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Slingshot Fuel vs Slingshot Rev?

Postby death roll » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:26 am

Seeking advice: Which kite could best help me get higher air, longer-hang time, better kite loops? I'm coming off Best Waroo's, but I'm looking for C or C style. I'm I looking in right direction?

Should I start with a "used" Fuel to get feel for C kite before popping for new one?

Are the 06, 07, 08 Fuels basically the same? My buddy just got new Revs and loves them.

Please help this 42 year dude get some air!

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Re: Slingshot Fuel vs Slingshot Rev?

Postby No Idea » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:06 pm

Rave really been enjoying the Rev after the past 5 seasons on Fuels. IMHO don't purchase the fuel unless you are a true unhooked wakestyler. I ride and jump unhooked most of the time (railey's, s-bends, flat 3 handle passes, pullup handle passes etc) and the Rev does a great job at that. However, on the 13m Rev in a solid 20 knots today I was boosting alot higher and hanging alot longer than I ever did on the Fuel.

The depower was impressive as was the bottom end of the Rev. By the way I am 90 kgs on a 136 misft and am 40 years old.

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Re: Slingshot Fuel vs Slingshot Rev?

Postby Huwin69 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:48 am

Waroo is a bow easy handling, freeride kite for begginers and intermedia riders.
Fuel is an amazing C kite for a pro hardcore wake style rider.
REV has both worlds in one amazing kite. I tried 11,13 and 15m and are superb.
Boost high, quick response, amazing hang time. A lot of power and depower, bomber construction. No doubt. REV and i´m 39 years old.

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Re: Slingshot Fuel vs Slingshot Rev?

Postby gill » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:29 am

I have a Fuel. It has not changed much in recent years. Torches haven't changed from last year either. In my opinion, buy a new kite. Ever wonder why most places don't rent kites. It's your preference, Revs require less skill for relaunch, it has bridle and 4 lines, they say it's convenience of 4 lines with safety of 5 lines. Whatever, I still prefer 5 lines. U want straight performance, go with C-kite. U want best of both worlds, depower and relaunch, go with Rev. Buy what suits you, don't buy what's macho or cool. Get a board that has some flex so that it's easy to go real fast, but also have stiffness to load up pressure to jump. Don't forget the faster u go, the bigger the air.

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Re: Slingshot Fuel vs Slingshot Rev?

Postby YNWA » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:38 am

the rev is a great kite ,but it is a bow kite
therefore its a waroo with 1 pump.
it is not like a c kite, i think that marketing hype.
if u want an unhooking freesytle comp kite go for a fuel , vegas , torch
if u want a easy ride with a massive wind range go the rev.

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