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Slingshot Apollo 60 wing

Postby DukeSilver » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:36 pm

Just wondering if anyone out there has tried this scaled down 633 copy yet? Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Re: Slingshot Apollo 60 wing

Postby Kitedougiefresh » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:01 am

Mine is on order, supposed to be here next Monday. Will let you know.
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Re: Slingshot Apollo 60 wing

Postby DukeSilver » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:18 am

Great, thanks for that. I'll be picking mine up in about 2 weeks as well. Should be a good upgrade from my original NF2 wing.

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Re: Slingshot Apollo 60 wing

Postby Kitedougiefresh » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:50 pm

I am looking forward to it also. If it rides anywhere close to the 633, I will be more than pleased. Although I am having fun with the NF2 again. I haven't used it in about a year since I got the Infinity 84 wing for the low wind riding we have to do here. Kinda fun to go fast again!

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Re: Slingshot Apollo 60 wing

Postby DukeSilver » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:53 pm

Kitedougiefresh wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:50 pm
I am looking forward to it also. If it rides anywhere close to the 633, I will be more than pleased. Although I am having fun with the NF2 again. I haven't used it in about a year since I got the Infinity 84 wing for the low wind riding we have to do here. Kinda fun to go fast again!
Yeah, I think the original NF2 is a good wing. I've been on it since starting foiling 2.5 years ago and have no complaints about it at all. Apparently the Apollo 60 has a better top end speed and will obviously have a better low end, so it's a win, win for me. :D We can compare notes in a few weeks.

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Re: Slingshot Apollo 60 wing

Postby DukeSilver » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:12 am

I picked up my new Slingshot Apollo 60 wing a few days ago and took it out for the first time yesterday afternoon. The wind was blowing a gusty 10 - 17 knots. I was on my 9m Hyperlink. This wing is slightly scaled down version of the Moses 633. It is 609mm wide with a surface area of 1120cm2.

To say I was impressed by this wing is an understatement. This was the best session I have ever had on a foil. 360s and tacks to toe side were a breeze on this wing. It almost felt like cheating. Foiling foot swaps were at least 50% easier. On my old H5 wing, any sloppy foot placement errors weren't tolerated and ended up in a fall. On this wing, my pocket board felt like standing on a pool table.

Speed range was fantastic. I could water start comfortably in the lighter winds and stay on the foil at low speeds but could also push it to as fast as I felt comfortable going. Noticeably faster than my old wing. Carvy S-turns were smooth and fun. Very loose feeling while still being in control. I'm really looking forward to a session in the waves on this set up.

One final bonus, the wing appears to be neutrally or slightly positively buoyant. The old wing would sink like a stone making strapless starts tricky to learn initially. This wing sinks very slowly in comparison, so water starts are far more relaxed and handing the foil in the water is much easier as the buoyancy aids getting the board onto it's side.

If you own a Slingshot foil, I would HIGHLY recommend this wing.
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Re: Slingshot Apollo 60 wing

Postby Cefirmeza » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:36 am

Thanks for the review. I was also curious if it was worth the upgrade.
What mast lenght did you use for this buoyancy?

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Re: Slingshot Apollo 60 wing

Postby DukeSilver » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:39 am

Cefirmeza wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:36 am
Thanks for the review. I was also curious if it was worth the upgrade.
What mast lenght did you use for this buoyancy?
I used the longest of the HG masts. I think it's 90cm. I just put the wing into my bath tub. It floats like a cork. My original H5 wing sinks like a stone.

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Re: Slingshot Apollo 60 wing

Postby caps » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:57 pm

Curious about the difference between the Apollo wing and the 633? I currently ride the 633 and love it. But one thing thatholds me back is fear of falling on the sharp wings. I’m wondering if it’d be worth buying an Apollo for simply learning new foiling skills. I’ve already had a couple war wounds from my 633 which could have been worse if not for my wetsuit. Thoughts?

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Re: Slingshot Apollo 60 wing

Postby oregonkiter » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:47 pm

Many of us have sanded the wingtips of the 633/590/683. You can eyeball it or tape a coin on wing tips and follow the radius. The only diff I notice is not slicing my suit anymore....


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