2007 turbo2 instruction manual

2007 turbo2 instruction manual
2007 TURBO2 INSTRUCTION MANUAL
2007 TURBO2 INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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kite flying lines away from people and obstacles. Always fly in an open area, observe
wind and weather conditions, particularly in circumstances where you may encounter
offshore, onshore winds or strong winds. Do not attempt to use your kite on water
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Overview & Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Features & Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Kite Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Launching & Landing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Tuning & Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Warranty / Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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2007 TURBO2 INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Overview
The NEW 2007 Slingshot TURBO 2 is a 4 line bow style kite with
its own proprietary DNA. The kite delivers all the rider requirements of range, instant de-power, boosting, re-launch ability and
stability. The TURBO 2 is designed for any kiter, entry level to
advanced, looking for 4 line simplicity in a bow style platform.
Characteristics such as predictability, ease of use, unmatched
range and overall performance make this the ideal all around
kite. Along with a solid reputation and supported with Slingshot’s commitment to unsurpassed customer service, the NEW
Slingshot TURBO 2 makes kiteboarding accessible and fun!
Key features
• 4 Line simplicity
• NEW 4 Line Full Stroke Bar (Active Stopper Ball equipped)
• Slingshot’s patented One pump
• Newly redesigned swept leading edge and canopy shape
• Wing tip scuff guards
• Neoprene seam guards (Industry first)
• NEW PREMIERE no stretch bridle system with 2 to1 pulleys on the bar
• No Wear spectra pulley lines, and leader lines
• Yellow Power Ball
Key Performance advancements compared to the
first generation Turbo Diesel:
• The most in flight stability available in a bow (no weird inverting)
• Ease of use
• Excellent water re-launch
• Excellent up wind performance
• More boost and hang time
• Faster turning
• Less bar pressure
PARTS LIST
1.
TURBO 2 kite
2.
4 Line Full Stroke Bar (Active Stopper Ball equipped)
3.
23 meter line set
4.
Newly redesigned kite backpack
5.
Jenna J Double Pump
6.
Patch Kit
7.
User manual
8.
Slingshot’s commitment to unsurpassed customer service.
2007 TURBO2 INSTRUCTION MANUAL
2007 Turbo2
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FEATURES & BENEFITS
1. Continuous swept leading edge
7. Tailpipe bridle belts
• Effortless water re-launch.
• Keeps bridle from snagging on tail
pipes
• Enables the TURBO 2 to pivot more
8. Self rescue handles
freely for better control and faster
• Safely self rescue with webbed
turning
handles on the inside of each
• Enables more range and lighter bar
wingtip
pressure
9. Mark cloth scuff guards
2. Onepump
• Prevents wear and tear while your
• The industry’s original, proven
kite is parked on the sand
and patented single point inflation
10. Mark cloth LE/Canopy/Trailing edge reinforcement
system
3. NEW ergonomic Onepump nipple placement
• Increases durability and wear
• Helps to reduce flutter
• Less overall drag
11. Strut Tight Tail Pipes
4. Revolutionary NEW PREMIERE bridle material
• Easier bladder removal and instal-
• Dyneema bridle material tested to
lation
900 lbs recognized to have the least
12. Reinforced Spectra bridle attachment points
amount of stretch. Bridle material
maintains integrity. Guaranteed.
• Durability where you need it.
5. Loop to loop bridle
attachment point
Legendary Slingshot construction
• Anti snag during re-launch
• The most durable kite construction
on the market today
6. Simple floating bridle system
• Reduces bar pressure, hands off
100% de-power
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4 LINE Full Stroke BAR
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Powerball specification
5m
7m
9m
11m
14m
17m
51cm
51cm
51cm
51cm
51cm
51cm
FEATURES & BENEFITS
1. Newly redesigned 2007 4 Line Full Stroke Bar
5. Lock-N-Load Chicken Loop
• Safe and immediate no load release
• 100% de-power can be achieved
in any situation.
simply by pushing the bar away from
6. Super grip leader lines
you and effectively sheeting out.
• Easy to grab lines eliminate the
2. NEW Aluminium Power Steering Dug Out
discomfort on hands and reduces
potential tangles when relaunching.
