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Eleveight OS vs Slingshot Ghost

Postby kit3surfer » Sun May 03, 2020 6:39 pm

Hi,

has anybody already had the chance to test/compare both of these kites?
10m would be the most important size for me.
Only for foiling purpose.
Thanks for your help.

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Re: Eleveight OS vs Slingshot Ghost

Postby kit3surfer » Fri May 08, 2020 11:18 pm

Nobody out there who tried both?

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Re: Eleveight OS vs Slingshot Ghost

Postby Da Yoda » Sat May 09, 2020 1:50 am

I've had a few days on the 10m OS. It feels like a 3-strut surf kite imo. It's stupid stable and reactive! I did experience some flutter when it hit it's top end or flying it aggressively, but nothing extreme. When it's in it's sweet spot, it's pure bliss. I'd definitely like to demo the Ghost to compare. Both have the new Teijin 4x4 fabric, so I'd expect similar performance stability'wise, but probably some difference in flying characteristics (from wing shape variances?).

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Re: Eleveight OS vs Slingshot Ghost

Postby ColdWeatherKiter » Sat May 09, 2020 8:15 am

I’ve tried the Os 10m twice. Around 8-10 knots, on a 1200cm2 foil- loved it, very stable in the lulls and nice bar feel. Second session was in 18-20 knots, on a twintip. I tried some kite loops and air tricks.
While edging hard, i could feel it’s still a one strut kite, but i was positively surprised. This kite could definitely be a nice travel quiver!

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Re: Eleveight OS vs Slingshot Ghost

Postby mar menor » Sat May 09, 2020 11:11 am

Why limit to those two brands only?

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Re: Eleveight OS vs Slingshot Ghost

Postby kit3surfer » Sat May 09, 2020 5:45 pm

Hi and thanks for your feedback. The kite was only meant for low wind foiling (8-12 kt). Concerning the flutter on the os, do you think that even in these windranges the kite does flutter? I had the chance to try the ghost 10m from 8-15 kt and there was no flutter at all. But not very reactive and always wanted to go down to the water surface. But lots of power, sometimes at 15 kt too much pull.
Could the guys with os experience post some video of kite flying characteristics? Beside promo videos, I did not find anything.

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Re: Eleveight OS vs Slingshot Ghost

Postby jyka » Sat May 09, 2020 6:02 pm

Tried 12m OS once and I liked it, but I would still put my money to gong one strut. Haven't tried it but I have gong strutless which is a great kite, and they're cheap too.


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