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
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.