The New 2020 Slingshot RPM
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The Slingshot RPM has legendary status as one of the most impressive kites ever made, and it is STILL evolving. Slingshot continued its progression with a new canopy material, 4x4 Canopy Tech - making it stiffer, stronger, and more durable. It has retained the three strut frame and full wingtip that made it famous. For 2020, The RPM has been pushed forward and upward within its anytime, any condition, all performance design mantra. Returning for RPMs 12th Version is the Flyline Bridle System, first introduced last year. FlyLine, in conjunction with the new Modified Open C shape, has ushered in a new realm of performance for the 2020 RPM. This enhanced kite shape and bridle configuration accelerated the RPM’s turning speed as well as increased the lift and hangtime. With a balanced presentation of direct handling, sheet and go power delivery, and bar pressure, this incredible kite control will make achieving your next kiteboarding milestone easier and more fun than ever before.
1- NEW 4x4 Canopy Tech: New for 2020, Slingshot has upgraded the canopy construction with Teijin 4x4 reinforced ripstop material. Teijin 4x4 is the strongest, stiffest, and most durable canopy material on the market. Your kite will last longer, have a higher resale value, and feel more reliable and stable in the air, especially in gusty wind.
2- Modified Open C: They decreased the open-C arc of the RPM in favor of a fuller and deeper C. This is a significant change to the kite. On the beach, it will look about the same, but in the air, anyone who knows the RPM will see and feel the difference right away. This difference in shape has a significant impact on performance - most notably in overall power, structural stability, hangtime, and control in the air.
3- The Original 3 Strut Platform: Three struts give the RPM the magical combination of lightweight steering, instant response, and handling, as well as maximum pull and carry. Making it the leading freeride/freestyle kite on the market.
4- FlyLine Bridle System: A combination of the pulleyed bridle featured on previous RPM models and the bungee IRS bridle, engineered a few years ago. Slingshot introduced pulleys on the RPM to give the kite more structural stability and dynamic steering. Then they replaced the pulleys with their IRS bungee system to achieve a more direct feel and smoother power delivery as the kite flies through the window. The FLYLINE bridle combines both pulley and bungee in a new configuration that results in a faster, higher-flying, more powerful RPM than ever before.
5- Load Shift: The new configuration of the FlyLine bridle and the location of the pulley and bungee segments give the 2020 RPM a dynamic steering behavior, unlike any other kite Slingshots made. Best described as ‘Load Shift,’ the FlyLine bridle transfers power and load actively from wingtip-to-wingtip as it flies. Where other kites would warp or twist under load, buckle at the wingtips, flutter, or stall out in the air, the new RPM shifts and distributes load actively throughout the canopy, resulting in a smoother, cleaner, more powerful performance.
6- Surf-Tough Construction: Reinforced seams and a strategic surf-grid canopy that isolates tears and reduces the chance of catastrophic blowouts in the event your kite goes through the wringer in the surf.
7- Splitstrut: A Slingshot innovation that has been borrowed industry wide. Splitstrut integrates the kite canopy and struts into one firmly interconnected piece rather than the canopy sewn over the strut like lesser designs. Splitstrut creates a stronger, more stable, and more durable canopy, enhances power under heavy load, and creates efficiency and rigidity in the overall frame.
8- One Pump Speed System: A patented Slingshot innovation now used industry-wide. One Pump lets you inflate and deflate your kite through a central valve. If you ever had an older kite with separate strut valves, you’ll know how much of a hassle it was.
9- Multiple Attachment Points: Different attachment points integrated into the kite allow you to fine-tune handling, power, and performance-based on your riding style and the conditions of a particular session. Even small changes to these settings can make a big impact on the kite’s overall performance. Making this an important tool for getting the most out of your kite every time you ride.
Sizes: 4.5m, 6m, 7m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THE RPM:
NEW 4x4 Canopy Tech - The strongest and stiffest material on the market
Some say the RPM is the highest performing, most technically advanced kite on the market.
The RPM was built to put world championship performance into a free ride package. With more world championships and never before done tricks done on the RPM, it will take your riding to the next level.
Package includes NEW RPM kite, NEW kite bag, QSG, bladder patch kit.