Slingshot Widowmaker 2017 Kiteboard

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Building on a reputation as one of the lightest, highest-tech twin tips in kiteboarding, the 2017 Slingshot Widowmaker has been stripped down and rebuilt to be lighter and stronger than ever. Weighing in at just 4.5lbs., the 2017 Widowmaker features a cutting-edge hybrid Paulownia/Korroyd core.

Design details

SKU 17229

High Tech Carbon Freeride

136 CM / 42 CM
140 CM / 43.2 CM

Widowmaker Board, standard 2” (5.08cm) kite fins and grab handle

Paulownia is known for its strong, springy characteristic, while Korroyd is a thermally-welded miniature honeycomb that provides superior strength at a fraction of the weight of a full-density core.

On the outside, the 2017 Slingshot Widowmaker features a full carbon wrap with additional carbon Vectran weave in critical stress areas. Additional top and base layers provide even more strength and durability.

Slingshot 2017 Widowmaker Features:

  • Carbon-hybrid board packed with cutting-edge technology
  • By far the lightest board on our lineup
  • Stiff and fast, carves upwind like a dream
  • Aggressive channeling increases grip and tracking
  • All-around cruiser the connoisseur of fine rides

The 2017 Widowmaker features a progressive three-stage rocker and a distinctive bottom profile with aggressive NACA channeling at the tip and tail designed propel water across the board. These technical features add up to a fast, locked-in board with great upwind tracking, solid pop and a crazy-light feel you notice instantly.

Carbon Bedrock Inserts:
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. They use the industry-standard M6 hardware and are reinforced with light-weight, high-strength carbon fiber.

NACA channels:
Precision NACA Tech channels allow Slingshot to fine-tune each board in its lineup for specific performance characteristics. Channels improve water flow and board speed, grip and pop, edging and general performance and feel

Slingshot 2017 Widowmaker Spec

136CM 42CM / 32.5CM(T/T) 30MM UP TO 185LBS 4 LBS 9 OZ STANDARD 0.2MM 4X2” (5.08 CM)
140CM 43.2CM / 33.5CM(T/T) 31MM 130—205LBS 4 LBS 12 OZ STANDARD 0.2 MM 4X2” (5.08 CM)