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#2913306 - 02/13/19 11:00 PM Re: Superbrand Fling? [Re: Hopeless]
Racer1 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/14
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It really is an amazing board. Looks like a blobby groveler but I swear you can shred on it as hard as you want.

It's the only board I've ridden on head high or under waves in the past 4 months.

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#2913331 - 02/14/19 12:36 AM Re: Superbrand Fling? [Re: Hopeless]
Mat6920 Offline
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Yeah man, it s actually crazy, it definitely handles a punchy head high wave as good as a weak waist high wave. I didn't find any trade off, my HP are 32L, this one is 34.5L 5'8 but it doesn't feel bulky at all, i m seriously impressed. End up getting in waves so easily, the touch of nose rocker helps on steep drops. Man so happy I bought that board

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#2913346 - 02/14/19 04:39 AM Re: Superbrand Fling? [Re: Hopeless]
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A few years back i was super keen on the fling but when i got down the local surf shop, they only had it with FCS and i'm a future's dude and impatient... The lost puddle jumper had just been released and i bought into the hype. Worst board, let alone groveller, i've ever owned. I'll get the fling one day - it's on the list.

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#2913354 - 02/14/19 07:44 AM Re: Superbrand Fling? [Re: Racer1]
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56 Fling 10 years ago , Eps - Greenroom Epoxy wave2








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#2913395 - 02/14/19 10:20 AM Re: Superbrand Fling? [Re: Hopeless]
pademauge Offline
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Guys who love it, what fins are you running ?

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#2913442 - 02/14/19 12:12 PM Re: Superbrand Fling? [Re: Bman76]
trevorbc Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bman76
A few years back i was super keen on the fling but when i got down the local surf shop, they only had it with FCS and i'm a future's dude and impatient... The lost puddle jumper had just been released and i bought into the hype. Worst board, let alone groveller, i've ever owned. I'll get the fling one day - it's on the list.


I agree about the puddle jumper. The best lost groveler of all time is the Bottom Feeder. High performance shredding in the smallest of waves. That said, these boards kill your surfing in my opinion. They are a crutch that is too easy to use when the conditions look anything but perfect. They have their place don't get me wrong and are super fun but I'm off the groveler kick. Surf the step down in everything that doesn't look perfect and below waist get a nose rider.

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#2913501 - 02/14/19 01:41 PM Re: Superbrand Fling? [Re: pademauge]
cdes Offline
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Originally Posted By: pademauge
Guys who love it, what fins are you running ?


GMB Large Thruster fins. I should probably play around with it a little more - the Mayhems are just some fins that Im comfortable with size wise.

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#2913528 - 02/14/19 02:53 PM Re: Superbrand Fling? [Re: Hopeless]
Racer1 Offline
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Was running AM Large quads and loved it, but put some performer large fronts in and love it even more. More responsive and tighter turns.

I tried it as a thruster with AM large, but didn't like it.


Edited by Racer1 (02/14/19 02:54 PM)

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#2913599 - 02/14/19 05:25 PM Re: Superbrand Fling? [Re: trevorbc]
Bman76 Offline
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Originally Posted By: trevorbc
Originally Posted By: Bman76
A few years back i was super keen on the fling but when i got down the local surf shop, they only had it with FCS and i'm a future's dude and impatient... The lost puddle jumper had just been released and i bought into the hype. Worst board, let alone groveller, i've ever owned. I'll get the fling one day - it's on the list.


I agree about the puddle jumper. The best lost groveler of all time is the Bottom Feeder. High performance shredding in the smallest of waves. That said, these boards kill your surfing in my opinion. They are a crutch that is too easy to use when the conditions look anything but perfect. They have their place don't get me wrong and are super fun but I'm off the groveler kick. Surf the step down in everything that doesn't look perfect and below waist get a nose rider.


I've never heard a bad thing about a bottom feeder. What's your step down?

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#2913621 - 02/14/19 05:52 PM Re: Superbrand Fling? [Re: Hopeless]
nightfly Offline
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Registered: 05/30/04
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I still have my Bottom Feeder, still works though don't ride it as much. Tried a Puddle Jumper and bought and sold a Puddle Jumper round. Didn't like them as much. Think too much concave on too wide and flat of a board. Bottom Feeder has more subtle belly/concave/vee.

Tried a friends Fling as a quad on small waves and it went really well. Maybe better than the Bottom Feeder. Rumour has it though it goes really well as a tri. Big Superbrand set or FCS Accelerators. Think it needs a fin with more area but haven't tried myself.

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#2913636 - 02/14/19 06:04 PM Re: Superbrand Fling? [Re: Hopeless]
cdes Offline
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The Fling starts to come alive after stomach high. Get a Flying Manta for waves below that, but still nicely shaped.

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#2913727 - 02/14/19 09:45 PM Re: Superbrand Fling? [Re: Hopeless]
Mat6920 Offline
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Registered: 04/09/17
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Yeah below stomach starts to be a really really small wave, realistically you need a log or you are a pro surfer. Anyway I prefer the fling as a thruster ( but only had 3 surf as a thruster and 3 surf as a quad), turns tighter and honestly the board has such natural speed that i dont really see the reason to go with a quad. I had fun on fat wave as quad but last time when the waves got bigger / punchier (still in the fairly small medium + range size) the board started to feel out of control / tail sliding out.

I run large performer thruster / performer quad set. Only downsize is when there s too much offshore wind, the EPS is so light that it can become annoying to just take off and keep going !

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