2018 COMPSTICK SENTINEL
If what your looking for in your bar and lines is ultimate control and confidence – You’ll love the Slingshot Compstick Sentinel. The Compstick’s intuitive and streamlined above-the-bar depower and safety is unrivaled by any other bar on the market.
With the 2017 Slingshot Compstick, you can ride hard whilst still having complete confidence in the strongest & longest lines. The line are built to last; no hassle, no stretch, straight from the USA. This bar gives huge depower and has a reliable safety release and easy reset. It also has a functional depower knob, dual oh-shit handles and auto-swivel!
Slingshot’s Compstick Bar with its Sentinel system is designed for riders who like the Compstick’s simplistic, rugged design but prefer an above-the-bar location of the depower rope. The Sentinel features an adjustable trim cleat above the bar, a swiveling safety mechanism below the bar and all the other features that have made the Compstick Sentinel the trusted choice for riders around the world, year after year. For 2018, Slingshot have 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.
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 2018, 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.