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Re: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?

Postby seaoutside » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:40 pm

Anyone have any knowledge on the difference between the 2009 and 2011 RPM 12's. More power, range, bar pressure, relaunch, etc? Thanks

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Re: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?

Postby FBKC » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:24 am

My local winds are fairly light, so I was considering a 14, 12, and 10m set of RPM's

I am really glad I saw this post, now I am thinking 14, 12, and 9. Would that be a good spread?

BTW I'm 170 lbs and ride a twintip and need to cover 15-30 knots

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Re: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?

Postby McAbe » Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:55 am

FBKC wrote:My local winds are fairly light, so I was considering a 14, 12, and 10m set of RPM's

I am really glad I saw this post, now I am thinking 14, 12, and 9. Would that be a good spread?


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Re: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?

Postby TheJoe » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:39 am

FBKC wrote:My local winds are fairly light, so I was considering a 14, 12, and 10m set of RPM's

I am really glad I saw this post, now I am thinking 14, 12, and 9. Would that be a good spread?

BTW I'm 170 lbs and ride a twintip and need to cover 15-30 knots


I think you have too much overlap in your quiver. I'm on Fuels 13,9 and have that covers me from say 13-30kts. I weigh 185 on a misfit 136 and a darkside/reflex 141. I'd say 14/10 or 12/9 with a light wind board. 1/2m increments don't really add more lowend especially 9m and up even 7 to 9 has a lot of overlap.

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Re: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?

Postby FBKC » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:43 pm

TheJoe wrote:
FBKC wrote:My local winds are fairly light, so I was considering a 14, 12, and 10m set of RPM's

I am really glad I saw this post, now I am thinking 14, 12, and 9. Would that be a good spread?

BTW I'm 170 lbs and ride a twintip and need to cover 15-30 knots


I think you have too much overlap in your quiver. I'm on Fuels 13,9 and have that covers me from say 13-30kts. I weigh 185 on a misfit 136 and a darkside/reflex 141. I'd say 14/10 or 12/9 with a light wind board. 1/2m increments don't really add more lowend especially 9m and up even 7 to 9 has a lot of overlap.



So maybe 8/10/14 then?

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Re: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?

Postby TheJoe » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:45 am

I would start with a 2 kite quiver then decide how small to go based on that and the winds you get. 14/9 would probably give the best bang for your buck, but the gap might be a bit much. 14/10/6 might be a better 3 kite quiver. Things you should think about is type of water your in flat or waves? And how strong your currents are.

I have a 12/9/7 quiver of Wainmans and the 9/7 is really close. I got the 7 to be more of a storm kite but after flying it I think a 5 would have been more idea. Don't get me wrong it is an amazing kite just too close to the 9.

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Re: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?

Postby FBKC » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:42 pm

TheJoe wrote:I would start with a 2 kite quiver then decide how small to go based on that and the winds you get. 14/9 would probably give the best bang for your buck, but the gap might be a bit much. 14/10/6 might be a better 3 kite quiver. Things you should think about is type of water your in flat or waves? And how strong your currents are.

I have a 12/9/7 quiver of Wainmans and the 9/7 is really close. I got the 7 to be more of a storm kite but after flying it I think a 5 would have been more idea. Don't get me wrong it is an amazing kite just too close to the 9.


I am getting a package deal so I need to decide on 3 kites.

I need a 14m since I ride in the ocean, twintip, current and waves, and weigh 175 lbs (80kg). Most of the time I ride my 14m (different brand) as the wind is normally between 13 knots and 19 knots. I then use my 11m when the wind is between 18 and 25 knots. The wind rarely get's over 25 knots, but when it does, it would be nice to have a kite that would ride 25-30 knots.

So I am on the fence, 14/10/8 or 14/12/9. Buying kites really sucks, I think it's worse than buying a car.

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Re: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?

Postby CaptainArgh » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:54 pm

FBKC wrote:...
I need a 14m since I ride in the ocean, twintip, current and waves, and weigh 175 lbs (80kg). Most of the time I ride my 14m (different brand) as the wind is normally between 13 knots and 19 knots. I then use my 11m when the wind is between 18 and 25 knots. The wind rarely get's over 25 knots, but when it does, it would be nice to have a kite that would ride 25-30 knots.

So I am on the fence, 14/10/8 or 14/12/9. Buying kites really sucks, I think it's worse than buying a car.


I'd go with 14/10/8.

I have a 14/10/6 quiver of Rallys (I know, different kite, but same company) and the jump from 10 to 6 is too much AND the small Slingshot kites depower so well that the 8M will probably take you as high as you'd want to go.

The 10 will be your money kite, and you've already said you want to have the big boy (14) for the light days.

I'd throw out one option for you if you are doing a Slingshot quiver...make your 14M the Rally, and make the 10/8 the RPM. RPM probably excels in the smaller sizes but on the large size I can't think of a Slingshot kite better than the 14 Rally. Fast, fun, great range, etc. etc...


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