The Slingshot Misfit 2018 has been the freeride, freestyle board in slingshot's range for a few seasons now but has seen many changes. This years kiteboard see's an all new lighter outcome to the previous versions of the Misfit without sacrificing the key features that make this board amazing. A flatter rocker line and softer flex than Slingshot's Asylum, the Misfit smooths through the chop and has an incredible upwind drive. The Misfit is the all round board for all conditions and any rider looking to enjoy being on the water and not taking the crashes. Slingshot have made a board that is not only great for boosting but the board grips the water with the channels in the tip and tail that allow you to charge up wind with ease and pop out the water on demand.
Having replaced the rail system with traditional carbon inserts as well as featuring Slingshots new Misfit Air Core TT with large sections of thermally welded Koroyd in the tips and running the length of the board underfoot, this kiteboard produces a far more responsive ride by dramatically reducing the overall weight without sacrificing on strength and flex.
The finish is awesome as you would expect from a top level Slingshot board. If you want a more aggressive freestyle board then checkout the Asylum while the Misfit is the all round board of the range suited for those who like to enjoy kitesurfing without pushing the limits of the sport and your body.
The Slingshot Misfit shares the same USA build quality of all Slingshot kiteboards and features a superior bomb proof and quality finish.
- One board to rule all conditions
- Slices through chop & rips up wind
- Progress quickly with but will not outgrow
- Smooth, consistent flex w/ Carbon Bedrock Inserts
- Flexible, durable made in the USA wood-core construction
- 4 two-inch kite fins and fin screws
- Grab handle included.
Sizes of Slingshot Misfit Kiteboard:
- 132cm x 40cm - 45-70Kg Riders
- 136cm x 40.5cm - 54-84Kg Riders
- 142cm x 42cm - 65-95Kg+ Riders
The Slingshot Misfit comes as a package of board, fins and grab handle. You will need pads to go with it and we recommend the Slingshot Dually Pads set but any other pads or bindings will fit fine.
Base and rails:
Slingshot base thicknesses Misfit 0.2mm standard base. All Slingshot twin tips are lined with a full urethane rail, which provides dampening and protects the board form impact. For 2017, there is a broader, more vibrant range of colours for our urethane for even more visual appeal.
NACA tech laser channels:
Precision laser-cut NACA Tech channels allow Slingshot to fine-tune each board for specific performance characteristics. Channels improve water flow and board speed, grip and pop, edging and general performance and feel
Slingshot wood core construction:
Every Slingshot kiteboard is hand built in the United States, in a small factory just down the road from company headquarters in Hood River. Boards are made from vertically laminated wood cores. This process utilizes the collective strength of the wood’s end grain and creates boards with unrivaled pop, rebound and flex characteristics. Nothing beats a wood core.
NEW Carbon bedrock inserts:
In 2017 you will notice lighter boards, a more continuous flex pattern and performance that is tuned precisely for each board’s design concept. You asked for weight reduction, better flex control and increased feel. You got it. New carbon-reinforced inserts, replace the Fastrack system. The insert pull strength is increased by 30%, while the overall board weight is cut by 10%.