2018 COMPSTICK GUARDIAN
Slingshot riders trust the Compstick Guardian setup for its simplistic design, bomber construction and easy-access below-the-bar depower system. With the Guardian, the trim cleat is located just above the chicken loop and is integrated into the safety release mechanism. The result is a streamline system that removes eye-level components, placing them within easy reach below the bar and allowing for more throw above the bar. For 2017, we’ve given the Compstick a fresh new visual presence and have carried over improvements to the floats, grips, redesigned bar ends and safety leash that were implemented in 2016.
You’ll love the Compstick Guardian if you want ultimate control and confidence, the Compstick’s intuitive and streamlined below-the-bar depower and safety is unrivaled by any other bar on the market.
The 2018 Compstick comes in 17, 20 and 23-inch bar options. The 17-inch bar comes stock with 20 meter lines and is recommended only for small kites (4-7meters). The 23-inch bar comes stock with 27 meter lines and is recommended for larger kites (13-17meters). New for 2017, our universal 20-inch bar, which can be used with any kite Slingshot produce, will now come stock with 20-meter lines installed and 3-meter extensions in the box. This gives riders the ability to choose between two different line lengths. For easier launching, faster turning and more responsive handling, the 20-meter lines are ideal, while the extensions will provide added power, low-end range and higher jumping.
High performance, high quality lines are an underrated piece of equipment in kitesurfing. When it comes to safety and durability, Slingshot don’t mess around. That is why they use the thickest flying lines in kiteboarding. The industry standard is 500lb test. We use special high-tenacity 800lb test flying lines, manufactured in the USA, exclusively for Slingshot. When your life is literally on the line, don’t settle for less than the best.