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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2013
Brand: Slingshot
Size: 04m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Allround performance freeride and unhooked 3 strut SLE kite

Designers goals

Through years of testing and rider feedback, we have made steady improvements and subtle refinements until reaching the pinnacle it is at today. The 2013 RPM Crossover kite is a powerful combination of aggressive freestyle characteristics and progressive crossover kiteperformance. It’s low profile wingtips increase turning speed and reduce drag, while the custom attachment points optimize kite performance and deliver complete tuning from freestyle to wakestyle in seconds. Inspired by our world class team, the RPM delivers unmatched out of the box performance with many options for personal customization.

Bar

slingshot 2013 barTruly innovative design and engineering with superior safety and performance in mind, Slingshot introduces the COMP STICK CONTROL BAR.

Designed for the rider who demands it all. The COMP STICK bar has the highest level of CSS safety and Center of the Universe performance / convenience in the cleanest 4 line configuration available.

NEW features such as the Surefire Spinner, Auto Indexing Chicken Loop, Active Stopper Ball and Push Up Center Safety System makes it the first choice for freestyle riders who demand more. The clean and uncluttered 4 line configuration of the Comp Stick Control Bar also allows for easy and speedy set up.

The Comp Stick Control Bar offers the highest safety, performance and convenience in a single package. It is the most versatile control bar you will ever own.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2013
Brand: Slingshot
Size: 04m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 20m - 23m - 27m
Bar length: 43,2 cm - 50,8 cm - 58,4 cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 5 reviews on this product:

Slingshot RPM 2013 06m
Name:
Isabeau Galiart 
Weight:
63 
Riding style:
allround, unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 24 knots up to 38
Number of test sessions:
25 
Kite size:
06m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
durability
 
ShortLong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
windrange
 
LimitedWide
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
lift
 
GradualExplosive
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kitefinder.com - 30.12.2013 at 00:42 hour
Comments:
i have been riding slingshot now for just under a year. And i have the rpm in the sizes: 6,8,9,10,12,14.
I love riding them because they can provide good pressure but they are user friendly as well. of course the 6m is a quick kite, but still you can do quit good freestyle with it. this kite isn't that good for kitelooping, because in the end you fall down. this can be caused because i"m always riding with 20 m lines.

it is also a good kite for younger children who are willing to start with freestyle tricks. the kite is small enough, forgiving but still room enough to make progression.  
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Slingshot RPM 2013 12m
Name:
Levi Solleveld 
Weight:
67 
Riding style:
allround, big-air, unhooked  
Years of experience:
4,5 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 14 knots up to 22
Number of test sessions:
40 
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
durability
 
ShortLong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
lift
 
GradualExplosive
price quality
 
PoorGreat
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
boost
 
SoftStrong
up wind
 
HardEasy
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
glide phase
 
ShortLong
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
kitefinder.com - 30.12.2013 at 00:18 hour
Comments:
The rpm is a kite that is good for everyone because you can change the setup exactly how you want(bar pressure , fast stearing , wake/freestyle setup.My style is wakestyle and I prefer the setting : Lowest bar pressure , Fast stearing , Wake setup.
Safety works Always when you need it. I have the sizes: 7,9,12 and 14. 
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Slingshot RPM 2013 10m
Name:
JasonD 
Weight:
80 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 16
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
boost
 
SoftStrong
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 04.06.2013 at 15:55 hour
Comments:
Tried the RPM. Great low-end lots of feedback on the back lines. Relaunch is easy. Pretty heavy on the bar but I don't mind. Like it! 
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Slingshot RPM 2013 12m
Name:
Christiaan 
Weight:
95 
Riding style:
unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 16 knots up to 25
Number of test sessions:
15 
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kitefinder.com - 26.05.2013 at 17:04 hour
Comments:
I love the RPM because you can change the settings to what you exactly like. Standard the kite steers fast and has really good low end. I like wakestyle and bar pressure. Changing the settings makes the kite super stable, predictable and gives excellent pop. I love that I always now where the kite is, pop`s great and there`s enough momentum for me to pass the bar. TheThe kite is really easy to relaunch, has a wide range and Slingshot always has good quality gear. 
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Slingshot RPM 2013 10m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
93 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air  
Years of experience:
13 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 13 knots up to 16
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 21.05.2013 at 12:27 hour
Comments:
First impression in low end wind Slingshot RPM 10m. The RPM has great allround characteristics in its lowend. Stable, easy to relaunch, quick with a good feedback. Curious how the RPM react in its high-end.
 
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