The 2017 Misfit is a free ride board designed to ride in all conditions and styles. It is Slingshots longest running board and therefore they have had time to refine and develop it into the chop eating, upwind tracking beast it is today. It has a mild rocker and stiffer flex pattern that accentuates its upwind capabilities and also gives it a decent pop off the water. Its laser cut NACA channels give it a firm grip on the water and helps channel water to generate speed effectively. Its wood core construction is durable and dynamic.
CARBON BED INSERTS are replacing lasts years Fastrack system, saving 10% on weight and increasing strength by 30%. They have used the standard M6 hardware and have reinforced it with light-weight, high-strength carbon fiber that makes it feel solid on the water. This makes the board lighter with better flex control and increased feel.
All Slingshot BASE AND RAILS are lined with a layer of urethane rail, which provides dampening and protects the board from inevitable impact. For 2017, we’ve been able to achieve a broader, more vibrant range of colors for our urethane for an enhanced visual appeal.
Precise NACA TECH CHANNELS allow Slingshot to fine-tune each board in its lineup for specific performance characteristics. Channels improve water flow and board speed, grip and pop, edging and general performance and feel
The WOOD CORE boards are made in the USA from vertically laminated wood cores. This process uses the strength of the wood’s end grain and creates boards with great pop, rebound and flex characteristics.