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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.
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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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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

Postby Gonzolinho » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:39 pm

Toby wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:34 pm
There was always a big market for big boosting kites...

How true.
Only some manufacturers seem to need a bit more time to get it into their heads.
Slingshot is not knowen for being one of the faster ones....

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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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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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Re: Slingshot Raptor kite

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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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