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SuperBrand Fling Superflex

SuperBrand Fling Superflex We have just got a few of the SuperBrand Fling Superflex for our racks.   The SuperBrand Fling is performance driven, contemporary take on a Simmons or Keel fish design. It takes the best fun & functional elements of those retro shapes and fuses them with a high performance rail, rocker, foil and bottom curve.

SuperBrand Fling SuperflexSuperbrand Fling CollageThese boards are purpose built to excel in  marginal conditions, with a very drivey, positive feel underfoot.  The Fling generates a lot of it’s own speed and creates a lot of lift which allows the rider to really zip all over weak, fat, mushy & flat wave faces . Super fast down the line, yet able to break line to allow the rider to draw more vertical direction changes which means shortboard style turns and tight carves.

Instead of relying on a wood stringer, these boards have been constructed using Superflex construction technology.   A lively stringer-less EPS core is used which works in conjunction with a woven Kevlar aka “Vector Net” glass construction. Vector net and three types of fiberglass (6oz e-glass, 5oz bi-axial, and 4oz e-glass) gives surfboards a special flex pattern and added strength throughout the board. This construction results in a consistent feel tip to tail and allows the board to flex naturally with the contours of the wave.  The Superflex construction also has a more responsive feel to applied pressure from the rider, creating a positive springy feeling underfoot and in and out of turns.

IMG_5688 Superbrand Fling Collage 2Come in store and check out these and the rest of our range of Superbrand Surfboards or have a look at them individually listed  ONLINE

 

2016 SUPERbrand Surfboards: Fling from Superbrand on Vimeo.

Superbrand Pug

Superbrand PugWe have a run of the new Superbrand Pug model in store at Zak Surfboards. New for 2017, the Superbrand Pug is a shrunken down cousin of the very popular PigDog model.  Specifically designed for fun times in small to medium sized waves – these things look like epic fun.

Superbrand Pug Superbrand Pug Collage 1The extra breadth has been added to the plan shape of the Pug resulting in a fairly a full outline with plenty of width in the nose and tail which gives this board extra paddle power and more glide over flat sections.  The Pug also has deeper concaves than the PigDog for extra speed and lift in weaker waves.  Unlike a lot of boards with comparable proportions, the Pug does have a fairly sporty rail and tail rocker for quick and lively turns on smaller wave faces.

Pug-Side-Clear Superbrand Pug Superbrand Pug Collage 2

If you are looking to up your small wave game but want something that still feels nice and responsive to turn, then the Pug is definitely worth checking out.  Check out the Superbrand Pug and the rest of our range of Superbrand Surfboards in store or ONLINE

Restock of SuperBrand Surfboard Models

Restock of SuperBrand Surfboard ModelsWe just got a big Restock of SuperBrand Surfboard Models for our racks.  Including the Dion Agius Spam, the 2017 Pug, plus a top up of the very popular Pigdog & the Vapors models.

Restock of SuperBrand Surfboard Models Restock of SuperBrand Surfboard Models Spam Collage 1The SuperBrand Spam is a model built for speed and to maximize fun in small to medium sized surf. The latest and greatest creation from Dion Agius and Sparrow (Superbrand’s head shaper). A fairly full and wide outline has been combined with a low to mid continuous rocker and a single to double concave bottom with vee running off the tail.

IMG_4820 Restock of SuperBrand Surfboard Models Spam Collage 2This board model has a winged swallowtail which allows for a straighter outline through the middle of the board (for ridiculous amounts of speed down the line) with the wing providing a break in this rail line, providing a pivot point  for a super tight turning radius and a touch of extra grip in steeper parts of the wave . This model is designed to be ridden as a thruster or you can switch it up for a twin fin with small trailer in smaller conditions.

“Mate, it’s the fastest board I’ve ever ridden,” raves Dion Agius

Introducing the Dion Agius ‘Spam’ Pro Model by Superbrand from Superbrand on Vimeo.

Restock of SuperBrand Surfboard Models Pug Restock of SuperBrand Surfboard Models Pug 1 Restock of SuperBrand Surfboard Models Pug Collage 1The Pug is new for 2017, it is a shrunken down cousin of the very popular PigDog model. Designed for fun times in small to medium sized waves – these things look like epic fun.  The Pug has quite a full outline with deeper concaves  than the PigDog and extra nose and tail width for extra paddle power, lift and more glide over flat sections.

