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2014 Slingshot RPM

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Created by jordy > 9 months ago, 13 Nov 2013
jordy
SA, 449 posts
13 Nov 2013 4:35PM
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Hi Guys,

Have SS released a 2014 RPM as yet or are they not going on with this kite?

I haven't seen anything about it and anything I can find is only 2014.

Cheers,

Jordy

Fly on da wall
VIC, 685 posts
13 Nov 2013 9:16PM
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Go down and see Bastian at the kite shop at Henley Beach. 2014 RPM's are coming
but later than Fuel's and Rally's! Great build quality and great kite!

polykarb
VIC, 273 posts
17 Nov 2013 7:22PM
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I've got couple 2013 RPM'S, they arrive really late in our season, I would be surprised to see 2014 model until next year at the earliest.

Awesome kites.

YorksBoy
SA, 215 posts
18 Nov 2013 11:38AM
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There could be a 2014 around to demo ugly bag this year baby **** yellow

arloj
WA, 237 posts
27 Nov 2013 7:25PM
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real

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polykarb said..

I've got couple 2013 RPM'S, they arrive really late in our season, I would be surprised to see 2014 model until next year at the earliest.

Awesome kites.


surprise







Lamza
7 posts
27 Nov 2013 11:11PM
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DICE vs PARK vs RPM :)
Nice setup, which one do you prefer? :)

niko77
WA, 18 posts
28 Nov 2013 2:25AM
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Lamza said..

DICE vs PARK vs RPM :)
Nice setup, which one do you prefer? :)


niko77
WA, 18 posts
28 Nov 2013 2:27AM
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just quick one the are the seem size?also can whe see the pics from the bridal conection

eppo
WA, 7042 posts
28 Nov 2013 7:02AM
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niko77 said..

Lamza said..

DICE vs PARK vs RPM :)
Nice setup, which one do you prefer? :)




arloj
WA, 237 posts
28 Nov 2013 10:15AM
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wind wasnt the greatest it was more of a pump an compare although we did do a couple of runs, not enough to compare though. dice & park are 9m, RPM is 8m.

heading to coro on sunday will give all 3 a burn, also have the Best TS to compare

eppo
WA, 7042 posts
28 Nov 2013 11:09AM
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eppo said...
niko77 said..

Lamza said..

DICE vs PARK vs RPM :)
Nice setup, which one do you prefer? :)









And best TS.....

arloj
WA, 237 posts
28 Nov 2013 11:12AM
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well if i want to be truthful the kites il be using will be

ozone edge 9m
north dice 9m
slingshot rally 9m
slingshot rpm 8m
best TS 10m
cabrinha switchblade 9m
naish park 9m

really interested to see how the RPM matches against the Park

eppo
WA, 7042 posts
28 Nov 2013 11:54AM
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arloj said..

well if i want to be truthful the kites il be using will be

ozone edge 9m
north dice 9m
slingshot rally 9m
slingshot rpm 8m
best TS 10m
cabrinha switchblade 9m
naish park 9m

really interested to see how the RPM matches against the Park




I am NOT worthy....great kites to compare....can't wait read about your findings.

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1352 posts
28 Nov 2013 2:36PM
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arloj said..

well if i want to be truthful the kites il be using will be

ozone edge 9m
north dice 9m
slingshot rally 9m
slingshot rpm 8m
best TS 10m
cabrinha switchblade 9m
naish park 9m

really interested to see how the RPM matches against the Park


Gee Arloj you are going to spend your whole day pumping, launching and landing! You're not going to have any time to kite!

eppo
WA, 7042 posts
28 Nov 2013 2:49PM
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When we demo, normally only two or three kites (jeez big list there), let's say two like not long ago....we have 4 riders. One is on the beach kicking the dog, the rest station as you will, and one person on the main kite we all use...easy because we all use the same kite design...lol. About a 7-10 minute rotation. Hence after around 30-40 minutes, you have ridden all three and had a rest, rotate this through 3 times. Next day repeat, but extend each session to half an hour, so after 2 hours you have got a really good grip on what's going on. Third day pick ya poison and spend a real good session on it, even narrow the good ones down.

Problem is there is always one bugger who wants to hog the most popular kite on the water, so it's all good in theory!!

Demo days are real fun, give it a crack! Beers afterwards in theory, but some have been known to sneak one in on the rest station, and once while riding out...

oh sorry...I hear another safety post coming up...watch out...

Good luck my man, big damn list there.

Dave seeya in a couple of weeks.

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1352 posts
29 Nov 2013 10:39AM
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Looking forward to it Eppo!

Lamza
7 posts
3 Dec 2013 1:33AM
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arloj, any luck and chance to compare them? :)

arloj
WA, 237 posts
3 Dec 2013 11:58AM
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yep, tested all the kites.

