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Slingshot Rally (2011)

Kite Details

Manufacturer
Model
Year
2011
Sizes
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14

The Slingshot Rally is the answer for every kiter looking for the performance requirements of a traditional "C" shape kite but more of the depower and range of a dedicated Delta kite. Creating the industry's first Open Delta C-kite the Slingshot Rally will deliver all the desirable features of a Delta style kite coupled with the performance feel of a C-kite. The Rally is the choice for crossover freestyle and excellent in surf. Proven Delta features such as low end power, responsive pivotal turning, endless lofty hang time, effortless relaunch and unbelievable range are matched with C-kite predictable power and uncompromised stability. The 3-strut design of the Rally's Open Delta C harnesses and delivers smooth efficient power through the stoke and offers a light weight balanced build for maximum flight stability. Slingshot's industry first pulley-less bridle lends itself to a direct feel, enhanced responsiveness, and unmatched upwind performance.

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Average user rating from: 8 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
9.1
Performance 
 
8.8
Build Quality 
 
9.4
Control Bar 
 
8.9
Depower 
 
9.5
Relaunch 
 
9.9
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Slingshot Rally (2011) 2011-05-31 09:28:44 Simão
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Performance 
 
10.0
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
10.0
Depower 
 
10.0
Relaunch 
 
10.0
Reviewed by Simão    May 31, 2011

Rally 2011 8m

The best kite i've ever had. A bit expensive, still a wonderful machine!

Details

Suited Styles
  • Wave
  • Freeride
Sizes used
8
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Slingshot Rally (2011) 2011-04-01 05:24:28 Shred
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Performance 
 
10.0
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
10.0
Depower 
 
10.0
Relaunch 
 
10.0
Reviewed by Shred    April 01, 2011

Slingshot Rally Rocks!

Excellent do everything well kite. worry free high end kiting. does nothing wrong except cost too much.

Details

Suited Styles
  • Wave
  • Freestyle
  • Freeride
  • Race
Sizes used
6, 8, 10
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Slingshot Rally (2011) 2011-02-14 16:57:58 Mauro
Overall rating 
 
6.8
Performance 
 
8.0
Build Quality 
 
6.0
Control Bar 
 
4.0
Depower 
 
7.0
Relaunch 
 
9.0
Reviewed by Mauro    February 14, 2011

Rally 12

Good stuff: delta with good low end power, upwind ability, relaunch, upwind angle and speed.

Downside: bar weight above average (bad for some internal flight but maybe you don't care), the depower must stay one inch pulled or you can't trim it easyly on the water (actually..you can't if the wind pick's up for good!), the big big issue is the tendency to dip in to the water if you don't keep the bar constantly and deeply pulled back. Pain in the ass expecially on waves! The kite also doesn't respond well if you depower it a lot or start (just start) to slack the lines a very little surfing down the line on side-on condition. You need to keep lot of tension in the lines in order to mantain direct control.
Pivotal and rather quick to be a 12 but not impressive, the Rally like to run fast at the edge of the window, maybe good for off-shore surfing (except for the falling out the sky issues, depowering it) but not too much for side-side on days or as a race kite.

Details

Suited Styles
  • Wave
  • Freeride
Sizes used
12
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Slingshot Rally (2011) 2011-01-27 11:37:17 manueldalmau
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Performance 
 
10.0
Build Quality 
 
9.0
Control Bar 
 
10.0
Depower 
 
10.0
Relaunch 
 
10.0
Reviewed by manueldalmau    January 27, 2011

after a month of constant use


excellent kite for a hydrofoil, constant power, betters the upwind pointing ability and great turning speed ( great for downwinds), The best kite i have used on a foil so far !!.

Details

Suited Styles
  • Wave
  • Race
Sizes used
12
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Slingshot Rally (2011) 2011-01-07 01:30:35 BND
Overall rating 
 
9.4
Performance 
 
9.0
Build Quality 
 
10.0
Control Bar 
 
9.0
Depower 
 
10.0
Relaunch 
 
10.0
Reviewed by BND    January 07, 2011

Slingshot rally 2011

Excellent allround kite. Great in the surf and safe for piece of mind.

Details

Suited Styles
  • Wave
  • Freeride
Sizes used
6, 8,10
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