The Machine LW V1 is Slingshot's all-new light-wind freeride kite. The 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, it lightens 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 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. Slingshot 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, it minimized added weights for pure light-wind performance.
NEW KITE GEOMETRY - The Machine V1 LW features all-new kite geometry brought forth by our legendary design team. This new shape and profile have ushered increased potential for power generation and upwind trajectory.
NEW CLEAN CANOPY - We drastically reduced canopy paneling from previous kite models. This paneling reduction decreases the kite's overall weight while also providing a more aerodynamic canopy profile.
NEW PULLEYLESS BRIDLE SYSTEM - No pulleys means riders have a more instant and direct input from bar to kite. An upgrade to more premium materials, reduces the bridle-line thickness by 25%. Riders will instantly feel less drag through the air due to this streamlining.
NEW ONE PUMP SPEED SYSTEM - The patented Slingshot invention that's now used industry-wide has gotten an upgrade for 2022. We have increased the system's tube diameters to get cleaner airflow for easier inflation, and also repositioned the tubes to be more streamlined and durable.
HYBRID OPEN-C CANOPY - By eliminating the 4th and 5th struts, the design team could lighten the overall build while increasing its light-wind performance. The hybrid geometry provides excellent wind range, instant water relaunch and unlimited light-wind potential.
4X4 CANOPY TECH - The Machine LW V1 is built with Teijin 4x4 reinforced ripstop material. This is the strongest, stiffest and most durable canopy material on the market.
MULTIPLE ATTACHMENT POINTS - Different attachment points integrated into the kite allow you to fine tune handling, power and performance based on your riding style and the conditions of a particular session. Even slight changes to these settings can make an enormous impact on the kite's overall performance, making this a useful tool for getting the most out of your kite every time you ride.