Slingshot Wave SST 2017 Kite

From: £779.00

The 2017 Slingshot Wave SST is for the dedicated kitesurfer, foiler or directional rider looking for a kite with unrivaled stability, serious downwind drift and unbelievable turning characteristics throughout the power zone.

Design details

SKU 17140

SUPERIOR SURF PERFORMANCE

Sizes: 4m, 5m, 6m, 7m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 12m

When Slingshot introduced the WAVE SST in 2016, they received immediate and overwhelmingly positive feedback from advanced kite surfers around the world. The Slingshot WAVE SST is amazing, people said, it tracks magically downwind, turns on a dime and maintains a responsive feel even when fully sheeted out. These are the most sought-after characteristics of a surf-specific kite, and the 2017 Slingshot Wave SST is packed with the same great features that made it an instant hit. After a year in the market, Slingshot also discovered foilers were gravitating to this kite for freeriding. Performance traits found in a good wave kite are also sought out by people who know freeride foiling. For 2017 Slingshot are releasing more sizes to include a full range (4-10 meter and 12 meter) so kiters can set themselves up with the perfect quiver.

2017 Slingshot Wave SST Features:

  • Pivots & drifts effortlessly
  • Instills confidence the first time you fly it
  • Direct feel, instant response, no tangling w/ compact IRS bridle
  • Stealth feel & smooth power make it ideal for waves & foiling
  • Bomber slingshot surf tough reinforced & gridded canopy
  • Aggressive down-the-line performance
  • Responsive turning even when fully sheeted out

WAVE SST BRIDLE CONFIGURATION
The Slingshot 2017 WAVE SST features a condensed version of Slingshot’s unique shock-absorbing Intuitive Response System (IRS) bridle. This revolutionary bridle replaces pulleys with bungee line segments that expand and contract to keep proper tension as the kite travels through the window. This results in faster turning, more direct feedback and instant response. The condensed bridle won’t get tangled or wrapped around wingtips if tumbled in the surf.

COMPACT-C
Blends the proven C kite performance characteristics like power, stability, edging, control and direct feel with the additional advancements of an innovative compact wave shape to deliver faster turns, improved aerodynamics, increased rigidity with more stabilitys and a feather lite feel, capable of flying further forward in the wind window.

Slingshot Wave SST Kite & Bar Size Compatibility Chart:

Kite Size Windrange (KN) Bar Size
4m 29-40+ 17"or20"
5m 27-38 17"or20"
6m 24-36 17"or20"
7m 22-33 17"or20"
8m 19-31 20"
9m 17-28 20"
10m 15-26 20"
12m 11-22 20"or23"

ATTRIBUTES

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
SURF PERFORMANCE
DOWNWIND DRIFT
RELAUNCH
LOW-END POWER
DEPOWER
UPWIND ABILITY
BOOST
HANGTIME
UNHOOKED POP
POWERED LOOPS

Tech specs

Slingshot Wave SST Kite 2017 Customize power Customize power, bar pressure, response and handling with multiple attachment points:
The 2017 Wave SST features multiple attachment points that allow riders to fine-tune the kite’s handling and performances based on their riding style and the conditions of a particular session. You can choose different settings for boosting big, for unhooked freestyle, for user-friendly depower or for riding waves..
Slingshot Wave SST Kite 2017 Bomber Slingshot construction Bomber Slingshot construction
Slingshot’s bombproof durability gives riders the trust and confidence they need to push themselves, and their gear, to new limits. Slingshot kites hold up exceptionally well over time and have a high resale value.
Slingshot Wave SST Kite 2017 Split Strut technology Split Strut technology
SplitStrut integrates the kite’s canopy and struts into one firmly interconnected piece. This is a major design element in all of Slingshot’s kites, and it results in a stronger, more stable and far more durable canopy.
Slingshot Wave SST Kite 2017 ONE PUMP SPEED SYSTEM Slingshot’s ONE PUMP SPEED SYSTEM
The One Pump Speed System makes inflating your kite quick and easy; simply attach your hose and pump your entire kite from one convenient valve.