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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby purdyd » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:22 am

I am not surprised that reviews from the Facebook cloud forum might favor the clouds.

Just as reviews from a slingshot forum might favor the ufo.

It is possible that the ufo will help board riding Maui in the long run by bringing more people into the strutless world.
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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby grigorib » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:30 pm

a99 wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:39 pm
UFO 7m is 3.65 Pound or 1.66 KG. Maybe some one weighted 9 m and 5 m UFO? please share the data.
9m UFO v1 (blue/white) 2010 grams

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby purdyd » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:42 pm

grigorib wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:30 pm
a99 wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:39 pm
UFO 7m is 3.65 Pound or 1.66 KG. Maybe some one weighted 9 m and 5 m UFO? please share the data.
9m UFO v1 (blue/white) 2010 grams
3m 993 grams
5m 1310 grams
7m 1633 grams

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby jakemoore » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:43 pm

I had the 5 out with HF yesterday in gusts to 30 knots. I would have enjoyed a smaller kite but the wind was building and I was already out. It was remarkably well behaved with luffing only in the extreme of depower.
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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby oceanromeo » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:51 pm

I had a sweet afternoon foiling with the 7m yesterday. Wind stats at the spot said 10 to 12 knots, gusting 13 to 14. I was using a Shinn Jackson Sunburner 128cm with K2 Carbon foil. I weigh 65 kilos. The UFO is a great kite for foiling. It stays in the sky in the lightest of breezes and has lift at the zenith to help with foot changes. It just wants to fly...note to self, ensure to weight it down sufficiently whilst sat on the beach. I had to do a 100m sprint to catch it on my lunch break!

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby grigorib » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:37 pm

Two days demoing 7m UFO in Sheboygan. Very nice kite.
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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby br44 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:24 am

Any estimates for the wind range of the 3m? Is the 15-42 knot range provided by Slingshot about right?

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby purdyd » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:58 pm

I flew the 3 m in 15 knots not really practical you have to keep it moving. Really keep it moving 20 knots is more practical. I really would like a 4 m
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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby br44 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:34 pm

purdyd wrote:
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I flew the 3 m in 15 knots not really practical you have to keep it moving. Really keep it moving 20 knots is more practical. I really would like a 4 m
On what wing? Average weight?
Perhaps a bigger wing could make 15 knots work?

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Re: Slingshot UFO

Postby grigorib » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:51 pm

I’d say a 3m UFO is a lightweight rider gear primarily. At 200+ lbs I took it out when I was quite overpowered on 5m. Yet a 4m would have felt more appropriate and I think the 3-5 gap is too large. 4m Ghost feels rather as 5m SST so I got a 4m SST as my smallest. Need a 4m UFO


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