Live in a light wind location? Maybe around a large lake?
Get out in as low as 8knts with Slingshot's Light Wind Machine Package. This premium package offers an impressive 3-strut 15 or 17m Slingshot Machine and a large flat North Prime board to gear you up with what you need to progress in less-than-ideal conditions. This lightweight and powerful kite offers great low-end stability, making gusty and shifty conditions much more manageable and allowing for more successful days on the water. Paired with Slingshot's 23" Sentry Bar w/ 27m lines offers the best combination for light wind days and is the easiest and most intuitive bar to use, featuring self-swiveling centerlines for less to manage during your ride. With North's Prime 144/148cm and a lightweight harness, this setup is for minimal wind conditions and is best suited for those learning how to kiteboard in light wind locations who are trying to maximize their days on the water.
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The Kite - The 2022 Machine LW is our all-new light-wind freeride kite. Our legendary design team built the Machine LW V1 to infuse power and efficiency into a kite that pushes the limits of light-wind power generation.
The Machine LW V1 has an all-new frame geometry that provides insane light-wind power generation. By eliminating the 4th and 5th struts, the design team could lighten the overall build while increasing the Machine LW V1's light-wind performance. Its highly efficient aspect ratio is tuned to push the limits of light-wind riding and upwind trajectory. Built with an ultra-rigid Dacron frame as well as our premium 4x4 Canopy Tech made with reinforced Teijin ripstop nylon, the Machine LW V1 delivers structure, stability and unmatched wind range. This structural stability enables better reaction speed in larger-sized kites and allows you to hold down more kite should the wind pick up. We focused on optimizing material sciences for a simplified approach when rounding out the Machine LW V1. Featuring a three-strut frame, a minimalistic and strategic paneling layout, and a premium, streamlined pulleyless bridle system, we minimized added weights for pure light-wind performance.
WHY WE MADE IT
We built the Machine LW V1 to enable riders of all skill levels to ride in the least wind possible. It flies upwind, has quick turning, effortless relaunch and the power to get any rider on the water.
•The Machine V1 LW is user-friendly, lightweight and easy for any rider to use.
•Built with premium materials, the Machine LW V1 is one of the most technically advanced kites we have ever produced.
Click-In chicken loop technology meets intuitive, auto-swivel, line untwisting in this all-new state-of-the-art control bar. The Sentry bar has been thoroughly tested and is proudly ISO compliant.We are proud to introduce the pinnacle of kiteboarding control systems; the Sentry V1. We have combined comfort, performance, and dependability into one elegant design that gives riders a cleaner, easier, and higher performing on water experience. By collaborating with our riders and listening to our customers our designers dissected our past control bar technology and developed one of the most comprehensive and intuitive systems on the market.
- Our proven Click-in Loop is quicker, safer and easier to reload than other systems
- New Softer EVA grip is soft and plush allowing you to spend more time on the water with less fatigue
- You asked for it! New PU coated center lines allow for smooth & effortless bar travel with added durability
- The combination of our Auto Swiveling Center Hole and Ceramic Ball Bearing Swivel results in perfectly untwisted lines all the time
- State of the art design provides clean field of view, free of gimmicks
Instantly familiar, intuitive, and comfortable, the Prime helps you progress faster in your freeride game. A sweet performer in all wind and water conditions, it tracks upwind smoothly and slices splash-free through the chop. Jump and boost in full control, with forgiving landings thanks to the softer flex. Ride in tune with nature, in tune with yourself.
- Progressive single concave with pulled-in flexible tips
- Balanced rocker
- Durable ABS rail with smoothed edge
- Composite construction
- Dynamic flex
- Lightweight impact resistant eco core
- Standardized M6 Stainless hardware
- Ergonomic handle
- Fins and handle included
A shop-favorite strap set- The North Flex straps are engineered for connection, comfort and performance. The Flex Bindings give you a locked-in feel and solid support. Extremely soft KnitFlex straps are fully adjustable, conforming to your whole foot with no stitching or bunching. Triple-density rubberized EVA footbeds provide lightweight cushioning and maintain grip underfoot when wet. Super quick three-point connection setup ensures a customized fit, and split inner velcro straps ensure maximum comfort for all foot shapes, sizes and rider styles. In 2022 we’ve further refined the Flex Bindings to provide an even more secure comfort-fit with increased lateral support.
NEW Impact resistant triple-density GripFlex footbeds
Lightweight, rubberized EVA provides soft cushioning and maintains grip underfoot when wet, while the finer grip pattern helps keep your foot locked in on various angles. The steeper ramped toe bar prevents your foot from slipping out during high rotation tricks.