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Addict

Since 26 Jun 2012
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PostMon Mar 12, 18 11:40 am    Slingshot SST Question Reply with quote

I'm replacing my 6M RPM with a SST and was wondering if I should get a 5 or 6M. I'm 195 and ride a surfboard almost exclusively -- next kite up is 8M RPM. Thanks
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wannabekiter

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PostMon Mar 12, 18 12:08 pm    sst Reply with quote

Our kites 5 6 and 8 2017 rally's I also have a 2017 10m sst. and only ride a directional. The sst is a little less powered than a rally.
I weigh in at 200 and use the 6 in 35 to 40 mph. So I think a 6 sst will feel like 5 rally. Except the sst turn and drift much better.

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Jonpnw

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PostMon Mar 12, 18 12:11 pm    6m Reply with quote

I use the SST for foiling and riding surfboard , my quiver is 6,8,10 . I weigh 200# I would recommend the 6m.
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WindSki

Since 14 Dec 2012
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PostMon Mar 12, 18 2:37 pm     Reply with quote

Also on 6,8,10 SST and would recomend these

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PostMon Mar 12, 18 7:27 pm     Reply with quote

190 lbs 85% foil/15% directional. I have an embarrassing quiver...

5/6/7 SST

Brilliant kites. If I was limited to one, 6m for sure.

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toddjb

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PostTue Mar 13, 18 11:58 am    Re: Slingshot SST Question Reply with quote

Addict wrote:
I'm replacing my 6M RPM with a SST and was wondering if I should get a 5 or 6M. I'm 195 and ride a surfboard almost exclusively -- next kite up is 8M RPM. Thanks

Get the same size kite you are replacing.
SST sizing is comparable to RPM. It also holds a lot of wind, per size. Very stable kite.

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PostTue Mar 13, 18 6:49 pm     Reply with quote

It sounds like 6M is the way to go. Thanks for the feedback!
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