The Story Behind Superflex Technology
Posted on February 17 2017
Instead of relying on a wood stringer, Superflex construction technology uses a lively stringer-less EPS core and woven Kevlar aka “Vector Net”. Wrapping the board with vector net and three types of fiberglass (6oz e-glass, 5oz bi-axial, and 4oz e-glass) creates flex and strength throughout the board. This results in a consistent feel tip to tail and allows the board to flex naturally with the contours of the wave and in response to applied pressure from the surfer, all while creating a spring back feeling when coming out of turns.
“Boards built with Superflex technology are super light and tough as nails,” says Superbrand Marketing Director Justin Coté. “But more importantly, they have this spring to ‘em that makes the boards feel so alive and fun to ride. I’ve had one for two years and it’s still got the same feeling as when I first got it,” he adds.
Our employees aren’t the only ones raving about Superflex, either!
“What I like most about the Fling in Superflex technology—besides its durability—is that it allows me to surf smaller, slower waves with more speed and precision,” says Nate Floyd from Wind & Wave Watersports in Corpus Christi, Texas. “From the moment you stand up, you’re flying down the line and accelerating through turns. Superflex is really springy and responds great whether you’re punching a bottom turn or arcing through a cutback,” he adds.