Some of the busiest schools in the world use the RPM as their go-to kite because of its reliability in any wind condition and its bomber construction. Meanwhile, at the opposite end of the spectrum, the RPM is a championship-level freestyle kite that has propelled multiple riders to world titles. For general freeriding, it provides responsive handling, smooth power delivery throughout the window, great boosting and powerful but predictable loops. For dedicated freestyle, the RPM delivers the competitive edge with amazing pop and carry, flawless unhooked performance and multiple customization options to fine-tune handling to adapt to varying conditions.
You'll love the RPM ifYou want safety, reliability and predictability in all wind conditions. You want high performance and low risk. You want a kite that won’t hold you back, no matter how much you progress. You want a kite you can count on when conditions get gnarly, when your friends challenge you to a jump-off or when you’re bound and determined to take that next step in progression, whatever that may be.
RPM bridle setup:The RPM features Slingshot’s unique shock absorbing IRS bridle system. This pulleyless, direct-connect bridle incorporates bungee lines that flex and retract to keep proper tension in the lines as you steer the kite. Slingshot introduced this bridle concept in 2015 and have had overwhelmingly positive feedback about the responsive steering and direct feel it creates. For customized performance, the RPM’s wingtip bridle can be connected at three different points, which allows for tuning of bar pressure, kite feedback and steering speed.
Versatile Open-C Canopy:The RPM is the original Open-C shape that spawned an entire category of versatile, freeride/freestyle crossover kites. The Open-C shape that provides the perfect combination of explosive power and pop, big boosts, solid unhooked riding and high-performance handling with user-friendly characteristics like easy relaunch, big range and depower, responsive steering and solid upwind ability.
Slingshot Compstick Sentinel
Trusted, proven rider-simplicity at its finest; no gizmos or gimmicks, just clean design, intuitive function
and bombproof construction. You are the driver, this is your sterrign wheel.
Your bar should not come between you and your kite, it should feel like an extension of your arms. This is the Compstick.
Equipped with the strongest flying lines in the industry (800lb test inside lines, 500lb test outside lines), easy
release/reset safety systems and a clean, comfortable interface, it instills confidence and lets you forget about your
bar and ride like you’re connected directly to the kite. The Compstick is available in two layout options, our patented
below-the-bar and the traditional above-the-bar depower.
The Sentinel bar is built for riders who want the simple, rugged and reliable performance of our Compstick, but prefer above the bar depower. The Sentinel features a simple trim that can be adjusted before riding to change the amount of throw in the bar. An updated anti-twist swivel has been relocated below the bar, integrated into the safety release system, to make keeping your center lines straight as easy as the flick of a wrist.
- 2018 Slingshot RPM Kite-8m
- 2018 Slingshot Sentinel Compstick Bar-17" x 20m
- Pump Sold Separately