22 Sep 2017 SLINGSHOT BOARD LINEUP
SLINGSHOT 2017 BOARDS
The 2017 board range is everything you’ve been asking for, and more…From NEW MODELS to NEW FEATURES, NEW MATERIALS, NEW SIZES and NEW PROCESSES, we’ve put a MASSIVE amount of effort into the 2017 line-up to make sure that it’s undeniably the best, most durable, and well rounded board line on the market. With leading innovations like Slingshot’s Signature FLEX TIPS, CARBON BEDROCK INSERTS, and the all new BALLISTIC PARK BASE, 2017 is our most exciting product line since we brought flex to the market back in 2007. That’s right, Slingshot is officially 10 YEARS strong in the sport of wakeboarding!
INTRODUCING THE SOLO BY DYLAN MILLER
The Solo is a completely new crossover board designed by pro rider Dylan Miller and legendary Slingshot shaper Tony Logosz. Never before have we been able to incorporate so many unique performance features into one board. The Solo is the first of a whole new breed from Slingshot. With NEW TAPERED FLEX TIPS, NEW BALLISTIC BASE and NEW CARBON BEDROCK INSERTS, the Solo is an all encompassing model that excels in every riding environment.
NEW – PARK BASE – PERMISSION TO GO BALLISTIC
To meet the increasingly rigorous demands of park and cable riders, we’ve completely upgraded our base material for 2017. Our new Ballistic Park Base utilizes the most durable material on the market and is designed to withstand the abuse of the world’s hardest-charging riders. Whether you’re on metal, wood, plastic, dirt or grass, you have our permission to go Ballistic with Slingshot’s ALL NEW base.
MEET THE VALLEY, A WOMEN’S PARK EXCLUSIVE
The Valley is a new female-specific park board designed for riders looking to take their rail riding skills to the next level. The extra soft flex pattern allows for big presses and helps riders experience the true feeling of locking in and holding a press. The flex also brings new excitement to the simple moves like carves and sprays. The Valley’s wide profile and fast continuous rocker line allow the rider to cruise effortlessly through the park and put all their focus on mastering each and every obstacle. The Valley features the gorgeous signature artwork of Ms. Kim Kirch, the most influential artist in women’s wakeboarding.
MEET the SHREDTOWN , The All TERRAIN BOARD by EXCELLENCY
The 2017 Shredtown has been overhauled to include our NEW tapered Flex Tips and a smooth new tip shape. When it comes to park and street style riding, the Shredtown Crew and their pro model board are blazing the trail into the future. A continuous rocker makes the Shredtown fast and efficient for short run-ups, while chined rails, Fusion Sidewalls and the new Ballistic Base give the board the bomber durability the Shredtown crew demands.
MEET THE RESPONSE , FASTER BOARD OF THE GALAXY ( Melon cut approved )
The Response is our classic, user-friendly flex board designed for boat riders who want an all-around ride they can progress with but will never outgrow. The Response features medium flex and continuous rocker for unmatched maneuverability and speed, while a continuous rocker and a smooth, tapered outline are the secret ingredients that make this such an all-encompassing board. An elliptical concave bottom helps the board flow from heel-to-toe and is one of the best carving boards in the line.
THE REFLEX , CABLE PARKS BOARD FOR SURE !
The Reflex has been a park favorite for years. It is the foundation for several of the other park boards in our line and is the perfect choice for rail riders who like to keep things simple. The Reflex’s classic outline and tip shape allow for some of the smoothest slides in the park. Chined rails protect your edges while sliding less than perfect surfaces and are a great help in perfecting your MJ slides.
MEET THE WHIP, STEFFEN VOLLER APPROVED
One of the most difficult feats in wakeboard design is achieving an ideal balance between traction and speed; one is often sacrificed to achieve the other. The Whip, however, has both, thanks to Slingshot’s signature NACA Tech Channels. These precision laser-cut channels increase the board’s traction on edge without sacrificing glide speed. With the Whip, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: speed and freedom on rails, with reliable traction when edging. The Whip has a medium flex pattern which gives it a strong pop off the wake and plenty of snap off the water for big ollies.
MEET THE WINDSOR, THE JAMES WINDSOR PRO MODEL
The Windsor board has a whole new feel in 2017, thanks to the addition of our new tapered Flex Tip Technology. For years, James has been asking for a park board that is stiff in the center with a significantly softer tip and tail. The stiff center helps maintain pop off the water, as well as speed through big kicker landings. The soft tips allow the rider to lock into presses with very little resistance from the stiffness of the board. After a few seasons of perfecting this new design, we have delivered James’ dream board. Once you press on a Slingshot Flex Tip board, you’ll never feel the same about your old setup.
MEET THE TERRAIN , THE WORLDWIDE BOARD
The Terrain is the perfect board for riders looking to improve their rail riding skills in the park. The extra soft flex pattern allows for big presses and helps riders understand the feeling of locking on and holding a press. The Terrain has a wide profile and fast continuous rocker line, allowing riders like two-time Wake Park World Champion Aaron Gunn to cruise effortlessly through the park and focus on mastering each and every obstacle.
LADIES MEET THE PEARL
The Pearl is a female-specific board with a classic user-friendly shape that provides unmatched maneuverability and speed. The Pearl’s features a continuous rocker, smooth tapered outline and elliptical concave. The result is a quick and snappy board that carves like crazy and performs exceptionally well both in park and behind the boat. If you’re a rider who charges all conditions and wants a board that won’t hold you back, the Pearl is a perfect fit.
YOU NEED A BIGGER RIDE , MEET THE NOMAD
The Nomad has inspired the birth of a whole new category of wakeboarding in the past two years. The concept is simple: The more surface area a board has, the more user-friendly it is. Whether it’s the slower boat speeds, increased stability or drifty wake to wake airs that tickle your fancy, long-board wakeboarding has inspired an appreciation for the more casual and mellow side of wakeboarding. The Nomad was made for kicking back and enjoying the ride, and making it back to the office on Monday without a detour to see the doc. If you’re looking for a single board that everyone- from first-timers to pro riders- will enjoy, the Nomad is a no-brainer.
NEW – SLINGSHOT SIGNATURE FLEX TIP TECHNOLOGY
New for 2017, Slingshot is introducing by far the most advanced flex technology in the industry. Based around our renowned vertically laminated wood core, all new tapered flex tips allow for a stiffer belly, bringing the flex farther out towards the tip and tail for a whole new press experience only available from Slingshot.