Kind of correct thats why i wrote on here to raise the issue, after all thats what a forum is for, so not really "wack". Dissing a brand, not really, i love the kite and the way it flied.
I wanted to know who else was having problems, and it sounds like others are also, hopefully they have a chance to do something about it before they get holes in the wingtips from the attachment points rubbing.
The problems with the Comp Stick 2011 are with the release activating with no warning, which i have seen many people have problems with, and the chicken loop metal ring that attaches to the butter box cracking as it is longer than the 2010 loop, this enables it to bend from the pressure when hooked in and eventually cracks.
The Comp stick 2010 i had a problem with a cracked butter box which Slingshot said was caused by the trim not staying in the cleat and putting pressure against the butter box causing it to crack, they sent a new re-enforced butter box which solved the problem. I am now still using a 2010 Comp stick as i have no confidence in the 2011 one.
Chicken loop, yes correct only made smaller on the Rally this year as far as im aware, not sure why, anyone any ideas? And yes i have friends with both the 2011 Fuel + 2011 RPM, to date no problems with those, but i have seen 10+ Rallys with holes in the rear wingtips after a few weeks use, and this has been nearly every day, so something like 20+ times on the water.
If your only just getting the kites out of the bag and getting on the water my advice is to re-enforce the wingtip with Dacron tape as Slingshot will not replace the kite when a hole wears through it.
My kite has been used every single day for 3-4hrs for 6 weeks, is that really a lot of wear for a product that is supposed to be bullet proof??
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