SlingShot Wakeboards are some of the most recognized boards in the planet, and if you’ve seen them then you know exactly what I mean. These boards offer an aggressive styling package that help them standout while adding elements of performance that are fit for riders of all skill levels. SlingShot has made a name for themselves in water sports in a very short amount of time, and they just keep getting bigger and bigger.
These wakeboards are all handcrafted and made in the USA, but on the international market riders don’t care where they were created. This is because no wakeboard should be created equal, and riders of all skill levels can attest that SlingShot wakeboards are in a class of their own. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced rider, male or female, these boards will only make you a better wakeboarder.
This review details the Top 10 SlingShot Wakeboards for 2017 and all the reasons why you’ll want one.
|Image||Name||Skill Level||Price||Rating||Check Best Price|
|SLINGSHOT PEARL BLEM WOMEN’S WAKEBOARD||Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced||$$$||9.9|
|SLINGSHOT 2016 PEARL WOMEN'S WAKEBOARD||Beginner and Intermediate||$$$||9.8|
|SLINGSHOT 2016 PILL WAKEBOARD||Intermediate and Advanced||$$$||9.7|
|SLINGSHOT 2016 TERRAIN WAKEBOARD||Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced||$$$||9.5|
|SLINGSHOT 2016 WHIP 143CM WAKEBOARD||Intermediate and Advanced||$$$||9.4|
|SLINGSHOT 2016 RECOIL WAKEBOARD||Intermediate and Advanced||$$$||9.1|
|SLINGSHOT SHREDTOWN 135CM MEN’S WAKEBOARD||Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced||$$$||9.0|
|SLINGSHOT RESPONSE 142CM MEN’S WAKEBOARD||Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced||$$$||8.9|
|SLINGSHOT REFLEX BLEM MEN’S WAKEBOARD||Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced||$$$||8.4|
|SLINGSHOT 2016 RESPONSE WAKEBOARD||Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced||$$$||8.1|
The 2016 Response wakeboard by Slingshot comes in at #10 in this review bringing back what made this unique series so popular while making a few adjustments here and there. Slingshot has become well known within the world of water sports due to its unique 4D graphics and high end specs. The 2016 Response is more of the same offering a very stable platform that can be ridden in both shallow and deep water.
This board scores a modest 8.1 out of 10 and offers a strong, but flexible design. The quality that went into the 2016 Response an elliptical concave design, Slingshot’s Fastrack Mounting System, continuous rocker, and of course 4D graphics. The visuals of this board is what many have found unappealing which is the reason why it didn’t score any higher than an 8.1.
The Slingshot Reflex Blem is a men’s wakeboard which is better suited for younger riders than men. The visuals of this board is what many find unappealing as the appeal alone is something that is more appealing to a younger generation of wakeboarders. The Blem wakeboard comes highly recommended for beginners and intermediates, but pro level riders will find that it’s a bit outdated.
The Blem scores an 8.4 out of 10 with some of the highlight features including Bomber Glo Fortified Fastrack, Future Response Technology, Stable ES Base, and very durable Resin X Construction. This board scores exceptionally high for performance, speed, and durability, but misses the mark on appearance.
For those looking for a wakeboard offering some of the best visuals should consider the Slingshot Response Men’s wakeboard. This board comes in at 142cm length and is suitable for riders of all skill levels. Besides visuals, the durability of the Response really stands out making it the perfect board for aggressive wakeboarding.
Offering a contemporary appeal with a green and white color scheme and graphics that are more appealing for male riders than females. Some of the most notable features include a EverShed Base, Elliptical Concave, continuous rocker, Slingshot Fusion Sidewall, and an Atomic Core. Riders can expect soft landings, stability, great carving, and a very budget friendly price.
The Shredtown is another men’s wakeboard that scores big. Scoring a 9.0 out of 10 fetches this board the 7th spot in our review of the Top 10 Slingshot wakeboards for 2017. Shredtown was specifically created for male riders offering a very durable platform that’s very easy to learn and recommended for riders of all skill levels.
The SlingShot Shredtown boasts 4 fins, continuous rocker, ES Base platform, Atomic Core construction, Fusion Sidewall, and an industry first Fastrack Mounting System. If you can get past the visuals, you can expect to see effortless carving and a great board for tricks, stunts, and other tricks. Shredtown can also handle some of the most aggressive wakeboarding which appeals to high intensity wakeboarders.
