Wingsurfing has exploded as a discipline over the last year and Slingshot has been taking notes. The all new Slingwing V2 has been engineered to check all the boxes. The first design factor in a performance wing is ultra-light weight construction, and the Slingwing V2 comes in at half the weight of the original. A light-weight build provides for effortless wrist control and oscillation cancellation while luffing the wing and leaving the power behind you. Beginners will benefit f rom reduced arm fatigue in light air conditions, while advanced riders will find it dramatically easier to get the wing flying for deep water starts on tiny boards.
The Benefits of Forward Pull
Next up is the desire for more forward pull through your f ront hand and out through the nose of your board. The Cambered Dihedral shape aides the rider in getting up onto the foil not only with increased forward board speed, but by also providing a constant tractor like pull. The forward pull designed into the wing allows the rider to push the board forward in the water with their legs against the pull of the wing, increasing waterflow over the foil and proving lift. The constant forward traction allows you to keep the board chugging forward to pick up even small wind-swell for an added boost of speed and lift.
Designed to Fly with You
No matter your level, the rider wants a wing that has a slight lift during 1-handed flight while luffing or transferring. Nobody likes a wing that wants to dive towards the water while mid-tack or while luffing down a swell. The Leading-Edge Handle and new Transfer Handle have been placed to compliment the wings slight upward pull so that the wing is always floating perfectly within reach. Much of the joy of winging on a foil-board comes f rom ditching the power of the wing and holding the LE Handle with one hand, effortlessly cruising f rom swell to swell playing with the energy in the water. Since the rider will spend as much time possible luffing with one hand on the LE Handle you want the softest material you can get under the LE Handle to keep f rom grinding down the skin on your knuckles each session. The same comfort factor goes for all the other handles where Slingshot has made sure to keep handle areas f ree of any rough seems.