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Old     (ATB0713)      Join Date: Oct 2013       06-08-2017, 5:58 AM Reply   
is it too early for a 2018 product thread? Found a 2018 hyperlite wake surf on Buywake.com

https://www.buywake.com/hyperlite-20...RvoaAivO8P8HAQ
Old     (MICAH_HARPER)      Join Date: Apr 2010       06-08-2017, 6:29 AM Reply   
that price is crazy
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       06-08-2017, 7:54 AM Reply   

holy cow price is
Old     (mlzelenik)      Join Date: Apr 2016       06-08-2017, 12:31 PM Reply   
What?! $1300. How?!?
Old     (Dandy21)      Join Date: May 2016       06-08-2017, 12:49 PM Reply   
They appear to have a new foam and are US made. Good on Hyperlite for bringing some production back to the US. Hopefully the other true custom shapers don't get ideas about raising prices too much. That is a crazy price.

It is actually a VARIAL board that HL is having produced and branded for them, based on the video on the page. I am not familiar with VARIAL, but I am also stuck in the midwest. Maybe some left coasters will have some input from ocean riding.

Last edited by Dandy21; 06-08-2017 at 12:52 PM. Reason: Added VARIAL comment
Old     (Latex)      Join Date: Aug 2013       07-20-2017, 6:57 AM Reply   
New Slingshot Windsor 2018 ?
https://www.instagram.com/p/BWxEH8NA-Ge/
Old     (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       07-20-2017, 8:59 AM Reply   
Hopefully all surfboards get that expensive. Maybe it will limit the number of people doing it.
Old     (DrewLongshore)      Join Date: Oct 2016       07-23-2017, 6:42 AM Reply   
I've seen the whole 2018 Ronix lineup when I was out at Lake Ronix. Some legit gear coming next year with some brand new models coming for boat and cable.
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       07-23-2017, 1:03 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrewLongshore View Post
I've seen the whole 2018 Ronix lineup when I was out at Lake Ronix. Some legit gear coming next year with some brand new models coming for boat and cable.
Will still probably snap every 5 sets
Old     (hyperlite291)      Join Date: Sep 2010       07-24-2017, 7:34 PM Reply   
2018 CWB Woodro?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWupGQQlqLT/
Old     (Kikson)      Join Date: Aug 2017       08-22-2017, 4:10 AM Reply   
Seems this is the cable range for 2018 from Hyperlite
Attached Images
  
Old     (Latex)      Join Date: Aug 2013       08-23-2017, 7:47 AM Reply   
Ronix 2018 on Prowake website
Old     (mlzelenik)      Join Date: Apr 2016       08-23-2017, 9:47 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Latex View Post
Ronix 2018 on Prowake website
Those Prices

I'm sorry but I wouldn't even pay half of the $1400 that one board is listed for. Custom board sure. Ronix board NO

Getting close to $2K for high end board and bindings is insane to me as well.
Old     (ATB0713)      Join Date: Oct 2013       08-23-2017, 10:21 AM Reply   
those can't be US prices.....whaaattt???? Looks like i'll never strap up a new Ronix wakeboard for the rest of my life....
Old     (mlzelenik)      Join Date: Apr 2016       08-23-2017, 10:42 AM Reply   
Now that I think about it pretty sure those aren't US prices. I was thinking about ranting much harder... glad I didn't lol
Old     (CRS_mi)      Join Date: Jul 2011       08-23-2017, 5:46 PM Reply   
That's Australia people. Not saying their stuff isn't overpriced 😉
Old     (ATB0713)      Join Date: Oct 2013       08-24-2017, 7:13 AM Reply   
solid! other than the prices, the boards are dope!! love this time of year!!
Old     (DrewLongshore)      Join Date: Oct 2016       08-24-2017, 3:21 PM Reply   
I'm bummed Ronix discontinued the Spaceblanket, absolutely love that board.
Old     (VinnyA)      Join Date: Aug 2011       08-29-2017, 5:24 AM Reply   
I am stoked on slingshots new Shredtown Bindings, literally did a double take because they look so much like Company Vandalls.




