Known for its outstanding drift and consistent pull, the next generation of the Slash features subtle modifications for improved all-around performance. Constructed with Quad-Tex, the strongest kite canopy material available on the market featuring 4x-reinforced ripstop, this kite is built to last. A smaller leading edge and tapered wing tip delivers faster turning—a helpful feature for quick reactions in waves. The Shark Teeth Trailing edge enhances durability, lightens and balances the kite overall and further supports faster turns by providing better torque transfer from the leading edge to the trailing edge. The addition of 11 m and 12 m sizes mean you can now ride in lighter winds and start perfecting those strapless airs.
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Strongest kite canopy material on the market featuring 4x-reinforced ripstop
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Front-loading zip bag = quick & convenient packing
Front & bottom drainage mesh = enhanced ventilation
Centipede strap = link multiple kite bags for hands-free carrying
Side pump attachment
Kiteboard carry straps
Strategically placed triangular swaths work with Quad-Tex to reduce weight on the kite while minimizing and dispersing canopy flutter.
Torsion transmission to entire LE and low drag on water for relaunch
Consistent forward drive + maximum depower + no back-stalling
Increased rigidity in wing tip for sharper turning
Lightweight, light wind performance + faster turning
One-way valve for reduced frictional force + easy inflation + immediate deflation
The arc generates maximum projected area for power and lift while the swept design provides precision turning, control and ideal relaunch capabilities.
Every strut is attached to an optimized, lightweight frame consisting of heavy-duty dacron that is then sewn onto the canopy for unmatched resistance to wear and heavy loads.
Strength in wipeouts/surf-ready
The profile’s depth and shape evolves along the airfoil, helping create a fast flying, stable kite with less back stalling. The center sections generate power thanks to a deeper profile, while the flatter profile in the tips minimizes drag and allows faster turning.
The radial segmented shape uses short linear segments to accurately form the kite’s arc.
This wing tip geometry decreases the overall surface area of the non-lifting portion, greatly reducing drag. The more efficient the lift/drag ratio becomes, the faster the wing tip can move through the air. This allows the kite to be both quicker and more responsive through turns.
This proven, quick, and easy single-point inflation system creates uniform pressure in the struts and leading edge. Naish’s exclusive one-way internal valve ensures that the pressure within the struts does not change during turns.
All wing tips are designed with seams running parallel to the load generated by the flying lines. These seams carry most of the load and spread it higher into the canopy. This design helps prevent fatigue on the fabric and in the wing tip area.
Extremely easy access to the internal valve when replacing bladders.
Optimal trailing edge protection with a molded reinforcement at the end of each strut.
Large thermo-molded bumpers wrap around the leading edge, which provide seam protection when landing and launching the kite.
Patches along LE segments to protect the seams.
Buffers and disperses canopy flutter to reduce wear and enhance durability
This construction provides better twist control of the leading edge, and improves turning performance.
The deflate valve has a double-Velcro closure design to ensure closure during impact.
A double-Velcro flat enclosure ensures that the zipper will not fail under load.
A reduction in the number of pieces used in the struts means more precision in defining the canopy profile. The seams are also reinforced with an extra layer of webbing, and double zigzag stitches to avoid breakage.
One-way valve for reduced frictional force, easy inflation and immediate deflation.