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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
Brand: Slingshot
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Allround kite for different styles. Wide windrange, fast steering, good low end and user friendly

Designers goals

Still the most versatile kite ever produced, the 2015 Rally defines ‘confidence.’ Never before has one kite been able to accomplish so much for so many different styles of riding. The Rally delivers incredible wind range, maneuverability and low-end power. Quite simply it’s the most efficient and user friendly kite in the world.

The Rally was the kite of choice for the Enable Passion transatlantic crossing. Slingshot’s legendary construction ensures maximum durability and performance. We use a state of the art manufacturing process and only top-of-the-line materials to ensure that you don’t ever miss a session. If you are into waves or freestyle or just want a kite that can handle anything you can throw at it, the 2015 Rally is the kite for you.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2015
Brand: Slingshot
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 10m-15m-18m-21m-24m
Bar length: 40cm-45cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 3 reviews on this product:

Slingshot Rally 2015 12m
Name:
Stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
+10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 14 knots up to 18
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
drift
 
HardSoft
durability
 
ShortLong
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
windrange
 
LimitedWide
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
glide phase
 
ShortLong
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
lift
 
GradualExplosive
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 21.05.2015 at 10:56 hour
Comments:
The Slingshot Rally 12m in +15 knots. This kite is great for heavy intermediate kitesurfers. Very stable and predictable. Easy to ride with a good low-end, a bit heavy feedback on the bar and a bigger turning circle (still turning around the center strut). Great sheet & go performance and easy relaunch.
Jump performance are on the beginner and intermediate level. No crazy boost or hard core accelerations. Just easy & predictable! 
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Slingshot Rally 2015 12m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
+10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 15
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
glide phase
 
ShortLong
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
lift
 
GradualExplosive
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 29.10.2014 at 19:30 hour
Comments:
Tried the Slingshot Rally 2015 12m in its low-end with a 5'8 surfboard. I was amazed by its low-end and upwind capacity. The Rally have a clean sheet and go bar feel. If you have bar pressure, you can ride. It feels like the Rally won't let go of the wind, except if you de-power.
The Rally turns tight, the reaction can be a bit faster. Lift is gradual and float is long enough to airplay some strapless tricks.
Loved LW riding with the Rally 12m. Great one!  
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Slingshot Rally 2015 11m
Name:
real watersports team 
Weight:
-- 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
+10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
+3 
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
windrange
 
LimitedWide
drift
 
HardSoft
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
lift
 
GradualExplosive
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 18.07.2014 at 18:05 hour
Comments:
What we like:
The 2015 Rally delivers amazing stability in the sky and is one of the most user friendly kites on the market. The exceptionally smooth handling and power delivery instills confidence in every type of kiter, from beginners to advanced freeriders. The predictable performance when sheeting the bar and steering the kite will allow for quick progression in beginners, and effortless sessions for experienced riders. No bucking bronco here; this kite cruises like a Cadillac! We tested several sizes in various conditions and are happy to report consistent performance across the entire range.

The geometry of the kite has been tuned to provide incredible wind range and near-automatic relaunch. The kites ability to dump power in gusty conditions makes it extremely versatile and a great choice for riders who spend the majority of their time in variable wind conditions. The HUGE wind range on these kites means fewer kites in your quiver to cover the full wind range at your local spot. Beginner and intermediate kiters will love the effortless relaunch, which helps build confidence and keeps kite sessions from turning into swim sessions.
Solid and powerful pull is delivered when you first dive the kite to begin riding. Don't be fooled by the easy steering and control, this kite will deliver the power you need to get up and cruising. Wave kiters are also gravitating towards this kite. With the ability to depower the kite and ride the wave, then tap into the power and hammer back through the break, the Rally is also a great choice for surf-inspired kiters.

Insider information:
The smoothness of the Rally may be an adjustment for more advanced or aggressive riders. When diving the kite aggressively in search of quick, powerful pull, it sometimes falls short of the quick power "burst" the riding is looking for. While this characteristic will smooth out the ride for most kiters, some riders may be left wanting when they dive the kite hard to get out of a sketchy situation.

Why you want the 2015 Slingshot Rally:
Because you want an enjoyable, hassle-free kiteboarding experience. The huge wind range, effortless relaunch, and easy handling make the Rally a perfect choice for beginners and freeriders of all ability levels.  
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