Futures Bottom Restock of SuperBrand Surfboard Models Pug Collage 2

Come see them in person in store or check them out individually listed ONLINE

More SuperBrand PigDog models for our racks

More SuperBrand PigDog models for our racksWe have just got in this weeks some More SuperBrand PigDog models for our racks.  The hands down favorite surfboard of several of our staff members here at Zak Surfboards.  The SuperBrand Pigdog is a short/wide board that can handle steeper & bigger conditions than most shortboards – a bit like a step up without adding extra length, and without getting too gunny.

Pigdog Collage 1 More SuperBrand PigDog models for our racks It has a smooth curvy outline with a wider nose and a tidy pulled in tail – designed to make it a perfect fit for steeper/curvier parts of the wave, which makes life a lot easier in more critical situations like late take offs, pulling in under the lip or sucky sections.  The PigDog can definitely replace a stepup and is an easy board to transition onto from a shorter/wider shortboard.

Pigdog collage 2These don’t tend to stick around for long so come in and check out the PigDog in n store or have a look at each of them ONLINE 

SuperBrand PigDog on our racks

SuperBrand PigDog on our racksBack in stock  is the SuperBrand Pigdog,  a short/wide board that will handle steeper & sizier conditions than most shortboards.  This model is a bit like a step up, without adding extra length and without getting too gunny.  Designed to fit into the steeper/curvier parts of the wave, making life a whole lot easier in more critical situations like late take offs, pulling in under the lip or sucky sections.

SuperBrand PigDog on our racks SuperBrand Pigdog Collage 1Since it was first released, the PigDog has been extremely popular among staff and regular customers.  This board can definitely replace a stepup and is an easy board to transition onto from a shorter/wider shortboard.  The perfect addition to the quiver for the coming winter and the type of board you probably won’t get off on your trip to the tropics.

IMG_0319 SuperBrand Pigdog Collage 2Despite the Pigdog’s it’s ability to handle steeper/more powerful surf, you can get away with riding it when the surf is less than ideal.  In really small stuff, definitely there are better boards you could choose.  But as long as the wave faces aren’t too mushy this board performs well and is fast, drivey and responsive.  The forward outline and extra width and volume in the nose  of this design means that this board is also an excellent paddler.

These don’t tend to stick around for long so come and check out the PigDog instore or ONLINE 

 

2016 SUPERbrand Surfboards: Pig Dog from SUPERbrand on Vimeo.

Superbrand Pigdog Top Up

Superbrand Pigdog Top UpWe have just got a much needed SuperBrand PigDog Top Up.

Superbrand Pigdog Top Up The SuperBrand Pigdog is a short/wide board that will handle steeper & bigger conditions than most shortboards – a bit like a step up without adding extra length, and without getting too gunny.

It has a smooth curvy outline with a wider nose and a tidy pulled in tail – designed to make it a perfect fit for steeper/curvier parts of the wave, which makes life a lot easier in more critical situations like late take offs, pulling in under the lip or sucky sections.  The PigDog can definitely replace a stepup and is an easy board to transition onto from a shorter/wider shortboard.

IMG_6027These don’t tend to stick around for long so come and check out the PigDog instore or ONLINE 

Futures SuperBrand Fins

Futures SuperBrand FinsWe now have the new Futures SuperBrand Fins instore.  This new addition to the Futures range comes in both Medium and Large sizes with Quad & Five fin options available as well.  This SuperBrand fin template (Large size pictured)  has a raked back shape and large base clearly created with down the line speed and drive in mind.  The back fin of the thruster set is subtly smaller in size.

Futures SuperBrand FinsQuite a comparable Thruster set to the Channel Islands AM2, the main difference being that the tip in these are not as fine as the AM2. Also the difference in size between the side fins and the back fin is not as great in these.  I haven’t tried these out yet, but I reckon that these will suit local pointbreaks quite well.  The type of fin that should work well for those who want to speed down the line and lay into big carves.

Available from us instore for now and Online shortly.

 

SuperBrand Vapors

SuperBrand Vapors 1The SuperBrand Vapors is a shorter wider surfboard that doesn’t sacrifice performance. It is meant to be a higher volume, easy paddling, speed generating surfboard, but unlike many boards with similar dimensions you don’t have to change your approach to the wave to accommodate these more generous proportions.

