SLINGSHOT ASYLUM 2017
The 2017 Asylum delivers fast top-end speeds, aggressive edging and smooth load and pop, making this an ideal twintip for progressive and aggressive all-around freeriding. It features a moderate rocker and flex pattern and aggressive laser-cut channels designed for speed, grip and superior hydrodynamics. The Asylum’s rocker and flex profile and durable base layup make it a great choice for riders who want a solid all-around freestyle kiteboard that can handle rough water and chop as well as the occasional flatwater, kicker, rail and slider.
You’ll love the Asylum if you’re an intermediate, advanced or aggressive entry-level rider who likes to be powered-up, boost big and charge hard in all conditions.
+ A board to take your freestyle game to the next level
+ Insane grip, load & pop: boosts huge, sticks hard landings
+ Pierces chop, shreds flat water
+ Smooth, consistent flex w/ Bedrock Carbon Inserts
+ Flexible, durable hand built wood-core construction
+ Universal M6 Hardware
+ Hand made in the USA from locally-sourced materials
+ ASYLUM BOARD
+ 4 X 2” ( 5.08 CM ) KITE FINS
+ GRAB HANDLE
134 CM / 40.8 CM
138 CM / 42 CM
141 CM / 43.1 CM
Like all of Slingshot’s decks, the Asylum is hand-built in the USA, with high-quality materials sourced from the Pacific Northwest. Construction includes a vertically laminated wood core that provides smooth clean flex, performance and durability of any core material on the market. New for 2017, Slingshot is employing a carbon-reinforced Bedrock Insert mounting system, which reduces board weight while improving hold strength and overall flex characteristics. Vibrant urethane rails enhance style and durability.
In 2017 you will notice lighter decks, a more continuous flex pattern and performance that is tuned precisely for each board’s design concept. You asked for weight reduction, better flex control and increased feel. You got it. Our engineers accomplished this by inventing new carbon-reinforced inserts, which will replace the Fastrack system on all 2017 boards. In testing, our team riders quickly noticed how solid the inserts are, hence the name Bedrock Carbon Inserts.
The new inserts are a Slingshot exclusive and are designed to offer you a solid connection to a board that still needs to flex. They use the industry-standard M6 hardware and are reinforced with light-weight, high-strength carbon fiber. With this development, our engineers were able to define a new level of performance and durability in twin tip construction. The insert pull strength is increased by 30%, while the overall board weight is cut by 10%. Bedrock Carbon Inserts designed for the toughest boot riders in the business.
The Refraction features an upgraded .7mm Dura-Glide base. This is the thickest base layup in our lineup, featuring a super-durable material designed to withstand regular abuse on kickers, rails, sliders and other obstacles. For reference, other 2017 Slingshot base thicknesses are as follows: Asylum- .4mm standard base; Misfit- .2mm standard base; Karolina Pro- .2mm standard base.
Naca Tech channels improve performance and edge control by creating a low-drag submerged inlet that streamlines water flow while increasing board speed.