• Reduces bar pressure/increases
7. Center flying line safety system
turning speed, prevents wear and
• Full de-power when engaged.
tear on the chicken loop line and
8. Yellow Power Ball
reduces weight
• Chicken throw limiter established
3. Below the bar de-power & TRIM
maximum chicken loop throw
• Puts the convenience of front line
9. Line winders
power, de-power and TRIM within
• Keeps all of your kite line secure
the reach of the rider.
when not in use.
4. Active Stopper Ball
10. Removable Donkey Dick
• On-the-fly adjustment of chicken
• Easy on/off donkey dick for conve-
loop throw eliminates bar pressure
nience and security.
associated with sheeting in for
more power.
2007 TURBO2 INSTRUCTION MANUAL
SAFETY
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
For the safety of you and those around you, please
read the following safety reminders before operating
your Slingshot kite.
• The use of this equipment could result in risk of serious bodily injury or
death to yourself or those in close proximity to you.
• Slingshot strongly recommends that beginners take a lesson from a
certified school.
• This product is designed and manufactured for recreational use on
water or snow only.
• Slingshot advises that you closely inspect your equipment for signs of
wear and tear before each use. If there are any signs of wear and tear,
replace or repair them immediately. Contact www.sskiteboarding.com
for more information.
• Never put yourself in a situation where breakage of any of the components would put you or anyone else in danger.
• Although these kites have a huge wind range, flying this kite in over
powered condition can be dangerous and is not recommended.
• Slingshot strongly recommends using appropriate protective gear including a certified helmet, flotation devise, and wetsuit in cool water.
• Make sure you use properly designed and manufactured parts from
reputable suppliers. (Harnesses, helmets, etc)
• Study the current conditions including, waves, tides, currents, and
weather forecasts before going kiteboarding.
• Become familiar with any new kiteboarding location by talking to the
locals and asking questions. Study the weather conditions and know
your launching and landing zones.
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• Watch out for other beach users including sunbathers, fisherman, sand
castle builders and volleyball players and remember they have the right
of way.
• Be sure you have your kite, board, and lines under control at all times.
• Use the buddy system by riding with a buddy. Before kiteboarding,
always let someone know where you will be riding and when you plan
to return.
• Keep your eye on the constantly changing conditions. Always return
to the beach if there is a significant change in the weather. (Waves
increasing, gusty winds, wind dying etc.)
• As you learn the sport, work within your own limitations and do not
exceed them.
• Do not alter or modify any Slingshot products.
• Slingshot has designed this kite for kiteboarders averaging 175 pounds.
The minimum weight of a rider using this kite is 105 pounds. The maximum weight is 220 pounds.
• Refer to these instructions for future reference.
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SAFETY
INSTANT DE-POWER
The design of the kite combined with our revolutionary bar has made this kite the
ultimate in on-demand de-power. Immediate de-power is accomplished by pushing
the bar away from you. It’s that simple. The rider has total control of how much power
the kite generates by sheeting in or out on the center line chicken rope. Sheeted all
the way in is full power. As you sheet out, the power decreases until you reach the
point of total de-power and the kite will reach its maximum depower capability for the
given wind speed. Note that it is not recommended that you fly your kite outside the
maximum wind range. Although the TURBO 2 is equipped with immediate de-power if
flown beyond its comfort zone it will always retain some power. We recommend that
you fly the right size kite for the right wind range for ultimate safety.
How the kite’s power is affected by the bar:
Sheeted in:
The kite has more power.
Sheeted out: The kite has less power.
DE-POWER
MID-POWER
DE-POWER
FULL POWER
MID-POWER
DE-POWER
100% de-power can be achieved simply by pushing the bar away from you an effectively sheeting out. For riders that want to further fine tune their bar position and pressure
the de-power strap located below the bar should be used. The kite’s power
meter is
MID-POWER
FULL POWER
shown below each image. Red, sheeted in means that the kite has the most power.
White, sheeted out means that the kite has the least amount of power. Important Note:
The Active Stopper Ball will limit depower of the kite. To ensure 100% depower, make
sure the Active Stopper Ball is placed away from you against the Yellow
Power Ball.
