Super Fling

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by 3rdperson, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. 3rdperson

    3rdperson Well-Known Member

    841
    Mar 14, 2014
    What's up my predominantly white and stoned friends!!!

    Anyone have or ridden? Details would focking SPECTACULAR!!!
     
  2. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Never used one. Just googled it. Looks like a cool board and one I would personally really like.




    That being said. May I rant? I am going to.

    Enough with the questions about particular board models. Its not rocket science. Either you like the shape or you don't. Board model doesn't mean squat. Heck every individual one is going to be different anyway.

    Ok I'm done.

    Good luck. You thinking about picking one up I suppose?
     

  3. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Do not have or ridden, but this board is definitely on my wish list.

    An old co-workers husband is the production manager at Super in Oside. She said I could get customs for $450... Then I went and burned that bridge :(
     
  4. KillaKiel

    KillaKiel Well-Known Member

    837
    Feb 21, 2012
    I highly recommend this board on the east coast. You could say it's like a mini Simmons. They can handle some ass, but you're probably on your thruster at that point.
     
  5. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Interesting. I was just thinking to buy a similar board, a Roberts Hope Diamond, 7'4". For bigger or older (thats me) guys that want a bit more flotation.
     
  6. KillaKiel

    KillaKiel Well-Known Member

    837
    Feb 21, 2012
    That Roberts will treat you ok. Perhaps a 2 5/8 white diamond about 6'4"?
     
  7. NICAfiend

    NICAfiend Well-Known Member

    534
    May 12, 2012
    I've got one and really like it. I picked it up mid spring but with our meager conditions as of late I've not ridden it as much as I'd like. For me, I need a quality waist high wave to really have fun on it. For reference I'm 5'10 175lbs and I got a 5'6. That size is perfect for me and I set it up as a quad. I'm jonesing for some juice to see how it handles in the larger stuff...I think it'll do pretty good. The day I picked it up we had a fun little wave out front, here's a couple pics.

    fling.jpg

    Fling 007.jpg
     
  8. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
  9. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    guess it's all relative, but the hope diamond and fling don't seem that similar to me.
     
  10. socksandsandlez

    socksandsandlez Member

    22
    Aug 6, 2014
    i picked up a 5'4 towards the end of winder.
    i love the thing.
    in fact its the only board ive ridden since...

    this is the first hybrid fish thing ive owned, never surfed a hybrid shaped that didnt end up feeling too floaty or sluggish, but then again have only been on a handful of them.

    i enjoy it more and more each session, its becoming my favorite board. ive only ridden it in stomach maybe chest high punchy stuff a few times but it handles well. pretty much theres no frustration about it, its a fun fun feeling board and it does what you tell it to.

    fins that came with it are massive. threw these on it and it fockin flys! really cool top to bottom feeling, of course not the super vertical thruster feel but its a blast. turns on a dime with the smaller fins and fits in some really cool spots on the wave. the tail is pulled in a bit but it is also a lot thinner than the rest of the board so it doesn't give you the feeling of sitting on a cork. Definitely setup be ridden as a quad.. as a thruster it kind of sucks. but it was like knee high so maybe within the next few months i'll think differently. the quad keels i bought are in the link below
    http://www.amazon.com/Future-surfboard-Quad-Keel-Shapers/dp/B00UDG0GVO
     
  11. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    You could be right--but after all the years of surfing, I even do not see much difference between a longbaord and a short board, because they are all FUN boards!!
     
  12. robgnyc

    robgnyc Active Member

    40
    Apr 29, 2013
    For the guy who has the 5'4 how are the rails? They say they are 2 1/2 which seems very thick to me but if they are pretty foiled out, might work. Just wondering if coming off boards that are more like 2 1/4 to 2 3/32 it's going to feel like a boat. Also how tall are you and how much do you weight? Thinking the 5'4 also.

    Also if you thought you MIGHT want a fling, this will pretty much seal the deal. Ridden as a thruster no less:

    [video=vimeo;100741344]https://vimeo.com/100741344[/video]

    When my Bottom Feeder dies, it's either a Fling or a Puddle Jumper.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2015
  13. salt

    salt Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    2-3/32" thickness is so hot right now...
     
  14. salt

    salt Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    oh, keep in-mind, that vid was filmed in a NJ version of epic surf. you could ride a coffee table on thise waves and have fun. they need to show what the board can do in shi'ite-show NJ crap.
     
  15. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Also a semi pro surfer is riding it. Looks OK.

    I hate how they dont show the whole wave.
     
  16. robgnyc

    robgnyc Active Member

    40
    Apr 29, 2013
    My bad, was thinking 2 5/16 or 2.32. In any case 2 1/2 is fairly thick in shortboard rails if you aren't a pretty big person and want to sink the rail particularly if the outline is wide.

    Really like the look of the wide outline put on rail and short radius turns. Less flicky looking than narrower boards.

    Any yes the waves are good enough to ride a standard shortboard but that Fling looks very fun in these waves.
     
  17. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    me too. i like to see the drop in to the kick out.
     
  18. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    thickness is only measured at the stringer. I don't know anyone who measures rail thickness in inches...they're basically either "full", "medium" or "low" and always thinner than the thickness at the stringer.

    anyway, I see what you're saying: the fling has a lot of range. It can obviously handle some epic-ish jersey...but would rule in smaller/mushier conditions (as a quad, of course).
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2015
  19. The Incorrigible Steel Burrito VII

    The Incorrigible Steel Burrito VII Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    i bought an oversized fling last year because it was closeout cheap at the end of the year. it was way too much board and foam for me. I'm 5'6", 180 with a 4/3 on, and i was on a 5'10". it was foolish impulse buy. dudes rave on it but i found it a bit stiff due to the biggedness