Wednesday, July 24, 2024

SLINGSHOT SCI-FLY XR 

Length: 5’4” / Width: 18” / Thickness: 2” 1/5” Fin set up: Thruster / Volume: 22 litres 

Slingshot’s got you ready for some post-pandemic surf action with four new surfboard models in the 2021 lineup. Built with their new XR construction, these new Slingshot shapes are both lighter and more responsive with optimized stiffness and added durability in critical areas. The boards feel light and crisp underfoot, with a responsive, performance feel. The Sci-Fly XR is a modern, snub-nose shape, with parallel rails and diamond tail. The Thruster fin set up is designed for powered up aerials and punting strapless airs, but it also handles smaller waves and can carve up the face. There’s some pretty good tail rocker that gives the Sci-Fly a nice pop and control combo and helps the Sci-Fly remain loose and reactive on the wave face. Although it is short in length, the parallel rails makes the board feel and ride longer and it delivers plenty of upwind drive. The Sci-Fly doesn’t get overpowered easily and unlike parallel rail and flat rockered, freestyle surfboards that have very wide, square tails, the Sci-Fly feels more dynamic and faster from edge to edge. Very fun and reactive to pop airs with, the Sci-Fly short compact central body still remains balanced in the air with a shape that provides the optimum swing weight for more advanced spins and aerial manoeuvres. The Sci-Fly comes with some nice comfortable tail and front deck pads and a set of FCS Reactor Tri fins. This board is an excellent choice for riders that wants to get into strapless airs and more directional freestyle manoeuvres, but still want a board that can be powered up and can handle some moderate sized surf. 

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