New Kiteboard Releases for 2012 – Information on Slingshot Misfit, Mayhem, Darko, Darkside, and Glide Kite Boards
The new 2012 Slingshot Misfit is built for all around riding from freestyle to freeriding. It is marketed towards intermediate to expert riders because it desires edge control, has high pop, and performs like the best! The 2012 Misfit comes in a full range of sizes to meet your stature. You can choose from 132cm, 136cm, 142cm, 146cm. All have the same construction and come with the new Fast track foot system, allowing for virtually unlimited stance options (which we think is a great improvement in the industry by Slingshot).
The new 2012 Slingshot Mayhem caters to top level kiteboarders and advanced intermediates looking for a board with aggressive loading, flex and pop capabilities. This is no beginner kiteboard, and should be used by a seasoned kiteboarder looking to learn more progressive tricks, which is where it will really shine. The 2012 Mayhem provides unmatched performance in variable conditions, due in part to the Columbia Gold wood core, SingleShot Fusion Sidewall, Resin X, and Fastrack foot system. The Mayhem comes in two sizes: 132cm and 136cm.
Visit the 2012 Mayhem kiteboard page on Air Padre for more information, photos and the ability to purchase.
The new 2012 Slingshot Darko is a great board for flat water riding, top speeds, and great progressive maneuvers. It has a slightly unique shape compared to the rest of the 2012 Slingshot kiteboards, as it is more square throughout the board, with wider tips. The squared shape and increased single concave bottom gives it mental top-end speed, working best for progressive powered freestyle. The Slingshot Darko comes two sizes: 132cm and 135cm, both with Custom Culture graphics allowing it stand out on the beach.
For more information, photos, and the ability to buy, check out the Slingshot Darko kiteboard page on the online store.
The new 2012 Slingshot Darkside is meant to be ridden as a wakestyle kiteboard. The board only comes in one size: 142cm and has a good amount of rocker. It also has a very durable construction, enabling it to hit rails and features. If you are looking for a pure wakestyle kiteboard, then look no further than the Darkside. The third generation of the board has been tweaked even more by top riders Ruben Lenten, Alex Fox, Eric Reinstra, and Joby Cook. The board drives massive pop, durability, and high-end performance that the advanced wakestyle riders pursue.
For more photos, board specs, and availability, check out the Slingshot Darkide page.
The new 2012 Slingshot Glide is made for soul sessions in the lightest winds. New this year is better construction for a lighter weight, new outline, and Fasttrack footpad system. If you are looking for soul sessions, lightwind jumping, and the ability to get on the water with less wind than the rest, the Glide is your board of choice. Available in one size, the 149cm x 45.5cm, has the surface area to keep you above water.