Slingshot Kiteboarding 2018: Asylum
The 2018 Slingshot Asylum, the no-apologies wakestyle board has landed. Watch as Slingshot’s top riders show why this board is dominating the scene. Check it out!
They said that board has too many channels. The kiteboard of choice for 2016 world champion Carlos Mario, the Asylum’s rocker profile and aggressive NACA channeling yields crazy amounts of pop, fast top-end speeds and soft landings. While a solid crossover board for general freeriding, the Asylum is better suited for riders who prefer plenty of power and are specifically looking for the freestyle-focused benefits that higher rocker provide. Aggressive NACA channeling improve edge control and pop and streamline water flow to increase board speed.
The Asylum kiteboard is a great kiteboard for anyone looking to improve their skills in the air. This kiteboards aggressive and maximum channeling through the bottom of the board provide the utmost amount of grip and locked-in feeling. This is a great twin tip for riders that aspire to spend more time in the air than on the water.
Video: Patrick Wieland
Director: Alex Fox