Onepump is the original and only time tested proven single inflation system on the market today. Why are we so stoked about an innovation we invented three years ago? Because once you have it you can’t live without it! If you don’t have it, you just don’t know what you’re missing and the performance and durability of your kite is probably suffering.
Beyond convenience Onepump enhances the performance of your kite. It is so simple to use yet it insures proper inflation. Onepump delivers equal air pressure and rigidity to the struts this translates to more stability in flight. To perfectly inflate your kite just pump it up to the recommended PSI. The outdated way is to pump up your individual kite struts only to have a portion of the air rush out while you’re struggling with the pinch off procedure. A keen eye at any crowded kite beach can observe many kites that are under performing due to inflation problems. Onepump is the only system you can trust because of its simplicity and testing over the years.
The key to Onepump’s success is its simplicity. All other “copy cat” versions of Onepump fail trying to get around the Onepump patent. When evaluating the “copy cat” Onepump systems, a series of problems become apparent. These problems range from undesirable weight added to the kite, to the inflation system not working properly, complicated designs and costly repairs.
If you have heard the argument that you need more pressure in struts than in the LE it may be true for other brands, but not Slingshot. Any company making this claim is trying to overcome a deficiency in their strut construction by making them more rigid with excessive air pressure. This doesn’t make sense. We design our struts and LE to work with equal pressure by incorporating such innovations such as Splitstrut, 40 mm seam overlay and Power Curve. This reduces the wear and tear on your seams due to excessive inflation.
Our designers at Slingshot believe that the convenience and performance of Onepump is so important we include it on all of our kites from the freeride “flat kite” the Turbo Diesel, the legendary freestyle/surf kite the Fuel, the technical boost kite the Octane and the light wind dominator the Machine. All kites allow you to inflate in 1 step using 1 valve without pinching.
What makes Onepump unique is that each strut valve is attached to the leading edge bladder with our isolation clip design so when you pump up your leading edge, the struts inflate simultaneously and quickly. The isolation clip feature is also beneficial when deflating your kite because, in the closed position, it allows you the flexibility to deflate your LE while leaving your struts inflated and, in the open position, allows you to quickly deflate your kite without having to release the air at each strut. This feature sets the standard for convenience and safety on water. Onepump also features a one-way intake and a single larger deflate dump valve, so you can quickly deflate your kite.
At Slingshot we never take the easy way out. We put in the hard work involved with rigorous testing producing the quality work and materials that make Slingshot synonymous with legendary durability and construction.
Key bullet points:
• # 1 PROVEN Onepump as determined by you the riders
• Inflation is so fast, you are always the first on the water
• Kite inflation in 1 step using 1 valve without pinching
• Comes stock on all inflatable Slingshot kites since 2004
• All struts inflate simultaneously, evenly and properly
• Large deflate valve makes deflation fast and easy
• Connected bladder chambers with individual isolation clips maintain air in all bladders in the event of bladder leakage. This sets the standard for safety.
• Simple bladder installation and /or repair
• Slingshot’s commitment to unsurpassed customer service