Slingshot Misfit 2018 Air Core
Lighter kiteboards aren’t always better, however the 2018 Misfit kiteboard is by far Slingshot’s lightest- and best- twin tip yet.
Inspired by the same ridiculously strong and lightweight material trusted in the best bike helmets on the market. The new Misfit Air Core features large sections of Koroyd in the tip, tail and lengthwise underfoot. The result are a lighter, more responsive and more dynamic kiteboard.
The Misfit Air Core features. A mild rocker, a relatively stiff flex and a bottom profile that eats chop, helps you drive upwind,
Laser-cut NACA channels give the Misfit contour in the tip and tail. This helps channel water to generate speed and grip for a faster ride. Although a competent freestyle crossover, the Misfit mild rocker makes it a better kiteboard for all-around cruising and slashing. If you are after a board for sticking hard landings then the Asylum is worth a look.
If you’re not worried about pushing the limits of the sport, or your body. You just want to get out and ride, carve upwind, cruise through chop, land a few jumps and enjoy kiteboarding’s amazing connection with the wind and water. If that sounds like you, you may have found the perfect board.
The Misfit features an all-around shape and rocker profile designed for a variety of conditions rather than specialised performance. It’s the perfect choice for entry-level riders who want a board they can progress with, but won’t outgrow. Or for experienced kiters who don’t plan on specializing in a specific discipline of the sport.
Carbon Bedrock inserts:
One of many Slingshot innovations, carbon-reinforced inserts have proven to be the lightest, strongest and most flexible seen yet. These new inserts, introduced on the 2017 lineup, reduce overall board weight, increase pull strength and far more consistent flex under foot.