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2014 Turbine




Everyone knows that if you want to get on the water and have fun in 5 to 6 knots your kite has to be light. We agree, but if you want to go beyond just mowing the lawn you need a sophisticated kite. The new Turbine not only gets you on the water first, it provides a performance ride and lets you stay on the water even as the wind is picking up. 

 Our progressive Open Delta C design has been updated with a new bridle. We moved from last year’s 3 point LE attachment configuration to a new 5 point cascading bridle attachment system. This is critical for creating a more consistent smooth feel throughout the power stroke when sheeting in and out with the bar. This gives you specific control over the power which significantly increases range on the low end and high end. Additional new improvements include a new lower aspect ratio that is combined with a LE diameter reduction of 9%. The two work together to create more grunt and power without sacrificing riding speed, efficiency or upwind performance. 

 The Turbine has adopted our proven mini strut technology that makes it a full structured five strut kite. It eliminates battens while offering the same benefits seen with our reflex wingtip in our other Open Delta C kites. To enhance rider customization we have added three additional wingtip attachment points for the rear flying lines. A Turbine should be part of every riders quiver.


Name: Brando
Review Date: 8/16/2014 8:30 am
Rating: 5

Kite Nomad
This kite is the light wind king! I like to whip this one out when all my friends are standing on the beach... waiting for the wind to build. If it's blowing 10 - 12... you'll enjoy some riding time!

Name: Jon Eisenhart
Review Date: 7/14/2014 12:35 pm
Rating: 4

What they say is true. I am a beginner in the sport, I live in North East Florida where the average wind is pretty light maybe 10-12mph. The 2014 Turbine has delivered on its promise of "More Days." It's has enabled me to ride in as low as 10 mph, and have serious fun in 12mph and I weigh 200lbs. The kite relaunches with out much effort, even in waves and low wind. It's has a very direct feel, and actually turns fairly quick. The cascading bridle really keeps the leading edge shape. Overall I have gone from novice to beginner/intermediate do to the Turbine and Glide 150 board. Everyone should have this kite. Especially as beginner, you need as much time on the water as possible. The Turbine and Glide package truly give you that opportunity. The only change I would love to see is a wider diameter fill valve. It's a big kite and you quickly get an appreciation for that when you pump it up. But thank you SlingShot for helping me advance my skills!