The Refraction is a solid all-around board designed to shred every condition on the planet, and take a major beating in the process.
Slingshot team rider Sam Light is a globetrotting master of all conditions, and he designed his signature pro model to be the only board he needs, no matter where he’s going. Whether he’s competing for the coveted Wind Voyager Triple-S crown (which he has won four years straight), Megalooping in South Africa, freeriding in the nuclear winds of Hood River or cruising the cable park on a windless day, the Refraction is Sam’s Swiss Army Knife.
With a versatile rocker profile, it can hold its own in chop, swell and rough conditions, as well as flat water freestyle. The rocker and tip/tail shape yield great load and pop, big airs and cushy landings, while the inverted tip and tail profile prevents catching an edge during presses. The Refraction comes with wake fins for a more freestyle/wakestyle feel, but can easily be changed to standard fins for more grip and upwind drive.
You don’t have to be on par with Sam’s unmistakable style to appreciate the Refraction, but it is best suited for intermediate to advanced riders who at least occasionally encounter kickers, sliders, rails or other features. The upgraded Durasurf base adds a ton of durability, but that comes with a little extra weight that you may not need. Also by far the best choice if you want a board that works as well in the cable parks as it does in the open water.
+ Built for competition-level kicker, slider and wakestyle riding
+ Extra thick Durasurf base can take a major beating
+ Medium rocker, stiff flex dialed for hard-charging riders
+ Solid crossover cable park board
+ Tip and tail channels allow smooth pressing and clean release
+ Lively and durable wood-core construction with urethane rails
+ REFRACTION BOARD
+ 4 X 2” ( 5.08 CM ) KITE FINS
+ GRAB HANDLE