FULL POWER
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RELEASE SYSTEM
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to separate from the kite, eject from
your chicken loop by pulling the red safety release knob on your Lock-N-Load chicken
loop. This will activate 100% de-power by flagging the kite allowing it to fall gently
from the sky. If for some reason you still need complete separation, you can activate
the quick release on our Quick Release Surefire Bungee leash.
REDUNDANT SAFETY
The design of this kite and bar system gives the rider multiple options for safety. The
rider has the ability to be hooked in and let go of the bar for instant de-power as long
as the Active Stopper Ball is pushed away and touches the yellow Power Ball. If the
Active Stopper Ball is pulled in, the rider can pull the Lock-n-Load safety system which
releases the rider from the bar and activates instant de-power. If the leash is attached
to the O-Shit ring on the front flying lines, the kite will flag and fall directly downwind
till the kite rests safely on the water. The rider will remain attached to the kite with
the Quick Release Surefire Bungee leash. If the rider chooses to completely separate
from the bar and the kite, simply pull the red handle on the Quick Release Surefire
Bungee leash.
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SAFETY
UNhook and let go:
RELEASING LOCK-N-LOAD SAFETY SYSTEM
1
3
2
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
Firmly grasp the red
Continue to hold the red
The Lock-N-Load harness
safety release knob and
safety release knob until
line will then disconnect
pull away from the direc-
the safety pin is released.
and free the harness
tion of the bar.
spreader bar and rider
from the Lock-N-Load
safety system.
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REBOOTING LOCK-N-LOAD SAFETY SYSTEM
Step 1
Feed the safety pin through the opening
next to the safety release knob.
Step 2
Continue to insert the pin into the LockN-Load hole until the harness line is
seated in the hole
Step 3
Fold safety pin over and pull back the
safety release knob at the same time.
Step 4
Feed the safety pin into the opening at
the end of the safety release knob and
release the knob.
Step 5
Pull on the chicken loop to assure a
proper reboot.
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SAFETY
SUREFIRE BUNGEE LEASH attachment
Step 1
1
Make sure the end of the Quick Release
Surefire Bungee Leash, with the red
release handle closest to the rider, is
attached to a metal ring or secure place
on your harness using the stainless
steal clip.
Step 2
2
The other stainless steal clip attaches
the O-Shit ring located on the center
flying lines.
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SUREFIRE BUNGEE
LEASH ACTIVATION
To completely disconnect yourself from
the kite, firmly grasp the red safety
handle on the Quick Release Surefire
Bungee and pull towards you in the
same direction the arrow indicates.
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SAFETY
REBOOTING the SUREFIRE
BUNGEE LEASH
1
There are two sections of the Quick
Release Surefire Bungee leash that,
when connected, make a complete
Quick Release Surefire Bungee leash.
2
One end of the leash has the red safety
handle with a stainless steel ring and
the other end has an Amsteel loop.
Step 1
3
Insert the front half of stainless steel
oval ring in the Amsteel loop.
Step 2
Fold the oval stainless steel ring over
the Amsteel loop and secure the end
of the stainless steel oval ring into the
plastic tubing of the red safety handle.
Step 3
Grasp the red safety handle and pull it
over the stainless steel oval ring and
continue to pull down until it rest securely against the round plastic ball.
Step 4
Double check that your surefire bungee
leash is seated properly by pulling to the
outside of the red handle on both sides.
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WIND RANGE
The TURBO 2 kite naturally has more range than a traditional ‘C’ shape kite. Having
said this we still recommend the three kite quiver to ensure maximum enjoyment of
the sport while maintaining safety.
SIZE
5
7
9
11
14
17
10
15
20
25
30
35
WIND
(KNOTS)
TURBO 2 sizing
5m 7m 9m 11m 14m
17m 23-35+ mph 20-35 mph
15-28 mph
13-25 mph
10-20 mph
8-18 mph
Important Note:
The graph above shows the recommended wind range for the TURBO DIESEL II.
