2020 Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard
2020 Slingshot Refraction
What Slingshot has to say about the 2020 Refraction:
A wakestyle/freestyle/freeride crossover board, designed for maximum boost, load and pop and aggressive riding in all conditions. As the signature model for Slingshot team rider, innovator extraordinaire and English gentleman, Sam Light, the Refraction is designed to be the one board he can kick ass with, no matter where his exploits take him. NEW for 2020, we added a 147cm size for larger/heavier riders or those who prefer more surface area beneath their feet.
Why You'll Love The Refraction
- NEW 147cm size
- Competition-level freestyle/big air crossover
- Medium rocker, stiff flex dialed for all conditions versatility
- Great cable park crossover- the one-board quiver
- Upgraded Ballistic Base takes licking and keeps on ticking
- Outline adds loads of pop, V-spine helps soften landings
- Wood core construction has a lively flex and feel
- Grip where you need it and forgiveness where you don't
Package includes: Board, 4 x 1.75" (1.9x15.2cm) NEW kite fins, NEW grab handle
Refraction Technical Features
- Continuous Rocker
A smooth, consistent curve provides a fast ride, predictable pop, great carving performance and disperses water to soften landings.
- Inverted NACA Tech Channeling
These Parabolic channels have been inverted to provide a cleaner and more efficient bottom profile. They improve water flow and board speed, grip and pop, edging, general performance and feel yet are more forgiving in the case of rider error.
- Atomic Wood Core
Sustainably grown Paulownia gives the lively, springy character that Slingshot boards are famous for. Vertically laminated construction harnesses the collective strength of the wood's grain and provides strength, durability and consistent flex over the life of the board.
- V-Spine Bottom
A subtle bottom contour helps break surface tension landings. This makes the hardest drops, feel like walking on clouds.
- Singleshot Fusion Sidewalls
We've transferred the same technology found in high durometer urethane skateboard wheels into the rail of all our boards. Our innovative manufacturing process literally infuses the rail into the board cores in one single shot, producing unrivaled dampening and durability.
- Carbon Bedrock Inserts
Light, flexible and super strong, our inserts are reinforced with carbon fiber before being inlaid into the board. Reduces overall board weight, increases pull strength and allows for a more consistent flex under foot.
- Ballistic Base
Upgraded base material is harder and more durable, built to withstand the abuse of rocky beaches and abrasive sand.
- NEW Kite Fins & Grab Handle