2014 Slingshot Asylum Tech Specs:
• 134 x 40.8 cm (34.4 cm at tip/tail)
• 138 x 42 cm (35.25 cm at tip/tail)
• 141 x 43 cm (35.8 cm at tip/tail)
• Stance Options: 19.25 in. to 26.50 in.
• 2” Symmetrical Fiberglass Fins
• Includes Board / Fins / Bolt-On 5.0 Bindings / Grab Handle
What we like:
The rocker on the Asylum is magic! More and more riders are discovering that sacrificing a little upwind performance and choosing a board with more rocker is a solid option. The additional rocker and channeling makes the Asylum perform amazingly if you like to spend time in the air or upside down.
You can ride the Asylum with boots or straps and it works very well with both. One of the biggest surprises we found was the control you have doing unhooked tricks with straps on.
We tend to spend a lot of time riding in bindings so switching to straps always makes us feel less secure doing powered unhooked tricks but that's not the case with the Asylum. If you're into learning tricks, make sure you test out the Asylum!
The rocker on this board does mean that it doesn't go upwind as well as the Misfit. You're not going to have any trouble so long as you ride with a good amount of power but if you often ride in a spot with marginal conditions - you may prefer the Misfit.
The Asylum is wider and thicker than the misfit so it's also a little heavier. It doesn't affect the performance but we felt it's important to report on!
Why you want the 2014 Slingshot Asylum:
Because you like to jump, spin and learn new tricks - hooked or unhooked. The Asylum is a strong favorite among our coaches and REAL Pros.
RIDER PROFILE INTERMEDIATE TO EXPERT: Ideal for riders requiring massive pop and control in any condition and any style of riding.
OVERVIEW With its reintroduction last year, the Asylum has quickly become a rider favorite among our dynamic team as well as everyday core riders. The next generation 2014 Asylum delivers magnified flex performance through its premium Atomic Wood Core, aggressive pop and outstanding flex plus unmatched durability. The full wood core releases stored energy lightning-quick and more forcefully than ever through increased edging power while maintaining momentum on flat landings. Engineered to ride with or without fins, this board pops hard on ollies, whips for hard-core freestyle, slides right on rails and even boosts big off any wave. Our unique blend of precision laser cut channels combined with an intense rocker profile allows any riding style to excel on this board. The Chined Plane Rail combined with a progressive outline prevents spray by focusing the water down and away from the rider while providing smooth turns and maximum maneuverability. The 2014 Asylum offers a fast and snappy feel that’s engineered to take your aggressive freestyle riding to the next level. Hand built in our U.S.A. factory, the Asylum features the highest-quality and greenest materials available.
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