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Re: 2019 RPM's

Postby windmaker » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:11 am

Had 2010/11/12 and 2013 RPM's (4.5/6/8m). Use them a lot so got the new model every year. Wasn't worth changing for the "upgrades" because they were hardly noticeable. A nice comfortable smooth kite, a classic, but moved on to something with better quality/performance.

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Re: 2019 RPM's

Postby pj sofine » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:17 pm

windmaker wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:11 am
Had 2010/11/12 and 2013 RPM's (4.5/6/8m). Use them a lot so got the new model every year. Wasn't worth changing for the "upgrades" because they were hardly noticeable. A nice comfortable smooth kite, a classic, but moved on to something with better quality/performance.
What model ss did you move to? sst? My rpms have lasted quite well.Still have a 2011 and couple 2014's that are in good shape.I'm not brand loyal,I'll change to whatever brand can better the performance of the rpm. I want a hard pulling yanking loop machine,not some tuned down wimpy kite lol.They even work with my foil! And It's obvious everyone posting hasn't mentioned the big change in flying when they went to bungees instead of pulleys.Has anyone personally flown the new 2019 with the simplified pulley/bungee bridle?

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Re: 2019 RPM's

Postby Kehler » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:58 pm

I haven’t to this date heard anyone who really tried the rpm 2019 how it is with the slack, high end, low end, pop, boost etc?. someone who isn’t teamed up ss, tried it? I’m specially interested in hearing about the slack

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Re: 2019 RPM's

Postby pj sofine » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:41 pm

Kehler wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:58 pm
I haven’t to this date heard anyone who really tried the rpm 2019 how it is with the slack, high end, low end, pop, boost etc?. someone who isn’t teamed up ss, tried it? I’m specially interested in hearing about the slack
It used to be the rpm's were released later than rest of line up,not sure when/if they started selling yet.Might take a while to get real rider hands on feedback. Its off season here so no hurry.

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Re: 2019 RPM's

Postby ScoopZ » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:17 pm

Did you google translate that German forum review?

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Re: 2019 RPM's

Postby pj sofine » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:17 am

ScoopZ wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:17 pm
Did you google translate that German forum review?
No ,thanx for suggestion.

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Re: 2019 RPM's

Postby Kehler » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:55 pm

Hi there is no true reviews on German. Sorry

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Re: 2019 RPM's

Postby pj sofine » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:01 pm

Kehler wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:55 pm
Hi there is no true reviews on German. Sorry
Ok thanx

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Re: 2019 RPM's

Postby dewwy » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:22 pm

Kehler wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:55 pm
Hi there is no true reviews on German. Sorry
What? There's plenty of information.
http://surfforum.oase.com/showthread.php?t=167261 - 2017 (most detailed)
http://surfforum.oase.com/showthread.php?t=171611 - 2018
http://surfforum.oase.com/showthread.php?t=174435 - 2019
He started posting about the RPM's in 2010.

Anyways, the shape didn't change from 2018 -> 2019. They simplified the bridle system, moved the connection points for the backpicktails outward a tiny bit and removed one of them.
2019 is supposed to turn a little faster and boost a little better due to the changes. Difference is barely noticeable tho.


Bridle (left 2019 - right 2018):
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Top one is 2018:
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Shape and connection points on leading edge, they're the same 2018-2019:
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Re: 2019 RPM's

Postby pj sofine » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:35 pm

Thanx


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