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Re: Slingshot Machine V1 big air kite 2022

Postby Baptiste_FR » Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:00 pm

NotsoShort wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:40 pm
As I believe they are not upgrading the Raptor, is the Machine the replacement?
I do believe so. I In the episode #226 of the Kitesurf365 podcast, Adrian interview Jeremy Burdlando and ask him why he uses the RPX during big air competition and not the Raptor. Jeremy answers that the Raptor will be replaced by a new kite, dedicated to big air, but a lot more efficient for kiteloop. He said that the Raptor was too slow for kiteloop.

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Re: Slingshot Machine V1 big air kite 2022

Postby tilmann » Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:55 pm

tested the Machine 7m today in extremely gusty conditions between 14 and 40 kn: it was absolutely stable, solid and controllable. No problem at all - you feel always safe with this kite. My top speed: 86 km/h. Like my old Rally. But the Machine turns faster, pulls me better through turns and goes better upwind. A Rally on steroids 👍
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Re: Slingshot Machine V1 big air kite 2022

Postby tilmann » Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:17 am

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Re: Slingshot Machine V1 big air kite 2022

Postby tilmann » Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:39 pm


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Re: Slingshot Machine V1 big air kite 2022

Postby tilmann » Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:50 pm

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Re: Slingshot Machine V1 big air kite 2022

Postby NotsoShort » Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:54 pm

That looked fun.

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Re: Slingshot Machine V1 big air kite 2022

Postby tilmann » Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:39 am

with special fun speedboard :thumb:

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Re: Slingshot Machine V1 big air kite 2022

Postby Soleas » Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:14 pm

tilmann wrote:
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with special fun speedboard :thumb:

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Ahh that explains it. I saw your board spray and I thought is he on a mono ski or something? :D

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Re: Slingshot Machine V1 big air kite 2022

Postby tilmann » Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:52 pm

jibing with 40 kn :thumb:

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Re: Slingshot Machine V1 big air kite 2022

Postby Javig84 » Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:24 pm

tilmann wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:55 pm
tested the Machine 7m today in extremely gusty conditions between 14 and 40 kn: it was absolutely stable, solid and controllable. No problem at all - you feel always safe with this kite. My top speed: 86 km/h. Like my old Rally. But the Machine turns faster, pulls me better through turns and goes better upwind. A Rally on steroids 👍
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Big question is how good is it for big air!? Shape wise it reminded me of the Ozone Edge which is a hang time machine. Can anyone give any input in its jump capabilities.

I have riden Slingshot kites for 10 years, recently just changed to the Orbit 2022 , but dying to try the machine. It always surprised me how the original Rally was killed since it was such a good jumping Kite. Some say the Core XR was inspired in that shape.

I look forward to hearing your comments! And welcome me to the forum 😎
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