2019 RPM DETAILS
MORE ABOUT THE 2019 RPM
For years, the RPM was fine-tuned to load, pop and go slack in the air before re-engaging. We had the tuning down to a science, and it helped give multiple freestyle world champions their gold medals. Our mission with the 2019 RPM was to change that - not to eliminate anything - but to shift the kite’s tuning to where we see the sport shifting.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THE 2019 RPM
- World-class unhooked performance- the kite of choice of 3X World Champion, Carlos Mario
- Hybrid Open-C shape delivers big boosts and smooth, predictable loops
- The new RPM shifts and distributes load actively throughout the canopy, resulting in smoother, cleaner, more powerful performance- "It's got more beans".
NEW OPEN-C PROFILE
The perfect balance between the bosting, looping, load and pop of a C-Kite with the versatility, safety and smooth power control of a hybrid.
NEW FLYLINE BRIDLE
New for 2019, the FLYLINE bridle features our IRS bungee line and a pulley line. The combination delivers more power, bigger jumping potential and more structural stability in the kite canopy.
NEW LOAD SHIFT
Where other kites would warp or twist under load, buckle at the wingtips, flutter or stall out in the air, Load Shift on the new RPM shifts and distributes load actively throughout the canopy, resulting in smoother, cleaner, more powerful performance.
BOMBER SLINGSHOT CONSTRUCTION
Strategic panel and seam layout, reinforced stitching, Kevlar skuff patches, ripstop canopy, D2 trailing edge, premium polyurethane bladders and much more make Slingshot kites the most durable and longest lasting on the market.
SplitStrut is a Slingshot innovation that integrates the struts into the canopy as opposed to the canopy being sew on over the struts. SplitStrut gives the kite better rigidity and stability and allows for lighter more aerodynamic strut construction.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR RPM
Multiple attachment points on the leading and trailing allow you to change and fine-tune the kite’s handling and performance based on your preferences, riding style and the conditions.
ONE PUMP SPEED SYSTEM
A Slingshot original, One Pump reduces inflation time and makes your job of getting pumped up and on the water faster and easier.