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2008 Slingshot D2
Slingshot wake boots are designed and developed to put the rider in the most naturally athletic stance and to take wakeboarding to another level. Like every sport, this starting place puts your weight on the balls of your feet. From that point you initiate heel pressure or toe pressure. As simple and as natural as it sounds wakeboarding has drifted away from this concept. The reason for the divergence is the heel hold, the use of compromising materials and inferior design. The reality is nothings going to work if your heel isnt locked down. Binding developers of the past thought they had solved this problem and the problem of squirting out of the toes by building toe ramps. This in effect lowered your heel below the ball of your foot resulting in the most non athletic and unnatural position imaginable. Dont take our word for it; try surfing, skating or snowboarding in this position. Its very difficult, uncomfortable and unnatural.
Slingshot shares the same functional holy grail of heel hold, but the key is to put the rider into the most athletic and aggressive riding position. The ultimate solution was the closed toe boot. We are proud to introduce the D2 stiff mens wake boot. The D2 is our stiff wakeboard boot that offers an integrated boot and 4-hole binding system. New for '08, the D2 also comes with a Transition Plate to allow the rider to use the D2 boot with older style boards with 8 2-hole configurations.
If a stiff feeling boot isnt your style, try the softer Slingshot PB Floyd wake boot. The PB Floyd shares the same benefits of heel hold, overall comfort and natural rider positioning as the D2, but in a softer package for more of a skate-like quality.
- Integrated boot and 4-hole binding system: low profile binding is integrated into the sole of the boot providing an adjustable attachment to the board that eliminates heel and toe lift. Power is transferred from the rider directly to the board
- Fully supported and fully adjustable ergonomic fit: unmatched comfort, more water time
- Removable and heat formable ULTRALON EVA INTUITION liner: custom fit the liner to your foot
- All new construction and materials: smaller, lighter and tighter fitting boot
- Contoured PORON foot bed: provides heel wrapping support and comfort for big landings
- Flow Release Water Ports: These reduce the overall weight and provide an easy way for the water to escape
- Tool-less on-the-fly rotation and stance adjustment: change your duck angle in no time, eight different angles on both feet allow the rider to custom select their stance
- Light Weight EVA Sole: reduces vibration and provides a shock absorption in the heel for stomping big jumps. Since it has no rubber it is the lightest sole on the market. Its low profile skate design puts you lower to the board than any other boot available
- Power Plugs: Faster turns and no delay for aggressive riders
- D2 Zonal Speed Lacing: upper and lower lacing built into one lace system. The lower foot can be cinched up tight and the upper left loose for the riders who like good heel hold but a softer flexing upper. Or the lower can be set loose with the upper tight to provide heel hold and performance with no pressure over your toes
- D2 lace locks: locking hooks lock the lacing system tight so it wont loosen during riding and helps you set the tightness just right
- Quick Step Instep Harness with Cinch Cross: internal harness slips over the liner to add support and tighten the liner around your foot for maximum performance
- Slingshot Legendary Construction: bomber quality
- Lifetime Rider Hotline Support membership
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I have these on a 09 Recoil and liked them up until a few weeks ago. Been riding them about a year and for some reason I just started getting blisters on the bottom of my feet. Im not sure if that has to do with not heat molding them but still... Also I sprained my ankle to the point of not walking for 2 weeks when I came out of them. They are pretty comfortable and supportive but the lacing system is kind of a pain and the snaps on the back come undone while riding all the time. Like another said, they also dont drain very well. the liner holds water so the heal of the board sinks.I usually tip the board to the side to drain what I can so I can push the board across the water better. Ive also talked to a friend who has these and both of our boots leak the sealant through the seams so you sometimes get black balls of sticky rubber on hand. I do like the 4 hole system and the fact that you can adjust your duct really quick.
Reviewer: Joe Joe
been a die hard byerly closed toe user and have used a few others by far the D2 is better boot - solid comfortable and worth every penny - mine are hooked up to a response 142 and its taking my game to the next level - you won’t be disappointed...
Reviewer: J.C. Nessa
Check these bindings out!! I used them on a non-Slingshot board at first...but then I had to try them out on a Response 142 to get their full potential. The 4 hole pattern is key for increased responsiveness and no heel lift. Great choice, good feel, good support. I recommend buying a half size smaller than your normal shoes to get the fit and performance your’re looking for.
The only minor setback is that the laces sometimes become unsnapped from the back of the boot, but I get creative with securing them out of the way.
You won’t be disappointed with the D2’s.
Reviewer: Kevin Hoye
If you like a tall boot with a lot of upper leg support this boot is great! That being said, due to the elastic they still have enough flex to be able to bone out any grab. I didnt rate the release because honestly, I havent come out of them!
Reviewer: Ashley Bowman
These are simply the best bindings around in 08. I’ve demoed a lot of close toe snowboard style bindings and these are the lightest most comfortable, most supportive and easiest to get in and out of. With the harness system you can even decide whether you want extreme hold and support or a more flexible feel. Ridden them about 25 times now and nothing is falling apart. I kitesurf with Slingshot gear and it’s the best stuff around. I’ve no doubt their wakeboarding kit will be of the same quality.
Reviewer: Argyris D.
This is one of the most comfi bindings i’ve worn. Took out the inner harness to minimize the no. of laces i had to do up. Even without the inner harness it tightened up nicely and held in place during my sets behind cable. The only annoying this is that the rivets on the top lace holes rust n fall apart relatively easy...i pop rivetted mine in place so quick fix tip here.
Reviewer: c camp
This is the most cush boot i have ever used. Lots of custom features. The only thing that I dont like about them is the lace buttons dont hold well, but that is a quick fix.
Reviewer: E A
These bindings are as custom as they come. Mold the liner to your foot with an oven and you have comfort in a binding as good as it gets. The liner is actually over the footbed and made to come out when you take your foot out so it can dry. Make sure you figure out a way to fasten the ankle harness under the footbed (you get maximum support this way and your harness wont come out every time you get out of the bindings). Worth it to get a slingshot board with these so you can use the 4 hole system - your heel and toe will never lift off your board again. Only thing thats bad about these boots is all the laces you have to deal with but its definately a fair trade off for the support and comfort these bindings offer. I don’t ever want to go back to a 2 hole system.
Reviewer: j.c. nessa
Love these bindings, super comfortable and supportive. They look great too and are pretty light. The only downside I’ve found is that they are kind of hard to lace up really tight (maybe easier once they are more broken-in), and they have somewhat of a poor drainage system on the intuition liner. I had a bit of water inside them and it felt like I was wearing a wet sneaker...squish! (I may poke some holes in it where they match up with the outer boot). I’ve also heard to combat this, you can buy the correct size liner, and a size down on the boot. Ride on!