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Slingshot RPX ?

Postby pj sofine » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:36 pm

Has anyone tried the RPX ? Seen all the marketing videos but wondered if any regular riders have got any time on the water with one. Thanx

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Re: Slingshot RPX ?

Postby Unity-Watersports » Sat May 01, 2021 2:29 pm

pj sofine wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:36 pm
Has anyone tried the RPX ? Seen all the marketing videos but wondered if any regular riders have got any time on the water with one. Thanx
I just took delivery in the u.k of RPX V1, i managed to get a few shots before it rained, i hope to test it out Monday so can leave some feedback,

anything you want to know in particular?


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Re: Slingshot RPX ?

Postby galewarning » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:12 pm

Re: 12m RPX
I've had two sessions on the kite. First session was 14-20 mph. Second session was 10-15. Closest thing in my quiver to compare it to was/is the last generation of the 12m Liquid Force NV. Compared to that kite, seems to turn faster and have a smoother power delivery. Overall the kite seems more 'slippery' and has a higher climbing rate, most noticeable in lighter wind. I was impressed how well it glided thru lulls at the bottom of its wind range. No trailing edge flutter and only canopy flutter in the front when luffing. Don't know how much the simplified panel layout reduced the weight, but according to my scale, the kite only [no bag] weight was 7.8 lbs [3.53 kg]. It's a keeper. :thumb:
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Re: Slingshot RPX ?

Postby Sun » Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:32 pm

Flew the 12m RPX in Hatteras about a month ago now. Flew it alongside a 2021 Bandit and my well worn 2018 Dice, all 12m.

All three kites are pretty similar. Jumps, loops, and power delivery are largely comparable. On a scale/spectrum, it feels like the Dice is on one end and the Bandit is on the other, with the RPX in the middle. Dice feels more explosive and technical, Bandit most forgiving and smooth. That is to say Dice seems to react most to load and pop, while Bandit has a larger but more gentle sweet spot. However, that is an attempt to categorize three very similar kites. Both the Bandit and the RPX did not flutter through heliloops, while the Dice did. An RPM I flew years ago was noticeably spongier than all three.

Basically, the RPX feels much like a Dice and Bandit, which I find much better than the old RPM. Given Slingshot tends to discount their kites heavily every year when new models come out, a new year-old RPX may be my next purchase to replace my preferred but more expensive Dice.
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Re: Slingshot RPX ?

Postby pj sofine » Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:20 pm

Thanx for info.Would be curious how much different it performs compared the 2019 -20 rpm.I noticed a difference in those 2 years over the various other year rpms i've owned. I fly a mix of 2019 and 2020 rpms presently.

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Re: Slingshot RPX ?

Postby surfboy1968 » Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:33 pm

Has anyone tried the RPX on a foil????

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Re: Slingshot RPX ?

Postby galewarning » Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:33 pm

Re: RPX being lighter than the RPM
I don't have a 12M RPM, to weigh in comparison to the RPX, but my 12M Liquid Force NV weighs 7.7 lbs [3.48 kg]. The NV is a 'school' version, which I believe is built with 2X ripstop.
Per my previous reply, 12M RPX weighs 7.8 lbs [3.53 kg].
So, the new RPX is probably built lighter than any previous generation of the RPM, but the weight is still in the range typical of other 3-strut kites. It isn't a stripped-down lightweight, which I'm fine with. For my intended [non-foiling] use, I'd rather have a slightly overbuilt kite than a fragile one.


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