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Re: 2013 Slingshot Rally review

Postby superpak101 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:56 pm

Thanks. I appreciate the feedback on each kites jumping abilities. :)

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Re: 2013 Slingshot Rally review

Postby TonyL » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:22 am

Bigwave - how did you find the drift of the Rally vs your SB's? Sounds like you ride directionals a lot

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Re: 2013 Slingshot Rally review

Postby CaptainArgh » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:51 pm

ulx wrote:it has been done in germany. one guy modified a 14 and one a 12 i think. there are pics, too. and i think were both quite happy. http://surfforum.oase.com/showthread.php?t=124784
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Damn...that looks like a really comprehensive 2013 Rally discussion! Too bad I can't read any of it...

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Re: 2013 Slingshot Rally review

Postby ulx » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:01 pm

:wink: google translate might help here. but until then, there are even pics :-)

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Re: 2013 Slingshot Rally review

Postby bigwave » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:45 am

TonyL wrote:Bigwave - how did you find the drift of the Rally vs your SB's? Sounds like you ride directionals a lot


Well, I've only had one session on my surfboard and that was with the 14m. The other rides were with the Sector just blasting around and jumping. The Rally was better than the 2012 SB mainly due to the turning speed. I would say the drift was similar. I'm not a huge fan of riding my surfboard(Cab Skillet 5'6") with 14m kites. Id rather ride the sector.
It's been so windy lately,today I got an 8m Rally. I can't wait to ride it. Heading to Hatteras this week for a couple.

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Re: 2013 Slingshot Rally review

Postby BWD » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:01 am

yes a guess therefore the "??"
moving a kite steering line attachment fwd = slower, more sheeting range, less leverage to twist/bend the kite, I think....

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Re: 2013 Slingshot Rally review

Postby peppers » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:27 pm

Please help me out with a quiver of Rally's.
I have currently 12, 8 and 6m Rally's. Want to replace 8m (from 2012). 12 and 6 are from 2013. I am stuck with the decision whether to go with 9 or 10m (from 2013).

I am 75 kg and mainly ride surfboard. 9m would be easy choice for 3 kite quiver.
Ideally dreaming of a two kite quiver but have my doubts if there is a too big gap between 10 and 6.
10 m windrange would be ideal for my area. 12m sucks in waves (or I suck with handling big kite :-)

Thanks in advance.
Peppers.

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Re: 2013 Slingshot Rally review

Postby CaptainArgh » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:46 pm

peppers wrote:Please help me out with a quiver of Rally's.
I have currently 12, 8 and 6m Rally's. Want to replace 8m (from 2012). 12 and 6 are from 2013. I am stuck with the decision whether to go with 9 or 10m (from 2013).

I am 75 kg and mainly ride surfboard. 9m would be easy choice for 3 kite quiver.
Ideally dreaming of a two kite quiver but have my doubts if there is a too big gap between 10 and 6.
10 m windrange would be ideal for my area. 12m sucks in waves (or I suck with handling big kite :-)

Thanks in advance.
Peppers.


I'd get the 9M.

I used to have a 6/10/14 quiver (of 2012s) and the jump from 6 to 10 was too large. I'd be overpowered on my 10 but still underpowered when I dropped to the 6. They increased the size of all kites in 2013, but they are probably in line with each other and I know the jump from 9 to 12 is PERFECT, so get the 9M.

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Re: 2013 Slingshot Rally review

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Re: 2013 Slingshot Rally review

Postby magic%20Ed » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:34 am

peppers wrote:Please help me out with a quiver of Rally's.
I have currently 12, 8 and 6m Rally's. Want to replace 8m (from 2012). 12 and 6 are from 2013. I am stuck with the decision whether to go with 9 or 10m (from 2013).

I am 75 kg and mainly ride surfboard. 9m would be easy choice for 3 kite quiver.
Ideally dreaming of a two kite quiver but have my doubts if there is a too big gap between 10 and 6.
10 m windrange would be ideal for my area. 12m sucks in waves (or I suck with handling big kite :-)

Thanks in advance.
Peppers.


I'm 95 kg, riding surfboards strapless for the last 6 years and own a bunch of Rally's. I changed from 12-9-6 2013 to 12-8-6 because the 8 is a bit faster turning than the 9, which makes it, in my opinion, the first size to be really good in the waves. Everything larger is usable, but turning to slow.

So now I ride from 10 knots (alaia) to 20 with the 12, from 16 (big surfboard, smaller board needs 18 knots) to 28 with the 8 and from 24 to 40 with the 6.

When twintipping, the 9 would be perfect though.


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