Author Topic: Slingshot V2  (Read 1540 times)

Dwight (DW)

  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 3824
    • View Profile
    • supSURFmachines
Slingshot V2
« on: May 05, 2020, 08:31:32 AM »


3.2m
4.0m
4.4m
5.3m
6.4m

Huh, 4m and 4.4m ???

Guess they want you to skip a size. 6.4 and 4.4 quiver or 5.3 and 4.0 quiver.

« Last Edit: May 05, 2020, 08:33:52 AM by Dwight (DW) »

Solent Foiler

  • Malibu Status
  • **
  • Posts: 69
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2020, 08:55:03 AM »
Wow... That's a design departure. Slightly disappointed they didn't stick to their guns given how much R&D time they claimed went into their v1 but I guess the market dictates what sells.

Could see a more v1 type wing being used for racing though...
I'm 5'10", 65kg riding:
Naish Hover Crossover 120
Gong Catch 5'3"
on Naish foils (1250 & 1650).
Gong Plus wings - 4m, 5m

Admin

  • Administrator
  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 5242
    • View Profile
    • StandUpZone
    • Email
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2020, 09:39:05 AM »
Looks promising.  I want to try that one as well. 

"Yeah, it says 6 PSI but just crank it up to 10 and it will go much better."  There you have it.

deja vu

  • Waikiki Status
  • *
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 09:48:20 AM »
Here's another look at the Sling Wing V2 -- emphasis on the various features.


Solent Foiler

  • Malibu Status
  • **
  • Posts: 69
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2020, 09:53:40 AM »
"Yeah, it says 6 PSI but just crank it up to 10 and it will go much better."  There you have it.

Had a chuckle at that too...
I'm 5'10", 65kg riding:
Naish Hover Crossover 120
Gong Catch 5'3"
on Naish foils (1250 & 1650).
Gong Plus wings - 4m, 5m

Wetstuff

  • Teahupoo Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 1971
    • View Profile
    • Wetstuff
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2020, 06:53:02 AM »
This looks like Slingy spent some time in R&D. I like the idea of a fixed span.  Was the first effort just a rush to 'have something' or were wings so new that there were a lot of wild guesses in how wings worked?  I cannot imagine wings, almost instantly/automatically, not benefiting from the, now long, evolution of kites? 

Jim
Atlantis Mistress .. Blue Planet MultiTasker ..   Atlantis Venom

deja vu

  • Waikiki Status
  • *
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2020, 09:19:59 AM »
Here's more:


Beasho

  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 2570
    • View Profile
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2020, 06:07:32 PM »
This is killing me.  F-One was hands down the brand to beat.

Then 2 Weeks ago I was about to put a deposit down for a 6.0 Naish V2.  My friend says "No you need the Duotone.  You're an X-Windsurfer and you will love the boom."

Then people tell me the battens break on the Duotone, I'll have to wait if I order one . . . .

This morning my Foil amigo Josh (has a DW board and Naish v2 wing) says "Slingshot V2 is the way to go."

In my head I have bought and sailed all of them but I have analysis paralysis.

Now I want the slingshot V2.  5.4 Meters unlesss it will be too small.

Prefer to sail in 10 - 15 knots weight 185.

Dwight (DW)

  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 3824
    • View Profile
    • supSURFmachines
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2020, 06:26:51 PM »
Maybe Ensis. They look tight and come with or without a window.


But honestly, you’ll be buying new wings every year as they improve massively the first few years.


So get what you can.


BTW, there is less grip fatigue with handles compared to a boom. But you do have to learn handles.

surfwingsteve

  • Waikiki Status
  • *
  • Posts: 18
  • Just get me to the sea
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2020, 08:54:40 AM »
As I have two windowless wings, and I'm aware they add some weight,  seems like adding windows is more forwards thinking.  Tips on Winging in more crowded areas without windows?  I find I need to raise my tail up to peer underneath if I'm moving downwind, and because I'm new, I of course struggle to get the power back up and/or stay on the foil.

liv2surf

  • Waikiki Status
  • *
  • Posts: 35
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2020, 02:48:29 PM »
Maybe Ensis. They look tight and come with or without a window.


But honestly, you’ll be buying new wings every year as they improve massively the first few years.


So get what you can.


BTW, there is less grip fatigue with handles compared to a boom. But you do have to learn handles.

I just ordered a 5.4 and there was no mention of with/without window. Also, there are no wings with windows in the SS video at the top of the thread. So, based on these 2 data points, it seems to me that there is no window and no window option. 
9'6" CRUZ Surf SUP (152L)
6'6" CRUZ 'CIM' Foil SUP (130L)
9'5" Naish Mana (165L; broken)
8'8" F'One Madeiro Pro (145L; sold)
Chinook Thrust 92 fixed-length paddle
Half Moon Bay, CA

Dwight (DW)

  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 3824
    • View Profile
    • supSURFmachines
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2020, 04:21:16 PM »
Ensis wing with and without window, not SS.

liv2surf

  • Waikiki Status
  • *
  • Posts: 35
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2020, 06:52:48 PM »
Ensis wing with and without window, not SS.

Ahh, I see. Ensis with with/without window. My mistake. What is Ensis?

9'6" CRUZ Surf SUP (152L)
6'6" CRUZ 'CIM' Foil SUP (130L)
9'5" Naish Mana (165L; broken)
8'8" F'One Madeiro Pro (145L; sold)
Chinook Thrust 92 fixed-length paddle
Half Moon Bay, CA

Admin

  • Administrator
  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 5242
    • View Profile
    • StandUpZone
    • Email
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2020, 04:28:32 AM »
This is killing me.  F-One was hands down the brand to beat.

Then 2 Weeks ago I was about to put a deposit down for a 6.0 Naish V2.  My friend says "No you need the Duotone.  You're an X-Windsurfer and you will love the boom."

Then people tell me the battens break on the Duotone, I'll have to wait if I order one . . . .

This morning my Foil amigo Josh (has a DW board and Naish v2 wing) says "Slingshot V2 is the way to go."

In my head I have bought and sailed all of them but I have analysis paralysis.

Now I want the slingshot V2.  5.4 Meters unlesss it will be too small.

Prefer to sail in 10 - 15 knots weight 185.

Hi Beasho,

You are coming in at a great time.  You are right that a lot of cool new designs are here or are about to be available.  A few months ago even, the Swings were in my mind clearly ahead.  Now, I see a bunch that look great.  I am interested to check out the Slingshots, that crazy stiff looking Ensis, the 2 Duotones and I want to hold the new Naish. 

5'4 won't be too small.  Assuming that the new Slingshot design is as good as it looks and assuming that you have a reasonably large hydrofoil, that is the perfect size for your wind/weight. 

I still compare sizes to what I would use for planing windsurfing (not slog out wavesailing).  4.7/5.0 wind windsurfing is 4.2 on a Swing.  6.0 meter windsurfing is a 5.0 Swing.  The 6.0 meter Swing moves in wind that was not fun/usable on a windsurfer.

Get it done now and we will look forward to your posts from the amazing summer you have coming.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2020, 04:36:00 AM by Admin »

surfcowboy

  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 3858
    • View Profile
Re: Slingshot V2
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2020, 08:07:26 PM »
Beasho, knowing how much you surf I’ll offer that the Duotone seems like it doesn’t luff as easily as others.

Dropping that thing behind you seems like one of the best parts. Robert from BluePlanet deals with it really well but it never looks as comfortable. (He’s got serious skills.)

But I may be wrong and Duotone May have addressed this with their v2. Things change daily it seems in these things.