2020 Slingshot Raptor
The 2020 Slingshot Raptor. Hello world.
If Go Big or Go Home is your motto, this is the kite to get you there. NEW to the Slingshot lineup for 2020, the RAPTOR is a hard-charging, high-flying, big air freestyle/freeride crossover designed for riders who want big-time boostability and high-performance versatility. Designed by Slingshot’s own mad scientist, Tony Logosz, the RAPTOR features a five-strut, hybrid Open-C canopy and familiar Slingshot DNA that give it pro-level top-end performance without sacrificing the safety or user-friendly feel that appeals to a broad range of riders.
PACKAGE INCLUDES: Raptor V1, kite bag, Quick-start Guide, bladder patch kit.
The Raptor Version 1 is built on a five strut, hybrid, Open-C platform. This kite provides pro-level performance with maximum lift and boost.
An exciting addition to the Slingshot lineup, the new 2020 Raptor is a high-performance evolution of the long-running fan favorite the Rally, designed for big, lofty boosting, high-powered loops and aggressive freeride versatility. The Raptor features a five-strut, Open-C canopy, swept wingtips, a medium aspect ratio and a pully-less bridle. These features combine to deliver the structural stability, steering speed and high-end performance needed for a dedicated big air freestyle kite that remains consistent in all conditions and maintains good behavior in bad wind.
You’ll love the Raptor if … you’re a versatile kiter whose favorite part of the sport is being in the air. You like boosting huge, soaring as far as you can and flipping your friends the middle finger as look up at the bottom of your board while you crush their personal records.
Bridle: The Raptor features a four-point pully-less bridle that provides unmatched bar feel and input and great turning speed, range, upwind drive and ease of use. Like all Slingshot kites, the Raptor features multiple attachment points on the leading and trailing edge that allow you to customize the kite’s feel and performances based on personal preferences and every-changing conditions.
4×4 canopy tech: The Raptor features Slingshot’s signature “Bombproof Construction”, which includes a new 4×4 canopy material that is stiffer, stronger and more durable than ever. 4×4 canopy features a four-way cross grid that gives the material added strength, stress and load tolerance and increased durability and tear resistance.
Split Strut: Split Strut is a patented Slingshot innovation that integrates the struts into the span of the canopy, rather than simply sewing the canopy material over the struts. Split Strut gives the canopy significantly more structural stability, high wind/load tolerance and durability, which translates to a higher-performing, more stable, more versatile kite that will hold up no matter what conditions you encounter.
One Pump: A Slingshot patent that has made its way to most kites on the market, One Pump connects the leading edge and strut bladders through a series of tubes that allows for quick and easy setup/breakdown and isolation clips that close off the system while you’re on the water. One Pump is one of those little details that make a world of difference when you’re in a hurry to get out and play.
Bombproof build: 4×4 canopy material, Dacron leading and trailing edges, Kevlar reinforcements and scuff guards, surf-tough seams and panel layout, to name a few. There’s a reason Slingshot kites hold their value so well.