RPM - awesome looping amazingly quick, really light bar pressure nice thick bar, simple design. Boosting wasnt as good as the dice nor was it as good on the waves. low end isnt too great really needs to be powered up to use it

Dice - well not much else to add which isnt in the dice review section. big tip (cheers eppo) set the lines under the bar to the closest knot to give more bar pressure/power

Rally - never got on it but the guy on using it with the SB liked it over the Dice for wave riding, even though the dice was quicker to loop when toeside etc he felt he didnt have to work the rally as hard as the dice. both were on par with going down the line and drifting

the other kites - no one wanted to use them lol







RPM will be good for guys wanting to unhook and get into looping, this is only off 1 5hour session so those who are more exp on it would have better opinions

eppo
WA, 7042 posts
3 Dec 2013 12:06PM
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Thanks for that arloj. I will have to move that knot back soon, front lines have stretched into place and the red mini fifth is very taught when fully powered...which how i ride 95% of the time.

Yeh the rally is a sweet kite hey. great booster to. I know you did tell me...forgot already what was the sizes of each kite you were on again?

actually those looking at say the dice and the rally as an option Ik surf mag did a really accurate review of the dice I (we) thought, so maybe the rally is close to...

www.iksurfmag.com/reviews/

Lamza
7 posts
3 Dec 2013 1:00PM
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Thanks Arloj :)

kitcho207
NSW, 831 posts
17 Dec 2013 4:01PM
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Any more people demo the RPM?

NoBS
WA, 908 posts
17 Dec 2013 7:12PM
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Not as good as the BWS noise 2011 model..

kitcho207
NSW, 831 posts
18 Dec 2013 12:40AM
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NoBS said...
Not as good as the BWS noise 2011 model..




Um... They don't boost, at all

kitebored
NSW, 550 posts
18 Dec 2013 2:00PM
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Are you riding one in this profile image

kitcho207
NSW, 831 posts
18 Dec 2013 3:35PM
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kitebored said..

Are you riding one in this profile image



lol. might as well have been. it was only 10kn

Big eeeZeee
NSW, 1100 posts
19 Dec 2013 10:43AM
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Best looking kite on the market. Too bad the outline looks like ****!

GarryA
WA, 254 posts
23 Dec 2013 10:00AM
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jordy said..

Hi Guys,

Have SS released a 2014 RPM as yet or are they not going on with this kite?

I haven't seen anything about it and anything I can find is only 2014.

Cheers,

Jordy


just received my 1st batch of 2014 rpm's will write a review in the next 2 weeks just want to fly them a bit... but so far jumps great , loops like a machine and fly's like a dream with lots of bottom end power, compstick bar a little diferent this year... so have to get used to it, before saying anything good or bad about it.....

live to fly

snowsurfmatt
NSW, 96 posts
7 Jan 2014 12:40PM
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Hey guys

Anyone have a 7m RPM 2012/13 OR 14 and can comment on there weight and what wind range u get.

I just sold my 8m rally and have a 6. 10. 14m rpm left wondering weather to sell the 6 and buy a 7 or buy another 8?.

Im 98 pies so curious how much wind i could hold down on the 7 rpm. Thought the 3 would be better to travel with aswell.

cheers matt

BigZ
23 posts
7 Jan 2014 10:12AM
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I am 105 pies and have 2013 7m RPM. I am good till about 35 knots of a cold Canadian air - on a surfboard. Don't use 7m with a TT.



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snowsurfmatt said..

Hey guys

Anyone have a 7m RPM 2012/13 OR 14 and can comment on there weight and what wind range u get.

I just sold my 8m rally and have a 6. 10. 14m rpm left wondering weather to sell the 6 and buy a 7 or buy another 8?.

Im 98 pies so curious how much wind i could hold down on the 7 rpm. Thought the 3 would be better to travel with aswell.

cheers matt


hydra
SA, 254 posts
7 Jan 2014 5:57PM
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got a chance to demo both the 11m and 9m rpm.
these kites like to be ridden fast, i had the 11m out in 18-23 knots and i felt the need for more power. i weigh 95 kgs bout 6ft. bar pressure is light and the kite feels nice within its wind range. it seems to be a sweet wakestyle machine and freestyle.
i noticed it loved to loop but had a bit of flutter on the outside canopy in the loop.
tried the 9m in 30+ knots, it felt quite good but when it gusts up the kite can buck a bit., got cattapulted in a gust . however the 9m rally in the same conditions was solid as a rock. all i can put this down to is the sliding loops on the front bridal. boosting was controllable but not as good as the rally, probably because of the unpridictability in the gusts more than anything.
both 9 and 11 rpms are sweet in the turns and need a bit more wind to perform than most other kites ive used.

snowsurfmatt
NSW, 96 posts
9 Jan 2014 2:39AM
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Cheers lads!

Gonna go with the 8m

Prob going to get the 2013 just based on price differance and the small changes.

Mite get the 2014 11m in the near future.

Yew



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