The SST is fine-tuned to fly deeper in the window than most kites. This, combined with the kite’s shape and bridle setup, yields hero-level downwind drift and steering response even when tension on the lines is minimal. It’s the park-and-ride performance that you dream about. It pulls you into position, drifts with you like a shadow, then re-engages at the flick of a wrist. To better hold up to the surf, the SST features reinforced surf-tough canopy paneling designed to take a beating if it goes through the wash and a condensed version of our IRS bungee that cannot get wrapped around the wingtips.
Rider ProfileLegendary Slingshot designer, longtime surfer and foiling fanatic, Tony Logosz, designed the SST as his ultimate kite, and he has flown it exclusively since it launched three years ago. For foilers and dedicated wave riders who favor downwind drift and feather-light control above all else, it’s a no-brainer. For cross-over riders, the SST is a great choice if you frequently use a directional (surf board), enjoy downwinders or want a playful kite you can whip around without getting yanked off the water.
Highlights+ Superior surf and foil performance + Drifts like a dream + Direct feel, instant response, no tangling w/ compact IRS bridle + Reinforced surf-tough construction built to take a tumbling + Responsive steering, even when sheeted out or drifting downwind + Condensed IRS bridle won’t wrap around wingtips + Extensive black layout prevents UV damagedamage
Slingshot Compstick Sentinel
Trusted, proven rider-simplicity at its finest; no gizmos or gimmicks, just clean design, intuitive function
and bombproof construction. You are the driver, this is your sterrign wheel.
Your bar should not come between you and your kite, it should feel like an extension of your arms. This is the Compstick.
Equipped with the strongest flying lines in the industry (800lb test inside lines, 500lb test outside lines), easy
release/reset safety systems and a clean, comfortable interface, it instills confidence and lets you forget about your
bar and ride like you’re connected directly to the kite. The Compstick is available in two layout options, our patented
below-the-bar and the traditional above-the-bar depower.
The Sentinel bar is built for riders who want the simple, rugged and reliable performance of our Compstick, but prefer above the bar depower. The Sentinel features a simple trim that can be adjusted before riding to change the amount of throw in the bar. An updated anti-twist swivel has been relocated below the bar, integrated into the safety release system, to make keeping your center lines straight as easy as the flick of a wrist.
- 2018 Slingshot SST Kite-9m
- 2018 Slingshot Sentinel Compstick Bar-17" x 20m
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