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Slingshot H4

Postby Kraimer » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:51 am

Has anyone ridden or seen the H4 from SS in person? Thinking about one for surfing behind the boat, surfing in the ocean and kiting for lowered. I have the stock NF2 front wing / wakefoiler setup right now but curious if anyone has any thoughts or experiences with this foil.

Thanks!
Dave

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Re: Slingshot H4

Postby Jonpnw » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:42 pm

Seen it in person and have spoke with the lucky individual using it. Loves it ! Slow and surfy , cant wait to try it. I have a picture of it also but have promised not to share it until the official release.

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Re: Slingshot H4

Postby jespin4845 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:11 pm

wings are out, including the ride engine version

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Re: Slingshot H4

Postby slowboat » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:37 pm


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Re: Slingshot H4

Postby TomW » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:02 pm

Confusion!! Why not have a simple chart of the SS wings! It's impossible to understand.

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Re: Slingshot H4

Postby gbrungra » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:55 pm

My interpretation of SS website:
H1: "surf, sup, wave rider" (stock high wind windsurfer wing) (H5?H1<H2)
H2: "larger wing, more lift, user friendly performance" (stock light wind windsurf wing) (H1<H2<H4)
H3: "faster flying, higher performance" (no idea how big it is. Looks higher aspect-ratio)
H4: "surf, wake, sup" (H4>all)
H5: stock hoverglide wing (H5?H1<all others)

Still confused. And $550 seems too expensive for just a wing...

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Re: Slingshot H4

Postby BWD » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:45 pm

If I want a nice big slow $550 wing, choose slingshot branded Phoenixdragon/sublimation/evaporation/dim-sum/mushu pork wing
$300 and maybe...
$500+ For just the wing makes the EU and US made ones sound more attractive....

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Re: Slingshot H4

Postby Kraimer » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:48 am

I pulled the trigger today from Real... should be able to ride it on Friday behind the boat. This is the NF2 behind the boat at 18mph boat speed for comparison. Can't wait to try it with a kite in some surf.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n73cuzQoJE

Kraimer
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Re: Slingshot H4

Postby Kraimer » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:50 am

gbrungra wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:55 pm
My interpretation of SS website:
H1: "surf, sup, wave rider" (stock high wind windsurfer wing) (H5?H1<H2)
H2: "larger wing, more lift, user friendly performance" (stock light wind windsurf wing) (H1<H2<H4)
H3: "faster flying, higher performance" (no idea how big it is. Looks higher aspect-ratio)
H4: "surf, wake, sup" (H4>all)
H5: stock hoverglide wing (H5?H1<all others)

Still confused. And $550 seems too expensive for just a wing...
That was my read based on their website too.

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Re: Slingshot H4

Postby TomW » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:53 pm

Still confused. H1 and H4 are the same?


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