1 REINFORCEMENT & 1 PATCH
The kite was made from the experience gained from the Fuel (C-Shape) and the RPM (SLE kite) Slingshot designed a new Delta kite called the Rally. The Rally is the first open delta C-kite combining the advantages of a Delta with the performance of a C-Shape. Slingshot developed this kite for freestylers/freeriders who like to ride waves. The Rally is a pulley free briddle, three strut kite which gives the rider a direct kite feel. The struts are integrated into the canopy using the well known Slingshot Splitstrut system.
Even though the Rally has an open shape and only three struts the kite has an extremely rigid frame. The Rally has a one-pump system and is reinforced where the kite wears the most. The bulging middle strut and the short wingtips are also notable.
The kite has a small turning circle with low steering pressure a gradual power build up. The Rally gives a lot of feedback to the bar through the steering lines and power/de-power commands are felt instantaneous.
Fully de-powered the Rally's reaction to steering commands decreases, particularly in its low-end. In the high end the reaction is always good.
If you are looking for a allround kite with good wave-characteristics you should give the 2011 Slingshot Rally a try!