Slingshot Refraction Kiteboard (Sam Light)
The Refraction is a solid all-around kiteboard designed to shred every condition, and take a major beating in the process. With a versatile rocker profile, it can hold its own in chop, swell,rough conditions, and flat water freestyle. The rocker and tip/tail shape yield great load and pop for Big airs and cushy landings. The inverted tip and tail profile on the Refraction will help prevent catching an edge during presses. The Refraction comes with wake fins for a more freestyle/wakestyle feel.
Slingshot team rider Sam Light is a globetrotting master of all conditions. He designed his signature pro model to be the only board he needs, no matter where he’s going. Whether he’s competing for the coveted Triple-S crown (which he has won four years straight). Magalooping at the King of the Air, freeriding in the nuclear winds of Hood River or cruising the cable park on a windless day. The Refraction is Sam’s Swiss Army knife.
Carbon Bedrock inserts:
One of many Slingshot innovations, carbon-reinforced inserts, they 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.
A proper base thickness is an important detail in selecting the board that’s best for you. Slingshot offer something for everyone in the 2018 lineup. A thick layup will give more durability for kickers, sliders, rails and other hard objects, while a thinner layup means less overall weight.
At Slingshot the full twin tip range are hand crafted out of wood cores. They use sustainably grown Paulownia, which gives the lively, springy character that Slingshot boards are famous for. The vertically laminated construction harnesses the collect strength of the wood’s grain and provides strength, durability and consistent flex over the life of the board.
As an added layer of protection, we finish every board with a full urethane rail to protect from inevitable mishaps and impacts with hard objects.