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[*] posted on 8-22-2015 at 07:08 AM


Nothing like a good nudge on the forum to tweak the thought process at Slingshot.
Glad that it is working out for you!




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[*] posted on 8-23-2015 at 07:35 AM


The question is will the replacement hold up better than the first one? I assume you have to return the first one so you can't use for parts?
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[*] posted on 8-23-2015 at 06:22 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
The question is will the replacement hold up better than the first one? I assume you have to return the first one so you can't use for parts?


hope so! time will tell, i have confidence, the 2012 had about 2000 hours on it. the original unit ...warranty would not be there if stuff like this did not happen , things break... protocol is to return for inspection, assement and replacement if warranted. i'm sure grateful for the outcome. i kept the bar and line set.







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[*] posted on 8-23-2015 at 06:59 PM


Quote: Originally posted by TEDWESLEY  
Nothing like a good nudge on the forum to tweak the thought process at Slingshot.
Glad that it is working out for you!


they know what works , just an everyday rider with champion support.




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[*] posted on 8-28-2015 at 01:43 PM


WORD and DEED! SLINGSHOT DELIVERS! one bagged virgin unit. mad respect for SS.

the hollow changed to SOLID! at this very point boys and girls





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[*] posted on 8-29-2015 at 04:50 PM


out on couple hours this day, and unit is out of the bag ready , pump and go! beat it to port royal sound from the folly . deeply sweet sail out to the sand bar breakers in between. and strange north wind in summer thats usable!

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[*] posted on 9-11-2015 at 07:43 AM


Banged out several sessions on this new unit.

An actual full session strapless surf, amazing how much easier it is with decent power. Turns are so much flow friendly with solid juice. That is a FireWire sweet potato 6' quad Finn.

And about 2 hours on sweet azz trampa

And yesterday TT foam party deluxe with ramp boosting to no end ...then the lightening shuts all down




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[*] posted on 1-15-2016 at 07:18 PM


banged out super session ! 12-4pm SW in a galescape situation right out the gate! super side shore power drive right down the throat 6-8 ft back to back hammering into wash every punch thru was a gut check for the first hour holy wave cracking !

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something alot like this(though this was summer its purely for post enhancement )






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[*] posted on 1-23-2016 at 05:28 PM




super cold session today on the water , also working through first heavy depower line on 12m RPM. all solid!

finally got some time on an 8m repaired out of salvage , joker is quick !

2-4pm

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[*] posted on 1-23-2016 at 08:13 PM


wind graph looked crazy. Looked gusty. Was it?
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[*] posted on 1-23-2016 at 09:05 PM


pretty typical off shore west wind for us. very gusty , some dead spots. some gust would just snatch you off the water. if its sunny it tends to be smoother, this was cloudy with chance of flurries. sometimes it just comes in rough.



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[*] posted on 2-8-2016 at 09:51 AM


deep into winter sessions, nice blast yesterday 1-4pm

friend wore a GPS , we had 36 miles of cold azz water ...max speed 32mph!

all TT action, he was on a 10m, i was on 9m

42 degrees start, water 52 degrees. data on the scene is weak may have shadowed meter a bit. on a 9m usually means 25kts plus for me, it was super gusty off shore WNW in calibogue sound.

max speed really surprised me!




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[*] posted on 2-8-2016 at 09:59 AM


Nice! very windy here yesterday as well. Our gusts topped out around 36 with very steady mid to high 20's
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[*] posted on 2-8-2016 at 05:42 PM


25-35 yep... sounds about right



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[*] posted on 2-24-2016 at 04:57 PM


super banging session ! holy crap. king sized rodeo!

couple hours on this serious pressure drop, and its FEBRUARY!

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[*] posted on 2-24-2016 at 05:03 PM


Some pretty serious gusts. Was that on the 12m?
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[*] posted on 2-24-2016 at 05:30 PM


I hung on my 9m the whole session but there where a few stretches about 20min each that were pure madness, effortless crazy big airs, i wanted to stop and get my 8m shorty setup but i just held on , the current push with incoming tide was so powerful really needed extra power, then when things really heated up EVERY punch through was a gut check with 30-40ft boost off the smallest piece of chop i could manage to pick out and if it was 6 ft roller coming in ramp path it was down right violent if i had even a little speed ...insane! praying for a lull of 30!



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[*] posted on 2-24-2016 at 05:34 PM


:cool: Makes me feel like I haven't even felt real power from a kite yet :(
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[*] posted on 2-24-2016 at 06:29 PM


trust your experience! , just like i trust the fear that guides me...sometimes preparation just takes time to embrace more scope of the elements. besides you said "YET" you know exactly where you are going with skill and experience.

run the numbers on the risk ..then hit the gas! preparation starts paying !




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[*] posted on 2-24-2016 at 10:42 PM


I'm looking for a new kite...was considering trying bout the RPM until I saw this :D they're supposed to be good with the foil too...



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[*] posted on 2-25-2016 at 06:54 AM


KK the rpm 2015 is the shizzle, no doubt , my experience on the first one shouldn't derail you. they backed it up 100% !

amazing units , would buy another without a thought. this is a great kite that EVERYBODY tries to put out a similar iteration.




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[*] posted on 2-25-2016 at 05:18 PM


one more time , this time offshore AND flat! 3-5pm, also 2 windsurfers in the crew doing wickedly fast passes,,,and fun was had by all

the look, slack low to rising tide, coming in from the West for offshore. http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboa...

9m + TT

with bonus time on the fish (foil) board , the straps are just in the way. fun board, way more nimble than my sweet potato firewire SB definitely see whiy folks like it.




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[*] posted on 3-3-2016 at 07:06 PM


super session today , beautiful emerald green ocean indicating spring is blooming! chased out to a running sailboat headed into tybee rhodes roughly 12mile trip, to see it was a about a 50' ketch. beautiful day!

12m RPM hit all the high notes , sunny, rolled up but not too rough. 12-4pm

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couple more weeks and the wetsuit crap will be over!





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