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-   -   rode a slingshot yesterday. my review (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=424751)

entrustclothing 03-16-2007 9:43 AM

ok i finally got to demo a slingshot yesterday. first off let me start by saying i suck at wakeboarding so im probably not the best person to be giving a review but since i seem to be one of the only people who have ridden it im giving my 2 cents so take it for what its worth. <BR> <BR>i rode the recoil board, this is their 3 stage board that is suppose to be the most like a normal 3 stage wakeboard. ok first off i was riding the 142 (way too big for me) and the stance of the boots were way to far apart for me and i didn't have a screw driver to change it so i had to make due. <BR> <BR>ill start with the boots, the boots have a really nice removable inner liner with nice heel cups, they have their own lace system. then the outer boot has a double lace system with really nice heavy duty laces, so you can really wrench hard on them!! which i like. so there are 3 seperate lace systems on the boots, which is fine putting the board on out if the water but taking the board off in the water was a bit harder, still not a big deal, with the lacing system you can really get your foot in there snug! they felt great, by far the best boots ive ever ridden! <BR> <BR>now to the board, like i said it was the 142, very big for me at 5'9" and 125lbs but i made due and it still didn't feel as big as i thought it would. the board was very fast and edged very hard, there was no sliding out on this board! it was very sticky which i personally prefer a board a little looser but i know that wont help my riding. i still had no problems on lip slides and surface and ollie 180s. no going wake to wake felt great, almost effortless, the board popped amazing and landed pretty soft for a board that is completely flat on the bottom, you could deffinitely feel the flex here. so the board edged great, popped well and landed well. sounds like a winner to me <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>all and all i loved the board, like i said im not a great wakeboarder, snowboarding is more my thing. i felt more at home on this board than any board ive ever ridden! those who saw me ride it said how much better i looked and rode on it. <BR> <BR>i can't wait to ride one thats actually the right size for me <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

swami 03-16-2007 10:17 AM

I may be wrong but aren't those inner liners customizable... it seems I read somewhere, and I am paraphrasing, "go down to the local shop and get fitted for your liners" or something like that.

morty 03-16-2007 11:17 AM

Yeah they are a heat moldable liner.

wakeworld 03-16-2007 11:40 AM

The liners are heat moldable, but you don't have to go to a shop. This is what I got from the guys at Slingshot... <BR> <BR>"To heat mold the bindings you preheat your oven to 200 deg F. Place one liner on a cookie sheet and place it in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Take the liner out and quickly place the liner in the boot, insert your foot and lace up the boot. It works best to do it one boot at a time because you want to get the liner in the boot as quickly as you can. Leave your foot in the boot for about 10-15 minutes before removing your foot. <BR> <BR>Heat molding is key. the boots aren't very comfortable when you first ride them unless they are heat molded; it makes a huge difference."

bocephus 03-16-2007 11:54 AM

Hey David, <BR>Are you gonna put Slingshot in the boards section? <BR> <BR>Thanks, <BR>Ryan

wakeworld 03-16-2007 12:09 PM

As soon as they get me all the images. They haven't photographed the Recoil yet. Should be in the next few weeks.

bocephus 03-16-2007 12:25 PM

Cool! <BR> <BR>Thanks!

thor 03-16-2007 12:53 PM

It doesn't sound like I would enjoy putting my foot in a binding that was heated to 200 degrees. I realize that it will cool a little before I actually put my foot into the binding, but it still seems like more effort than it is worth. <BR> <BR>When I bought my transits, I simply put them on, snugged down the laces and I was good to go.

getssum 03-16-2007 3:40 PM

Entrust, <BR> <BR>Have you ever rode a newer style Roam? If so, how does this compare? <BR> <BR>Thanks <BR> <BR>eric silva

entrustclothing 03-16-2007 3:52 PM

yes i have ridden the roam, IMO there is no comparasion, the roam is like riding a peice of plywood! it doesn't pop very well and it lands super hard

bwood 03-18-2007 1:38 PM

Is anybody selling slingshot boards and bindings yet?


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