With this recent release, we have diverted slightly from our theme of native NZ birds designs to include NZ native land based mammals. We are proud to say that we have done this in one go with the Pekapeka (the bat.)
The RPM Pekapeka is an understable fairway driver that will allow players to work the disc from left to right as a (right hand backhanded player, visa versa for lefties), hyzer flip down narrow corridors and lay down rollers when required.
- Speed: 9
- Glide: 5
- Turn: -3
- Fade: 1
- Plastic types: Strata / Cosmic / Atomic / Glow
Customer and Distributor Reviews:
RPM’s Official Disc Review (by Jacko):
Vortica Sport Technical Review:
More about the Pekapeka:
Pekapeka is the Māori name for the New Zealand Long and Short tailed Bat and are New Zealand’s only native land mammals.
Long-tailed bats are found in more places than short-tailed bats. But both species are at risk.
They roost and raise their young in tree cavities and occasionally caves. The Pekapeka is part of the microbat suborder and they use echolocation (very high-pitched sounds mostly above the range of human hearing) to navigate. The sounds they make are reflected back, and they use these reflections to locate and avoid objects in their path and to hunt. For this reason the Pekapeka will be able to navigate through those dark tightly wooded fairways with ease. Despite what you might think, the Kea doesn’t use echolocation.
Of course, staying true to our byline, ‘It’s in our nature’, we won’t be discounting insects, reptiles or sea creatures native to New Zealand. You can look forward to seeing more of what’s in our nature added to our unique RPM collection in the years to come.