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How old is this Slingshot bar?

 
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SalmonSlayer

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PostSat Apr 28, 18 2:34 pm    How old is this Slingshot bar? Reply with quote

What year? It looks modified. Note the neoprene caps on the end to keep the lines organized.

Pump is in great condition Very Happy


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PostSat Apr 28, 18 3:17 pm     Reply with quote

I had one of these and I think it is around ~2002
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SalmonSlayer

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PostSat Apr 28, 18 4:25 pm     Reply with quote

Thx

It was in a bag with a Naish Airblast and AR5. I think they also came out in 2002

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bwd

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PostSat Apr 28, 18 7:12 pm     Reply with quote

Big props for the “wanker pump” also

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Hein

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PostSat Apr 28, 18 8:26 pm     Reply with quote

Got the perfect kite for that bar:


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MasPedos

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PostSat May 12, 18 6:01 am    Hein, is that your GTO Reply with quote

I Learned on a gto.
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stevegriffith22

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PostTue May 15, 18 1:58 pm     Reply with quote

I'm almost sure I have a Fuel I almost died on multiple times in my garage...... It went with that bar...... Shocked

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hilton

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PostTue May 15, 18 4:35 pm     Reply with quote

That bar almost killed me also.
For starters there is no quick release on the chicken loop, so you have to sheet the kite in fully before you can unhook/release it.
When I did let go of the bar, the wrist leash was wrapped around the winding post on one end so the kite went into a death spiral instead of flagging out.
I think I got dragged by one arm for 5 or 6 kite loops before it finally hit the water.

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SalmonSlayer

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PostWed May 16, 18 11:43 am     Reply with quote

hilton wrote:
That bar almost killed me also.
For starters there is no quick release on the chicken loop, so you have to sheet the kite in fully before you can unhook/release it.
When I did let go of the bar, the wrist leash was wrapped around the winding post on one end so the kite went into a death spiral instead of flagging out.
I think I got dragged by one arm for 5 or 6 kite loops before it finally hit the water.


I would like to thank all of the guinea pigs that started before me. Smile

Is the sheeting system on the bar in the pic stock or modified?

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doneptun

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PostFri May 18, 18 11:50 pm     Reply with quote

I purchased that same setup in 2002 or 2003 at Cleanline (then in Warrenton) to replace a broken bar. I was kiting at Jones Beach when my stock bar for my Naish R3 broke. I rocked Slingshot's new-fangled carbon fiber bar for several years, then upgraded and found a better use for it with a stunt kite.

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josephcrabill

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PostFri Jun 08, 18 12:01 am    Re: How old is this Slingshot bar? Reply with quote

SalmonSlayer wrote:
What year? It looks modified. Note the neoprene caps on the end to keep the lines organized.

Pump is in great condition Very Happy

2002 I guess.

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