Slingshot RPM 2017 Kite
The RPM returns for 2017 carrying the reputation as one of the greatest kites every produced. Spanning the broad spectrum of users, the RPM is capable of winning multiple world titles as well as appealing to riders of all styles and abilities. From beginners who want a responsive kite with easy relaunch and great depower, to weekend warriors who want to boost big, to world-class competitors like Youri Zoon and Carlos Mario, never before has one kite appealed to so many different types of riders.
The RPM is packed with technical features that give this kite its legendary performance and durability. From a gridded surf-tough canopy, reinforced leading edge seams, Split Strut construction and strategically placed Kevlar scuff guards to Slingshot’s unique shock-absorbing IRS bridle, multiple attachment points for fine-tuning and our patented One-Pump inflation system.
New for 2017, we’ve added material upgrades to make the kite even more bombproof. Trailing edge tension is now controlled with the addition of Teijin T2 Polyester rip stop canopy material. This decreases trailing edge flutter and increases durability. We also reinforced the one-pump inflation valve’s connection to the bladder to help prevent blowouts caused by improper hose attachment/detachment. Finally, we added Kevlar patches to prevent bridle rub on the trailing edges.
Sizes: 4.5m, 6m, 7m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
- Slingshot’s flagship freeride-freestyle crossover kite
- Open-C canopy a versatile shape for all types of riding
- Smooth load, insane pop and unrivaled unhooked performance
- User-friendly and responsive: not just for freestyle fanatics
- Kite of choice for 2x world champion Youri Zoon and top-ranked Carlos Mario
- Slingshot RPM 2017 Kite
- Kite Backpack
- Bladder Repair Kit
- Quick-Start Guide
- Pump (optional)
- Slingshot Compstick Bar with Guardian (optional)
- Slingshot Compstick Bar with Sentinel (optional)