User login

Slingshot Darko 2013

Slingshot Darko 2013

Kiteboard Model: Darko
Kiteboard Type: Twin-Tip
Brand: Slingshot
Best For
Freestyle
Board sizes

134 x 41.1 cm
138 x 42.4 cm
142 x 43.6 cm

Rating:
4
4.0/5

The new 2013 Darko is a board that delivers huge pop, massive stability, aggressive edging power and flawless control. It is a reliable and efficient hard core freestyle and progressive crossover platform,  ideal for the intermediate and expert rides looking for controlled progressive flex, maximum comfort and top performance.

The board offers all that and much more and can be used in a wide range of conditions. The slightly straighter profile provides good speed and excellent planing and upwind abilities. At the same time, the pulled in tip outline allows the rider carve with confidence and generates a solid and smooth drive even in chop.

The Darko is a bit stiffer in the tips, so it feels snappier on the water and generates a better response. Special Double V Moulded Channels shaped in the tip and tail of the core assure a cleaner release, better edge to edge control and superior stability. Edge control and stability are also enhanced by the new 60/40 High Cap Rail, which also assures improved traction.

The tunnel concave bottom shape assures excellent edge to edge response and makes the much smoother. The Darko is equipped with the Fastrack mounting system, which offers limitless micro adjustment stance options and a superior rider to board connection. The board is crafted using a full wood core, resin-x layups and fusion sidewalls.


Slingshot Darko 2013 Average Rating: 4.0 out of 5 based on 3 user reviews.
default
Slingshot Darko 2013 Reviewed on May 24th 2013
4
Rating: 4.0 out of 5

pros: huge pop, great control, very responsive, very good upwind cons: not very smooth in bigger chop, sprays in chop too it's a board that likes to be used in flat waters. it's playful and snappy. try to avoid chop though....more

default
Slingshot Darko 2013 Reviewed on May 1st 2013
4
Rating: 4.0 out of 5

It has an amazing pop. very natural and powerful. as for features, it has a squared outline, it;s quite wide and a channeled bottom. gives you good grip, good early planning and very good upwind run.  

default
Slingshot Darko 2013 Reviewed on Apr 20th 2013
4
Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Darko is back! I got mine a couple of weeks a go and took it out for a test drive. I'm very happy with it I must say. It's very poppy and smooth. Spins great, carves great and it's smooth in chop. Upwind it rides like a train, very fast...more