Last edited by VinnyA; 08-29-2017 at 5:25 AM. Reason: Tweaking img urls
Old     (DrewLongshore)      Join Date: Oct 2016       08-29-2017, 6:24 AM Reply   
Those are the 2017 Shredtown
Old     (Latex)      Join Date: Aug 2013       08-29-2017, 8:36 AM Reply   
The 2018 Shredtown are Green khaki

Ronix 2018 catalog

Hyperlite 2018 catalog
Old     (gqjeff)      Join Date: Sep 2014       08-30-2017, 8:51 AM Reply   
of course when my son wants to move to the one board in 18' they come out with it ugly as hell LOL
Old     (Kikson)      Join Date: Aug 2017       09-01-2017, 5:15 AM Reply   
any pics of the new shredtown bindings?
Old     (VinnyA)      Join Date: Aug 2011       09-01-2017, 7:26 AM Reply   
Jeff most companies only change the shape up every two years, you could get the 2017 colorway and have the same board
Old     (Kikson)      Join Date: Aug 2017       09-04-2017, 10:32 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Latex View Post
The 2018 Shredtown are Green khaki

Ronix 2018 catalog

Hyperlite 2018 catalog
Do you have any pics of the new shredtown 2018?
Old     (lesstalkmoreride)      Join Date: Nov 2008       09-07-2017, 4:35 AM Reply   
So apparently today is the day!
Excited for the big reveal of all the new stuff at Expo.
Hopefully we'll be seeing first hand accounts (likely mostly via social media) of whats to come for 2018.

Oh, and the Xgames real wake videos drop at 4PM!

Big day!
Old     (dyost)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-07-2017, 7:48 AM Reply   
Someone post up pics of the new Slingshot wake gear please!!!
Old     (ATB0713)      Join Date: Oct 2013       09-07-2017, 8:51 AM Reply   
http://liquidforce.com/
Old     (Latex)      Join Date: Aug 2013       09-07-2017, 11:15 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kikson View Post
any pics of the new shredtown bindings?

Slingshot SurfExpo
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       09-08-2017, 5:49 AM Reply   
You can now order fully custom Humanoid wakeboards. Pretty cool stuff, https://hw4.typeform.com/to/nYYQvh
Old     (lesstalkmoreride)      Join Date: Nov 2008       09-11-2017, 8:35 AM Reply   
Some of the 2018 Slingshot stuff. No Reflex?!...

https://www.youride.fr/blog/slingsho...infos-b31.html
Old     (CRS_mi)      Join Date: Jul 2011       09-11-2017, 9:36 AM Reply   
Hyperlite 2018 site is up as well. Looks like they dramatically downsized the Byerly offerings. Also, there are no wakeskates at all. Is Hyperlite dropping the skates or rebranding them?
Old     (petrie141)      Join Date: Jun 2012       09-11-2017, 9:49 AM Reply   
Anyone else see this on Active Water Sports' instagram or at Surf Expo? I can't find any details on it.

Old     (CRS_mi)      Join Date: Jul 2011       09-11-2017, 10:38 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by lesstalkmoreride View Post
Some of the 2018 Slingshot stuff. No Reflex?!...

https://www.youride.fr/blog/slingsho...infos-b31.html
Nope... and they added longer length options to a few boards but the one that needs a longer option the most, (pill), they didn't.
Old     (Bdillon1)      Join Date: Sep 2015       09-11-2017, 10:53 AM Reply   
Looks like LF has went to all flex track bindings... I have personally witnessed two different 2017 Lf bloodline have issues. One being the bindings slide out on flat landings and the other the whole insert has broke away from the track! Any word whether they have corrected this for 2018?
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       09-11-2017, 11:14 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bdillon1 View Post
Looks like LF has went to all flex track bindings... I have personally witnessed two different 2017 Lf bloodline have issues. One being the bindings slide out on flat landings and the other the whole insert has broke away from the track! Any word whether they have corrected this for 2018?
If slingshot couldn't solve those problems in 10 years, then I doubt LF will be able to.
Old     (Shreddr)      Join Date: Sep 2017       09-11-2017, 12:58 PM Reply   
Most 2018 Slingshot Stuff
https://www.wakeboardonline.nl/index...ingshot%202018
Old     (tripsw)      Join Date: May 2006       09-11-2017, 1:05 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by petrie141 View Post
Anyone else see this on Active Water Sports' instagram or at Surf Expo? I can't find any details on it.

Special release Primo LTD for later in the season.
Old     (Nessticles)      Join Date: Mar 2010       09-14-2017, 3:30 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by gqjeff View Post
of course when my son wants to move to the one board in 18' they come out with it ugly as hell LOL
Agreed!
Old     (dyost)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-20-2017, 7:49 PM Reply   
Slingshots 2018 stuff is live on the website. I don't see a Response for 2018???? Man that board has been a staple in the line for so long and is the board I've ridden for 6 seasons. I also see they replaced the Reflex with the coalition, which I get... same outline, same rocker, etc... a really close replacement. Kinda like when they discontinued the Recoil, the Pill is basically the same board but stiffer core and tip/tail channels.

But with this one, there doesn't seem to be a close replacement? What are Response riders supposed to switch to? Nomad or Pill?

The lineup is very heavily slanted to park boards. They could have at least made a Whip or Pill in a 146 or 148 to replace the Response 147.

