Slingshot RPM 2018 Kite

From: £674.00

The 2018 Slingshot RPM is the all-around weapon of choice for championship-level freestyle, general freeriding and the go-to kite for many kite schools. For general freeriding, it provides responsive handling, smooth power delivery throughout the window, great boosting and powerful but predictable loops.

Design details

The 2018 Slingshot RPM is a high-flying, hard-charging kite with multiple world titles under its belt. But the RPM isn’t built for the most elite competitors; the top of the podium is just a byproduct of exceptional design. The 2018 RPM is built for riders like you. You want safety, reliability and predictability in all wind conditions. You want high performance and low risk. You want a kite that won’t hold you back, no matter how much you progress. You want a kite you can count on when conditions get gnarly, when your friends challenge you to a jump-off or when you’re bound and determined to take that next step in progression, whatever that may be. If that is you, your kite is the RPM.

Sizes: 4.5m, 6m, 7m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m

FEATURES

  • The kite of choice for instructors, world champions and everyone between
  • Open-C canopy delivers versatile, reliable performance in all conditions
  • Shock-absorbing IRS bridle stabilizes kite in gusty wind
  • Powerful but predictable boost and loops
  • Bomber Slingshot construction

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • RPM kite
  • RPM kite backpack
  • Emergency bladder repair kit
  • Quick-start guide

Slingshot RPM 2018 Kite & Bar Size Compatibility Chart:

Kite Size Windrange (KN) Bar Size
4.5m 24+ 17" or 20"
6m 22-36 17" or 20"
7m 19-33 17" or 20"
8m 16-31 17" or 20"
9m 14-29 20"
10m 13-27 20"
11m 12-24 20"
12m 11-22 20" or 23"
14m 8-17 20" or 23"

ATTRIBUTES

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
UNHOOKED POP
POWERED LOOPS
BOOST
DEPOWER
RELAUNCH
LOW-END POWER
HANGTIME
UPWIND ABILITY
SURF PERFORMANCE
DOWNWIND DRIFT

Tech specs

Bomber Slingshot Construction

Tri-Tech protection: Ballistic Kevlar, Mark Cloth and Neoprene scuff guards are strategically placed to protect vulnerable areas of the kite from scratches, punctures wear and tear.

Surf Tough tech: Strategic panel layout, superior canopy materials and precision engineered seams and stitching result in kites that can take proper beatings without issue. Slingshot’s unique panel layout not only adds strength and canopy structure, it also helps contain the damage to your kite in the event that it does tear or get punctured.

Dimension Polyant 175 Dacron: DP175 is a premium canopy material used solely by Slingshot in the kiteboarding industry. This high-strength, high tenacity material is resistant to bias stretch and retains its structure exceptionally well, which is why we utilize it for every high performance kite we build. Where other brands have cut corners and selected lesser materials to reduce costs, Slingshot has remained committed to quality.

Bayer Material Science Polyurethane Bladders: Slingshot bladders are made in the USA to precision specs using high-quality polyurethane.