The Benefits of Forward Pull
Next up is the desire for more forward pull through your front hand and out through the nose of your board. The Cambered Dihedral shape aides the rider in getting up onto the foil not only with increased forward board speed, but by also providing a constant tractor like pull. The forward pull designed into the wing allows the rider to push the board forward in the water with their legs against the pull of the wing, increasing waterflow over the foil and proving lift. The constant forward traction allows you to keep the board chugging forward to pick up even small wind-swell for an added boost of speed and lift.
Designed to Fly with You
No matter your level, the rider wants a wing that has a slight lift during 1-handed flight while luffing or transferring. Nobody likes a wing that wants to dive towards the water while mid-tack or while luffing down a swell. The Leading-Edge Handle and new Transfer Handle have been placed to compliment the wings slight upward pull so that the wing is always floating perfectly within reach. Much of the joy of winging on a foil-board comes from ditching the power of the wing and holding the LE Handle with one hand, effortlessly cruising from swell to swell playing with the energy in the water. Since the rider will spend as much time possible luffing with one hand on the LE Handle you want the softest material you can get under the LE Handle to keep from grinding down the skin on your knuckles each session. The same comfort factor goes for all the other handles where Slingshot has made sure to keep handle areas free of any rough seems.
Ergonomically Designed with the Rider in Mind
During each session the rider will make countless transfers between luffing the wing with one hand, to powering it back up with two hands. It can be cumber- some to switch from a vertical leading-edge handle to horizontally placed strut handle. Slingshot’s new Transfer Handle makes use of simple ergonomic orien- tation for smooth transfers between luffing and powered riding. While riding in strong wind conditions, jumping, or vigorously pumping the wing to get up on foil you want a wing that will not deform and spill the wind. The Slingshot Y-Handle not only provides increased upwind angles and more powered jump- ing, it also functions to keep the wingtips pulled in and the wing full of power under intense wind pressure. Beginner wingers and smaller folks have been consistently frustrated by long wingspans that allow the wing-tips to catch in the water and cause the rider to lose control of the wing. The Slingwing V2 has a reduced wingspan that stays consistent across all five sizes and keeps the wingtips out of the water. More advanced riders looking to progress to hooking into the wing with a harness will enjoy the built in Pigtail harness line attach- ment points.
Legendary Slingshot Construction and Durability
Riders of all levels are looking for a wing that will last, especially while tumbling around with a hydrofoil connected to your board. That is where the extra tough 4x4 canopy material is matched with double leading-edge bladder seams. This new construction allows for higher PSI inflation, providing more rigidity in the main bladder and added tension across the wing. Remember, when not in use, deflate and store in the included bag. Do not leave the wing inflated on rough surfaces or wear can occur.