Unorthodox by design and radical by performance, the 2016 Screamer appeals to the new-era of kiters who want both solid wave performance and progressive freestyle capabilities out of the same surfboard. The board’s unique shape is based on Slingshot’s T-Rex design, the most notable feature of which is a wide, snub-nose. Offered in 5’2”, 5’4” and, new to 2016, 5’6” lengths, the Screamer’s stubby shape significantly reduces front-end weight, thus making strapless airs, spins and flip tricks easier than with more traditional shapes. Meanwhile, the board’s parallel rail outline, “pulled-in” thumb tail and single-concave rocker make it a fast, stable and slashy choice for all-around wave riding.
New this year, the stomp pad and tail inserts have been moved back over the fins to allow riders a more aggressive stance and attack, whether riding strapless strapped-in. A 5’6” length was also added to the lineup, providing an excellent option for lower wind, smaller swell or larger riders.
Back by popular demand for all of Slingshot’s 2016 surfboards is the three-fin setup incorporating the innovative new FCSII keyless fin system that enables riders to insert and remove fins with ease, and without the need for tools. The Screamer also comes with a set of Slingshot’s quick-adjust surf straps.