Slingshot Angry Swallow 5’6 2019 Kitesurfing Review

Slingshot Angry Swallow 5’6 2019

Reviews / Surfboards

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A Glance

The Slingshot Angry Swallow is back again for 2019 with fresh graphics and a new tail design for even more freestyle performance. Designed for real-world mushy waves and strapless freestyle action, there will be many happy people see the continuation of this classic board.

Sticking with the wooden design, Slingshot have incorporated large carbon stringers on both the top and bottom of the board to add strength while keeping weight to a minimum.
The tail of the board has had an update which still keeps the swallow design but now allows for even tighter turns on the face.

The highest volume board in Slingshots line up, it is built to withstand all you can throw at it with stability, upwind ability and a huge range of use. The lightweight nature and incredible construction lends itself to being that board you can rely on to take on your travels to far-flung countries where being delicate is not an option.

Sizes: 5’4”, 5’6”

“It looks great, rides brilliantly and has a versatility to suit any kitesurfer.”

On The Water

We used the Angry Swallow on a couple of sessions in varying conditions and were impressed at all times. From the get-go, the board is supremely stable, helped no doubt by its high volume but also swallow tail which allows for easy manoeuvrability and sharp, snappy turns. Upwind the board flies no doubt helped by the pulled in parallel rails and flatter base.

In the waves the board is good, excelling in those mushy real-world conditions most of us get to play in. In the bigger waves, the board holds its speed well down the line and has strong carving capabilities allowing you to throw buckets on some meaty turns.

Freestyle is where the Angry Swallow excels with a solid base underfoot you are able to punt to your heart's content knowing the board will back you up every step of the way. We did find the stability and uncannily sticky nature of the board allowed us to learn some new tricks in record time and have a whole heap of fun trying more way outside our skill set.

Overall

We loved the Angry Swallow for not only brilliant freestyle capabilities but is stable, user-friendly and bomb proof. All these things together make it a board which would be suited to a huge range of people starting on their freestyle or surfboard journey who need a board to last them their entire kitesurf career. It looks great, rides brilliantly and has the versatility to suit any kitesurfer no matter where in the world they may be.

This review was in Issue 73 of IKSURFMAG.

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