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Slingshot Joystick v1 Control Bar

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Original price $575.00
Original price $575.00 - Original price $575.00
Original price $575.00
Current price $516.99
$516.99 - $516.99
Current price $516.99

With the help of Fred Hope, Slingshot produced the Joystick, the most minimal control bar on the market. The Joystick is a must for any avid kitefoiler. The freedom of movement and control this bar offers is unmatched by any other stock control bar. It's no wonder the Joystick is the go-to control system for foil master, Fred Hope. Enhance your kitefoil experience with maximum throw on the ultra lightweight Joystick V1.

Joystick V1 - Light / Minimal / Control

Without a depower cleat, the Joystick has Infinite Throw: the largest range of throw on any control bar ever built. With 50% more range than a traditional control bar, the Joystick provides maximum depower for complete freedom of movement on foil or surf. The Joystick has the SureShot Click-In Safety System, which sets the standard for dependability and ease of use. The ultra-thin 22mm diameter bar and Variable FlyTech Lines combine to deliver reduced weight and amplify foil and surf performance where a kite's nimble handling and efficient drift are critical. The Joystick comes with 18-meter lines and four-meter extensions, allowing the rider to quickly customize the line lengths to meet their riding style, kite size, and conditions.

The Joystick comes with SureShot, our redesigned, refined, and streamlined quick- release safety system. Optimized for kite foiling, the reduced-sized surf/foil chicken loop brings the bar closer to the rider's body, maximizing depower reach. ISO compliant and doubtlessly dependable in critical situations, the SureShot is intuitively activated by pushing the hood away, immediately releasing the chicken loop and flagging out the kite. Employing an intelligently designed seatbelt-style click-in mechanism, which allows a rider to reconnect the chicken loop easily and confidently with one hand, SureShot sets the industry benchmark for dependability and ease of use.
Eliminating the depower trim system on the Joystick creates Infinite Throw: the largest range of throw on any control bar every built. Infinite Throw provides instantaneous maximum depower to unlock a kite's complete foiling and surfing potential. By providing 50% more range, Infinite Throw can maximize depower to unleash a kite's drift capabilities and allows more freedom of movement to the rider when foiling and surfing.
Completely new for 2024, the Variable FlyTech Lines are significantly thinner and stronger, significantly increasing aerodynamic efficiency and reducing weight. Created with an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene Dyneema® in a 12x SK99 weave, the Variable FlyTech Lines offer extremely low elongation, very high abrasion and UV resistance, and are pre-stretched to ensure they stay in tune from the first session to the last of the season. The ultra-static Variable FlyTech Lines come in two aerodynamically optimized diameters on the Joystick control bar: 1.6mm front lines and 1.15mm steering lines. 
With a 22mm diameter, the Joystick's bar is the thinnest and lightest we have ever produced. This ultra-thin bar provides maximum control and comfort by allowing the bar to nestle into your hands' natural curve, providing ultimate steering precision. 
Our new textured MotoPlush EVA is exceptionally soft and provides unlimited durability and grip tactility. The result? Better handling and longer sessions with elevated comfort.