What's happening in the Slingshot in the last years? Any insights? Do they have a new designers or what?
1. SS now have nice quiver of kites for every discipline. Earlier they had 2 similar 5-strut kites: turbine and rally. Now they have kite for big-air - raptor, all-around 3-strut kite - rallygt and lightwind kite - turbine.
2. SS mow uses the most modern materials, i.e. ripstop 4x.
3. SS finally made a modern bar. I hope they will present it the nearest future, but as we see at the videos of pro-riders, now it doesn't look like a piece of horizontal bar for workouts but looks like a nice kitebar. Old bars were unkillable but not ergonomic - what a shame.
4. I can't believe but in the promo video of rallygt v2 i see that they started to reduce the giant diameter of the leading edge! It's the curse of SS lightwind kites
)) I hope that the the pressure also will be higher to make kites more stiff.
I hope, all these changes tell us that there is somebody new in the R&D of SS. What's up there? Who are the new designers?