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Slingshot Fuel (2010)

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Year
2010
Sizes
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
  • 11
  • 13

The Fuelʼs legacy of innovation, durability and unrivaled high performance are what make the Fuel the freestyle expert weapon of choice. With Ruben Lenten as a calculated part of the design process, the Fuel positions itself as the anchor to Slingshot's freestyle collection.

 

User reviews

Average user rating from: 2 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
8.6
Performance 
 
8.5
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
8.5
Depower 
 
7.5
Relaunch 
 
7.5
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Slingshot Fuel (2010) 2010-07-08 10:46:22 Mark T
Overall rating 
 
8.4
Performance 
 
8.0
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
9.0
Depower 
 
7.0
Relaunch 
 
7.0
Reviewed by Mark T    July 08, 2010

Same kite, different year

I was able to demo the kite for about half an hour with wind ranging between 17 - 20 knots. What can I say, not much has changed from last year. I think that pure C kite technological advancements have come to almost a complete standstill. Same range, pull, depower and speed as last years Fuel.

The bar and quick release have had a much needed makeover for 2010, which is a relief as Slingshot were starting to trail behind other manufactures. The QR is now a push away system just above the chicken loop, much better than the old QR.

Bottom line, only buy this kite if you are a hardcore C kite rider, (if you are a hardcore C kite rider why are you reading this review?). Others should look at hybrids or bows for the 2010 season.

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Slingshot Fuel (2010) 2010-07-08 10:43:34 Extreme Control
Overall rating 
 
8.8
Performance 
 
9.0
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
8.0
Depower 
 
8.0
Relaunch 
 
8.0
Reviewed by Extreme Control    July 08, 2010

Fuel in Tulum Mexico

A few days ago i had the opportunity to try the 2010 Slingshot Fuel, and I can say it is a great kite, power full, stable and fast. Perfect for those looking for the highest performance in a free style kite C shape. Built to resist the insane impacts that allow you to try the most powerful tricks.
The water relaunch is great and fast and easy to do.......important key to practicing in the most difficult conduction. The new bar is following the same standard made the SS bars some of the best on the market.

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