SuperBrand Vapors 3The Vapors has a relaxed entry rocker with a medium tail/exit rocker. The standard diamond tail shortens the rail line of the board, this combined with a thinner tail and medium rail add a lot of performance characteristics to a shape that may otherwise fall into the hybrid category.

The bottom features a single concave that starts relatively far up the board, running through to a double concave in the tail with a subtle vee through the very last bit of the tail. These bottom contours make this board accelerate quickly, generating heaps of speed from take off. The double concave to vee through the tail combined with the shortened rail line makes this board draw tight arcs and redirect quickly. Allowing you to carve proper rail turns on smaller wave faces.

SuperBrand Vapors collage 1SuperBrand Vapors 2 SuperBrand Vapors collage 2Designed to be surfed in anything the ocean can throw at you from knee to head high, a fun & responsive shape that has a loyal following with many of our regulars.

Come check out the SuperBrand Vapors instore or ONLINE

SuperBrand PigDog now instore

SuperBrand PigDog now instore 1We have just got a full size run of the SuperBrand PigDog now instore!

SuperBrand PigDog now instore logoThe SuperBrand Pigdog is a short/wide board that will handle steeper & bigger conditions than most shortboards – a bit like a step up without adding extra length, and without getting too gunny.

SuperBrand Pigdog collage 1SuperBrand PigDog now instore 2SuperBrand Pigdog collage 2It has a smooth curvy outline with a wider nose and a tidy pulled in tail – designed to make it a perfect fit for steeper/curvier parts of the wave, which makes life a lot easier in more critical situations like late take offs, pulling in under the lip or sucky sections.  Created with laying down big carves on big open faces or hunting down tubes in mind – the SuperBrand PigDog is a great board for good waves at home or to take to the tropics.  Also works a treat on the open beaches down the Peninsula/Island with its extra paddle power and hold.

The PigDog can definitely replace a stepup and is an easy board to transition onto from a shorter/wider shortboard.

Come and check out the PigDog instore or ONLINE  (each board will be uploaded shortly)

Superbrand Mad Cat

Superbrand Mad CatThis sample Superbrand Mad CatClay Marzo‘s new signature model arrived instore this morning and looks pretty darn toight!

Featuring all the elements that allow him to go bezerk in everything from waist high beach break mush to grinding reef slabs. There is a bit of extra width & thickness in the nose for paddling power and  recoveries from big tail wafts. A fuller, boxy rail to give you something to push against and slightly more pulled in, rounded square tail to keep it quick, snappy and tight.   The Mad Cat combines all the elements of a very high performance board with a few more forgiving features which make it easy to paddle and smooth in rail-to-rail transitions (a great board for those of us that aren’t quite as talented as Clay as well).

Superbrand Mad Cat 2Available from us at the moment as a custom only – come and check this sample out instore for the next few days

 

Victorian All Rounders – SuperBrand Toy

Superbrand logo alt 1000 x 184Toy Collage 1Victorian All Rounders – SuperBrand Toy

As the weather starts to cool down and (hopefully) some real waves start arriving on our shores down here – now is the time to get your quiver sorted for the coming Autumn/Winter.

Having a good all round surfboard for Victorian conditions is critical because it is what most of us end up riding 80%+ of the time.  Ultimately this is the board we pull out to surf the most – so it is important to get the right one under your feet ;)

Over the coming weeks I’ll do a few articles on the most popular Victorian all round surfboards that we stock at Zak Surfboards – first up is this week is the  SuperBrand Toy.

Toy LogoIMG_1865Initially created as a shortboard for small waves for advanced surfers, overtime the Toy has morphed into a high performance yet user-friendly model.IMG_1868It’s low rocker and a wider outline perfectly suit the the fuller, slopey Victorian waves.  It’s moderate nose rocker makes for great paddling power and a super drivey single to double concave really allows the rider to zip across long walls and big sections.  The soft, forgiving rails also mean less chance of catching edge or getting bucked off your board, in the lumpy/bumpy conditions we often experience locally.

SuperBrand Toy Collage 2 This board has a great wave range – its flatter rocker, slightly larger tail area, glide and paddle power allow the rider to get it up and running easily in the smaller stuff.  It still however has enough control, grip, paddle power and hold to make it work in waves pushing the solid 6ft mark.

