The all new SlingWing V2 2021 has an ultra-light weight construction; half the weight of the V1 original. A light-weight build provides for effortless wrist control and oscillation cancellation while luffing the wing and leaving the power behind you. Beginners will benefit from reduced arm fatigue in light air conditions, while advanced riders will find it dramatically easier to get the wing flying for deep water starts on tiny boards.
Other features include 5 soft, comfortable handles which help you get just the right angle for that perfect, endless ride. A Cambered Dihedral shape gives you stability and lets you harmonize the wind, body and board into speed and control. Lastly, the SlingWing V2 is made of extra tough D4 canopy material that is matched with double leading-edge bladder seams allowing for higher PSI inflation and more added tension across the wing. That means NO FLAPPING.
The attention to detail extends past the wing itself. At Slingshot we understand how fun it is to take the SlingWing into the waves, and that getting rinsed is part of the game.
WHY YOU"LL LOVE THE SLINGWING
Using the wind to propel you across the water (or land) is an addicting sensation, and the SlingWing is yet another form to get your fix. You need decent board skills, but little to no sailing or kiting experience to get the hang of it right out of the gate. Its unique appeal comes from how simple it is and the freedom you feel using it. Just stand on your board, hold the wing at the proper angle and off you go. To ease power, just sheet out or let go with your back hand and the wing drifts with you like a paper airplane.
WHO IS IT FOR?
One of the greatest things about the SlingWing is how simple and safe it is to use. All you really need are moderate board/foil skills and a basic awareness of the wind. It was designed to be combined with foiling, and since the friction is so low, it takes very little arm strength to use once you’re cruising. It works the same without a foil- on a paddleboard, skis, snowboard or skateboard- but may require more strength to use for extended periods.
This is a top off valve that’s just a ball valve. I would recommend if it’s just normal conditions, you just pump it up to 15 PSI and you don’t need to top it off. But if it’s really, really, you know you’re powered up and you want the frame to be even more rigid, these tube diameters are smaller so you can top this up over time if you want more performance in higher wind, and more efficiency, making this rear tube as rigid as possible, is very effective.
This handle, right here, we have a Y-boom right here. This allows you to change your grips, to control the wing. And we also have loops right here, that they mount on the side of the strut. This is a split strut set up. Once you grab a loop, you can fly this thing, you can really control the wing and you can also grab this up here, and you can grab below the loop and just basically you’ll find out that you want to CONTROL THE ROLL. What you’ll find, if you’re hanging on the handles in the middle in a boom situation, there’s a lot of roll on these wings, and the dihedral can’t override the stability. Once you grab here, you can just lock this thing out, and it becomes really solid. And right there, that’s kind of the CG of right in that zone. You can let off and now if it’s flying, you also have the front handle grip.
Now if you’re flying down the wave, you can just basically just let it fly. When you’re going, you can sheet in with your backhand, but it’s not a windsurfing sail, so you want to keep your wingtip out of the water. A beginner thing, is you always want to like bring it too far down. And if you drag that tip, you’ll have to start the whole process, it’s going to flip the wing over. So you want to kind of keep the wing high and just a little bit of motion like this. And if you pull in with your backhand like that, there’s a lot of power, but you kind of give it a little, almost like an up and down motion.
And when you cut over, you pull in down, that’ll just keep you up on foil really quickly. Once you’re on wing, then your wing’s going to be kind of high. and now you’re just going to start riding. You can move the wing around and find the stability as far as like where you want to place it for upwind, downwind, it’s quite intuitive.
I recommend this way for most people. Run it through the loop, and then you have it thick onto the connections. Attach leash through itself to connect.
3.2m, 6.4m, 4.0m, 4.4m, 5.4m
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