Actual wind ranges vary due to body weight, board size, water conditions, ability
level and riding style. Due to the de-power characteristics of the TURBO 2 it can be
flown outside of the range noted but is not endorsed by Slingshot. Regardless of your
height, weight or skill level, Slingshot encourages you to adhere to all safety notes in
this user manual. No kite is 100% safe. Flying any kite outside of it’s intended wind
range is dangerous.
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KITE SET-UP
INFLATION
2
1
4
3
5
6
7
Step 1
Step 5
Close the OUT valve and secure with
Inflate kite to 8 psi. In constant air tem-
Velcro straps.
peratures above 85 ° F / 30° C, inflate
only to 6 psi. This is due to air expansion
in higher temperatures
Step 2
Make sure the valve clips for the struts
are open.
Step 6
Pull pump nozzle and secure valve with
Velcro straps. No pinching is required.
Step 3
Clip the pump leash to the leash loop on
the leading edge (LE) of the kite.
Step 7
Clip all valve clips to lock air for each
strut. This will allow your struts to
Step 4
remain inflated in the event that your LE
Insert pump nozzle into the IN valve and
loses air.
secure with a slight twist.
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CHECKING YOUR
LINE LENGTHS
All 2007 Slingshot bars come with the
flying lines attached to the bar and ready
to fly. However, it is good practice to
check your line lengths every ten sessions. Note - For an accurate line length
measurement, release the de-power
handle all the way out for 100% even
line lengths.
Step 1
Step 4
Walk out your lines and separate them
Walk back to your bar and pull tight. If
so there are no twists.
all line lengths are even and correct, the
four lines will be equally taut.
Step 2
Wrap your Quick Release Surefire
Step 5
Bungee leash around a pole, fence post,
The top of the Lock-N-Load should be
or tree and use one stainless steel clip
butted up firmly against the bar.
and clip it to the ring at the bottom to
Note - If there is any difference in
the other clip.
length between your front lines and rear
lines, try adjusting your de-power strap
to accommodate for the difference.
Step 3
Loosen your kook proof pigtails and
thread the loops at the end of your
flying lines over the clip on the outer
stainless steel clip.
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KITE SET-UP
LARK’S HEAD KNOT
Step 1
Shape the loop at the end of your flying
line so it is round and fold the loop over
onto itself at the point where the stitching ends next to the loop.
Step 2
Push the sewn portion of the flying line
through the round loop.
Step 3
The end of your line should look like
this. You may need to untwist the loop
slightly to get it to look as shown in this
picture.
Step 4
Slide the knotted end of the line that
you are connecting to through the opening of the larks head you just formed.
Cinch down the larks hard and pull it up
tight against the knot on the other line.
Pull both lines away from one another to
make sure the knot is properly secured.
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VISUAL BRIDLE CHECK
Before attaching your flying lines to your bridle do a simple visual bridle check. Grab
the rear line connection point of the bridle and stretch it back until it is taught. Make
sure there are no twists in the lines or bridle parts contacting the bridle. Now grab
the front line connection point of the bridle and stretch it back to assure there are no
tangles in the bridle (untangle the bridle if necessary). Once you are confident the
bridle lines are free of tangles, hold both line connection points in separate hands for
one last visual check. If there are no tangles you are ready to attach the flying lines.
LE2
LE3
LE4
LE1
A
B
LE5
C
LE6
E
D
ATTACHING LINES TO KITE
Step 2
Step 1
Flip the kite over with the leading edge
Remove your kite from the bag and
facing the wind and secure it by putting
unroll it with the struts and intake valve
a sand bag, or piling some sand or snow
facing upwards. See page 19 for infor-
on the kite’s canopy.
mation on inflation.
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KITE SET-UP
Step 3
bridle check (see page 22), and separate
Lay out the bar and lines upwind of
the front (leading edge) bridle from the
the kite. Make sure the white side
back (trailing edge) bridle and lay them
(Slingshot logo) of the bar is facing
out on the beach.
upwards. The red side of the bar should
be on your left. Walk out and separate
your lines twice to assure they are
Step 6
not crossed. Lay your steering lines a
Attach the white (right side) outside
slightly wider distance than the width
steering line to the white trailing edge
of your kite. Lay out your flying lines in
pigtail of the bridle. Next attach the red
between the steering lines.