A very popular model with both regular customers and staff over the last few years – come check out the SuperBrand Toy instore or ONLINE

 

SuperBrand Fling

SuperBrand Fling 4The SuperBrand Fling is performance driven, contemporary take on the Simmons or Keel fish design. It takes the best fun & functional elements of those retros and fuses them with a high performance rail, rocker, foil and bottom curve .Designed to excel in more marginal conditions, this board has a drivey positive feel with a lot of lift.  It generates a lot of its own speed, which allows the rider to really zip all over weak, fat, mushy & flat conditions . Very fast down the line to surf, yet able to break line enough to allow the rider to still draw shortboard turns and tight carves.  This board screams fun for those marginal conditions that Victorian summers are often plagued with.

Check them out instore or ONLINE

SuperBrand Fling 3

Custom Sleds

We got some pretty hot looking Custom Sleds that came into the shop this morning from SuperBrand and Pyzel Surfboards.

Pyzel Custom Flash 1 Pyzel Custom Flash 2 Pyzel Custom Flash 3From Pyzel we got a custom Flash 6’2 with a black tail dip and FCSII fins.

Pyzel Custom Slab 1 Pyzel Custom Slab 2 Pyzel Custom Slab 3Also a custom 5 fin option Slab with slightly shorter & wider dimensions, for making the most out of weaker conditions.

Superbrand Custom Toy 1 Superbrand Custom Toy 2 Superbrand Custom Toy 3And finally a Superbrand Toy with a swallow tail.  Made in custom dimensions, glassed a bit heavier with a 5 fin option and a vector cloth tail patch.

We regularly do custom orders of nearly all the brands that we stock – so if you are interested in getting a board specially tailored to you, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Call the shop on 03 9416 7384 or drop by

Superbrand Pigdog

Pigdog Collage 1 [650 x 650] Superbrand Pigdog 2 [650 x 650]

The Superbrand Pigdog is a new model 2014.  It’s unique in it’s outline with a wider/fuller front end and a fine, pulled, gun-like tail. This results in quite a curvy outline perfect for fitting into those steeper parts of the wave.

It’s a board that will hold in when you need it to, while still feeling lively.  With the forward wide point and volume under your chest, it is also a very easy board to paddle.  A great choice for the better days over winter in Victoria, or for you next trip to indo.

Available at Zak’s only as a custom order.

Summer Sleds

Looking for a board to make the most out of those more average days over the summer period?

Here are a few great options from our current stock:

(Hit links to our online store for more info on each)

Maurice Cole Hipster T

http://www.zaksurfboards.com.au/maurice-cole/

 

Pyzel Rat Skull

http://www.zaksurfboards.com.au/pyzel-rat-skull/

 

JS Dropped Swallow

http://www.zaksurfboards.com.au/js-dropped-swallow/

 

JR Wharfie

http://www.zaksurfboards.com.au/jr-wharfie/

 

SUPERbrand Vapours

http://www.zaksurfboards.com.au/superbrand-the-vapours/

 

 

 

 

SUPERbrand Siamese Palm Viper now instore

We have just stocked up on our rang of SUPERbrand boards for the summer period and included in our range are a limited number of Siamese Palm Vipers.

A new model created in collaboration with  Dion Agius  in a hands-on process from start to finish. Not only did Dion help develop the shape and come up with the “Siamese Palm Viper” name, but he made the four collage art pieces seen on this project.  The stock we have just got in is part of a special pre-release of the 2014 SPV model.   Just 100 boards are beingproduced per region, with only the best shops getting the chance to carry the boards. Each board comes with an exclusive booklet on the project, hand signed by Dion.

Concerned about having too many rad shapes to ride—some for airs, some for turns—Dion sought a simple solution. “Can we make a board for airs and turns?” asked Dion. “Sure,” said the crew at Super. After working closely with Dion on testing and developing, SUPERbrand presents the final, quite perfect result: the Siamese Palm Viper. It’s the best of both worlds: while remaining smooth and clean for turns and rail work, it won’t hold you back while blasting airs.

• 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

• Ride 3-4 inches shorter and at the same volume as usual board

• Hip squash tail / Tri fin

Available instore or online:

http://www.zaksurfboards.com.au/superbrand-siamese-palm-viper/