The RAD has been a fan favorite on our lineup since day-one. 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 we’ve upgraded the whole look of the boot. Legacy features include our Gummy Strap closure system, improved interior padding and HHD (heel hold down) technology and our 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.
Gummy STRAPS: The closure you’ve been yearning for Gummy Straps are a simple solution to a problem that has afflicted wakeboarding boots since the very beginning. In technical terms, Gummy Straps are super strong, high-tension Thermoplastic Poly Urethane (TPU). In rider's terms, Gummy Straps are a rad new way to synch your boots tight and keep them tight no mater how long you ride or how hard you crash. 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. They're also easily interchangeable and each boot comes with two sets of colors so you can customize your style.
DIRECT CONNECT SOLES: No more baseplates. Slingshot’s direct connect soles reduce the footprint of the boot and allow 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 unique K9 mounting system provides a solid connection to your board, eliminates heel/toe lift and provides fully customizable mounting options so you can set your stance exactly the way you want it.