The 2013 Slingshot Rally is a beginner to intermediate kite that creates steady pull and is very easy to use.
The new and improved Rally is completely redesigned. The main improvements are the addition of wind tip struts to make this kite a 5 strut design and a new all aluminum chicken loop insert on the bar. You will find the 2013 Rally to have the bomber construction and ease of use characteristics that you have come to expect from Slingshot.
RALLY 2013 COMPLETE PACKAGE SPECS:
• 2013 Rally Sizes: 4m, 6m, 7m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 12m, 14m
• 2013 Comp Stick Control Bar 17" (w/ 20m lines for 4m - 8m)
• 2013 Comp Stick Control Bar 20" (w/ 23m lines for 9m - 12m)
• 2013 Comp Stick Control Bar 23" (w/ 27m lines for 14m)
• Slingshot Kite Leash
• BIG Kite Backpack
What we like:
From the first time you put the Rally in the air, it feels solid. The addition of the two struts to this swept wing tip design really cleaned up the wing tip pinching problem that the earlier Rally models had. The 2013 Rally is really stable over head, rides upwind easily, and it has consistent pull. The relaunch is better than most of the kites in the Slingshot line up. They changed to colors on the bar to make it look cooler, and the full aluminum chicken loop insert looks super clean and reduces the wear and tear on the chicken loop line.
What we don't like:
By turning this kite into a 5 strut design you lose some of the snappiness that the earlier models had. More struts equals more weight. It is better to have the extra struts and not have the wing tip pinch, but you do sacrifice a touch of turning speed and that really light weight feeling. The only other things we wished they had changed were the grip on the bar and the unnecessary knot options on the pigtails. The grip is pretty aggressive and could chew up the hands of your average office jockey.
Why you want the 2013 Rally:
The Rally is a sweet kite. It will work best for the beginner to intermediate rider that want a no hassle kiteboarding experience. The kite relaunches well, has a smooth pull, jumps well, and pretty much does everything you want to have out of your kite. You will even see a bunch of kiters praising this kite for the waves since it drifts down the line well has a steady pull for strapless kiting.
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