Slingshot Sports 2019 SST Freedom Kite
The SST lets you forget about your kite and focus on your connection with the water. It delivers precision power and performance when you need it, and a feather-light feel and hero-level drift when you want the kite to disappear. These characteristics make the SST perfect for the surf but don’t it in a box as just a wave kite. The SST is one of the most versatile freeride kites in Slingshot’s lineup. All the same great flying characteristic that makes it so much fun in the ocean translate to fun and agile open-water setup, and by far the best freeride foiling kite you’ll find.
The SST is fine-tuned to fly deeper in the window than most kites. This, combined with the kite’s shape and bridle setup, yields hero-level downwind drift and steering response, even when tension on the lines is minimal. It’s the park-and-ride performance that you dream about. It pulls you into position, drifts with you like a shadow, then re-engages at the flick of a wrist.
The SST features a reinforced surf-tough canopy designed to take a beating if it goes through the wash and a condensed version of our IRS bungee that cannot get wrapped around the wingtips. Surfers love this because they can ride hard and trust they’ll pop back up when they take a tumble. Not surprisingly, beginners, instructors and schools love the SST’s durability and easy relaunch too.
Superior surf and foil performance
Bomber Slingshot construction
Solid crossover surf performance
Responsive control, even depowered or in drift
IRS bridle will not wrap itself around the wingtips
Split Strut technology
Slingshot Sports 2019 Control Bars
2019 Slingshot Compstick Guardian Control Bar
The Slingshot Compstick bar with the Guardian system sets the industry standard for simplicity and effectiveness. The "everything you need and nothing you don't" mentality of Slingshot is personified in this beautiful piece of kite-controlling artwork.
17" x 20m - Kite sizes 4-8 meters
20" x 20m + 3m extensions - Unviersal size for kites 4-17 meters
23" x 27m - Kite sizes 14-17 meters
2019 Slingshot Compstick Sentinel Control Bar
The Compstick Guardian features our patented below-the-bar system that places the depower within easy reach at waist level and increases the amount of throw above the bar. The trim cleat is incorporated into the safety release box, which further simplifies the look and feel of the setup. Your vision above the bar is clean, with no cleat or depower straps dangling in front of your face. To control the amount of throw, an active stopper can be moved on the fly to stop the bar wherever it is set.