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Pump pressure Slingshot Rally

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Created by junglejim1971 Two weeks ago, 1 Jan 2020
junglejim1971
VIC, 116 posts
1 Jan 2020 11:27AM
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Heyy allll,Happy new year

I was wondering what peoples opinions are on kite pressure for the rally

The instructions say 6 psi however ive been told go rock solid as you want structure and 6 psi wont give solid structure

is there some go low or go hard but nothing in between rule I am missing out on

Fly on da wall
VIC, 699 posts
1 Jan 2020 12:25PM
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7-8 psi is best

snalberski
WA, 678 posts
1 Jan 2020 9:27AM
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I always go as hard as poss.
How about this for an idea.... try it both ways and make up your own mind

junglejim1971
VIC, 116 posts
1 Jan 2020 2:38PM
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snalberski said..
I always go as hard as poss.
How about this for an idea.... try it both ways and make up your own mind


I dont wanna waste a sesh haha. I should have added im looking for more of a technical opinion on the pros and cons

kemp90
QLD, 1666 posts
2 Jan 2020 7:19AM
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I have the new rally GT and I did see that they recommend 6.
however, if you want the best out of your kite, especially in the top end of its range.
You will want to pump it hard to about 9 or even 10.

If you have the sligggy pump, just pump it till it's at the edge of the green and red on the gauge.

firm is better then soft!

cbulota
WA, 1225 posts
2 Jan 2020 9:10AM
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Forget PSI's and pump gauges. Kite Pump gauges are notoriously inaccurate. Pump your kite until it becomes hard to fold it in half i.e. you can still bend it but you need A LOT of force to do this.

kitebored
NSW, 552 posts
7 Jan 2020 12:28PM
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On my rally I flick my leading edge with my finger after pumping, when it produces a higher pitched ping noise its spot on.. never had an issue in 15 years doing this

Underoath
QLD, 2403 posts
7 Jan 2020 7:42PM
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15psi makes for wicked looping.

theDoctor
NSW, 4932 posts
8 Jan 2020 12:11AM
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Your missus likes when i pump hard

So does your dad



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