Sizes Available: 135, 143cm
Sizes Tested: 143 x 44.1cm
Built to satisfy the high demands of elite Slingshot team riders, Sam Light and Karolina Winkowska, the Refraction Pro Model provides the type of explosive performance and field-tested consistency that the hardest charging kiters demand. Modeled after Slingshot Wakeboarding’s popular Whip board and then tailored to the specific needs needs of both Sam and Karolina, the Refraction was born. Garnering DNA and influence from the most progressive riding from each aspect of kiteboarding, the Refraction is the peak of true twin tip performance. Features include a progressive rocker profile (2.4 inches), subtle v spine, Slingshot’s proprietary fasttrack mounting system and inverted naca tech channels for ultimate pop and edge control.
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Our Testers Say:
“A super skatey board, the perfect park rider.” Davey Beard
“Load it up for insane pop with a widely distributed landing.” Rob Shea
“Smooth in chop, especially for such a wide board; straps and pads were comfy.” Russ Werner
The 2016 Slingshot Refraction features a simple bottom with some channels in the tips. It’s super wide with small fins and a ton of rocker for those heavy freestyle landings. The Refraction can be a little bit fidgety in the chop with its small fins but that is expected of a core freestyle/park/rail board. It’s super skatey when you’re not on edge which is great for freestyle, but when you put enough back foot pressure and use the rail to track it flies up wind. The Refraction is on the heavier side due to its thicker wood core and for core freestyle this board might be better mated with boots for the ultimate control, but with the right user it will deliver insane pop. There are five duck stance options along a sliding track for infinite width options but testers noted that it would be beneficial if the sliding track had measurement notations. Our Refraction came with plush, single adjustment straps and medium density pads that received solid praise from testers.