(left side) outside steering line to the red
trailing edge pigtail of the bridle.
Step 4
Lay your kite with leading edge facing
Step 7
the bar, on top of the center lines with
Next, attach the right side grey flying
the outside lines laying to the outside
line to the grey leading edge bridle and
of the kite, 1 meter from the end of the
do the same for the left side grey flying
lines. Place sand, snow or a sand bag on
line and grey leading edge bridle.
the leading edge of the kite to secure it.
Step 5
Locate one side of the bridle and pull it
out from the rear of the kite. Make sure
there are no tangles by doing a visual
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LAUNCHING & LANDING
Just before launching your kite, have a friend hold your kite in the launch position at
the side of the wind window and do a visual check to make sure you have no tangles
in your lines or bridle and they are attached correctly to your kite.
Step 1
Step 4 + 5
Signal to your launching partner that
Find an open area with unobstructed
you’re ready to launch, and as they let
steady wind. Make sure there aren’t
go of your kite, pull the top half of your
any rocks, trees, fences, cars, power
bar towards you to slowly raise your kite
lines or people downwind of you or in
into the sky to the neutral position.
your wind window.
Step 6
Step 2
Get in the water quickly and enjoy
Have your launching partner walk your
your session! Note - If there is any
kite to the edge of the wind window
sand or grit on your bar or chicken loop
and have them turn the kite on its
line. Submerge the bar in the water
side and hold the leading edge facing
to cleanse the product for a properly
towards the wind.
working system. This will increase the
overall life of your bar, chicken loop rope
and cleat.
Step 3
Make sure your Active Stopper Ball is
pushed out for maximum de-power.
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LAUNCHING & LANDING
Relaunching on water
1
Step 1
To perform a controlled relaunch, push
2
the Active Stopper Ball way from you
until it meets the yellow stopper ball and
determine in which direction you want
your kite to launch.
3
Step 2
If you want the kite to launch to your
left, pull in the right side of the bar and
4
grab the right trailing edge leader line
and pull toward you. You may have to
pull the entire leader line to make the
kite roll up on its wing tip. If you decide
to launch the kite to the right, perform
the procedure on the left side of the bar.
Step 3
As the kite rolls over onto its wingtip
Relaunch tip: If the kite lands
expect to let a little bit of leader line out
leading edge toward you, pull as much
to keep the kite balanced on its wingtip.
outside line as you can on one side until
Continue to hold the leader line and
the kite starts to turn around. Once the
move the kite to the edge of the win-
kite starts to rotate, start pulling on the
dow. As you work the kite to the edge,
opposite outside line to complete the
sheet out for a controlled relaunch.
rotation. This is a bit tricky and will take
some practice to accomplish. Don’t be
afraid to be fairly aggressive with your
Step 4
leader lines. When the kite is directly
When the kite is ready to launch, slowly
downwind and on its leading edge,
release the outside leader line and
follow the standard water relaunch
place both hands back on the bar. Once
sequence. Note: When handling flying
airborne, steer the kite to the neutral
lines, make sure not to tangle the line
overhead position and prepare to ride.
around any body parts or equipment.
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Landing the TURBO 2
with a friend
Step 1
Tap the top of your head and confirm
with the person helping you that they
are ready to catch your kite.
Step 2
With ample free space, fly your kite to
the edge of the window and begin to
land your kite slowly towards the person
helping in landing your kite.
Step 3
Once your friend grabs your TURBO 2
by the leading edge begin to walk toward them to release flying line tension.
Step 4
Once safety landed place your kite leading edge downwards facing the wind
and start de-rigging
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PERFORMANCE
ACTIVE ADJUSTABLE STOPPER BALL use
Always launch and relaunch your kite with your Active Stopper Ball pushed all the way
out for maximum safety. Once your kite is up then readjust according to your preference in the current conditions.
If your Active Stopper Ball is pulled in and you want to push it out and de-power at
the same time, grip the bar next to the chicken loop rope and place your two pointer
fingers around the bar and the Active Stopper Ball. Your fingers will keep the Active
Stopper Ball from pinching the chicken loop rope and allow you to move the stopper
up freely while sheeting out.
