Slingshot 2018 RAD Wakeboard Boots
Gummy Straps with Interchangeable Strap Colors
Finally, a simple and effective solution to a problem that has afflicted wakeboarding boots since the very beginning. Slingshot's new Gummy Straps are a revolutionary new closure system that utilizes super strong, high-tension thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) to cinch your boots tight. No more loosening over time, no more Velcro, no more cumbersome closure systems. Gummy Straps stretch when you fasten them, then squeeze your boots tight as you ride. Gummy Straps are easily interchangeable and each boot comes with two sets of colors so you can customize your style.
Direct Connect Soles
Baseplates are a thing of the past. Slingshot's new direct-connect soles reduce the footprint of the boot and allows the board to flex more efficiently underfoot. With a direct connection to the deck, the reaction time of the board is immediate when you engage on your toes or heels to set an edge. This increases rider feel and control and improves the overall connection to your board.
K9 Mounting System
Slingshot's K9 mounting system provides a solid connection to your board, eliminates heel/toe lift and provideing fully customizable mounting options so you can set your stance exactly the way you want it. A mounting rode is bolted onto the sole of the boot and connects by a rugged clamp, making this the most robust mounting system Slingshot has ever produced.
The RAD has been a fan favorite in Slingshot's lineup for FOREVER. Featuring a two-zone closure system with a synch-tight interior and one upper strap, the RAD provides the perfect balance between high comfort and high performance. For 2018 it's been upgraded the whole look of the boot. Legacy features include the Gummy Strap closure system, improved interior padding and HHD (heel hold down) technology and Slingshot's lighter K9 mounting hardware. Whether you're cruising the lake with the family, boosting big airs, working laps at the cable park or winching with your buddies, the RAD is boot for all styles of riding and all conditions.