines for smaller kites and a 23” bar with 27 meter lines for larger kite. Slingshot’s internal-bungee kite leash has also been upgraded in 2016 with a shorter overall length and sturdier molded-metal carabiner clips for added strength.
•EASY REACH DEPOWER
Consistent grunt and stability through the powerstroke. Boosts, mega loops and predictably recovers.
•GUARDIAN SAFETY SYSTEM
The safety release has been reworked from a pin to a clamp mechanism, which simplifies resetting the chicken loop assembly after it has been activated. Includes a re-sized chicken loop and a molded donkey dik assembly.
Rotating component untwists center lines and helps ensure proper safety function at all times.
•ACTIVE STOPPER BALL
On-the-fly adjustment piece that allows rider to set amount of throw in the bar.
Chicken loop, safety release and depower cleat integrated into one user-friendly component, eliminating clutter on other parts of the bar.
•PADDED BAR ENDS W/ BUNGEE LINE-KEEPERS
Preventing board dings and injuries. And helps to keep your bar and lines organized while not in use.
•REDESIGNED MOLDED FLOATS
In addition to keeping the bar floating and protecting the rider from injury, the updated design is slim and sleek.
•IMPROVED FLOAT STORAGE
Reengineered to fold easily for storing.
•REDESIGNED EVA GRIP
All new non-slip grip texturing coupled with an ergonomic design to reduce hand fatigue in all conditions.
•DUAL OH-SHIT HANDLES
Signature redundant Slingshot safety.
•PRECISION CUT 800 LB. FLYING LINES
800 lb. precision cut flying lines. Our lines are 60% stronger than the 500 lb. flying lines the competition uses.
•REDESIGNED LEASH & MOLDED-METAL CARABINER
Upgraded for 2016 with a shorter overall length and sturdier molded-metal carabiner clips for added strength.