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powercorps 04-30-2010 12:05 PM

Flex board
So I had been hearing a lot about flex boards but what was really peaking my interest was the claim that they made landings softer. Looking to get maximum wakeboarding life out of my knees i picked up a discounted slingshot at a boat show this winter. It was amazing! I was not a huge fan of the way it felt on the water but that was minor compared to how much softer it made my landings. I reccomend trying a flex board if you have not yet. Anybody else had a similar experience?

sidekicknicholas 04-30-2010 12:08 PM

Yup. After using a roam for years, then going to slingshot I never plan to use anything but a flex board.....they're just awesome.

ethan31 04-30-2010 5:01 PM


Originally Posted by sidekicknicholas (Post 1579719)
Yup. After using a roam for years, then going to slingshot I never plan to use anything but a flex board.....they're just awesome.

This is exacting what I would have posted :D
I didn't know wakeboarding could get any more fun until I rode a flex board.

05-01-2010 8:33 AM

SO what board then are you using, which flex board?

wakerider111 05-02-2010 1:00 AM

The claim to soft landings was the biggest thing that attracted me to the brand (ss) in the begining. For me I too think it is true. very cushy landings. but not only that, overall i just plain have more fun riding a "flex board."

Currently ride slingshot recoil 2007

05-02-2010 8:22 AM

Yeah these are hard to find on Ebay or places like that. Hate to buy one of these new and not like it.

jswake 05-02-2010 11:47 AM

I have a couple hardly ridden slingshots if people are looking to try them out and not buy them new. Let me know

elbastardo 05-02-2010 11:50 AM

Do a search online, you can find good deals on past years boards. The slingshot website has a board/binding package for $299.


05-02-2010 3:48 PM

Yeah but they are SOLD OUT...

BigTEX 05-02-2010 3:53 PM

on my 4th slingshot and loving it

05-02-2010 3:59 PM

Which one Joe? Would you recommend it for someone who is just learning? I have one year of Wakeboarding under me, learning jumps and hope to go
W2W this year and maybe end year with W2W 180.....good board to learn that stuff on?

wakerider111 05-02-2010 11:07 PM


I think the response would be best, it is a continuous rocker.
unless you are sure you like the idea of building a style that is more wake to wake with a abrupt/bucking style of pop, which 3 stage rocker boards are known for emphasizing, which would be the recoil model. but this is not to say that you cant get bucking pop from the response or that you cant air it out into the flats past the other wake with the recoil,

the 2010 reflex (subtile 3 stage= middle ground on rocker type) has beveled edges that are more for rails. these require a more controlled edge behind the boat... or so i have heard. BUT the 2009 reflex does NOT have these beveled edges. so IF you consider the reflex. i would recomend the 2009 version only

elbastardo 05-03-2010 10:00 AM


Originally Posted by ScottRobinson (Post 1580296)
Yeah but they are SOLD OUT...

Really? I just selected a 138 Recoil with size 10 Driver bindings and it took me to checkout.

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