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Re: Slingshot Turbo 3 Review

Postby zxgravediggerxz » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:45 pm

very helpful!

I'm also looking for my first kite and the T3 is one of my top choices. I'm also 140lb looking for a good wind range and ease of use.

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Re: Slingshot Turbo 3 Review

Postby sweisburd » Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:51 am

zxgravediggerxz wrote:very helpful!

I'm also looking for my first kite and the T3 is one of my top choices. I'm also 140lb looking for a good wind range and ease of use.


T3 is the kite for you then! It´s the best kites for beginers! I have a 14m2, and I enjoy it every time with all kind of winds!

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Re: Slingshot Turbo 3 Review

Postby kiter147 » Sun May 10, 2009 2:35 am

yeah im picking up a turbo 3 maybe this week
also can you guys post more photos of this kite?? please :D

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Re: Slingshot Turbo 3 Review

Postby BLACKJACK » Sun May 10, 2009 10:04 am

Just a bit of warning guys, never ever buy the kites aimed at beginners/interm. The thing is that most of us are beginners only for couple months or so and then what ....
I made this stupid mistake myself it was not T3 but similar brand new kite after a few weeks I was sick of slow turnning easy to use kite had to sell it virtually brand new at half price and buy proper fast and powerfull kites, a kite is never too fast in my opinnion ,if you can , get the fastest you can find, in SS range REV 2 is not a bad choice, why would anyone think about T3 having such option not to mention other great kites from 09 range.
I guess its advice only for people who want to take kiting seriously for others a beginner kite is best option , at least for the first few years!.

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Re: Slingshot Turbo 3 Review

Postby kiter147 » Tue May 12, 2009 10:24 pm

wait so that means this kite wont be too good for any tricks like backrolls ect??
because i might get this kite this saterday(9m).so its really slow? how is the speed compared with like the same size waroo?
BLACKJACK wrote:Just a bit of warning guys, never ever buy the kites aimed at beginners/interm. The thing is that most of us are beginners only for couple months or so and then what ....
I made this stupid mistake myself it was not T3 but similar brand new kite after a few weeks I was sick of slow turnning easy to use kite had to sell it virtually brand new at half price and buy proper fast and powerfull kites, a kite is never too fast in my opinnion ,if you can , get the fastest you can find, in SS range REV 2 is not a bad choice, why would anyone think about T3 having such option not to mention other great kites from 09 range.
I guess its advice only for people who want to take kiting seriously for others a beginner kite is best option , at least for the first few years!.

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Re: Slingshot Turbo 3 Review

Postby dksurfer » Wed May 13, 2009 3:11 am

kiter147, TD3 is a fine kite.... you will enjoy it!

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Re: Slingshot Turbo 3 Review

Postby kiter147 » Wed May 13, 2009 6:46 pm

hey im glad you say i will like the turbo three.
from what i have been reading it should be good for jumping and hangtime
but what is the turning speed like?? for a 9m

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Re: Slingshot Turbo 3 Review

Postby CaptainArgh » Thu May 14, 2009 7:38 pm

kiter147 wrote:hey im glad you say i will like the turbo three.
from what i have been reading it should be good for jumping and hangtime
but what is the turning speed like?? for a 9m


The turning speed of the 9 is fine for any tricks you want to do. The 7, 9 & 11 are really sweet sizes for that kite. It is not the fastest turning kite out there, but it is no pig. My only complaint with the turning speed was on the top end of the kite as it really slows down when you trim or sheet out. All kites do, but the T3 slows more than others. If you ride it in the low to mid-high range, it is fine.

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Re: Slingshot Turbo 3 Review

Postby kiter147 » Fri May 15, 2009 10:56 pm

well maybe for higher winds SS slowed the kite down so its not turning too much or moving too much/?

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Re: Slingshot Turbo 3 Review

Postby shymac » Fri May 15, 2009 11:39 pm

The T3 is one of the finest Bows on the market! You can either learn with it or progress. It all comes down to rider preference about what they want in a kite.

Not only is the kite dialed from 4 years of R&D but also it comes with one of the best 4-line below the bar safety attachments "CSS" on the market and can be ridden in either 1:1 or 2:1

Speed, Range, Relaunch, Build quality and performance are all there. Plus with the Unreal Summer Special that has either a Ignition 38 or 44 package with it. Makes it one of the best price point packages out there.

T3 5M & Ignition 38 or 44 - 999.00
T3 7M & Ignition 38 or 44 - 1069.00
T3 9M & Ignition 38 or 44 - 1099.00
T3 11M & Ignition 38 or 44 - 1169.00
14 and 17 are sold out. So we added the 15 to fill the light wind spot
15M REV & Ignition 38 or 44- 1199.00

Regarding speed of the kite. It can be slow if you want it and fast if you want it; it all depends on how much bar input you put into it. The 9/7m overpowered will jump beyond your limits....
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