2018 Slingshot Misfit Aircore Kiteboard
Lighter isn’t always better. In this case, however, the 2018 Misfit is by far our lightest- and best- version yet. Inspired by the same ridiculously strong and lightweight material trusted in the best bike helmets on the market, the new Misfit Air Core features large sections of Koroyd in the tip, tail and lengthwise underfoot. The result: A lighter, more responsive and more dynamic Misfit.
The Misfit Air Core features mild rocker, a relatively stiff flex and a bottom profile that favor upwind drive, plow-through-chop performance and all-around freeride handling. Laser-cut NACA channels give the Misfit contour in the tip and tail that help channel water to generate speed and grip. Although a competent freestyle crossover, the Misfit Air Core’s mild rocker means it’s better for all-around cruising and slashing than it is for sticking hard landings.
2018 Slingshot Misfit Aircore Kiteboard SIZES: 136cm, 142cm, 146cm
2018 Slingshot Misfit Aircore Kiteboard Package Includes:
- Misfit Aircore Deck
- 4 x 2" Kite Fins
- Grab Handle
- Slingshot’s updated legacy all-around twin tip
- Best choice for entry level progression
- Progress quickly & will not outgrow: get up & riding faster
- Smooth, consistent flex w/ Carbon Bedrock Inserts
- Flexible, durable, hand built wood + thermically welded Koroyd honeycomb-core construction
- Universal M6 hardware
2018 Slingshot Misfit Aircore Kiteboard Rider Profile:
You’re not worried about pushing the limits of the sport, or your body. You just want to get out and ride, carve upwind, cruise through chop, land a few jumps and enjoy kiteboarding’s amazing connection with the wind and water. If that’s you, the Misfit is your board. The Misfit features an all-around shape and rocker profile designed for a variety of conditions rather than specialized performance. It’s the perfect choice for entry-level riders who want a board they can progress with but won’t outgrow, or for experienced kiters who don’t plan on specializing in a specific discipline of the sport.
2018 Slingshot Misfit Aircore Kiteboard Carbon Bedrock inserts:
One of many Slingshot innovations, our carbon-reinforced inserts have proven to be the lightest, strongest and most flexible we’ve seen yet. These new inserts, introduced on our 2017 lineup, reduce overall board weight, increase pull strength and allow for a more consistent flex under foot.
2018 Slingshot Misfit Aircore Kiteboard Base Layups:
A proper base thickness is an important detail in selecting the board that’s best for you, and we offer something for everyone in our 2018 lineup. A thick layup will give more durability for kickers, sliders, rails and other hard objects, while a thinner layup means less overall weight.