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 Post subject: Re: Slingshot RPM. Is 3 Struts Enough?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:36 pm 
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im 74 kilos so 12-8-6 should be good for me.

any wiords on the '09 slingshot boards?


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 Post subject: Re: Slingshot RPM. Is 3 Struts Enough?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:23 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Slingshot RPM. Is 3 Struts Enough?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:21 am 
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slingslut wrote:
If you lay the RPM over say an 09 Fuel or Rev you will quickly see why this kite only has three struts, there is no room or need for 5. The stiff wingtips are effectively the 4th and 5th strut, beyond that where the wing tip would normally be there is nothing but lines.
The best kite that SS have made, ever, in my opinion.


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Moved from Fuels to REV's. REV2 9m and 11m, which i love. I freeride mostly. How is the RPM better in your opinion to the REV2 as they and the Waroo 09 are the sweetest kites i've flown this season????

DRC


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 Post subject: Re: Slingshot RPM. Is 3 Struts Enough?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:35 am 
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It may not be bettor for everyone, but for me it is because it is great for unhooked riding, loops with more power and has great load and pop. Basically the RPM lies smack in the middle of a Fuel and a Rev which to me is the best of both worlds.


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 Post subject: Re: Slingshot RPM. Is 3 Struts Enough?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:52 am 
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looks like a pretty sweet kite. any chance of seeing them on Oahu? my buddy that rides for SS doesnt have his new kites yet


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 Post subject: Re: Slingshot RPM. Is 3 Struts Enough?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:40 pm 
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BISH BASH BOSH...kites are in transit. Took the 12 and 8 to get me going in the Uk then il hook my self up with the 6 for Brazil! cant wait to give them a swing so will keep you posted. RPM's the word! lets hope they perform.

Yes, took the Misfit in a 32 also.

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 Post subject: Re: Slingshot RPM. Is 3 Struts Enough?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:02 pm 
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you wont be dissapointed,they are sweeet good sizes, enjoy
your lucky not many around these parts


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 Post subject: 6m
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:34 am 
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anyone ridden the 6m...
thinking this will be the high wind wave/loop ticket.
does it pull through the loop and up to the apex/climb quick after the loop...?


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 Post subject: Re: Slingshot RPM. Is 3 Struts Enough?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:36 am 
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Shymac-loving the made in USA tip. Its all about where the gear is made for me. Lets keep some heritage and intergrity in the brands and products. Makes all the difference to me. Support your countries manufacture.


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 Post subject: Re: Slingshot RPM. Is 3 Struts Enough?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:47 pm 
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Reportig back on the 12m and 8m RPM. Im so pleased I took the gamble on these kites. They are awesome. Its such an easy kite to fly and has given me exactly what it said it would. Loads of power in the turn, steady in the sky and great re launch. Iv not flown many C kites but a friend who has said Slingshot really have bridged the gap between a Bow and C kite. I was on Rev's before the RPM and would nt want to go back. Not that there is anything wrong with the Rev, its a super kite but the RPM is just what i was looking for.

Thanks to the S2AS guys for hooking me up and giving me the confidence to take the plunge on a kite with very little experience in the market. Off to Tarifa next week so looking forward to some stronger wind and warm water.

I was out on my 8m RPM last week, wind meter was reading 18-20 knots when we first went in, when I finished 2 hours later it was about 16-18 knots. Still had loads to play with in the whole session, others were on 12m, 10, 9m. The 8 gave me all the power I needed so I was super happy to get out in 18 knots on 8m's. Mikey was on 7m Fuel, he lacked a bit of power towards the end of the session and Pete was on 9m Rev, loads of fun for him too. Others were on 10-12m HP/Waroo. Slingshot crew were still holding it down and Mikey and Pete were looping nice style.

So now help me tune these RPM's!? Any tips?

Best wishes

A 'very pleased with his purchases' Drew


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