We could basically watch phenom Carlos Mario ride any kite alongside seasoned shredder Youri Zoon and we’d want one (or 4). But, they’re both riding the RPM, and they’re making it look as good as Slingshot say it is. See just what it is they’re saying right here:

The kite by which all others are measured…
The RPM returns for 2017 carrying the reputation as one of the greatest kiteboarding kites ever produced. Spanning the broad spectrum of users, the RPM is capable of winning multiple world titles as well as appealing to kiteboarders of all styles and abilities. From beginners who want a responsive kite with easy relaunch and great depower, to weekend warriors who want to boost big, to world-class competitors like Youri Zoon and Carlos Mario, never before has one kite appealed to so many different types of riders.

The RPM’s Open-C Canopy is a proven shape that has spawned an entire category of kites. For general freeriding, it provides responsive handling, smooth power delivery throughout the window, great boosting ability and powerful but predictable loops. For dedicated freestyle and wakestyle, the RPM’s shape delivers amazing load and pop, smooth pull, massive carry and flawless unhooked performance. No matter what category you fall into, the RPM will improve your entire kiteboarding experience.