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Slingshot Ghost

Postby jumptheshark » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:52 pm

Any info on this new single strut kite from SS?

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Re: Slingshot Ghost

Postby PullStrings » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:08 pm

Maybe you saw this video or not of the kite being explained
Starts at 4:40
Available in December
Sizes from 2.5 all the way to 17.0

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Re: Slingshot Ghost

Postby jumptheshark » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:10 pm

Seen that, thanks, pretty much all that is out there.

Figured with a Dec launch there would be a some info. With that big a size range, there must be something to say. Cant simply be the same kite scaled. From what it looks like, one of the least amounts of dacron in a single strut. Simple panels.

Almost cloud like.

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Re: Slingshot Ghost

Postby emmandkev » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:11 am

I'll have my mits on a quiver soon - for the past 3 years I've been riding and loving Cloud D kites; but times they are a changing - I'll let you all know

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Re: Slingshot Ghost

Postby tkaraszewski » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:10 am

I've ridden one in 6m. I thought it felt similar to the SST. A friend of mine who's also ridden it thinks it feels slower than the SST.

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Re: Slingshot Ghost

Postby purdyd » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:12 am

tkaraszewski wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:10 am
I've ridden one in 6m. I thought it felt similar to the SST. A friend of mine who's also ridden it thinks it feels slower than the SST.
That’s interesting I assume you mean turning speed? The video makes it sound like it will turn really fast.

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Re: Slingshot Ghost

Postby tkaraszewski » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:12 am

purdyd wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:12 am
tkaraszewski wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:10 am
I've ridden one in 6m. I thought it felt similar to the SST. A friend of mine who's also ridden it thinks it feels slower than the SST.
That’s interesting I assume you mean turning speed? The video makes it sound like it will turn really fast.
Yes, turning speed. I don’t usually fly SSTs, so my feeling of “similar” is not to a kite I fly every day. My friend who said it felt slower than his SSTs was flying an 8m which is big for him, he’s usually on a 5 or 6m SST, but he didn’t think the slow turning performance was just down to it being bigger than his usual kites.

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Re: Slingshot Ghost

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Re: Slingshot Ghost

Postby purdyd » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:44 pm

Ok slingshot. A new lightweight kite, without listing the weight of the kites?

Looks like it would be fun to try,

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Re: Slingshot Ghost

Postby grigorib » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:25 pm

I had privilege to fly 15m Ghost next to 14.5 OR Aluula and a 15m foil kite. I could keep it up in the air in less wind than I would have been able to foil with. It flies in lightwind for sure


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