The 2016 Recoil wakeboard scores an impressive 9.1 out of 10 and is one of the best Slingshot wakeboards on the market. This upgraded version brings with it many enhancements over the 2015 model which includes more speed, durability, and some very appealing graphics. At first sight, the dark green and black colors pop in the water which makes riders look good while taking full advantage of what the new Recoil can really do.
The 2016 Recoil is a great wakeboard for those looking to get into this sport with no intention of getting out. This board comes highly recommended for both intermediates and pro level riders who are looking for boat level wakeboarding. Complete with an abrupt 4-stage rocker, 4 fins, ES Base, an Atomic Core, and some very impressive 4D graphics.
The 2016 Whip sports a modern blue and black finish that blends naturally with the water which is the first thing that most riders notice. Once on the board though, it becomes all about performance as this great impact wakeboard which is best suited for those looking for a very stable ride. Recommended for beginners and intermediates, one of the best attributes of the 2016 Whip is its ease of use and great learning.
This board features an ultra-light all-wood core. Bringing out the very best of Slingshot’s Atomic Core construction, this Whip upgrade gives riders a great deal of speed and natural carving capabilities. Giving riders an instant edge competitively which includes great carving, cutting, and produces much less resistance than the previous model. Coming in at around $350, you’ll have to pay for near perfection in order to get it.
The 2016 Terrain wakeboard is a true performance board which helps it score a 9.5 out of 10. Slingshot did it right with the newest model of the Terrain which improves on every aspects of the award winning 2015 Terrain which includes more speed, durability, and less weight. This technologically advanced wakeboard features some very unique 4D graphics that will appeal to some, but not everyone.
This board offers the softest landings of any other 2016 Slingshot wakeboard ES Base. Durability won’t be a problem thanks to the XL sidewalls and minimum underside which allows riders to cut through the water with no effort at all. Recommended for riders of all skill levels and for those looking for a wakeboard that handles some of the most aggressive riding, then look no further.
Scoring a 9.7 out of 10 is the Slingshot 2016 Pill. This wakeboard offers a light blue and white color scheme with a minimalistic graphics design. For those looking for a modern look to a wakeboard that specifically designed for performance minded riders, then the newest Pill could definitely be it.
Expanding on the success of the 2015 Pill, this 2016 model comes in highly recommended for experienced level riders. The 2016 Pill can handle some of the most aggressive riding with its Dura Base construction, snub nosed edges, and Slingshot Fusion Sidewall. This gives riders great cutting ability and amazing speed as the aerodynamic shape is something that true wakeboarders have come to appreciate.
The 2016 Pearl wakeboard is not just the best women’s Slingshot wakeboard on the market right now, but one of the best in all of wakeboarding. This board is an amazing specimen which was specifically designed for female riders which has helped make it one of the best-sellers on Amazon. This board is recommended for female riders of all skill levels, but where it really stands out is for those more into aggressive wakeboarding.
This 2016 upgrade offers some of the best features and all of Slingshot’s very own. Featuring a highly durable and very stable ES base, continuous 3-stage rocker, Slingshot’s own Bomber G10 Fortified Fastrack, and Atomic Core construction. Riders have raved over its amazing speed, boosted and explosive pop, and impressive women’s 4D graphics.
The Pearl series is a true testament of what women’s wakeboards means to Slingshot. The Pearl Blem scores an amazing 9.9 out of 10 and is visually the same as the 2016 Pearl which comes in as #2 in this review. The biggest differences between the Pearl Blem and the 2016 Pearl is its Resin X technology which makes it even more durable and offers even softer landings.
The Pearl is one of Slingshots most prized possessions as this series was specifically crafted for female riders. The level of stability in the Slingshot Blem series has been difficult to replicate by any other manufacturer which has helped make this board the best women’s wakeboard by any manufacturer.
Some of the top features include the Resin X technology, Atomic Core construction, Park Read Tune, Fusion Sidewall, Bomber Glo Fortified Fastrack, continuous rocker, Elliptical concave, and ES Base. Coming in around $300, the Slingshot Pearl Blem wakeboard is very budget friendly considering it boasts everything that beginners, intermediates, and advanced wakeboarders need to be even better.