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Maluku Flying Frog FCS II Thruster Surfboard
NZ $840.15 - NZ $962.68
Item code: 138671
Maluku Flying Frog Thruster Surfboard
Rider ability: Beginner to expert
Suitable Conditions: 2 ft - 6 ft
Construction: Poly (PU)
Template: An eggy shape offering loads of volume and stability
Fin Plug Type: FCS II (Not included)
Nose: A full, round nose that provides the board with loads of paddle power and down the line speed
Tail: The rounded pin gives the Flying Frog great versatility, responsiveness, and hold in sizier surf
It's every surfer's dilemma, particularly when the waves are small or weak: You want to get in the water, you want to catch waves, you need the board to help you generate speed BUT you still want to be able to lay it on a rail and throw a little spray.
The trend for super fat shortboards has created a lot of fun shapes for surfer's of all levels, but unless you're a WCT contender their fat tails can be hard to control properly rail to rail once you do get the board moving. The Maluku Flying Frog solves this problem by creating something of cut and shut; The front end is similar to a traditional egg or even minimal, but the tail is all rounded pin shortboard. You paddle in early and easy on that reassuring front end foam, pump through on your front foot on that wide, stable middle section and when you're ready weight the back foot and put the board on rail exactly as you would with a shortboard - the rounded pin tail gives control through the turn in gutless waves or hold AND control in larger surf.
As a result the board lends itself perfectly to the surfer starting out and looking for an easy route to a decent shortboard surfing style, perhaps before stepping down to a proper shortboard - or the shortboarder looking to keep their rail work tight on days without enough grunt for their standard stick.Enjoy the glide and smooth style of a single fin, add side bites for a bit more drive or ditch the centre fin and opt for the speed and hold on rail of a quad setup.