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Slingshot RPM (2011)

Kite Details

Manufacturer
Model
Year
2011
Sizes
  • 4.5
  • 6
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14

The RPM is changing kiteboarding with its innovative 3 strut “Open C” Canopy design. It delivers limitless high end performance options for all conditions. Excel your riding regardless of your style. The RPM is the one kite that allows for top performance while executing un-hooked freestyle, wakestyle and surf style. It's also the first and only non “C” kite to take a PKRA championship podium finish ever.

User reviews

Average user rating from: 4 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
9.5
Performance 
 
9.8
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
9.3
Depower 
 
8.5
Relaunch 
 
8.8
Ratings (the higher the better)
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Build Quality*
Control Bar*
Depower*
Relaunch*
Details
 Wave
 Freestyle
 Wakestyle
 Freeride
 Race
 Light Wind
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Slingshot RPM (2011) 2011-11-23 12:54:12 Slingshot
Overall rating 
 
9.2
Performance 
 
10.0
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
8.0
Depower 
 
7.0
Relaunch 
 
9.0
Reviewed by Slingshot    November 23, 2011

Slingshot 2011 RPM 9m Review

The Slingshot RPM is indeed a great kite. One thing I´d like to point out though is that the centre line and the sheeting rope tend to get torn by normal use. This is not really a problem if you buy a new kite since you can ride it for some time without having to worry about worn out ropes, but be careful when buying second hand! A tip is to ski wax or stearin on the rope that slides through the bar, this will prevent any unwanted tear.

Other than that, a great kite!

Details

Suited Styles
  • Freestyle
  • Wakestyle
Sizes used
9m
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Slingshot RPM (2011) 2011-06-19 16:53:18 fred59
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Performance 
 
10.0
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
10.0
Depower 
 
9.0
Relaunch 
 
9.0
Reviewed by fred59    June 19, 2011

the best one

pour avoir essayé la 6 rally et 6 RPM.
la RPM est plus polyvalente et se tient beaucoup plus loin en plage haute
en freestyle elle ressource toute seule
en vague elle est parfaite et tres maniable.

Details

Suited Styles
  • Wave
  • Freestyle
  • Freeride
Sizes used
6 and 9
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Slingshot RPM (2011) 2011-02-13 19:06:11 RPM Masher
Overall rating 
 
9.9
Performance 
 
10.0
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
10.0
Depower 
 
10.0
Relaunch 
 
9.0
Reviewed by RPM Masher    February 13, 2011

RPM

The video review covers it all pretty much....
Welcome back split-strut!

Details

Suited Styles
  • Wave
  • Freestyle
  • Wakestyle
  • Freeride
Sizes used
12
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Slingshot RPM (2011) 2011-01-29 02:26:49 REAL
Overall rating 
 
9.0
Performance 
 
9.0
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
9.0
Depower 
 
8.0
Relaunch 
 
8.0
Reviewed by REAL    January 29, 2011
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Slingshot 2011 RPM Review

Real's video review of the 2011 Slingshot RPM:

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