The legendary Slingshot RPM Kite just got better. Employing an upgrade to the bombproof, tried-and-true construction that has made Slingshot an industry-leader and the trusted brand for kiteboarders around the world, the RPM takes innovation to the next level with its new IRS bridal.
The Intuitive Response System replaces the RPM’s pulley bridal with a revolutionary shock-absorbing system that gives riders a more direct connection to their kite and the free-flowing energy of the wind. With the elimination of moving pulleys from the bridal, riders will notice an immediate boost in response, steering speed, sheeting, load-and-pop and connection to the kite, while the addition of the new shock-absorbing suspension bridal automatically distributes line tension to give the kite improved stability and smoother, more reactive performance in all wind conditions.
In addition to the groundbreaking IRS bridle, the 2015 RPM features upgrades to its already bombproof construction, including a tougher, more durable diamond leech trailing edge and a DP 175 Dacron leading edge and strut material. These upgrades complement Slingshot’s proprietary tri-tech protection, making this one of the toughest, most durable kites on the market. Also added to the 2015 RPM is the updated One Pump Speed System, which increases inflation efficiency to get you out on the water faster and with less energy than before.
Since its inception five years ago by Slingshot’s renowned design team headed by Tony Logosz, the RPM has exploded on the global stage as one of the most rock-solid and versatile kites ever created. With this year’s changes and upgrades, we’re confident this flagship kite will go above and beyond its already unrivaled reputation, taking you to new heights in the process.
Kite comes with RPM Kite, Kite Backpack, Bladder Repair Kit, Quick-Start Guide, IRS Bungee Replacement, Pump Hose with One Pump Speed Valve Adapter.
All Slingshot Kites can be flown on the 20" Compstick Control Bar, however, it is recommended that for kites 8m and smaller you use a 17" bar and for kites 14m and larger you use a 23" bar.
OPEN C DESIGN PLATFORM: First design to combine core C kite performance like power, stability, edging, control and direct connect with the advantages of the latest advancements in 4-line technology including consistent low end power, maximized range, upwind ability, de-power, relaunch, hangtime and safety.
SPLIT-STRUT INTEGRATED DESIGN: Split-Strut integrates the strut and canopy into a unified wing creating a light, stable, and more durable kite. Enhanced skin tension locks the designed air foil in place and reduces distortion under heavy load.
IRS BRIDLE SYSTEM: The Intuitive Response System (IRS for short), is a new revolutionary pulley-less bridle system that combines a “Direct Drive Bridle” and a “Suspension Displacement Bridle.” The combination of these two advancements act as a shock absorption system that distributes tension properly to where it’s needed; much like a shock would do for a bike or car suspension system. The IRS differential self-adjusting switch tunes the LE to the provide the optimal shape throughout every angle of attack. This provides a bar feel that is intuitive and delivers ultimate rider control. The IRS's responsiveness delivers the rider unmatched controlled power for any turn or maneuver.
TRAILING EDGE SHAPE: Reduces flutter and aids canopy stability to maximize efficiency while still allowing the trailing edge to open and flex.
TRI-TECH PRODUCTION: Ballistic Kevlar, Mark Cloth and Neoprene. Individual scuff guards, strategically placed in the most vulnerable areas of the kite to optimize durability.
LEGENDARY SLINGSHOT CONSTRUCTION: Long lasting durability and performance by using only the latest new high tech materials in the LE canopy, bladders and finish trim materials.
SLINGSHOT ONE PUMP: The RPM now comes with the "One Pump Speed System." You will find the system dramatically reduces inflation effort during setup and speed at take down time. Other improvements include details in the legendary bomb-proof construction with an all new updated diamond leech trailing edge construction, accompanied by a DP 175 Dacron leading edge and strut material. These added features compliment the proprietary tri-tech protection, making this the most durable RPM ever.
LIFETIME RIDER SUPPORT HOTLINE: Connect directly with Slingshot's knowledgeable in house professional customer service department.
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