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Clyde S. Dale

Since 23 Jul 2016
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PostFri Feb 08, 19 3:37 pm    2019 rpm Reply with quote

Any 1st hand experiences with the new rpm's? Read published reviews ,read with a grain of salt. Is the jumping better? Is it worth an upgrade from previous years ? Does it still have good pull in powered loops? Sounds like a totally different kite. Thanx

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tinyE

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PostMon Feb 11, 19 8:15 am     Reply with quote

i have no experience with the 2019s.

but, IMO/experience, kite companies make their kites sound like completely different kites EVERY year... Rolling Eyes

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Windance Crew

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PostMon Feb 11, 19 10:24 am     Reply with quote

Dave from Windance here. Full disclosure: we sell them.

However here's my opinion. They went back to moving bridle, ie: they added pulleys back in. But they combined them with the bungee system , so the best of both worlds. Pulleys make a kite faster moving from one side of the window to the other whilst maintaining equal pull on all kite attachment points.

Secondly they made it even more C-shaped. This moves it further towards the advanced rider, in particular the freestyle kite loop, boosting type.

So want to try one?. Call me, we have demos & offer deals below retail.


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Clyde S. Dale

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PostMon Feb 11, 19 4:54 pm     Reply with quote

Thank you

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voy-tech

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PostThu Feb 14, 19 8:53 am     Reply with quote

Couple more years and it will again be a revolution pulley-less bridal that offers more direct feel, etc. etc. Razz
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Jonpnw

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PostMon Feb 18, 19 6:50 am    2019 RPM Reply with quote

I was able to try a 2019 14 meter RPM this weekend on the snow. Felt similar to previous RPM's but different also in a good way. Loops are quick and powered , it wanted to boost but the operator didn't want to get too crazy on the snow hard pack. I will definitely be adding a few more sizes to my quiver once my 2018 sell.


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