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trio 01-16-2012 3:38 PM

New SS cable board help...
 
I'm going to pick up a new cable board and I wanted to see if I could get some feedback or reviews on a few Slingers.

I'm considering the Slingshot Kine, Whip and Shredtown

Has anyone ridden any or all of these. How to they vary in stiffness etc.

It seems these companies need to start giving a flex rating on boards much like snowboards do.

SS makes so many different boards and many of their descriptions say basically the same things.... "Best board for boat or park", "most versatile board", "one board to do it all". They are not exactly making it easy to decide or differentiate.

Anyway I'm sure they all ride a little different so I was hoping to get some feedback.

Thanks!

gotwake133 01-16-2012 4:02 PM

I rode the shredtown/ shred town boots a few weeks ago. It was surprised how stiff it was, compared to previous slingshots. I only rode it at the cable for a few laps, it wasn't the board for me. Landings were rather hard, but it edged well. However, I talk to people all the time that ride and love the board!

TheHebrewHammer 01-16-2012 7:28 PM

All 2012 SS boards are really stiff. I've tried just about everything on the softness scale up to the Choice, which is supposed to be the softest, and all are significantly stiffer than my 2010 Recoil. They're really user-friendly and easy to adapt to, but they just aren't as fun as my old Recoil. It's disappointing. That said, they are a lot more durable.

trio 01-16-2012 10:14 PM

Thanks for the info guys. Did either of you get a chance to check out or ride the Whip? I have heard that is supposed to be a park specific board. Any truth to that?

TheHebrewHammer 01-17-2012 7:54 AM

Nah, I've never even seen the Whip.

trio 01-17-2012 12:40 PM

I called into Slingshot and they were very helpful. I think I'm pulling the trigger on the 143 Shredtown. They said it's basically a hybrid between a Reflex and a Response. It has the Response's continuous rocker and the Reflex's Chined rails. Sounds pretty sick!

I already have an older Response that I like a lot. I am pretty sure I will be stoked on the Shredtown.

Thanks for the help!

ilboarder12 01-18-2012 9:25 AM

Tommy, i'd second the suggestion of a flex rating (not that there would be much of a difference for their 2012 line other than the lyman)

Hebrew Hammer, i was very disappointed as well with the increased stiffness of the 2012 ss line (i've been riding the 2010 recoil too). In talking to the ss rep at the denver boat show this past weekend, he said that the main reason for the change was many of the team riders were asking for a stiffer, faster board. The whip is supposed to be their cable board but is geared more toward a stiff board for cable air tricks, not laying down dirty presses on the obstacles.


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