Build quality 2009 Fuel

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kungfustew
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So how is the build quality? I mainly mean the stitching, kites look sick and i'm tempted with the 2010 gear.

Only thing is I know people had issues with 2008 Fuels and the stitching coming loose and bladders poking out. Was wondering if slingshot had sorted that issue????
bonda
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No issues with the 09s being flown at our beach, and there's a few down there.
I've been riding a 9m since they first came out, and it's superb in all aspects.

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Hemanblob
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Ye same, had them since release, no problems, really good if you ask me! *wood*
andrewj12321
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yeah i had that problem with the 2008 fuels. but nothin on the 2009 kites.
kite man yan
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Yep same beach as Ant, no 1 has had a problem and as slingshot say ''bomber proof quality''.
I pick my 09 slingshot up soon :).
kungfustew
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Sweet! It's sounding like that issue is sorted then apart from maybe the rougue few. I shall continue to save for the 2010 Fuels!
Youngcornish
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The 2010 fuels gonna be the same sort of deal as the 09's i.e very user friendly, loads depower but great performance or they gonna be more hardcore like hadlow pro's?
andrewj12321
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iv heard they have the same characteristics of the 09s but r built better.
Youngcornish
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ah right I heard they were changing the struts and making em like the older fuels?. I used to ride c's but had a go on the 13m recently and I felt super comfortable on it with loads of depower. Build quality looks good and the bar is the shnizzle.
mattfat1
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The 2010 is the same as 2009 just abit prettier. Same as they did in 2007/2008. Totally new design coming 2011.

Its a good idea, gives companies time to come up with a MASSIVE change rather than coming up with floating stuts and "cleaner aerofoil" crap
kite man yan
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Youngcornish i think u are right the 2010 will have the split strut idea like they did on earlyer slingshot but theres not much defence, u wouldnt notice it, if it wasnt on ther.

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the 2010 doesnt have splitsturt
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mattfat1 wrote:The 2010 is the same as 2009 just abit prettier. Same as they did in 2007/2008. Totally new design coming 2011.

Its a good idea, gives companies time to come up with a MASSIVE change rather than coming up with floating stuts and "cleaner aerofoil" crap
LMAO Matt
kite man yan
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Ohh my bad i thought it was comming with the split strut idea.

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