Slingshot Wave SST 2016 Kite
The 2016 Wave SST kite is built with Slingshot’s legendary bombproof construction to take a pounding in the surf and is light enough to track downwind, downloop instantly, and whip across the window at the flick of a wrist. Equipped with a modified version of Slingshot’s revolutionary new shock-absorbing IRS bridal (featured on the 2015 RPM), the Wave SST kite has instant feedback and response.
The surf shape of the Slingshot'S 2016 Wave SST kite enables:
- Serious downwind drift
- Fast turning speed (even when fully sheeted-out)
- Feather-light feel when shredding down the line, slashing faces, and bottom-turning
- Condensed enough that the kite can’t get wrapped around wingtips if rolled in the surf.
The kite is constructed with an extra heavy duty Rip Stop Surf Grid canopy material and has extra panels reinforced in a gridded quilt pattern to provide increased strength in the event of a water landing. These 2016 upgrades compliment Slingshot’s already rock solid construction that makes our kites the most resilient on the market.
Although built specifically for surf, the Wave SST is also an outstanding kite for easy-going strapless riders and the rapidly growing faction of foil boarders due to its incredible de-power, feather-light feel, and fast turning characteristics. For customised performance, the kite features three trailing edge attachment points which result in more or less bar pressure and sensitivity depending on which point is chosen.
All of Slingshot’s 2016 kites come with their new One Pump Speed System, which increases inflation efficiency to get you out on the water faster and with less energy than before.