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Slingshot Angry swallow versus Cabrinha Secret weapon

Postby BernieTomic1 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:23 pm

Is this pretty much the same board?
Are sizes comparable?

Would you say that the Cab SW is suitable for Cape Town conditions in february?

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Re: Slingshot Angry swallow versus Cabrinha Secret weapon

Postby BernieTomic1 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:24 pm

Really hoping for some insight on this one.
Also possibly ideas on the Slingshot Angry swallow vs Slingshot Screamer.

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Re: Slingshot Angry swallow versus Cabrinha Secret weapon

Postby norcom » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:32 pm

I have the Slingshot Converter 5'4 which is basically the Swallow with a foil mount and I've ridden my friends 2015 Secret Weapon.

These are completely different boards. The Secret Weapon is a BIG board. It's much thicker and is designed primarily for lighter winds and small waves. The Converter (Swallow) is a higher wind board and is better suited for powered days unless you get the foil version. It depends on what you're looking for in a board.

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Re: Slingshot Angry swallow versus Cabrinha Secret weapon

Postby BernieTomic1 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:13 pm

Thanks!
Looks like Slingshot Screamer and Angry swallow are quite similar.
At 75 kg, is a 5'2 Screamer too small?

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Re: Slingshot Angry swallow versus Cabrinha Secret weapon

Postby norcom » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:25 pm

I'm around 80kg and my preference is for 5'4 to 5'6 boards when the wind and waves pick up. But that's for the smaller waves I ride in. I have no idea what Cape Town is like. But I would guess that 5'2 for overhead would be way too skatey. I have a 4'11 LF Little Phatty and it's definitely not my favorite board when the surf gets bigger.

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Re: Slingshot Angry swallow versus Cabrinha Secret weapon

Postby knotwindy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:32 pm

IMO, for full on slack line wave riding it is right on the edge. With any power at all in the kite it will be fine. How do ride? Big waves slack drift? Or powered smaller junk waves?

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Re: Slingshot Angry swallow versus Cabrinha Secret weapon

Postby BernieTomic1 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:39 pm

knotwindy wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:32 pm
IMO, for full on slack line wave riding it is right on the edge. With any power at all in the kite it will be fine. How do ride? Big waves slack drift? Or powered smaller junk waves?
I can't answer that question as I do not have wave experience.

Is it definitely the case that a 5'2 Slingshot Screamer is too small a board for a wave beginner, 75 kg, in Cape Town, or could that actually be a good size?

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Re: Slingshot Angry swallow versus Cabrinha Secret weapon

Postby knotwindy » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:03 pm

Sorry, since I don't know Cape Town or you I probably should not answer this but
Do you like to ride a smaller kite and move it a lot or a bigger kite and like being powered/overpowered?
If the first, board is probably to small. If the second, it is probably going to be great.

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Re: Slingshot Angry swallow versus Cabrinha Secret weapon

Postby BernieTomic1 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:13 pm

Thanks! I appreciate the input even if your recommendation of course is based on limited information.
Depends on the day i guess, but it does happen that I am riding a 9 when others use 12. Wind in CT is supposed to be strong going up to 40 knots, so I could be super powered on my smallest kite, which is going to be a 6.


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