The slingshot is built MORE bomber proof than the X2, plain and simple. See any Mark cloth on the X2's? Has anyone seen the Mark Cloth on ANY kites aside from Slingshot yet? If not, rest assured you will soon. (I discussed the Mark cloth a little in a previous post. You can see it at http://www.kiteforum.com/phpBB/viewtopi ... 54&forum=1
On 2002-10-10 16:18, chicagokitesurfer wrote:
The new Slingshot kites will also have "fuel injection" which adds 4 kite-line attachment points on each end of the kite. You can set up your Fuel for max speed and performance, or set it for slower turning and back more in the window for lower ends of the windrange. A very versatile tool.
Actually, the new Fuels will have 3, not 4, connection points on both the front and back of the kite, for a total of 6 on each side of the kite allowing you to tune it as 'V' described. Very versatile!
I think the Fuel may be just a shade lower AR than the X2, and the GTO, being as described by V, also has a lower AR than the Fuel, while the Torque is their lowest AR kite. So SlingShot now has 3..a higher AR(fuel), a medium(gto), and a low AR 2 liner(torque).
If I had to pick between Naish and SlingShot, Slingshot would win hands down. Of course, I'm somewhat known here for being biased towards SlingShot...what can I say, I'm in love! Customer loyalty and care..not to mention warranty. I have asked this over and over here and have yet to see any answers....Does any kite company aside from SlingShot offer a 1 year warranty on all their products, kite included?