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Slingshot Foil Kite (is it really an Elf?) Update: Yes, it's an Elf

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Slingshot Foil Kite (is it really an Elf?) Update: Yes, it's an Elf

Postby Mossy 757 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:19 pm

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Re: Slingshot Foil Kite (is it really an Elf?)

Postby cnski » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:03 pm

Looks pretty cool. Is it rumored to be an ELf?

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Re: Slingshot Foil Kite (is it really an Elf?)

Postby Mossy 757 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:11 pm

cnski wrote:Looks pretty cool. Is it rumored to be an ELf?
No, but it looks EXACTLY like an Elf Joker6 does from the same angle...

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Re: Slingshot Foil Kite (is it really an Elf?)

Postby socommk23 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:19 am

I think they all look similar from that angle. Exept the sonic. But then they are going to. They all follow the same trends for high performance. Doesnt mean its not their own work. Ive always found it funny how people can point at a kite and assume its a copy without knowing facts of its developments. For some brands it seems acceptable to assume they have copied another kite. But dont go saying that a peterlynn looks like another kite, youll get your head chewed off ;) lol

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Re: Slingshot Foil Kite (is it really an Elf?)

Postby plummet » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:32 pm

Of course they will be copycatting other designs. Every lei manufacturer that's stepped into the foil market would have done the same.
And why wouldn't you? Looks at whats successful currently and then try and make it better!

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Re: Slingshot Foil Kite (is it really an Elf?)

Postby socommk23 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:53 pm

plummet wrote:Of course they will be copycatting other designs. Every lei manufacturer that's stepped into the foil market would have done the same.
And why wouldn't you? Looks at whats successful currently and then try and make it better!
Well youd assume. Lf elite doesnt seem to stand to the hype. Apoarently its "not a race kite" so i guess it wouldnt have to perform as such. Which begs the question...why buy a foil kite that expencive if its not fast?

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Re: Slingshot Foil Kite (is it really an Elf?)

Postby plummet » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:03 pm

Maybe they are going after the lightwind freeride jumping croud? A chrono V2, Speed 5 competitor?

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Re: Slingshot Foil Kite (is it really an Elf?)

Postby kiterocky » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:23 pm

Another useless kite from slingshot... :D :D

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Re: Slingshot Foil Kite (is it really an Elf?)

Postby Faxie » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:36 pm

Could be a similar story as the Diablo. Bring a big bag of money and 'make us a kite'

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Re: Slingshot Foil Kite (is it really an Elf?)

Postby socommk23 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:41 am

Faxie wrote:Could be a similar story as the Diablo. Bring a big bag of money and 'make us a kite'
Lets hope its as good as the diablo then!


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