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 Post subject: Re: Slingshot Rally 2014
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:02 pm 
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letsgoflyakite wrote:
Captain R, That's amazing. It seems a bit off by slingshot, same model should be relative. I can never afford to replace a quiver at a time, it's more a rotation of a single kite per year. I'm going to get a 2014 9m on basis of your advice, a better price now 2015 are out. I love my ten(2011) but it's getting worn. So will have 8, 9, 14, I can't get my head round that !

Well, it was a redesign so the platform changed. I thought the 2011/2012s were small for their size. When I was flying my 10 and people asked what size kite I had up, I'd always say "it's a small 10." I think SS caught on to the trend of everybody making kites bigger these days. Anyway, now when people ask what I have up I say, "It's a big 9." LOL

Somewhere I had an old post comparing the sizes, but I couldn't find it. Here are some pictures I had taken of the 2012 14M laid on top of the 2014 14M (which I ended up selling and buying a 12M instead). pic 1, pic 2, and you can see slight changes in the wingtip in pic 3.

You'll like the 2014s...but as a mixed quiver it is going to be shocking because they do fly a lot different. It'll take some adjustment. You know how on the 2012s you wouldn't feel like you had enough power to jump, but then you did? We kind of got used to a very subtle feel of the kite and trusting the power was there. With the 2014 you feel the power and will know there is enough to boost. Still has great drift, relaunch, self land/launch, and is much more solid when overpowered.


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 Post subject: Re: Slingshot Rally 2014
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:01 pm 
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Ta for the pics. I always thought jumping from a 14 to 10 felt way different anyway, so I'll just adjust I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Slingshot Rally 2014
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:57 pm 
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For those who are replacing older slingshot rally's with newer. I bought a new 9m rally 2014 to replace my 2011 10m. based on forum comments. Kept the 10 just in case. I laid one on top of other, same size ! Flying it feels same power, but smoother, and is enough of a jump from my 8m. Strange but true. Sooo, improved low end and slower turning just means it's a bigger kite IMO.I now have a 8,(2011) 9, (2014) and 14(2011) which really messes with my head, but is actually pretty spot on out on the water. So thanks mr aargh, your assessments were spot on. Slingshot, I understand going from RPM or fuels may have different power characteristics for same sizes, but in the same range this is just a bit crap.


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