In light wind, pull in your Active Stopper Ball close to the bar until your kite is trimmed
for the current conditions to reduce bar pressure.
DE-POWER ADJUSTMENT BELOW THE BAR
The TURBO 2 de-power cleat and handle is located within reach of every rider. We have
designed the chicken loop system and brought our adjustment cleat and handle below
the bar and mounted it onto the chicken loop.
From this new location, you can easily adjust the throw depending on the conditions
you are riding. In a situation when you are overpowered in stronger wind , or if the
kite is stalling in lighter wind, you may need to pull in your de-power handle accordingly. Pulling in your de-power handle also brings the bar pressure closer to you.
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SHEETING
Sheeting the TURBO 2 is as simple as hooking in to the chicken loop and pushing the bar
away from you to sheet out and pulling the bar towards you to sheet in. Sheeting the kite
in offers the rider maximum power and the quickest response when turning. Sheeting out
allows the rider to adjust the amount of power to total de-power. Fine tuning the amount of
power can be advantageous in gusty conditions or when feeling over powered.
DE-POWER HANDLE
The de-power handle found on the chicken loop rope below the bar allows the rider to
reduce the amount of power in the kite. By pulling the handle down and locking the
chicken loop rope off, the amount of power can be fine tuned and brings the desired
amount of bar pressure and throw closer to the rider.
RIDING UNHOOKED
Riding unhooked offers the rider a constant amount of power and frees the body for
dynamic moves like a handle pass or an air railey. To tune the TURBO 2 for unhooked
riding, simply unhook and make sure your kite has the power you desire. If your kite
is stalling backwards, pull in the de-power strap a few inches or until the power feels
right for the current conditions.
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TUNING AND MAINTENANCE
BLADDER MAINTENANCE
(REMOVAL)
1&2
Step 1
First, pull off the strut hose by rolling back the
tubing from the nipple of the bad strut.
Step 2
Tie a string, longer than the length of the
3
bladder, to the valve.
Step 3
Open the strut from the tailpipe end and
slowly pull the bladder out, making sure you
do not pull the string through the bladder on
the other end.
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Step 4
Untie string from bad bladder and re-attach to
new bladder.
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BLADDER MAINTENANCE
(INSTALLATION)
1
Step 1
Pull new bladder through strut tail pipe,
with string towards LE end of strut.
2a
Step 2
Reseat the bladder valve into opening by
pulling valve through until flange sits on
top of the strut.
Step 3
Reseal the tailpipe by folding and tuck-
2b
ing bladder casing into the strut. Seal
tailpipe with the Velcro closure.
Step 4
To reseal the strut hose to the nipple, dip
the hose in soapy water and slide back onto
the nipple. Let dry 10 minutes before use.
3
Step 5
Inflate strut with 2 PSI making sure the
bladder fills the strut. This may take a
little massaging. This is very important.
Tip: Make sure to rotate all isolation
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clips (sharp edges) away from the
canopy side of the kite.
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TUNING AND MAINTENANCE
PACKING
Step 1
Step 3
Lay out your kite leading edge facing up
Make 1 foot wide flat folds from the
and fold all bridle lines to the inside of
wing tip to the center strut and repeat
the kite.
steps on the other side.
Step 2
Step 4
Fold kite in half lengthwise at the ends.
Stuff your freshly folded kite into your
new kite backpack.
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Frequently asked questions
What factors contribute towards the TURBO 2 overall price?
Slingshot’s primary goal is to provide overall value to the customer. What this means
is selling a superior quality kite backed by unmatched customer experience at the
best possible price. When you buy a Slingshot kite you not only buy a technologically
superior product but you also inherit the entire Slingshot customer service family.
Slingshot kites have been and always will be known for their legendary bomber
construction. We recognize that kites take a fair amount of abuse from being crashed
onto the water, land and even some undesirable objects such as bushes and rocks.
We also recognize the need for your gear to withstand the daily abuse of relentless
wind and sun. This is the reason behind Slingshot’s decision to place such an emphasis on quality and durability.
