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grigorib
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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby grigorib » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:42 pm

Ok, boys and girls. The kites are in!

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For sale: Slingshot SST 6m 2018 $480, Slingshot Turbine 5m 2017 like new $450, BROkite carbon board 140x44cm like new complete $650, Slingshot Rally 6m 2017 like new $530

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby grigorib » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:47 pm

First hand Raptor experience - as you could see from charts/scores Slingshot published the Raptor is supposed to be a replacement of 2017 small Turbines which are hell of boosting devices.

I flew Raptor 10m (with a foil. I know I'm addicted and I couldn't wait) in quite light wind and I was amazed on lightwindability of it - it stayed very stable at 10/2 o'clock, it wasn't backstalling like a small Turbine would and it carved absolutely smooth and controlled loops while a small Turbine would kick your ass.

Can’t wait to get a boosting session on them

Great kite!
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grigorib
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Boards: Spleene RIP 37, Flysurfer Radical6 138, Flysurfer Flydoor5 XL, Slingshot/Moses 80/82/91/105/111cm masts with 637+695/425 590/330 679/450 wingsets, Tim's 36" woody, Slingshot Dwarfcraft Micro 3'6" 2019-2020, MBS Comp 95x

For sale: Slingshot SST 6m 2018 $480, Slingshot Turbine 5m 2017 like new $450, BROkite carbon board 140x44cm like new complete $650, Slingshot Rally 6m 2017 like new $530

Moses 590/647/330 $690, Moses 679/749/483 $890, 80cm alu mast $260
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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby grigorib » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:16 pm

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby Sun » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:24 pm

I am 99% sure Carlos Mario was riding the Raptor in KOTA this year.

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby danz » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:22 pm

Sun wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:24 pm
I am 99% sure Carlos Mario was riding the Raptor in KOTA this year.

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yes it is! :)

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby lisaped » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:13 pm

I am 100% sure it is a new better version of Rev or Link 2007

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby Da Yoda » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:55 pm

Da Yoda wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:50 pm
I was going to say the 2010 Octane and Rally "hooked up", but the more I look at this Raptor kite and compare it to old photos of the Link I see nearly the same shape especially in the wingtip profile. I'd say it's simply a Link "reinvented" for 2020. :wink:
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lisaped wrote: I am 100% sure it is a new better version of Rev or Link 2007
My thoughts exactly! I'm glad someone else is on the same page. :thumb:

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby bri7 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:47 pm

I liked the rev, the link was a heavy ass kite. my Rally does boost so I'd be interested to see how this sits against that. Hopefully a better looper than the rally

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby fguinda » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:41 pm

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....
“Ghost” will be the name. You can see it in Sam Light IG stories.

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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby frenchkick » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:27 pm

I am big fan of RPM, and I would love to try Raptor. My only concern with Raptor is V1, I feel I should wait for V2. Little defect found by rider will be fix. Any thought?


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