Slingshot B3 Series
Slingshot B3 Series is Slingshot’s new 2-line foil trainer kite. The B3 has a proven reputation as the best trainer kite ever produced and is easy to fly. The Slingshot B3 Series kit is durable, forgiving and give customers an edge in fundamental flying skills. Try the Slingshot B3 Series for extra strength. Color May Vary.
Product Information of Slingshot B3 Series.
Kiteboarding Leading Trainer kite. #1 in customer entertainment for nine years in a row!
Get your first shot of REAL power with the Slingshot B3. Larger than it’s little brother, the B2, the B3 is 33% bigger and meaner. Perfect for bigger guys or those looking for more power.
Guide Slingshot B3 2 line trainer kite with free instructional DVD.
Lightweight aluminium control bars with EVA foam grip.
-Compact storage bag- kite and bar fold down into a thick bag.
-Heavy Duty Flying lines.
Instructional DVD- Learn to fly the coach kite carefully and develop the core kite skills before your first lesson.
I bought this as my birthday gift for five months ago with the intention of learning how to kiteboard. I fly it on my snack hour at work nearly every day and often after work on the way home too (winds permitting). It’s a great workout. I live in Oklahoma, “where the breeze comes right back the rain”, and while there are some large nearby lakes I train on the grasslands and not the beach. This kite is well made and durable. It packs into a beautiful light, a well-made bag which I keep it in my car at all times – fit to fly whenever I get stuck at some event and need some excitement to alleviate boredom.
I am 51 years old, 6’4″ and 210 lbs and desire to feel the kite’s power on a 10-15 mph day. My 14-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter love to fly as well. I purchased a pair of bicycle gloves to cut down on blisters. Even though it is just a 2-line kite it’s simple to self-launch – just face into the wind and place a pair of water bottles on the trailing edge then lift the bar up and start pulling. I rarely sleep anymore so relaunch is not a problem. Even when I do crash, it’s not that hard to fetch the water bottles for relaunching. I can’t wait for snow this winter and see what kind of trouble I can get into on a couple of skis or a sledge. I am so glad I did not get a something smaller and wimpier like a B2. Can’t wait until tomorrow’s meal break – hope the winds are fabulous!
I took kiteboarding lessons in Deerfield Florida 7 months after this review. I got up on the board after four periods of lessons. I highly recommend anyone interested in kiteboarding to become competent flying a trainer kite first.
I have owned this kit for two summers now, and I am still in love with it! The lines have stayed up amazingly, and the kite was a breeze to learn to control. I did finish up purchasing a set of handles, though, as the bar gave my hands painful blisters, but the handles allow for faster changes of direction, and more control when I want/need it. That was my first kite and I acknowledge it won’t be my last! I weigh around 140 lbs. And this kite has no trouble picking me off the ground. It is so much fun to fly on the beach, but watch out for getting it wet, or you have to ready for it to wipe before using again. Overall, this kit is an amazing experience, and I HIGHLY recommend it for first-time flyers or anybody else that is searching for the ride of their life!
This kite is great! It has tonnes of power, and I love the control bar it comes beside. I would recommend it to anyone. It is the great 3M kite out there help down. It does not come in colour in the picture which I am satisfied. It comes in black and yellow. I don’t even live by the beach; I just bought it for when I visit the beach. I took it feather to a small field with a light breeze, and the thing wore me out. I was sliding on my feet. I can’t imagine what it will do when I go to the beach. Don’t hesitate, BUY ONE!