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Slingshot Sports Introduces 2014 Kite Line Up

Postby Toby » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:15 am

Slingshot News:

Slingshot Sports Introduces 2014 Kite Line Up


Radically New. Intelligently Refined.

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How do you make something great even better?

At Slingshot we face this challenge every day by continuously improving and refining our products while staying disciplined not to lose sight of our trusted performance, safety and durability. It’s this search for perfection and meeting the demands of our riders that has awarded us with an unmatched reputation and the strongest customer loyalty in the industry.

Today, we finally get to unveil the rewarding results of a year's worth of focus and hard work by our
R&D team.

Some of the improvements for 2014 are easily noticeable and others are subtle but collectively they create our best product line ever. Experience the performance of the new 2014 Rally, the safety and simplicity of the Comp Stick control bar, the FLEX characteristics and precision of our laser-cut twin tips and all other innovations that the 2014 Slingshot line has to offer.

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New for 2014 - Watch Now.

Rally: https://vimeo.com/68107850



Fuel: https://vimeo.com/68459475



T-Rex: https://vimeo.com/68453866




Tyrant: https://vimeo.com/68651995



Celeritas: https://vimeo.com/68665548



Misfit: https://vimeo.com/68455722



Asylum: https://vimeo.com/68454854




T-REX, TAKING KITESURFING TO NEW HEIGHTS.

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Kitesurfing is evolving fast and with that so are our surfboard shapes. The 2014 T-REX is developed for riders that want to improve their surf and aerial skills. This progressive shape is trending in the surf industry and has become Patrick Rebstock’s preferred surfboard. Its unique shape provides less swing weight on spin and flip tricks, while still maintaining a tight and precise feel on turns. Try the new T-Rex and take your riding to a whole new level.

Learn more about the T-REX HERE


INTRODUCING THE NEW VERSA FIN SYSTEM.

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We all know that even at our local spot the waves are different everyday. Tides and swell direction can change the power and shape of the waves. It was based on these variations that we developed the Versa Fin System. These new fin configurations on the T-REX allow you to change your fin set up to better suit your session, making your board more fun no matter what that day’s conditions are or, what your preferred riding style is.

Learn More about the Versa Fin System HERE

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Re: Slingshot Sports Introduces 2014 Kite Line Up

Postby Imba » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:56 am

What about 2014 Turbine?

nop?

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Re: Slingshot Sports Introduces 2014 Kite Line Up

Postby zloilyoha » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:40 pm

new boots looks nice!

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Re: Slingshot Sports Introduces 2014 Kite Line Up

Postby CaptainArgh » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:57 pm

2014 Rally specs say it has slightly more low end, faster and with a new aspect ratio. Be curious to see what that is about, as the kite looks pretty darn similar to prior years. Just a tweak, I suspect.

I like that they now have multiple wing tip attachment points. Moving from the corner to the tip will increase turning and decrease pressure. Be nice to play around with that setting and see what works best.


Also, did you see this new toy? Psyched as I have the 2013 version of this from the WAKE line but it looks like they now have a prettier kite specific model;
2014 Space Pickle 5'0

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Re: Slingshot Sports Introduces 2014 Kite Line Up

Postby Fatfish98 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:46 pm

CaptainArgh wrote:2014 Rally specs say it has slightly more low end, faster and with a new aspect ratio. Be curious to see what that is about, as the kite looks pretty darn similar to prior years. Just a tweak, I suspect.

I like that they now have multiple wing tip attachment points. Moving from the corner to the tip will increase turning and decrease pressure. Be nice to play around with that setting and see what works best.


Also, did you see this new toy? Psyched as I have the 2013 version of this from the WAKE line but it looks like they now have a prettier kite specific model;
2014 Space Pickle 5'0


Seen it in the flesh and it looks great. I really want a good demo on that one!! :jump: :jump:
Used the 2014 Rally 12m too and that is a great improvement....thinking of getting a 12 & 9 even if it's just for the hangtime :D :D

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Re: Slingshot Sports Introduces 2014 Kite Line Up

Postby Delmar78 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:25 pm

Is there ANY difference between Fuel 13 and Fuel 14??? Only thing mentioned i the video is new graphics! :)

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Re: Slingshot Sports Introduces 2014 Kite Line Up

Postby BWD » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:30 pm

i think it is also "more aerodynamic"
i.e. they may be tweaking canopy a little year to year based on where team riders want it to sit in window, slack etc.

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Re: Slingshot Sports Introduces 2014 Kite Line Up

Postby NYKiter » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:44 am

or... more of the same... :cheer:

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Re: Slingshot Sports Introduces 2014 Kite Line Up

Postby Tone » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:31 am

wow!

SS taking cod shit marketing talk to new levels!

Love the kit, hate the BS

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Re: Slingshot Sports Introduces 2014 Kite Line Up

Postby jumpjet » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:53 am

I couldn't agree more! I hope the people @ Slingshot listen to the users as they are making great stuff ( I have been using and appreciated them, with other brands, for 10 years now..) and don't need to sound ridiculous as their marketing people are making them sound...nice improvement for 2014 which people will appreciate and buy...accept a modest comment: let the facts (athletes, teams, event and equipment do "most" of the talking... :)


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