RPX V1 – Behind The Design – Slingshot Kiteboarding
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COMING IN HOT – Slingshot just released the RPX! Designed with the input of athletes, designers, and inventors worldwide, the “Open C Canopy” shape gives this kite extensive range, depower, and upwind ability while also providing accurate handling and energetic response. With sizes ranging from 4.5M to 14M, you can ride anywhere this season – Scroll down to find out more!
Fueled by insights from the world’s most demanding kiteboarders in all disciplines, we developed the all-new RPX based on learnings from our premiere high performance freeride kite, the legendary RPM.
Exceptional Response & Return
A completely redesigned Trailing-Edge shape has been implemented on the RPX. Reshaping the trailing edge has allowed us to eliminate turbulence, drag, and flutter areas. In addition, this has ushered in next-level response out of the kite, meaning a better return to the top of the window during looping, tighter turning radius’ for surfing, and lighting fast reaction speed.
Clean By Design
The RPX is loaded with new technology that includes a new streamlined premium FlyLine Bridle System. This new system boasts a diameter of a mere 1.6mm, which is a 25% reduction from the previous version. It’s stronger, lighter, and allows the kite to move through the air with less drag.
The canopy of the RPX had been designed to meet the needs of the modern kiteboarder. This new and highly refined canopy profile features a reduction of 88 panels from its predecessor, the RPM. The result is a one-two punch of weight reduction and cleaner airflow.
Open Up Possibilities
The RPX has been built upon a longstanding Slingshot Invention, the “Open C Canopy.” Often overlooked and misunderstood, the “Open C Canopy” is the magic of the RPX and its predecessor, the RPM. This flatter arc offers an extensive range, depower, and upwind ability while providing accurate handling and energetic response. This harmonious blend of performance and comfort enables you to progress and perform no matter who you are.
The RPX is the culmination of our incredible journey with a wide array of athletes, designers, and inven-tors to create the next evolution of versatility in a kite.
“The RPX is my all-time go-to kite. The base of the kite is simply phenomenal and the results speak for themselves. Multiple world champion titles in all different categories and different time eras as well. This kite plays out well whenever I am on a trip and limited on space; the RPX is the one to pack. It ticks all the boxes from free-ride to freestyle to big air straps or boots you name it” – Youri Zoon
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