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Slingshot Outwit

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Created by toto17 6 months ago, 14 Dec 2018
toto17
6 posts
14 Dec 2018 6:55PM
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Hi,
Has anyone seen or tested the Slingshot Outwit 6'6? Looks like a nice compact shape to begin with?

hilly
WA, 4633 posts
20 Dec 2018 11:08AM
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toto17 said..
Hi,
Has anyone seen or tested the Slingshot Outwit 6'6? Looks like a nice compact shape to begin with?


Waiting on the 7 6. I am 105kg and a novice. Looks a good shape at a reasonable price.

toto17
6 posts
20 Dec 2018 7:05PM
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Tks for the reply.
As I'm 85kg I'm looking for the 6'6, but can't find much info... Did you get pictures of the bottom shape? Is it somrthing like the prone boards? Did they set the kicker from the pad more in front ?

hilly
WA, 4633 posts
20 Dec 2018 7:14PM
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toto17 said..
Tks for the reply.
As I'm 85kg I'm looking for the 6'6, but can't find much info... Did you get pictures of the bottom shape? Is it somrthing like the prone boards? Did they set the kicker from the pad more in front ?


There is f all about it anywhere. It is the only board that is of a modern design I can get in WA so it is the winner. They should be in east coast shops now maybe hit them up. On paper it looks good as long as it is light.

Piros
QLD, 5447 posts
21 Dec 2018 12:12PM
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I just spoke to Josh at Slingshot Australia , boards have arrived and in Stock in WA & NSW plus QLD . He hasn't up packed his yet so even he hasn't seen one but they are supposed to similar characteristics of the bottom shape to the High Roller prone board below (first pic is a prone board) Theses look like a huge improvement on the original Skywalker boards.
Still can't get my head around the "Outwit" name WTF .....



hilly
WA, 4633 posts
21 Dec 2018 12:53PM
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Piros said..
I just spoke to Josh at Slingshot Australia , boards have arrived and in Stock in WA & NSW plus QLD . He hasn't up packed his yet so even he hasn't seen one but they are supposed to similar characteristics of the bottom shape to the High Roller prone board below (first pic is a prone board) Theses look like a huge improvement on the original Skywalker boards.
Still can't get my head around the "Outwit" name WTF .....





Yep still waiting for my Feckwit

hilly
WA, 4633 posts
21 Dec 2018 1:27PM
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This is looking hopeful




Piros
QLD, 5447 posts
21 Dec 2018 4:03PM
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Ha c'mon mate open her up , did you get an Axis 1020

hilly
WA, 4633 posts
21 Dec 2018 5:31PM
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Ha c'mon mate open her up , did you get an Axis 1020



Not my house it is at West Oz Kite I hope. Yep have ordered the big sucker

LouD
WA, 603 posts
21 Dec 2018 8:18PM
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Does anybody know the weight of these boards? Carbon?

hilly
WA, 4633 posts
21 Dec 2018 8:41PM
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LouD said..
Does anybody know the weight of these boards? Carbon?


I will weigh mine when I get it

toto17
6 posts
21 Dec 2018 9:09PM
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Looks like brushed carbon so should be light, can't wait to have more details to order my 6'6!

West Oz Kite
WA, 221 posts
22 Dec 2018 1:58PM
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Hilly and mini hilly picked up the new package and were killing it in no time.











hilly
WA, 4633 posts
22 Dec 2018 4:21PM
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Great fun thanks Jas for the lesson helped heaps Not an expert but the board seemed to work well. Tracked straight and minimal issues when you touched down. There is some work in the bottom.













Felt wider than 29 as it was so stable. Next job is to paddle into some waves.

hilly
WA, 4633 posts
22 Dec 2018 4:26PM
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LouD said..
Does anybody know the weight of these boards? Carbon?




Light, considering they have foot strap plugs. No scales down here but probably 7kg when compared to my 8 6. Feels strong. Only issue is it has a vent plug not a gore tex valve. Will swap it out.

Piros
QLD, 5447 posts
23 Dec 2018 8:15AM
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Looks good Hilly and nice choice on the Axis did you get the 1020cm wing

hilly
WA, 4633 posts
23 Dec 2018 6:26AM
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Piros said..
Looks good Hilly and nice choice on the Axis did you get the 1020cm wing


Sure did. Nice bit of kit, but hard to get in the car
off for its maiden paddle now

hilly
WA, 4633 posts
26 Dec 2018 5:29PM
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Well foil sup on windy OH waves is an extreme sport when you have no idea ha ha nearly killed myself today. Acceleration into the pit is insane followed by a huge launch. Wished I had videoed it. Snapped leggie saved me from serious injury I think.

Falco
74 posts
27 Dec 2018 8:40AM
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Hilly where did you take it out

tomooh
169 posts
27 Dec 2018 10:43AM
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I have learned to give those conditions a miss. Still sticking to small weak waves after about 8 sessions but improving a little each time

hilly
WA, 4633 posts
27 Dec 2018 12:36PM
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Falco said..
Hilly where did you take it out


Been out twice down south, both times too big. Really hard to find a small protected wave down here that does not have 50 groms on it. Huzzas would be ideal but packed all the time.

Falco
74 posts
27 Dec 2018 3:43PM
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Lol the problem in Perth is having enough swell to get the fat slow wave spots working

hilly
WA, 4633 posts
27 Dec 2018 5:17PM
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Falco said..
Lol the problem in Perth is having enough swell to get the fat slow wave spots working


Amen to that. I am struggling to think where I would use it in Perth.

hilly
WA, 4633 posts
3 Jan 2019 5:45PM
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Ok time for an update. Getting flogged trying to learn down here. Steep big waves and wind plus lots of rocks. Got bruised ribs from crashing at speed so often and today I hit a rock, awesome. But what it did show was that the mast tracks in the Outwit are strong as.
Full tilt into dry reef, dead centre of the wing :




Clamsmasha
WA, 47 posts
4 Jan 2019 9:52AM
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Ouch, that must've taken some doing.
Give that wing a couple of days in your hot car to dry out before patching it up. Paulownia core on them.

hilly
WA, 4633 posts
4 Jan 2019 10:00AM
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Ouch, that must've taken some doing.
Give that wing a couple of days in your hot car to dry out before patching it up. Paulownia core on them.


Only in water a few seconds flipped the board and paddled straight in. Was on way in as it was just went down when I should have gone up. Getting fixed now hope to be back on the water tomorrow.

hilly
WA, 4633 posts
15 Jan 2019 4:15PM
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Update.
Got some tips from Mark and found a good spot to foil (Thanks). Had some good sesions now. Verdict on the Outwit:
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Stable for size
Strong but light
Bottom shape works well on touchdown - tracks really well
Paddles surprisingly well
Quality deckpad
Convex deck and narrow rail makes it a breeze to work into position to stand
Handle well positioned
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Convex deck makes it hard to sit on and feels weird after coming from domed decks
Solid plug no gortex breather valve
No tuttle box

"!"
Graphics a bit ordinary IMHO, white matt paint gets dirty easily
Must be a tough build for tracks to the survive rock impact I had
Strap positions not tried, are only central not offset, may be a bit far back. Not sure as ride strapless

Overall really happy with the board. Especially as it was bought unsighted and not reviewed.

Map from the other day. Long runs circled in green are 150M







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