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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby fguinda » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:29 am

BIG things coming soon...
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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby Greenturtle » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:07 pm

fguinda wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:29 am
BIG things coming soon...

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I generally have respected slingshot as a company but if they are actually naming a one strut sst “Hover Flite” then that is just pathetic, trying to capitalize on/muddle name recognition of one of the most loved current models from Ocean Rodeo? Or at the very least confuse people? I mean, really? Of all the names and spellings possible....

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby grigorib » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:14 pm

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby tkaraszewski » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:05 am

Greenturtle wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:07 pm
fguinda wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:29 am
BIG things coming soon...

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I generally have respected slingshot as a company but if they are actually naming a one strut sst “Hover Flite” then that is just pathetic, trying to capitalize on/muddle name recognition of one of the most loved current models from Ocean Rodeo? Or at the very least confuse people? I mean, really? Of all the names and spellings possible....
It won’t be called that in the final version.

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby Greenturtle » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:22 am

Indeed. I get it now. Perhaps they’re just friends with benefits :wink:

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby ulx » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:26 pm

Some interesting stuff about the Raptor here. Test and comparison to the other Slingshot kites. In German.

http://forum.oase.com/showthread.php?t=175895

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby toyletbowl » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:15 am

Slingshot dealer here.

Glad to see that the confidential Raptor info was kept under wraps until the July 9th release date. haha.

Keeping it simple.

The 2020 Raptor is a big boosting, hooked in kite with a lot of loft and hang time. I guess that's kind of the same, isn't it.

Medium bar pressure with quick turning. Sounds like a kite that has been missing in the lineup for a few years. There's a growing big boosting kite market out there.

The Rally is now the 2020 Rally GT. Completely different kite with 3 struts, lighter bar pressure and faster turning than the Rally.

It's still geared towards a great overall riding kite, but with a more fun feel to it.

I haven't had a chance to test them yet, but trust my sources.

My stock just arrived today along with my demos, so we'll post our feedback as we confirm the flying characteristics.

Stoked SS is updating their line up.

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby eloico » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:07 pm

what? no 7m for raptor or rally gt? :nono:

7 is my favorite number 8)

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby Toby » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:34 pm

There was always a big market for big boosting kites...

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby grigorib » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:30 pm

eloico wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:07 pm
what? no 7m for raptor or rally gt? :nono:

7 is my favorite number 8)
no 11 size either and significant gap between 6 and 9 :(
toyletbowl wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:15 am
Slingshot dealer here.

Glad to see that the confidential Raptor info was kept under wraps until the July 9th release date. haha.
...
It is ironic because all the above detailed info comes from official sources - https://www.slingshot.fr (search for 2020) and still screenshots from Slingshot videos. Slingshot themselves leaked it to all.

The 2020 boards are already on www.slingshot.com, can't wait for more stuff to come
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