I haven't seen a post here, but there appears to be an imminent summer release to much of the Slingshot line-up that is already being discussed online. New boards, kites, bar add-ons and other fun stuff.
Nothing live on the SS website yet, but if you google "Slingshot Kite 2018" there is a lot out there from the European distributors.
Curious if anyone has tried any of the new or refreshed gear and can share some feedback?
Looks like the Rally, SST, Fuel and Z are refreshed. New graphics, didn't notice significant changes but haven't seen the marketing hype yet.
The new foil foiling kite is being released, plus new foil boards, mounts and wings.
There is a new surfboard called the Mixer that seems to sit between the Celeritas and the Tyrant in the line-up.
They also now have a swap-out option for the CL on the bars. You can get a small metal releasable bar, instead of the loop, for direct attachment to slider ropes.
I think that's what I gathered, I'm sure I missed some stuff, though...
Has anyone tried this? If you had this on your bar and wanted to swap kites, can this still hold a standard kite hook in a pinch, or is it "rope" or nothing? Not a deal breaker, just curious. I currently still like the versatility of the hook, but this add-on is tempting.
Phantom (designed with Elf kites)
In any case, I'm sure there is more data somewhere else I haven't come across, but was hoping to get some early feedback from folks who have tested the new gear.