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Re: Next Slingshot UFO/Ghost Kite Generation

Postby purdyd » Wed May 18, 2022 1:25 pm

I’ve had the 4m and 5m ufo v2 out a few times. Small wave riding.

The 4m is what you would expect and it think it is a bit faster flying than the 4m ghost.

The 5m doesn’t have that same sit back and pull you feel like the v1. So in light winds you will have to move it more. But the usable high end has significantly improved for me.

The way the kite floats with complete slack lines has really improved with the v2.

I’m thinking about 6m now.
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Re: Next Slingshot UFO/Ghost Kite Generation

Postby Nak » Wed May 18, 2022 4:32 pm

purdyd wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 1:25 pm
The 5m doesn’t have that same sit back and pull you feel like the v1. So in light winds you will have to move it more. But the usable high end has significantly improved for me.
Interesting. Do you think the V2 5m eliminates the need for the 4m then? What top end do you feel comfortable with on the 5m, and what wind does the 4m just become more fun than the 5m? Thanks!

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Re: Next Slingshot UFO/Ghost Kite Generation

Postby purdyd » Wed May 18, 2022 10:05 pm

Nak wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 4:32 pm
purdyd wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 1:25 pm
The 5m doesn’t have that same sit back and pull you feel like the v1. So in light winds you will have to move it more. But the usable high end has significantly improved for me.
Interesting. Do you think the V2 5m eliminates the need for the 4m then? What top end do you feel comfortable with on the 5m, and what wind does the 4m just become more fun than the 5m? Thanks!
I think that depends on how much you think you need a 4m ufo.

I don’t have any days where I went 5 to 4 to tell how much overlap there is. I’ll know more in the summer.

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Re: Next Slingshot UFO/Ghost Kite Generation

Postby oceanromeo » Thu May 26, 2022 9:33 am

Yesterday I flew both the 6 and 8m Ghost V2 in the 18 to 25 knot wind range gusting 30. The kite feels really nice. Quite powerful with great drift. I found it’s turning response remarkably good even on full de-power. I used it with twin tip and surfboard. Re-launch is confidence inspiring especially in the waves. It will be my go-to for these conditions. I am keen to try it with my foil now.

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Re: Next Slingshot UFO/Ghost Kite Generation

Postby purdyd » Sun May 29, 2022 1:22 am

4m ufo actual 1.06kg spec 1.1 kg

5m ufo v2 actual 1,25kg spec 1.3 kg

5m ufo v1.0 1.31 kg new 1.36 now with some patches, dirt, sand, and salt.

6m ufo actual 1.43 kg spec 1.5 kg
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Re: Next Slingshot UFO/Ghost Kite Generation

Postby Nak » Sun May 29, 2022 7:35 pm

purdyd wrote:
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6m ufo actual 1.43 kg spec 1.5 kg
Out of curiosity, what color is the LE on your 6m?

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Re: Next Slingshot UFO/Ghost Kite Generation

Postby purdyd » Sun May 29, 2022 10:25 pm

4 gray
5 black
6 gray
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Re: Next Slingshot UFO/Ghost Kite Generation

Postby KVL » Mon May 30, 2022 10:55 am

Two new v2 UFOs arrived here :)

5 m2 1270 grams
7 m2 1600 grams

New bags are much bigger, maybe a bit too over size, asking me. Looking forward to compare them with v1.1 :)

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Re: Next Slingshot UFO/Ghost Kite Generation

Postby max » Sat Jun 04, 2022 11:56 am

KVL wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 10:55 am
Two new v2 UFOs arrived here :)

5 m2 1270 grams
7 m2 1600 grams

New bags are much bigger, maybe a bit too over size, asking me. Looking forward to compare them with v1.1 :)

any comparison with the 7 yet?

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Re: Next Slingshot UFO/Ghost Kite Generation

Postby grigorib » Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:06 pm

max wrote:
Sat Jun 04, 2022 11:56 am
KVL wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 10:55 am
Two new v2 UFOs arrived here :)

5 m2 1270 grams
7 m2 1600 grams

New bags are much bigger, maybe a bit too over size, asking me. Looking forward to compare them with v1.1 :)

any comparison with the 7 yet?
2020 Slingshot UFO 5m 1315 g
2020 Slingshot UFO 7m 1678 g
2020 Slingshot UFO 9m 1996 g


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