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SHOWCASE: SUPERbrand's new and not-so-new shapes for 2016



Board Review

SUPERBRAND Surfboard Preview Includes Updated Versions of Classics

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 March, 2016 - SUPERbrand has launched their 2016 line of surfboards and we've put together a quick highlights package of their wares. Some designs are totally new to the SUPERbrand line while others are familiar shapes updated with a few new tweaks.

Some gems from the line include: the Burnside, a traditional high performance board made for precise surfing in all-around waves; the Mad Cat which is Clay Marzo’s model and features a wide chest area for paddling and landing tricks; the Vapors GT which is thicker and wider than its predecessor and features a double wing for quicker turning; the Fling GT which is the famous Fling model updated with a new swallow tail that loosens things up; and the Pig Dog S which is a small wave version of the tube-centric Pig Dog.

There are other designs on offer as well. Just have a look below...


The Burnside 


Designed for high-performance, professional level surfing, the Burnside should be ridden in decent-to-good surf. Created by Shapers’ Collective leader Adam “Sparrow” Fletcher on the Gold Coast of Australia, the Burnside is an ideal all around shortboard for those who demand the highest performance. A single-to-double concave bottom is ideal for beachbreaks and front-footed surfers looking for the ultimate in fast, rail-to-rail surfing.  

Balanced performance outline
Moderate continuous rocker
Single to slight double concave
Medium boxy rails
Tri fin
Squash tail
Ride at your favorite shortboard dimensions and volume
Burnside graphic by Tyler Spangler, get his story here!
Available in custom dimensions and grom sizes


The Mad Cat 


Clay Marzo is probably the maddest cat we know. His signature pro model—the Mad Cat—features all the elements that allow him to go mad on everything from waist high slop to double overhead perfection, from deep pits, to mind bending rotations. With extra width in the nose for paddling power and nose pick recoveries, full, boxy rails to match his power, and a pulled in, rounded square tail to keep things quick and tight, the Mad Cat is Clay’s ideal sled and will most likely be yours. All the features that make this board perfect for Clay’s mad, raw style also make it forgiving, easy to paddle, and ultra smooth in rail-to-rail transitions.

Wider forward outline, pulled in via hip in the tail
High performance rocker
Single to pronounced double concave
Tri Fin | Rounded Square Tail
Ride in your favorite shortboard dims or as a step-up
Mad Cat graphics by renowned Maui artists Plate Lunch
Available in custom dimensions/specs


The Vapors GT 



2016 Marks the introduction of the Vapors // GT. Built on the legacy of one of our most popular and time tested boards, the GT version features all the new improvements and proven legacy elements of the Vapors, but adds a touch more width and adds a double wing tail design. The added width ads a touch extra volume and outline curve while the wings pull the tail area in to allow for tight quick adjustments in the pocket. The // GT gives versatility and performance everywhere you need it.

Wider, fuller outline for easy paddling
Low to mid entry rocker
Fast single to double concave
5 plug set up for tri/quad fin option
Double wing with diamond tail
Ride 3-5 inches shorter and half-inch, or more, wider than a normal shortboard
Vapors graphics by Noa Emberson, meet the artist here!
Available in custom dimensions/specs


The Fling //GT



2016 Marks the introduction of the Fling // GT. Built on the legacy of one of our most popular and innovative designs, the GT version is a Quad only and features a slightly updated outline; subtle increases in nose and tail rocker for added performance in critical sections; and a mild hip above the fins with a split diamond “hatchet” tail for extra pivot and traction. The // GT gives versatility and performance everywhere you need it.

Wide, fishy outline
Low, Moderate, and Continuous rocker
Single to double concave to V off the tail
Quad fin
Split diamond tail
Ride 5-7" shorter than your and the same volume as your favorite shortboard
Available in custom dimensions/specs


The Pig Dog  


Its curvy outline, wide nose, and pulled in tail make it a perfect fit for pulling in under the lip or taking off deep. It’s tailor made for laying down big carves on big open faces and hunting down tubes. The Pig Dog easily replaces two-to-three of your stepups and works in myriad conditions, making it the ultimate travel board. 

Wide nose and center with a pulled in tail
Low to mid rocker
Single to double concave
5 Plug Setup for tri/quad Option
Pulled in rounded pin
Ride + or – 2” from your shortboard and at a slightly higher volume
Also available as step-ups and guns up to 10’ by custom order
Pig Dog graphic by Sketchy Tank, get his story here!
Available in custom dimensions/specs


The Unit  



Built for speed and agility, the Unit is a small wave assault weapon. With a curvy outline and a rocker and concave combo built for speed, the Unit delivers an exceptional balance of drive and control in the pocket, on the face, and off the lip. A bit of extra width in the nose provides for added paddling power, too.

Wide, curvy outline
Low continuous rocker
Single to double concave
5 plug Tri/Quad option fin set up
Ride 4-6" shorter than your standard shortboard and at or around your optimal volume
Squash tail
2016 Unit graphics by John Antoski, get his story here!
Available in custom dimensions/spec


The Siamese Palm Viper 



Concerned about having too many shapes to ride—some for airs, some for turns—Dion Agius sought a simple solution. After working closely with Dion on testing and developing, the final SPV is the best of both worlds: while remaining smooth and clean for turns and rail work, it won’t hold you back while blasting airs. *2014 SIMA Image Awards 'Surfboard of the Year' Nominee! 

Curvy outline with wider center and subtly pulled in nose and tail
Medium rocker with extra flip off the tail
Single to double concave with slight V off the tail
Tri fin
Ride 3-4 inches shorter and at the same volume as usual board 
Squash tail
Available in custom dimensions/specs


The Pig Dog // S 


Now your favorite travel board is available for smaller surf. Keeping with the theme of versatility and paddling power we slammed down the Pig Dog to sport sizing for use in everyday surf from 1” to head high+. You’ll get in early and still be able turn on a dime. The Pig Dog // S gives you innovative performance in everyday conditions.

Wider outline with a slightly pulled in tail
Low to mid rocker
Single to double concave with V off the tail.
5 Plug setup for tri/quad Option 
Slghtly pulled in rounded pin
Ride 4-6 inches shorter than your shortboard
Pig Dog // S graphic by Sketchy Tank, get his story here!
Available in custom dimensions/specs


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