2016 Slingshot RPM KiteSizes: 6m PACKAGE INCLUDES: Kite, Kite Backpack, Bladder Repair Kit, Quick-Start Guide, IRS Bungee Replacement, Pump Hose with One Pump Speed Valve AdapterThe legend continues with the 2016 RPM: The renowned all-around weapon of choice for world champion tricksters, soul-searching surfers and casual weekend-warriors alike. Returning as the flagship kite on Slingshot’s legendary lineup, the 2016 RPM is loaded with exciting and innovative features that will again place this kite at the top of the food chain and uphold its reputation as one of the most versatile and rock solid kites ever produced.• A proven, versatile design for all types of riding • Smooth load, insane pop and solid unhooked performance • Big boosts, powerful loops and massive carry • Intuitive Response System bridle- the best bridle on the market • Great range, excellent depower and easy re-launch • Trusted and time-tested bombproof Slingshot construction
The RPM is Guaranteed to take your riding to the next level.
You’ll love the RPM is you’re looking for a kite with amazing load and pop, unrivaled unhooked performance, big boosts, lofty airs and powerful but controlled loops. The RPM is the ultimate all-around tool for freestyle and aggressive freeride kiteboarding. The RPM is also an excellent option for assertive entry-level riders who want a safe kite with great depower and range that they can grow into as their skills progress. IRS BRIDLE: Last year Slingshot introduced the Intuitive Response System (IRS) Bridle – an industry-first innovation that replaced bridle pulleys with a low-profile bungee setup that improved steering speed, response and general high-end performance. Feedback on the IRS Bridle was immediate and overwhelmingly positive. The 2016 RPM comes equipped with the same system, which gives riders a more fluid connection to the kite and gives the kite improved stability and smoother, more reactive performance.UPGRADES: In addition to the industry-leading IRS bridle, the 2016 RPM features upgrades to its already bombproof construction, including a tougher, more durable diamond leech trailing edge and a new DP 175 Dacron leading edge and strut material. These upgrades complement Slingshot’s proprietary tri-tech protection, making this one of the toughest, most durable kites on the market. Also returning to the 2016 RPM is an upgraded One Pump Speed System, which increases inflation efficiency to get you out on the water faster and with less energy than before.Take your riding to the highest level possible with the RPM’s versatile Open-C profile: The RPM is the original Open-C kite that started the entire category. It’s a proven shape that we created and others copied. The Open-C is an extremely versatile shape that provides the perfect combination of explosive power, big boosts, solid unhooked riding and high-performance handling. It also provides excellent depower, great range, solid upwind performance and easy relaunch.Here are a few of the design standards and innovations integrated into every Slingshot kite:Tri-Tech construction: 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.
The legend continues with the 2016 RPM: The renowned all-aroun...
The legend continues with the 2016 RPM: The renowned all-around weapon of choice for world champion tricksters, soul-searching surfers and casual weekend-warriors alike. Returning as the flagship kite on Slingshot’s legendary lineup, the 2016 RPM is loaded with exciting and innovative features that will again place this kite at the top of the food chain and uphold its reputation as one of the most versatile and rock solid kites ever produced.