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    THE BEST WAKESTYLE KITEBOARD | WHAT MAKES IT FOR 2018

    WHAT MAKES A GOOD WAKESTYLE KITEBOARD?  PEOPLE LIKE SAM AND KAROLINA WHO DOMINATE EVERY PARK SETTING IN THE WORLD.

    Our Mens Version is inspired by Sam Light – The Refraction.

     

    Our Women Version is inspired by Karolina Winkowska – The Karolina Pro

    Additional Info:

    While a dedicated wakestyle board will perform quite well for general freeriding, it really excels with riders focused on unhooked tricks, flat water freestyle, kickers, rails and sliders and cross-over use in cable parks. With more of a focus on pop and less on chop, a wakestyle board will be stiff, with high rocker and a squared off tip and tail. Bottom contour is designed to minimize the chances of catching an edge on a rail or slider, especially in the tip and tail when locked into presses. A thicker slider base adds weight but is important for durability, especially if it’ll be used in a slider park or as a crossover cable board.

    Wakestyle boards feature:
    • Stiff flex: Maximizes pop and best handles aggressive, powered-up riding
    • High rocker: Softens flat landings and has a loose, washy feel on the water
    • Squared tip/tail: More pop
    • Slider base: Important for durability with kickers, rails, sliders and cable parks
    • Bottom contour: Designed to minimize catching an edge on features

    In Slingshot’s lineup, the boards that best fit this description are the Refraction and the Karolina Pro.

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