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RPM 2011 review

Slingshot RPM 2011

Slingshot RPM 2011

Reviewed on Feb 27th 2012 by LockPick
Performance:
4
Durability:
4
Relaunch:
4
Bar:
4
User Overall Rating 4.0 out of 5

Sizes used: 12m
The RPM is a solid kite. It has three struts (splitstrut design), it is designed on open c platform and uses one pump inflation system. It is a good kite for unhooked tricks, freestyle, wakestyle and surfstyle. Compstick bar has a nicer depower cleat below the bar, rubber grip and above bar swivel. In the air, the RPM sits back in the window and it is very stable. Needs a bit edging to go upwind, but runs forward really well. Bar pressure is medium, but can be adjusted. Turning is not very fast, but rather smooth and controlled. The only downside of the RPM is that it flutters a bit when depowered suddenly and the trim system is too complicated.