Anyway, interesting that they would cancel the Response, figures that would have been a big seller but maybe boat riding is dying and the park boards are all that sell. I did ride a Reflex on boat for a season and it wasn't all that bad, Maybe a coalition 149 is next for me? Or is it finless and softer than the Reflex?
Old     (CRS_mi)      Join Date: Jul 2011       09-21-2017, 9:06 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by dyost View Post
Slingshots 2018 stuff is live on the website. I don't see a Response for 2018???? Man that board has been a staple in the line for so long and is the board I've ridden for 6 seasons. I also see they replaced the Reflex with the coalition, which I get... same outline, same rocker, etc... a really close replacement. Kinda like when they discontinued the Recoil, the Pill is basically the same board but stiffer core and tip/tail channels.

But with this one, there doesn't seem to be a close replacement? What are Response riders supposed to switch to? Nomad or Pill?

The lineup is very heavily slanted to park boards. They could have at least made a Whip or Pill in a 146 or 148 to replace the Response 147.

Anyway, interesting that they would cancel the Response, figures that would have been a big seller but maybe boat riding is dying and the park boards are all that sell. I did ride a Reflex on boat for a season and it wasn't all that bad, Maybe a coalition 149 is next for me? Or is it finless and softer than the Reflex?
Agreed on the lack of a large boat board that's not a wet noodle. I would be likely to ride the pill if they they made a bigger size.
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       09-21-2017, 10:13 AM Reply   
Looks like the normal will be stiffer this year
Old     (dyost)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-21-2017, 12:47 PM Reply   
Agreed, some of the cancellations of Slingshot product would make more sense if they made some of the other boards in larger sizes. For example a Pill 146 as replacement for the large Recoil. And a Whip 147/148 as an alternative to the Response 147. I just can't see how the Nomad could be expected to be the suitable replacement for the Response. Even if significantly stiffer in the belly. The shapes are completely different and inner they ride completely different.

Maybe next year they size a few more boards up?
Old     (dyost)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-24-2017, 6:59 PM Reply   
Whoa.... how did I miss no Oli board for 2018?

Is he still on the team or is he doing something different?

Crazy how many once big name riders no longer have pro-models or are not sponsored at all.
How can Steele Lafferty not have a board sponsor?

I would paint or sticker over every board logo so not to give away free advertising.
Old     (Schutz35)      Join Date: Jul 2014       09-24-2017, 7:39 PM Reply   
Always been a big fan of slingshot but not anymore they are dropping riders and boards from the team and line up. Now the boards are not even made in the USA anymore. Lost all interest completely now. Definitely will be jumping ship to humanoid as many have already at the local parks.....
Old     (Ttime41)      Join Date: Nov 2011       09-25-2017, 7:07 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by dyost View Post
Whoa.... how did I miss no Oli board for 2018?

Is he still on the team or is he doing something different?

Crazy how many once big name riders no longer have pro-models or are not sponsored at all.
How can Steele Lafferty not have a board sponsor?

I would paint or sticker over every board logo so not to give away free advertising.
I know Oli is now the North American rep for Follow, so there is a chance that he wanted to start moving into that kind of role and knew he would not have the time to focus on riding.

Either way, I'm definitely pretty disappointed in the lack of boat oriented boards from Slingshot this year. I like the changes they made to the flex patterns in the Nomad and Pill, but at this point I don't really see a board in the line that I would feel good about riding behind the boat every day
Old     (dyost)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-25-2017, 10:50 AM Reply   
Schutz35, is that true Slingshot boards no longer made in USA?

Can you cite source?
Old     (hyperlite291)      Join Date: Sep 2010       09-25-2017, 11:09 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by dyost View Post
Schutz35, is that true Slingshot boards no longer made in USA?

Can you cite source?
they are def not made in the US anymore.
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       09-25-2017, 12:46 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by hyperlite291 View Post
they are def not made in the US anymore.
2x confirmation.

Reason I am on a humanoid now.
Old     (Schutz35)      Join Date: Jul 2014       09-25-2017, 1:18 PM Reply   
They are definitely not made in the USA anymore. I had my doubts but called slingshot and they confirmed it..... Moved the production to Dubai.
Old     (Shreddr)      Join Date: Sep 2017       09-26-2017, 2:03 AM Reply   
The parkboards kind of look good next year. But i dont know why they would make a binding/boot thats about a pound heavier (each one) than a average LF or Ronix etc... binding. and when they are wet its even worse. 4 pound per boot. compared to my tao 2,4 (wet).
Old     (Reez)      Join Date: Mar 2010       09-26-2017, 9:26 AM Reply   
http://blog.slingshotsports.com/2017...slingshot-u-e/

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