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atkite
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Slingshot turbine

Postby atkite » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:23 am

Hey guys, I'm just wondering what this is like? I'm wanting a light wind machine for teaching on those 10knot days. Do they relaunch easy, stable, don't back stale easy and whats the lightest people been out on them still riding up wind. Cheers

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Re: Slingshot turbine

Postby magic%20Ed » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:27 am

for teaching I would take a Rally 14, not the Turbine, it is to much to teach

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Re: Slingshot turbine

Postby Delmar78 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:55 pm

I teach with the Turbine and it works great, superstable and incredibly essy to relaunch given its size.

Here's some pictures of Turbine 2012, "in swedish". :)

http://www.surfzone.se/forum/showthread ... ht=Turbine

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Re: Slingshot turbine

Postby magic%20Ed » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:13 pm

Well, if you can, than at least it is possible.

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Re: Slingshot turbine

Postby atkite » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:49 am

Thank you guys for input. Going to give 1 a blast then make my mind up on what to do. :D :D

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Re: Slingshot turbine

Postby wdric » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:45 am

Def a nice kite for a 17 for free ride etc and as said relaunch is good

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Re: Slingshot turbine

Postby dG » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:35 am

I've had mine a couple of months now and I'm very impressed.

It's super, super stable in the sky and there's no back stalling. I can't believe how easy it is to relaunch - it's insane how easily it comes out of the water considering its size. I'm 85 kilos and seem to need about 12 knots to be able to do anything decent unhooked but I was able to keep upwind in about 9 knots the first time I took it out (and that was on my regular twin tip). For board starts and body dragging lessons you'd be able to get away with less.

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Re: Slingshot turbine

Postby Lom » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:34 pm

Turbine 17m2 VS RPM 14m2 for light wind wakestyle
8-15kn, 80kg, SS asylum 141x43 with boots


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