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Kite Dude
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Slingshot Octane

Postby Kite Dude » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:15 am

Hi,

In the past 4 years I am riding Slingshot Revs and like them a lot.
Thinking of replacing them with Octanes which should be really similar.

Any one can tell the difference between the kites? Is the Octane as good as the Rev?

Thanks

bikesandboards
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Re: Slingshot Octane

Postby bikesandboards » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:51 am

I have a joyous quiver of Revs and one 11m Octane. The Octane is similar but somehow just not as good as the Revs. I'm afraid I can't quite out my finger on it. Dig out another Rev if you can and if you can find any still in decent condition.

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Re: Slingshot Octane

Postby Kite Dude » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:56 am

bikesandboards wrote:I have a joyous quiver of Revs and one 11m Octane. The Octane is similar but somehow just not as good as the Revs. I'm afraid I can't quite out my finger on it. Dig out another Rev if you can and if you can find any still in decent condition.


I read in older posts some claiming that the kite over flies and falls down in gusts. Same with you?

mrgole
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Re: Slingshot Octane

Postby mrgole » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:31 am

in the gusty wind Octane overflying and fall from the sky. Specially if you don't move with a kite....( standing on the beach.... )
I would suggest you to buy SS Rally!

jbdc
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Re: Slingshot Octane

Postby jbdc » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:01 pm


Bain
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Re: Slingshot Octane

Postby Bain » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:39 pm

Octanes were junk.
I still have an 11 that is not too bad cuase i take it out in stronger winds but still have to watch over flying it sometimes. I sold my 15 after half a season. That thing would drop all the time.

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Re: Slingshot Octane

Postby playa » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:56 am

If anyone is interested in Slingshot Rev 2, I have available for sale in sizes 11m new, 13m and 9m used like new.

Thanks
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