Slingshot is also synonymous with innovation. Innovations such as our patented
Onepump single point inflation technology, the revolutionary 4 Line Full Stroke Bar,
below the bar TRIM / de-power and the Active Stopper Ball are just to name a few.
We constantly push and test the technology envelope to bring you, the rider; quality
products that help you set a new personal best.
Our experienced newly established Rider Service Hotline is always available and eager
to help via phone or email. If you have any questions or concerns, just contact us, and
you will receive a professional and timely response. Great customer service is our
number one.
What does the 4 line bridle do?
The bridle is necessary to support the flatter shape of the TURBO 2 kite. This bow
style shape allows for more range and de-power given an increased projected area
resulting in a more efficient kite.
Why does the new 4 Line Full Stroke Bar have bar mounted pulleys?
The 4 Line Full Stroke Bar, simply put, is the cleanest most versatile bar on the
market. Bar mounted pulleys are necessary to achieve full depower associated with
these flatter style kites. 4 line Full Stroke Bar has bar mounted pulleys to allow for a 2
to 1 ratio on the steering lines and sheeting.
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How does the new 2007 Slingshot TURBO 2 line deal with the topic of
inversion?
The reason why inversion is a typical characteristic of these flatter style kites is because of the response associated with 100% de-power. In its second generation, the
new TURBO 2 has answered the problem of inversion with refined, well balanced kite
unique to Slingshot. In addition the NEW bridle configuration and NEW swept leading
edge technology prevent the kite from falling out of the sky when fully depowered.
Chief designer Tony Logosz and the entire Slingshot R&D team have created this proprietary canopy shape of the TURBO 2 and design of the 4 Line Full Stroke Bar with
Active Stopper Ball make inversion a thing of the past.
Is the 4 Line Full Stroke Bar compatible with my other kites and can I use
other bars on my TURBO 2 kite?
The 4 Line Full Stroke Bar is only recommended for use with the TURBO 2 kite due to
the nature of the de-power feature on this kite. To ensure maximum performance and
safety benefits, always use the 4 Line Full Stroke Bar and the TURBO 2 kite together.
How hard should I pump my TURBO DIESEL II?
Average is 8 PSI. Also make sure all of your clips to the one pump are closed so that
your struts stay firm.
Where do I go for a TURBO 2 knowledge base?
Call our Rider Service Hotline at 877-775-4832 (toll free in the US) / 509-427-4950
(international) or email us at tech@sskiteboarding.com.
WARRANTY
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GUIDELINES
General Warranty Policy applying to customers located within U.S.
If a product is found defective by Slingshot, in its sole discretion,
Slingshot’s only responsibility shall be limited to credit, repair or
5. Slingshot assumes responsibilreplacement of the defective
ity for return shipping and insurproduct. Slingshot will not
ance costs to the customer.
be responsible for any costs,
6. All coverage under this warlosses or damages incurred as a
ranty is void if any modification,
result of loss or use of product.
change or alteration has been
made to the product that is not
specifically authorized in writing by
Slingshot.
This warranty is subject to the following limitations:
7. Repaired or replaced products
are covered for the remainder of
the original warranty only.
1. Slingshot warrants all products, with some exceptions, sold
by Slingshot to be free of defects
in material or workmanship for a
period of 90 days from the date of
purchase.
8. All warranty claims must be
accompanied by the original purchase receipt from an Authorized
Slingshot Dealer. Invoice or charge
receipt must clearly identify the
dealer, date of purchase and the
item
2. The warranty applies only to
Slingshot products purchased from
Authorized Slingshot Dealers and
is valid for the original purchaser
only.
STEP ONE
3. All products returned to Slingshot for warranty inspection must
receive a return authorization which
can be given over the phone or via
email from our warranty department:
Inside the USA tel: 877-775-4843,
international tel: 509-427-4950 or by
email at: warranty@sskiteboarding.
com
Evaluating the validity of the claim.
Before you submit a warranty claim…be
sure that you can answer “yes” to all of
these questions below.
• Was the product purchased in the
last 3 months? (5 years for LEI kites)
4. The customer is responsible
for the cost of shipping products freight prepaid and insured.
