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Slingshot Darkside 2012

Slingshot Darkside 2012

Kiteboard Model: Darkside
Kiteboard Type: Twin-Tip
Brand: Slingshot
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142 cm


The new 2012 twin tip collection introduced by Slingshot is intended to redefine the world of kiteboarding. The boards are engineered using the latest technology and the best fabrics. The Darkside is Slingshot’s answer to the needs of all wakestyle enthusiasts out there. The board combines massive pop with top control and it is guaranteed to offer the ultimate thrill out on the waves. The board is very powerful and crafted especially for advanced and expert riders looking for power drives.

Wakestyle has become a very popular kiteboarding discipline and it gathers a huge number of fans. Some of them are experts, others have just picked up the basics and learn to perform spectacular tricks, but all of them rely on an efficient board to power up their rides. The Slingshot Darkside was especially crafted for the intermediate and advanced wakestylers, looking for a powerful and versatile board. This board was crafted by Slingshot team together with pro riders Ruben Lenten, Alex Fox and Eric Reinstra, so it has to offer ultimate performance.

The board has a compact shape, featuring rounded, slightly oval outlines. This profile makes it very snappy and generates a smooth and fast glide. The rider can tackle almost any wave with minimum effort. The board has a balanced power delivery and reaches an impressive speed. The massive pop it packs makes it a versatile wakestyle weapon out on the waves. The special Duraglide grindable base optimizes the glide and significantly improves overall durability. The board uses the special Darkside deck, intended to optimize the load distribution and keep the rider comfortable at all times.

The controlled, progressive flex assures optimal control and makes the board very reactive. The rider can perform high jumps and enjoy extra hangtime without problems. The board is also enhanced to absorb wave shocks and offer smooth landings. The Slingshot Darkside is equipped with G 10 wakestyle symmetrical fins which prevent drag and increase grip in tight turns. Slingshot has built the Darkside using the Slingshot legendary Construction which guarantees top quality and durability.

The board is constructed using a CNC shaped Wood core combined with Resin X layups and Fusion Tech Rails. This structure provides the explosive pop and progressive flex needed for wakestyle tricks and makes the board solid and light. If you are looking to perform the most spectacular wakestyle tricks, than you need the Slingshot Darkside.      

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