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SLINGSHOT DWARFCRAFT 3’6” Review

SLINGSHOT DWARFCRAFT 3’6”
SLINGSHOT DWARFCRAFT 3’6”

The Dwarfcraft 3’6” is a short and compact performance shape that’s ideal for intermediate to advanced riders. For strapless riders having a shorter length and smaller outline is essential to keep the swing weight down and the foil more responsive to rider input. The 3’6” blends the benefit of lower volume and smaller outline but keeps some thickness which adds float and stability that can help less advanced foilers develop skills and stay upright when you come down off a foil. Compared to similar outlines that are thinner with less volume, the Dwarfcraft 3’6” has more float and a nice flip nose that can keep you from submerging and help bounce you back up on a foil during touch downs. For the less experienced foiler, that has dialed in the basics, moving to a smaller deck will enhance the responsiveness and carving from wingtip to wingtip. The Dwarfcraft 3’6” is also equipped with a track system so any level of rider can tune their preferred level of lift and associated foot versus back foot pressure. For riding with straps or learning the basics, having this ability is key. For 2020 all of Slingshot’s foil decks are covered with a new corduroy textured, EVA foam deck pad that is ultra-comfortable and also provides amazing grip for dancing around on the deck during transitions. Great for strapless riding the Dwarfcraft’s sensitivity to rider input is also enhanced with the subtle concave shape on the top deck. The thinned-out, angled rails also help to sink the foil onto its sides for strapless water starts or getting into the straps or foot hooks. The Dwarfcraft 3’6” is also available in a thinned out micro version that features the same outline but with a much thinner profile. Overall, the Dwarfcraft 3’6” is a great dedicated foil deck that will never be outgrown. It has the perfect blend of features to help riders transition into more advanced levels of foiling. 

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