Slingshot RPX V1
SPEED / VERSATILITY / CONTROL
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Exceptional Response &Return
A completely redesigned Trailing Edge shape has been implemented on the RPX. Reshaping the trailing edge has allowed us to eliminate areas of turbulence, drag and flutter. This has ushered in next level response out of thekite,meaning better return to the top of window during looping, tighter turning radius’ for surfing, and lighting fast reaction speed.
The RPX is loaded withinnovative technologythat includes a new streamlined premiumFlyLineBridle System. This new system boasts a diameter of a mere 1.6mm which is a 25% reductionfromthepreviousversion.It’sstronger, lighter, and allows the kite to move through the air with lessdrag. Thecanopy of the RPX had been designed to meet the needs of the modern kiteboarder. This new and highly refined canopy profile features a reduction of 88 panelsfromitspredecessor:the RPM. The result is a one-two punch of weight reduction and cleaner airflow.
The RPX has been built upon a longstanding Slingshot Invention, the “Open C Canopy.” Often overlooked and misunderstood, the “Open C Canopy” is the magic of the RPX and its predecessor the RPM. This flatter arc offers extensive range, depower, and upwind ability while alsoprovidingaccuratehandling and energetic response. This harmonious blend of performance and comfort enables you to progress and per-form no matter who you are. The RPX is the culmination of our incredible journey with a wide array of athletes, designers, and inventors to create the next evolution of a versatility in a kite.
WHY WE MADE IT
We built the RPX to create the next evolution in freeride kite design. Why do freeride kites need to lack versatility and performance? They don’t. The RPX was built to bridge that gap and create the highest performing and most versatile freeride kite on the market.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT
The RPX is one of the bestall-aroundkites on the market today. It delivers hero level performance in every category of kiteboarding. Faster, Lighter, and more technically advance than its predecessor; The RPX is the next evolution of a freeridekite. The RPX boasts top of the line performance and Handling as well as extensive range, depower, and upwind ability. The RPX is designed to take you to your next kiteboarding milestone, no matter what that is.
NEW REDESIGNED TRAILING EDGE
A completely redesigned edge has allowed us toeliminateareas of turbulence, drag andflutter. This has ushered in next level response out of the kite as well as better return to the top of window during kite loops andMegaloops.
NEW CLEAN CANOPY
We reduced canopypanelingfrom 108 individual panels to 20. This reduces the kite’s overall weight while alsoprovidinga more aerodynamic canopy profile.
NEW STREAMLINED FLYLINE BRIDLE SYSTEM
TheFlyLinebridleis an invention found we used on the RPM for the past two years. During the developmentof the RPX, we wanted to push the possibilities of thatbridleeven further. By using more premium materials we were able to reduce thebridleline thickness by 25%. Riders will instantly feel less drag through the air due to this new streamlinedbridle.
NEW ONE PUMP SPEED SYSTEM
The patented Slingshot invention now used industry-wide has gotten an upgrade. We have increased our One Pump tube diameters for cleaner airflow for easier inflation as well as repositioned the tubes to be more streamlined and durable.
OPEN C CANOPY
This flatter C shaped arc offers extensive range, depower, and upwind ability while alsoprovidingaccurate handling and energetic response. This harmonious blend of performance and comfort enables you to progress and perform no matter who you are.
4 X 4 CANOPY TECH
The RPX is built with Teijin 4×4 reinforced ripstop material. This is the strongest,stiffest,and most durable canopy material on the market. Your kite will last longer, have a higher resalevalue,and feel more solid and stable in the air, especially in gusty wind.
A Slingshot invention that has been borrowed industry wide,SplitStrutintegrates the kite canopy and struts into one firmly interconnected piece rather than the canopy being sewn over thestrutlike lesser designs. Split Strut creates a stronger, morestable,and more durable canopy, enhances power under heavy load and creates efficiency andrigidityin the overall frame.
MULTIPLE ATTACHMENT POINTS
Different attachment points integrated into the kite allow you to fine-tune handling, power andperformancebased on your riding style and the conditions of a particular session. Evenslight changesto these settings can makean enormous impacton the kite’s overall performance, making thisa useful toolfor getting the most out of your kite every time you ride.
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