Slingshot Kiteboarding 2018: Refraction
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Slingshot is making no apologies in 2018. Here, Sam Light shows off his 2018 Refraction – the board that goes anywhere and does everything! Log bonk, big air or lofty backmobe, the 2018 Refraction delivers.
Slingshot team rider Sam Light is a globetrotting master of all conditions, and he designed his signature pro model to be the only board he needs, no matter where he’s going. Whether he’s competing for the coveted Triple-S crown (which he has won four times), Megalooping in South Africa, freeriding in the nuclear winds of Hood River or cruising the cable park on a windless day, the Refraction is Sam’s Swiss Army Knife.
The Refraction kiteboard is a solid all-around twin tip designed to shred every condition on the planet, and take a major beating in the process. With a versatile rocker profile, it can hold its own in chop, swell and rough conditions, as well as flat water freestyle. The rocker and tip/tail shape yield great load and pop, big airs and cushy landings, while the inverted tip and tail profile prevents catching an edge during presses. The Refraction comes with wake fins for a more freestyle/wakestyle feel, but can easily be changed to standard fins for more grip and upwind drive.
Video: Patrick Wieland
Director: Alex Fox