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2020 Slingshot Ghost?

Postby Boston kiter » Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:44 pm

Any opinions on this kite? I am looking for a light wind foil specific kite. I see a few for sale pretty cheap.

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Re: 2020 Slingshot Ghost?

Postby jespin4845 » Thu Jan 12, 2023 12:05 am

Ufo ufo ufo

Ghost if your gonna have a do it all kite

Light wind foiling, ufo so much better
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Re: 2020 Slingshot Ghost?

Postby Boston kiter » Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:30 am

jespin4845 wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 12:05 am
Ufo ufo ufo

Ghost if your gonna have a do it all kite

Light wind foiling, ufo so much better
2020 UFO?

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Re: 2020 Slingshot Ghost?

Postby Windigo1 » Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:41 am

There was a crazy sale on them like 75% off many people I know got them they don't seem to like them very much I heard mostly bad comments. They are very heavy for a one strut as heavy as some 3 struts so that kind of defeats the purpose. I haven't tried it personally!
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Re: 2020 Slingshot Ghost?

Postby grigorib » Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:48 am

Ghost is pretty good. Not as tight looping and generates more power in loops compared to UFO. Also less support in zenith. Fairly light and compact though.
They work well but not as amazing as UFOs are
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Re: 2020 Slingshot Ghost?

Postby jespin4845 » Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:56 am

Boston kiter wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:30 am
jespin4845 wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 12:05 am
Ufo ufo ufo

Ghost if your gonna have a do it all kite

Light wind foiling, ufo so much better
2020 UFO?
I have only flown the v2, i am not generally a slingshot guy, but the ufo is the best foiling kite ive flown, better than a peak imo
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Re: 2020 Slingshot Ghost?

Postby oceanromeo » Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:31 am

jespin4845 wrote: [quote="Boston kiter" post_id=<a href="tel:1184291">1184291</a> time=<a href="tel:1673483435">1673483435</a> user_id=77159]
[quote=jespin4845 post_id=<a href="tel:1184288">1184288</a> time=<a href="tel:1673478300">1673478300</a> user_id=43827]
Ufo ufo ufo

Ghost if your gonna have a do it all kite

Light wind foiling, ufo so much better

[/quote]

I have only flown the v2, i am not generally a slingshot guy, but the ufo is the best foiling kite ive flown, better than a peak imo
[/quote]
grigorib wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:48 am
Ghost is pretty good. Not as tight looping and generates more power in loops compared to UFO. Also less support in zenith. Fairly light and compact though.
They work well but not as amazing as UFOs are
I concur with the above. I predominately use the UFO but have a 2021 4m Ghost for >20 knots. I also have a 2022 6m Ghost. That is a very nice size kite in the low ‘teens for me at 65 kilos riding a PFI633 front wing. I wouldn’t say that the Ghost is heavier than a three strut kite. Certainly the 4, 6 and 8 aren’t. The single strut of the Ghost might provide a bit more confidence with relaunch in some scenarios? I also think it fly’s a little further forward in the wind window making it slightly better going upwind? There is, however, no getting away from the fact that the 5m UFO is my favourite size and model of kite.
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Re: 2020 Slingshot Ghost?

Postby Windigo1 » Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:18 pm

oceanromeo wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:31 am
jespin4845 wrote: [quote="Boston kiter" post_id=<a href="tel:1184291">1184291</a> time=<a href="tel:1673483435">1673483435</a> user_id=77159]
[quote=jespin4845 post_id=<a href="tel:1184288">1184288</a> time=<a href="tel:1673478300">1673478300</a> user_id=43827]
Ufo ufo ufo

Ghost if your gonna have a do it all kite

Light wind foiling, ufo so much better
I have only flown the v2, i am not generally a slingshot guy, but the ufo is the best foiling kite ive flown, better than a peak imo
[/quote]
grigorib wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:48 am
Ghost is pretty good. Not as tight looping and generates more power in loops compared to UFO. Also less support in zenith. Fairly light and compact though.
They work well but not as amazing as UFOs are
I concur with the above. I predominately use the UFO but have a 2021 4m Ghost for >20 knots. I also have a 2022 6m Ghost. That is a very nice size kite in the low ‘teens for me at 65 kilos riding a PFI633 front wing. I wouldn’t say that the Ghost is heavier than a three strut kite. Certainly the 4, 6 and 8 aren’t. The single strut of the Ghost might provide a bit more confidence with relaunch in some scenarios? I also think it fly’s a little further forward in the wind window making it slightly better going upwind? There is, however, no getting away from the fact that the 5m UFO is my favourite size and model of kite.
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This video provides the weight The 8M is 5.1 pounds and the 15M is 8.1 pounds

An 8m 3 struts Ocean Rodeo Roam is 4.5 pounds https://oceanrodeo.ca/products/roam-hl-series An a 14.5 Flite is 6.2 pounds and those are the regular construction not Allula.

The 3 struts will have a much bigger wind range and more rigidity and be lighter. Why would you want to suffer the disadvantages of a single strut and not have the main advantage which is normally the reduced weight.

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Re: 2020 Slingshot Ghost?

Postby oceanromeo » Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:45 pm

Here’s a review of the 2022 V2 Slingshot Ghost:

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Re: 2020 Slingshot Ghost?

Postby Windigo1 » Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:55 pm

oceanromeo wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:45 pm
Here’s a review of the 2022 V2 Slingshot Ghost:
Yes but the question being asked was about the 2020!


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