Start with an old school fish design, update it for the new school. The SUPERBrand Fling is a cool, modernised version of the old school twin keel fish designs. It rocks in small waves but will handle bigger surf!
+ Cool, cruisy fish feeling when you want it
+ More serious, lively and responsive small wave surfing when you want it
+ Paddles like a beast and flies down the line
+ 2013 SIMA Surfboard of the Year Nominee. That’s a plus, I think?
– I admit, I ride big boards but the Fling felt a bit bulky at times (the 5’10 seemed too small for me as a groveler…something in between would be ideal 🙂
The SUPERBrand Fling at 6’0 x 22 x 3 @ 44.5L’s of volume with the Futures Seaworthy Quad fins, which work really well in this board. Full standard SUPERBrand Fling surfboard volumes and dimensions at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
Knee to head high waves – slower and more mellow (Fling digs a long, mellow point break) or faster and a bit steeper (not too steep!); the Fling loves a lot of small wave situations!
- Wide, fishy outline
- Low modern rocker
- Single to double concave to V off the tail
- Designed as a quad but available as a 5-fin
- SUPER wide rounded diamond tail
- SUPERBrand recommends that you ride the Fling about the same volume as your favourite board
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Hello, I’m Ben. This is Benny’s Boardroom1 Welcome back, I hope you’re doing well!
This is the SUPERBrand Fling. I saw this surfboard in Noosa over the holidays and I liked the look of this thing instantly…I knew I had to have one. [00:00:28] So I called up the good people at SUPERBrand and they sorted me out.
This is a modernized version of the traditional keel fishes you see. It has a quad versus the stereotypical keel fishes you see setup as a twinny (twin fin), which I can’t surf because I suck at surfing twin fins. You can see that it has a huge fish surfboard outline, a wide point forward and a big, wide nose but the nose comes in a little more steeply than you might see in other fish surfboard designs. At the back, is this big, round wide tail. [00:01:01]
This surfboard excels in waist to shoulder-high to even overhead waves. I’ve surfed it overhead and it handles it. It just cruises beautifully down the line. It’s a fun ride, flows well and feels really smooth. I really like surfing with this board in smaller waves. The Fling’s outline is conducive to a different type of surfing than some of the other performance hybrid fish models that you see, or from a high performance short board. The SUPERBrand Fling, to me, is more about cruising and having fun. Man it is cruisey and it is lots of fun to ride! [00:01:35]
I’ve nicknamed this board pizza butt because of the beautiful lady sprayed on the back; she has a pizza where her butt is supposed to be.
Again, a fishy outline with quite a bit of volume running throughout the board. A very, very slight nose rocker and very, very slight tail kick (tail rocker) as well. [00:02:00] You can see that the foam is distributed all the way throughout this board so you know this is going to paddle really well. It’s going to catch waves really easily. I have surfed the Fling in tiny conditions as a groveler and it catches waves and flies down the line – flat sections are no match for the Fling. It has a modernized, modern performance fish outline with a single concave in the nose that runs through to everyone’s favorite, the double barrel concave out between the back fins.
I have been surfing the SUPERBrand Fling with these Futures Seaworthy quad fins. [00:02:30] These fins have been designed in conjunction with Matt Biolos. Futures and Matt Biolos got together and came up with these quads. These are similar in dynamic to the Futures Controller quad fins but have slightly less area. They’re intended to be used in boards just like this one, which have wider tail fishier outlines. And they worked really well! I felt they contributed to the feeling of drive and flow down the line.
That is the SUPERBrand Fling, which I hear was nominated as the SIMA Surfboard of the Year for 2013. [00:03:03] Fling didn’t win but no matter. This is a fantastic little board that works in a lot of small wave conditions. If you’re looking at kind of a fish style surfboard but you don’t want the drawbacks and the weirdness of the old school twin keel fish designs then this SUPERBrand Fling might be the board for you.
That is the SUPERBrand Fling surfboard review at Benny’s Boardroom. Thank you very much for watching the show. Stay tuned and hit the Subscribe button because there are some really great boards coming up in the next few weeks. Thanks for watching! [00:03:30]
Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
Standard SUPERBrand Fling surfboard standard dimensions and volume from SUPERBrand’s website:
|5’0||19 1/2||2 1/4||24.4L|
|5’2||19 3/4||2 3/8||27.0L|
|5’6||20 1/4||2 5/8||32.9L|
|5’8||20 1/2||2 5/8||34.3L|
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I love it. Maybe a pivot point on the tail.?
Smooth ride. Surfed 4ft howling east winds. Paddled great amf caught point sitters with ease. Locals hate it ha