The Slingshot refraction 2018 is a competition level freestyle board which gives you all the characteristics that you’ll need for reaching a higher freestyle level. This wake/freestyle kiteboard was introduced by Sam Light and Slingshot received a lot of positive feedback on this kiteboard.
The Refraction 2017 is definitely not recommendable for beginners since it`s super stiff and the shape isn’t very forgiving too. The Refraction 2017 is the board for the rider that wants an aggressive freestyle board that shreds flat water and deals with choppy conditions. The ultra durable Glide-base of the Refraction makes the board very suitable for presses on the sliders and attack of the kickers in the cablepark.
The Slingshot Refraction 2018 has the following main characteristics:
- The new carbon Bedrock inserts. These new inserts are reducing the weight by 10% and are increasing the pull strength by 30%. Replacing the old fastrack slider system for those new bedrock inserts also improved the flex-pattern of the board.
- Feature friendly bottom so that your board isn`t going to catch an edge while sliding over obstacles.
- Aggressive pop for big airs.
- The Slingshot Refraction 2018 comes with special smaller wakestyle fins which are more forgiving when it comes to landing high level wakestyle moves.
The Slingshot Refraction 2018 comes in the following sizes:
- 135 x 41.6cm
- 139 x 42.4cm
- 143 x 44.3cm