Rider simplicity has been at the core of Slingshot's design principals since the beginning, and we continue that philosophy with the 2017 Compstick and Guardian safety system. Built for 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.
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.
- Slingshot's patented below-the bar trim setup
- Simple, clutter-free design: ride hard, ride with confidence
- Features the strongest and longest lasting lines available
- Huge depower, maximum throw, easy-reach depower
- Low-profile, reliable, easy-reset safety release system
17" bar x 20m lines
20" bar x 20m lines with 3m extensions
23" bar x 27m lines
More info: The 2017 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 (usually 4-7meters). The 23-inch bar comes stock with 27 meter lines and is recommended for larger kites (usually 13-17meters). New for 2017, our universal 20-inch bar, which can be used with any kite we produce, will now come 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.