Flying Frog Black Tail Dip Future Quads
• Construction: Arctic PU blank glassed with polyester resin
• Shaper: Bill Attlee
• Template: Most of the surface area and foam is in the front half, the wide round nose offset by a much slimmer, pulled-in tail
• Rocker: Not much entry (nose) rocker, and fairly low throughout until you reach a inch or two’s kick in the last foot of the tail
• Concave: Single through the nose, with rolled vee taking over around the mid-point to flat ‘V’ in the tail.
• Nose: Very round and full, equating to amazing glide and paddle power
• Tail: Pintail provides manoeuvrability and hold
• Rails: Medium thin and boxy, foiled out in the tail to respond to more high-performance demands
• Centre Fin box, Quad Future Fins.
• Rider Ability: Beginner to expert – it could be your first surfboard or your twenty-first.
• Suitable Conditions: 1–6ft
The waves are small or lacking in oomph, you want to catch waves easily and don’t want to grovel, but you’d still like to do a turn or two when the opportunity presents itself? Disgruntled shortboarder, intrigued by the idea of mid-length glide and trim but unwilling to jettison the easy manoeuvrability of a shorter board? Only space in the car for a single stick, conditions uncertain, and you need something that’ll work in a wide range of waves?
The Flying Frog is the answer. What you’ve got is a kind of “cut and shunt”, but very much a roadworthy one, the two halves working together in beautiful harmony. Look at the front half in isolation and it could belong to a longboard or mini-mal – it carries its width and volume far forward through the nose, which is completely round and has very little rocker curve. But the aft section could be the tail of a full-on shortboard, which is how it feels when you turn off your back foot.
That flat entry rocker and surface area directly under the chest means it paddles swiftly with minimal input and has effortless planning speed, while the slight concave gives it the requisite lift. Then when you’re up and riding the narrow tail is much easier to control and loosened up by the kick in the rocker and vee bottom.
The Flying Frog’s comfort zone extends from knee-high to overhead, when the pintail will provide hold on bigger, steeper faces. The fin set up allows you to fully explore your Flying Frog's potential. Surf cool lines on smooth faces with a single fin, in choppy conditions quieten the board with a set of side bites in the forward position. Or if you want the board to jam down the line plug in the quad fins (big ones in the front small ones in the rear) and let the board go.... Ask us for the best centre fin to suit your surfing.
If you are unsure of the best size Flying Frog for you. Get hold of us for some advice and help, we would rather not sell you a board than put you on the wrong one.
Here's a video that the guys at Surfdome made:
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Height Width Thickness Volume (Ltr)
5'10 x 20 3/4" x 2 5/8" x 35
6'0 x 21" x 2 11/16" x 38
6'4 x 21 1/4"x 2 13/16" x 42.5
6'10 x 21 1/2" x 2 7/8" x 48
7'2 x 21 3/4" x 2 15/16" x 51
7'6 x 22" x 2 15/16" x 56
7'10 x 22 1/4" x 3" x 60
Available right now
6'10 for £570
7'2 for £595
7'6 for £610