2020 Slingshot RPM Kiteboarding Kite

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  • 2020 Slingshot RPM V12 Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2020 Slingshot RPM V12 Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2020 Slingshot RPM V12 Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2020 Slingshot RPM V12 Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2020 Slingshot RPM V12 Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2020 Slingshot RPM V12 Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2020 Slingshot RPM V12 Kiteboarding Kite
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Description

2020 Slingshot RPM V12 Kiteboarding Kite

Performance Profile | Technology | Video | Wind Range | Bar Options | Slingshot 30-Day Guarantee

2020 Slingshot RPM V12 Kiteboarding KiteSIZES

4.5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 14m

Package Includes:

RPM V12 Kite, NEW Kite Backpack, patch kit, Quick Start Guide

What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 RPM:

The Slingshot RPM has legendary status as one of the greatest kites ever made and it is STILL evolving. We have continued its progression with our new canopy material; 4x4 Canopy Tech - making in stiffer, stronger, and more durable. It has retained the 3 strut frame and wide wing tip that made it famous. The RPM V12 has been pushed forward and upward within its anytime, any condition, all performance design mantra. Returning for its 12th Version is the Flyline Bridle System, which was introduced last year. FlyLine in conjunction with the new Modified Open C shape has ushered in a new realm of performance for the RPM. This enhanced kite shape and bridle configuration accelerated the RPM's turning speed as well as increased the lift and hangtime. With a balanced presentation of direct handling, sheet and go power delivery, and bar pressure this incredible kite control will make achieving your next kiteboarding milestone easier and more fun than ever before.

Why You'll Love the 2020 RPM

  • NEW 4x4 Canopy Tech - The strongest and stiffest material on the market
  • Simply put, the RPM is the highest performing, most technically advanced kite on the market
  • The RPM was built to put world championship performance into a freeride package, with more world championships and never before done tricks done on the RPM.
  • The enhanced Modified Open C shape matched with the FlyLine bridle configuration accelerates the RPM's turning speed as well as increases the lift and hangtime.

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RPM Technical Features

1 / NEW 4x4 Canopy Tech

New for 2020, we've upgraded our canopy construction with Teijin 4x4 reinforced ripstop material. This is the strongest, stiffest and most durable canopy material on the market. Your kite will last longer, have a higher resale value and feel more solid and stable in the air, especially in gusty wind.

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2 / Modified Open C

Modified Open-C: We decreased the open-C arc of the RPM in favor of a fuller and deeper C. This is a significant change to the kite, on the beach, it will look about the same, but in the air, anyone who knows the RPM will see and feel the difference right away. This difference in shape has a big impact on performance - most notably in overall power, structural stability, hangtime, and control in the air.

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3 / The Original 3 Strut Platform

Three struts give the RPM the magical combination of lightweight steering, instant response and handling, as well as maximum pull and carry making it the leading freeride/freestyle kite on the market.

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4 / FlyLine Bridle System

A combination of the pulleyed bridle featured on previous RPM models and the bungee IRS bridle we engineered a few years ago. We introduced pulleys on the RPM to give the kite more structural stability and dynamic steering. Then we replaced the pulleys with our IRS bungee system to achieve a more direct feel and smoother power delivery as the kite flies through the window. The FLYLINE bridle combines both pulley and bungee in a new configuration that results in a faster, higher-flying, more powerful RPM than ever before.

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5 / Load Shift

The new configuration of the FlyLine bridle and the location of the pulley and bungee segments give the 2020 RPM a dynamic steering behavior, unlike any other kite we've made. In what is best described as 'Load Shift' the FlyLine bridle transfers power and load actively from wingtip-to-wingtip as it flies. Where other kites would warp or twist under load, buckle at the wingtips, flutter or stall out in the air, the new RPM shifts and distributes load actively throughout the canopy, resulting in a smoother, cleaner, more powerful performance.

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6 / Surf-Tough Construction

Reinforced seams and a strategic surf-grid canopy that isolates tears and reduces the chance of catastrophic blowouts in the event your kite goes through the wringer in the surf.

7 / Splitstrut

A Slingshot innovation that has been borrowed industry wide, Splitstrut integrates the kite canopy and struts into one firmly interconnected piece rather than the canopy being sewn over the strut like lesser designs. Splitstrut creates a stronger, more stable and more durable canopy, enhances power under heavy load and creates efficiency and rigidity in the overall frame.

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8 / One Pump Speed System

A patented Slingshot innovation now used industry-wide, One Pump lets you inflate and deflate your kite through a central valve. If you ever had an older kite with separate strut valves, you'll know how much of a hassle it was.

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9 / Multiple Attachment Points

Different attachment points integrated into the kite allow you to fine-tune handling, power, and performance, based on your riding style and the conditions of a particular session. Even small changes to these settings can make a big impact on the kite's overall performance, making this an important tool for getting the most out of your kite every time you ride.

