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slingshot link 12m

Postby festa » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:11 pm

yo folks i've recently acquired a slingshot link 07 second hand with out a manual .
does anyone have any idea where i could get hold of or download a copy ??

thanx in advance festa :thumb:

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Re: slingshot link 12m

Postby bigmark100 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:24 am

you can download it off slingshots website.... or email them. their customer service is pretty good.

make sure you have the red bridal on the kite, otherwise it wont be that much fun to fly.

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Re: slingshot link 12m

Postby Jeza » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:32 pm

Here's the info off slingshots website - about the link and some updates:

http://buyslingshotsports.com/s.nl/ctyp ... ategory=13

With my 9m i was suggested to try a few other things and it certainly flys better now that it did when i got it. I'm flying mine 5 line and have removed the leading edge battons - but keep the stiff battons at the wingtips in place. The kite doesn't have as much tendency of overflying the window and nose diving. One of the updates mentions recommended changes to the 5 line bridle - extra knots in the rear V bridle and moving the kite pigtails around which i have done too.

I still have to keep an eye on it when its gusty, but its so much better that it was. I like the 5 line setup a lot more, it lets you alter the canopy shape a fair bit. With the 5th line slack, the kites is more C shaped and turns quick.

Pump the kite up hard aswell.... dont trust the cheap gague on the pump to be too accurate.

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Re: slingshot link 12m

Postby perroloco » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:47 am

festa wrote:yo folks i've recently acquired a slingshot link 07 second hand with out a manual .
does anyone have any idea where i could get hold of or download a copy ??

thanx in advance festa :thumb:
Yup, I had to call Slingshot to replace brid lines. Warranty will cover. Don't even try to fly the link with original lines.

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Re: slingshot link 12m

Postby PhysioRol » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:21 pm

I tried removing the batterns in my nine and did not like it.

love the 5 line though it really decreases the tendancy to luff.

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Re: slingshot link 12m

Postby tatengue » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:47 am

SELL IT RIGTH NOW!!!

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Re: slingshot link 12m

Postby festa » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:12 am

tatengue wrote:SELL IT RIGTH NOW!!!



why sell ???

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Re: slingshot link 12m

Postby perroloco » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:52 pm

festa wrote:
tatengue wrote:SELL IT RIGTH NOW!!!



why sell ???
Impossible water relaunch, impossible water relaunch and impossible water relaunch. If this is your first kite you will start thinking that you are stupid and that kiteboarding is not for you. You will get like $150 for it. Then go get a Sling Shot Turbo Diesel 2. Turbo Diesel 2 will tolerate noob beating and efortless water relaunch. You should get it cheap since Turbo 3 came out.

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Re: slingshot link 12m

Postby kungfupete » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:00 pm

They had a lot of problems with the Link. They had to change the bridles to the red bridle system because the kite was very unstable and would not relauch. Apparently the red bridle was suppose to fix this however, this was not the case and it appeared that it really was the aerodynamics they got wrong coz it simply didn't work. A couple of my mates got them and where really disappointed. If your happy with it keep it, but if it doesn't work, sell it or return it to the store where you purchased it from, or see if you can swap it. I know people contacted slingshot directly but didn't have much luck.

P.S. I've never flow it, just going on what I was told by pals.

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Re: slingshot link 12m

Postby perroloco » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:12 pm

Once the kite is in the air its ok but if you drop it once in the water you're dead, dead, dead! I want to sell mine but I don't know if I would do it because I would be ripping someone off. If I sold mine I would kill the dreams of a soon to be kiteboarder. He would think that the sport is not for him.


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