Slingshot Fuel 2016- freestyle
The new Slingshot Fuel 2016 kite continues the legendary line of explosive C-kite performance for hard-charging kiters. Slingshot has refined the Fuel’s bomb proof construction and traditional-C design over the years, making this the go-to kite for riders looking for aggressive grunt, unhooked authority, power, boost, and insane looping capabilities.For 2016 Slingshot have continued with the well-received detachable four-point Nitrous bridal system introduced last year. This new addition, along three customisation settings - Mega Loop, Freestyle and Freeride - gives riders increased flexibility and freedom in how the kite performs. When installed, (the bridal comes factory installed but can be easily removed), the Nitrous system delivers explosive pop, massive hangtime, and increased range and de-power. All of Slingshot’s 2016 kites come with a new One Pump Speed System, which increases inflation efficiency to get you out on the water faster and with less energy than before.
Sizes and Bar size
7mt - 17" Compstick bar;
9mt; 11mt; 13mt - 20" Compstick Bar
Slingshot is upping the ante in 2016 by adding an entirely new bar setup to its arsenal. The Compstick with Sentinel safety is an above-the-bar system that moves the depower strap from the waist-level position of our below-the-bar setup to the arms-reach location that some riders prefer.
With a sliding trim block that moves the depower cleat up and down the center lines, riders can adjust the height of the depower rope depending on their reach and the amount of throw they want in the bar. The Sentinel uses the same updated control bar as the 2016 Guardian, but comes with a completely reworked chicken loop and safety release system and a molded below the bar Spin-to-Win mechanism that allows riders to untwist center-lines with ease.
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 small kites and a 23” bar with 27 meter lines for large 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.
Rider simplicity has been at the core of Slingshot’s design principals since the beginning, and they continue that philosophy with the 2016 Compstick and Guardian safety system. Built for ultimate control and confidence, the Compstick’s intuitive and streamlined below-the-bar depower and safety is unrivaled by any other bar on the market.
With continuous improvement in mind, they have 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.
* Our full range of kites can be flown on our 20” Compstick bar. If you would like a specialty bar we recommend that for kite sizes 8m and smaller a 17” bar, for kites 14m and larger a 23” bar