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mr dave
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Vegas 2014 or rpm 2014

Postby mr dave » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:52 pm

Im currently riding 2012 rpm and i do love this kite i feel its good for eveything my style definatly freestyle but love jumping high!! Im told if you go north u never go back .... ???

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Re: Vegas 2014 or rpm 2014

Postby dannybarnette » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:49 am

I can't say much about the rpm because I've never tried that specific slingshot kite. But I have been riding north since when I started kiting 5 years ago. I've tried many other brand's kites and boards but non compare to North, hence why I still buy North gear year after year and have a smile that you can't wipe off my face! I rode the 2014 Vegas the other day and it is really sweet! Solid Kiteloops, great pop, awesome slack, amazing C kite! That would be my choice!

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mr dave
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Re: Vegas 2014 or rpm 2014

Postby mr dave » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:45 am

Sounds awesome cheers think im definatly going to have to see what everyones talking about :) i never feel like i get enough from a demo i think u have to own the kite to really get to know it .... Thanks again

Westozzy
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Re: Vegas 2014 or rpm 2014

Postby Westozzy » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:59 am

Mr Dave is you think you are ready for a much 'more' C kite, then yeh demo the vegas. Of course even the vegas isnt a fuel or a torch, but it is a step up from the RPM in that discipline anyhow.

Try a few though. Consider the C4 as well. If you are kind of freestyling more with some freeride in there then there is the cabrhina chaos as well.

mr dave
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Re: Vegas 2014 or rpm 2014

Postby mr dave » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:24 am

Westozzy was definatly considering the c4 i treid the 7m and loved it and it is the cheaper option i think now for me its definatly between the c4 and the vegas thanks for your reply :)

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Re: Vegas 2014 or rpm 2014

Postby Mike27 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:54 pm

if you think to buy a Vegas try it ! ...because the way it fly and the feeling is totally different compare to the RPM ! The RPM is not at all a c kite (execpt from slingshot marketing).

About C4 i don t know because i have only tested the 2011 in 7m.....and for me it is not a good kite for unhooked freestyle (in this size)....way to fast, and big surge of power when you unhook.

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Re: Vegas 2014 or rpm 2014

Postby boardjockey » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:28 pm

I have a Vegas for freestyle kite looping and unhooked tricks, but for big air I ride the Switchblade. The Edge is another big air kite. BTW, I learned to ride on the RPM.

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Re: Vegas 2014 or rpm 2014

Postby flat trixx » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:29 am

the vegas is much better in getting upwind.
the rpm doesn´t pull so hard when letting go the bar in suicide mode.
the vegas sometimes tangles the lines in 5. line mode.


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