2018 Slingshot Rally Kiteboarding Kite
Now a tenured part of the Slingshot kite family, the Rally is back for 2018 with all of the great features that pushed it to being one of the best, highest-utility freeride kites on the market. Great for everyone from beginners with its easy water relaunch to experienced riders - especially in the waves - the Rally’s Delta C shape promotes quick handling and good drift in the waves. The upwind ability on this kite is also tremendous, making it a great option for lighter days. Looking for big air? No worries there either - the Rally has great loft capability and solid hangtime for beautiful aerial maneuvers.
What Slingshot has to say about the 2018 Rally
The Rally is the ultimate utility player. Whether you’re facing gnarly, gusty wind, massive waves, or the entry-level challenges of learning to body drag, board start and relaunch successfully, the Rally inspires the confidence of knowing you’ll always have the right kite for the conditions. The Rally features a Delta-C shape, tapered wingtips and fine-tuned three-point bridle system. This design yields more depower and a wider wind range than more traditional shapes and makes relaunching as easy as a gently pull on one end of the bar. Tapered wingtip provides a tight pivot radius for fast steering and mellow, predictable loops. For jumping, the Rally’s hybrid delta shape provides long, lofty airs that are great for staying under control and landing gently regardless of how high you go. For wave riding and foiling, the Rally’s feathery downwind drift makes the Rally the ideal cross-over performer, while on the opposite spectrum it also unhooks for cross-over freestyle/wakestyle.
- The ultimate utility player - one kite for all conditions
- Worry-free relaunch, wide range and great depower
- Solid crossover surf performance
- Forgiving, safe and stable - great for user friendly progression
- Lofty airs, fun freeride performance
- Extensive black layout prevents UV damage
Rally Bridle Configuration
The Rally features a compact-direct connect pulley-less bridle with three connection points (per side) on the leading edge and a single connection on the wingtips. This configuration is engineered to give the Rally its renowned range and depower, turning speed, easy of relaunch and unrivaled upwind performance. For customized performance, the Rally’s wingtip bridle can be connected at three different points, which allows for tuning of bar pressure, kite feedback and steering speed.
Open Delta C
Blends the proven C-kite performance characteristics like power, stability, edging, control and direct feel with the additional advancements of an innovative Delta shape to deliver faster turns, improved aerodynamics and increased rigidity with more stability.
The Rally features a Delta-C shape, tapered wingtips and fine-tuned three-point bridle system.This design yields more depower and a wider wind range than more traditional shapes and makes relaunching as easy as a gently pull on one end of the bar. Tapered wingtip provides a tight pivot radius for fast steering and mellow, predictable loops. For jumping, the Rally’s hybrid delta shape provides long, lofty airs that are great for staying under control and landing gently regardless of how high you go. For wave riding and foiling, the Rally’s feathery downwind drift makes the Rally the ideal cross-over performer, while on the opposite spectrum it also unhooks relatively well for crossover freestyle/wakestyle.
|Kite Size||Windrange (KN)||Bar Size|
|5 M||19 - 40+||
17" or 20"
|6 M||17 - 37||17" or 20"|
|7 M||16 - 35||17" or 20"|
|8 M||14 - 33||
17" or 20"
|9 M||13 - 30||20"|
|10 M||11 - 27||20"|
|11 M||10 - 25||20"|
|12 M||10 - 22||20"|
|14 M||9 - 19||20" or 23"|
*Based on 175 lbs - 80 kg rider
The Slingshot Compstick bar with the Guardian system sets the industry standard for simplicity and effectiveness. The "everything you need and nothing you don't" mentality of Slingshot is personified in this beautiful piece of kite-controlling artwork.
17" x 20m - Kite sizes 4-8 meters
20" x 20m + 3m extensions - Unviersal size for kites 4-17 meters
23" x 27m - Kite sizes 14-17 meters
The Slingshot Compstick bar with the Sentinel system features everything you enjoyed about the classic Compstick, with an above-the-bar depower system. Don't be confused by the synonymous names - the two Slingshot bar offerings are clearly differentiated by the location of the depower system and an updated safety release system. If you enjoy more of an "out of the way" setup, the Sentinel is the bar for you.
Control bar sizes are consistent with the above chart.
If you’re a dedicated surfer/freerider and you aren’t looking to unhook, the new Talon is the perfect addition to your Slingshot bar. The chicken loop is quickly and easily replaced with the Talon system to bring the bar closer to your chest and allow more fluid motion between the bar and your harness system.
RIDE ENGINE SPREADER BAR IS REQUIRED FOR THE TALON CHICKEN LOOP REPLACEMENT