 2020 Slingshot RPM V12 Kiteboarding Kite

 

RPM Specs

 2020 Slingshot RPM V12 Kiteboarding Kite

 Sentinel Compstick Bar

Bar Options

Sentinel Compstick Bar

Sizes: 17" x 20m / 20" x 20m + 3m ext. / 23" x 27m

A clean, simple and intuitive connection to your kite. No gizmos or gimmicks, no complex parts to worry about or maintain. While others have gone the opposite direction, our goal with the Compstick has always been rider simplicity. The Sentinel features an above-the-bar orientation, which puts the trim rope at arm's length overhead and gives the rider the most leverage when depowering.

Why You'll Love the Sentinel

  • Traditional above-the-bar depower orientation
  • Below the bar swivel lets you untwist lines at waist level
  • The strongest flying lines in kiteboarding- 800lb inside lines, 500lb outside lines
  • Updated safety release makes resetting even easier
  • Set your throw with adjustable trim cleat

 Sentinel Compstick Bar

Sentinel Technical Features

1 / Sentinel Safety System
Simple, safe and reliable safety system with a push away release, integrated easy rotation swivel and easy reload.

2 / Ergonomic Trim Line Center Hole
Subtle "volcano" contour in the bar helps spread your fingers to prevents line chafing when riding with one handed.

3 / Above the Bar, Adjustable Trim Block
Depower is located above the bar at arm's reach. Trim block can be adjusted for proper throw distance.

4 / Diamond Bar Grip
Inspired by motocross grips, the bar has a grid of small diamonds and ridge lines that give it a solid, locked-in feel in your hands. The EVA foam is slightly softer than last year.

5 / Auto Indexing Swivel
Sentinel swivel is designed to automatically self-align when unhooked so the Chicken Loop is always ready for action.

6 / Spin-to-win Line Untwister
On-the-fly adjustment, slide the stopper up or down your trim line to set the amount of throw in your bar.

7 / Dual Oh—Shit Handle
A Slingshot original redundant safety feature that provides a secondary option for flagging your kite by grabbing an outside line and releasing the rest of the bar.

8 / Bungee Line keepers
Keeps your lines tidy and secure once you're done for the day.

9 / Molded Floats
Keeps your bar afloat when needed and cushioned to help protect you from injury.

10 / Fool-proof Visuals
The color scheme follows industry standards with red leader lines, red pigtails and red safety loops all on the left. Slingshot logos are positioned so you know you are holding the bar correctly when you can read them.

 Sentinel Compstick Bar

 Guardian Compstick Bar

Guardian Compstick Bar

Sizes: 17" x 20m / 20" x 20m + 3m ext. / 23" x 27m

A clean, simple and intuitive connection to your kite. No gizmos or gimmicks, no complex parts to worry about or maintain. While others have gone the opposite direction, our goal with the Compstick has always been rider simplicity. The Guardian features a below-the-bar orientation, which puts the trim rope at easy reach and keeps your view free and clear.

Why You'll Love the Guardian

  • Clean, intuitive, below-the-bar system
  • The strongest flying lines in kiteboarding- 800lb inside lines, 500lb outside lines
  • Easy to reach depower location
  • Clear visibility above the bar, no dangling depower strap
  • Maximizes throw and depower

 Guardian Compstick Bar

Guardian Technical Features

1 / Guardian Safety System
Simple, safe and reliable safety system with a push away release and easy reload. Integrated trim loop.

2 / Ergonomic Trim Line Center Hole
Subtle "volcano" contour in the bar helps spread your fingers to prevents line chafing when riding with one handed.

3 / Easy Reach depower
Below-the-bar setup places the depower rope close to the rider's core for easy access.

4 / Diamond Bar Grip
Inspired by motocross grips, the bar has a grid of small diamonds and ridge lines that give it a solid, locked-in feel in your hands. The EVA foam is slightly softer than last year.

5 / Auto Indexing Chicken Loop
Designed to automatically self-align when unhooked, the Chicken Loop is always ready for action.

6 / Active stopper ball
On-the-fly adjustment, slide the stopper up or down your trim line to set the amount of throw in your bar.

7 / Dual Oh—Shit Handle
A Slingshot original redundant safety feature that provides a secondary option for flagging your kite by grabbing an outside line and releasing the rest of the bar.

8 / Bungee Line keepers
Keeps your lines tidy and secure once you're done for the day.

9 / Molded Floats
Keeps your bar afloat when needed and cushioned to help protect you from injury.

10 / Fool-proof Visuals
The color scheme follows industry standards with red leader lines, red pigtails and red safety loops all on the left. Slingshot logos are positioned so you know you are holding the bar correctly when you can read them.

 Guardian Compstick Bar

 

Slingshot 30-Day Kite Performance Guarantee

2019 Slingshot Performance GuaranteeWe want you to be as confident in your purchase of a Slingshot kite as we are in the genuine quality we build into every product we make. That is why we offer an exclusive 30-day performance guarantee, in addition to our standard warranty policy.

If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your Slingshot kite within the first 30 days of purchase, we will exchange it for a different Slingshot kite.*

The kite must have been purchased NEW from an authorized Slingshot Sports dealer, within the last 30 days. All CURRENT MODEL YEAR (inline) kites are eligible for this program and can be exchanged for an equivalent size of a different model of the same model year (e.g. 2019). 

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