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Slingshot Kites 2012 Future Response Technology
Pure Wood Cores Fushion Sidewalls Resin X FRT is the philosophy and approach we bring to all of our products. We use the most innovative materials and construction methods available to design the proper shapes, flex characteristics, rebound rates, and torsional stability for specific riding conditions and ability levels. By listening to our riders, we can keep building products that perform above and
beyond all expectations.
Slingshot Kites 2012 Pure Wood Cores
There is no better core material for achieving the best flex performance in a board than full wood. Our wood is local and farmed from sustainable forests, that’s why we call it Columbian Gold. This core has the highest compression response ever used in a kiteboard. We’ve completely eliminated the use of foams and plastics because they breakdown quickly, and lack the more lively performance characteristics of the organic materials we use now.
Slingshot Kites 2012 Fushion Sidewalls
We’ve transferred the same technology found in high durometer, urethane skateboard wheels into the rail of all our boards. Creating one continuous piece of perfection, our innovative manufacturing process literally infuses the rail into the board cores in one single shot (NO staples, tape, glue or seams). SingleShot improves the overall dampening of the board and increases rail durability beyond any other available material.
Slingshot Kites 2012 Resin X
This is the latest in high tech organic urethane resins. What Resin-X™ has that epoxy and polyester resins don’t is an exceptional flex memory that can withstand longer flex cycles and superior vibration dampening with increased elongation without failure. All combined, these features store a higher rate of loaded energy, insane durability, and the best UV resistance on the market. Resin X™ is a low-VOC (Volatile Organic Chemicals) resin and the greenest on the market.
Slingshot Kites 2012 Fastrack
Slingshot’s proven, proprietary mounting system offers limitless micro adjustment stance options and a superior rider to board connection. Combined with our binding offerings, Fastrack controls board flex by eliminating dead spots, adds superior durability, and offers maximum ease of use.
Slingshot Kites 2012 4D GRAPHICS
Another industry first, our graphic technology offers unlimited possibilities to the “custom culture” market, and showcases the inside of our boards with virtually clear tops and bottoms. No two boards are exactly the same. By combining digital with hand crafted art we are able to create boards that have a true sense of depth that is unlike anything else. It doesn’t hurt that we work with talented artists with deep roots in skate, surf and snow from all over the country.
Slingshot Kites 2012 MADE IN OUR OWN USA FACTORY
Maybe you haven’t heard, our kiteboards are hand made right here in the Pacific Northwest. Which is our backyard. From the original idea to the board you ride everyday, the complete process happens right here. No other board manufacturer can say that. No one.
Slingshot Kites 2012 World’s Greenest Kiteboards
We honestly try our best to make products that are easy on our environment, but it has to make sense. That’s the cool part. Our latest boards are extremely environmentally friendly and have substantially enhanced performance because of it. No one has perfected it, but we think we’re getting closer everyday. We use wood from local, sustainable forests. Because our kiteboards are made in the USA we have an incredibly low carbon foot print from forest to factory. Resin X™ is the newest science in resin technology and the greenest available. No airborne solvents are used in the manufacturing process. No plastic top sheet material. We’ve made a commitment to eliminate plastic top skins made from oil. All electricity in our factory is produced by local wind power.
Slingshot Kites 2012 C DESIGN PLAT FORM
Embracing C kite DNA throughout our entire range of performance kites is an industry first by Slingshot. All aspects of design, including the kite’s platform, canopy curve and foil shape benefit from the performance characteristics of C kites. For the past 10 years Slingshot has remained committed to the C kite platform for one simple reason - it out performs all others time after time. While everyone talks about C kites, we invested to refine them.
Slingshot Kites 2012 SPLITSTRUT
Splitstrut intergrates the strut and canopy into one ridged wing creating a lighter, stable and more durable kite. This construction is proven to enhance power delivery under heavy load and creates efficiency in the overall frame.
Each of our high performance kites comes with custom attachment points that enable the rider to tune bar pressure based on personal riding preference. Custom line lengths synchronize rider and kite to match wind conditions. Benefits include optimum tracking, precision feedback, custom power and range.
Slingshot Kites 2012 ONE PUMP
The trusted original single point inflation system to get you out on the water faster and easier. Patented by Slingshot, this is the most convenient and proven industry standard single point inflation system.
Slingshot Kites 2012 TRI TECH PROTECTION
We use only the highest quality and most tested material to protect our products - Ballistic Kevlar, Mark Cloth and Neoprene. These individual scuff guards, strategically placed in the most vulnerable areas of the kite, optimize durability and extend the life of your kite.
Slingshot Kites 2012 CONSTRUCTION
You can depend on long lasting durability and performance because we use only the latest new high tech materials in our LE, canopy, bladders and finish trim materials. Ask anyone in the industry and they will tell you Slingshot builds kites stronger than any other brand.
Kite Surfboard Construction
Tony and Jeff Logosz were early pioneers in PVC sandwich surf construction as early as the mid 1980’s. Today we use a greener more earth
friendly approach by substituting PVC foam for a wood sandwich. We use a complex, proprietary layering system combined with a superior epoxy resin for all of our Surfboards. We start with a super lightweight foam core, and then put on a layer of lightweight glass. We then bond all of this on a more dense layer of wood. The final layer is glass and superior epoxy resin. Along each step of the way we use vacuum bagging techniques to enhance the bonding strength. The final result is a proven lightweight sandwich construction custom board that is more durable than the old PU boards.