The Turbine is in a class of its own and can’t really be compared to any other kite. With a super high aspect ratio, this is about as close to a foil kite as you can get in a LEI format. We coined the term “throw it don’t mow it” with the Turbine years ago, and for good reason. With most large light wind kites, simply getting out on the water about all they’re good for. The Turbine is a different experience altogether.
Turbine performance:First and foremost, the Turbine is a high-powered shape with more pull per size than any other kite in our lineup. Steering speed is on the slow side (which is typical of all larger kites), but with power and efficiency on the upside, you get the same amount of pull from a smaller kite, which in turn translates to faster steering. The high aspect ratio performs like a wing in the air- jumps are long and lofty, loops are slow and deep through the window, pull is steady and powerful and the upwind drive and low-end efficiency is as good as you can get before transitioning to a foil kite.
Turbine bridle:The Turbine features a five-point cascading bridle and optimized leading edge and strut design. This configuration is engineered to give the Turbine stability and structure across a huge range of available sizes and provide easy relaunch in all wind conditions.
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 steering 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 Turbine Kite-17m
- 2018 Slingshot Sentinel Compstick Bar-23" x 27m
- Pump Sold Separately