Slingshot assumes no responsibility for products during shipment
from the customer to our Warranty
Department. Shipping charges are
non-refundable.
• Does the damage appear to be
attributable to defective materials or
workmanship?
• Does the damage appear NOT to
be due to impact, abuse, negligence, or reactions to solvents, or
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harsh detergents?
STEP THREE
Pack and ship the product immediately!
For specific instructions regarding
different products, please consult the
• Include the original proof of purchase
Product-by-Product Guidelines.
(receipt).
• Include a brief description of the
problem and the RA#.
STEP TWO
Bring the product to the store where
• Mark the defect clearly with a piece
it was purchased OR Call Slingshot for
of masking tape.
a Return Authorization (RMA) Number
• Print the RA# clearly on the outside
OR email warranty@sskiteboarding.
of the box.
com to obtain an RMA number. Please
note that warranty claims will not be
Slingshot Sports Attention: Warranty
processed without an RMA number.
RA#__________40 SW Cascade Ave,
Suite 45 Stevenson, WA 98648
• US Consumers call 1-877-775-4843,
International 509-427-4950 or email
If you live in anywhere outside the
warranty@sskiteboarding.com
United States: Please contact us via
email and we will get you in touch with
• Tell us WHAT you are sending back-
your regional distributor to process your
describe the product. Please include
claim. warranty@sskiteboarding.com
model, product year and serial
number.
Customers are responsible for ship-
• We will also require a digital photo
ping charges to Slingshot. Slingshot is
of the product showing the issue.
responsible for all charges shipping the
product back to the customer or dealer.
• Tell us WHY you are sending it back-
Street addresses are required. We can-
describe the problem.
not return ship to a PO Box.
• Tell us WHERE you bought the
product.
DISCLAIMER
• Record the RMA# and details for
future reference.
SLINGSHOT DISCLAIMER
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Release of Liability, Claim Waiver and Assumption of Risk
Agreement
By assembling this product, you are agreeing to: 1) be bound to the terms set forth
below; and 2) require anyone using this product to be bound by such terms. If you are
unwilling to be bound by these terms, return this product (before use) for a full refund.
WARNING: Slingshot LLC® products SHOULD NOT be used in proximity to persons
or objects within the radius of a fully extended kite at any time.
Assumption of Risk
Use of this product and any of its components involves certain inherent risks, dangers
and hazards, which can result in serious personal injury and death. In using this
product you freely agree to assume and accept any and all known and unknown risks
of injury while using this equipment. The risks inherent in the sport can be greatly
reduced by abiding by the Warning Guidelines listed in this User’s Guide and by using
common sense.
Release and Waiver of Claims Agreement
In consideration of the sale of this product to you, you hereby agree to the fullest
extent permitted by law as follows: To waive any and all claims that you have or may
in the future have against Slingshot Sports LLC resulting from use of this product and
any of its components. To release Slingshot Sports LLC from any and all liability for
any loss, damage, injury or expense that you or any users of this product may suffer,
or that your next of kin may suffer, as a result of the use of this product, due to any
cause whatsoever, including negligence or breach of contract on the part of Slingshot
Sports in the design or manufacture of this product.
Arbitration
In further consideration of the sale to you of this product and any of its components,
you hereby agree to submit to binding arbitration any and all claims, which you believe
you may have against Slingshot Sports arising from the use of any Slingshot LLC®
equipment. The arbitration shall be pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration
Association. Arbitration shall be commenced within one (1) year from the date on
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which any alleged claim first arose. Further, the arbitration shall be held in the state
of Washington unless otherwise mutually agreed to by all parties. The submission to
the American Arbitration Association shall be limited and the arbitration award may be
enforced by any court of competent jurisdiction.
Binding Effect of Agreement
In the event of your death or incapacity, this Agreement shall be effective and binding
upon your heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives.
Entire Agreement
In entering into this Agreement, you are not relying upon any oral or written representations other than what is set forth in this agreement and User’s Guide.
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Rider Service Line (toll free in the US): 877-775-4832
International Telephone: 509-427-4950
40 SW Cascade Ave., Suite 45, Stevenson, WA, USA 98648
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