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Flybird

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The FLYBIRD is a fun design that is made to be ridden super short, for the smaller days.  You'll find yourself flying on the most insignificant waves, similar to a bird..  

THE FLYBIRD FLIES

Probably the most fun you'll ever have in small waves..

The FLYBIRD is another strange shape in the SUNOVA range, it has been designed with new school surfing in mind whilst being able to ride the shortest board possible, in the smallest waves possible.. You'll be able to take your skateboarding skills to the surf now, with the FLYBIRD!

surf board detail

About the board

General goal | theme of the board

A small wave slippery little fun board

Wave type ||| size it's working best

Average quality and softer mushy waves..  ||| From just under waist high up to head high.

Maneuvers it does best

360’s , Tail slides, nose first…

Skill level it's best for

Intermediate to Pro.. 

Paddle power

Above average

What you thought of when you designed it?

Had a lot of requests for the shortest possible performance fun boards, personally, I find this board a challenge, but we continue to get great feed back, saying it’s a fast fun responsive board…

It's for places that don't get the perfect waves, smaller mushy waves.

What is possibly compromises on then?

Not that easy to catch waves on, hard to jam the back foot into turns without drifting the tail, more suited to light footed tricksters, not suited to a powerful back foot style…

Shape details summary |
Design info

Outline

Curvy outline with a Square nose and tail

When on rail the board will pull a tight arc, due to its generous outline curve, which resembles other good small wave grovelers except we have cut off the nose and tail, this really reduces the swing weight, so it really feels like it spins on the spot..

Rails

Hard round rails through most of the board

The Rails are the fullest thickest in our shortboard range in comparison to its volume, the bottom rail has a defined bevel with a bit more edge up front, the idea being, it’s a small wave board so you want it to skate along on top of the water, the board in general is super loose so the thicker rail makes it a bot more manageable..

Rocker

Medium, slightly flatter…

With this rocker, the board carries into waves really well, keeps its speed over dead sections and catches waves really easy, good carry in cutbacks on softer sections and easy to crack into a tail drift..

Bottom

Single concave..

One problem with really wide tails and boards, its harder to get them on the rail,  issue with a wide tail is the slippery feeling on the rail to rail transition, this is where you can go into an uncontrollable drift when turning under the lip at speed, one rail is engaged, then there is a brief moment where the board is flat before you can get the other rail in..
With the concave you have one rail engaged, then as you transition onto the other rail, it bights and grabs with a more positive feeling.

Deck

Standard

Deck is a fairly standard profile, with the overall board being a little thicker, this carries volume out to the rails in proportion, as well as into the nose and tail.. This volume in general offers a level of comfort when paddling and catching waves, the first few strokes are not spent climbing out of the water..

Fins

Thruster + Nubster

For top to bottom surfing the thruster will be the better option, but with the addition of the nubster in the nose, it allows you to get super tricky.. 

Final Statement

A fun small wave board that will allow interesting drifting moves…

Data Table

Summary of the shape
LENGTH
NOSE WIDTH
WIDTH
TAIL WIDTH
THICKNESS
VOLUME
WEIGHT (KG)
4'10"
16 7/8"
19 11/16"
16 15/16"
2 3/8"
25.4
2.0
5'0"
17 5/16"
20 5/16"
17 3/8"
2 7/16"
28.1
2.2
5'2"
17 3/4"
21"
17 13/16"
2 1/2"
31.1
2.4
5'4"
18 1/8"
21 11/16"
18 1/4"
2 9/16"
34.2
2.6
5'6"
18 9/16"
22 3/8"
18 5/8"
2 11/16"
37.5
2.8
5'8"
19"
23 1/16"
19 1/16"
2 3/4"
41
3.0
5'10"
19 3/8"
23 3/4"
19 7/16"
2 3/16"
44.7
3.2
LENGTH
NOVICE (KG)
INTER (KG)
ADVANCED (KG)
PRO (KG)
NOVICE (LBS)
INTER (LBS)
ADVANCED (LBS)
PRO (LBS)
4'10"
50
56
60
66
110
122
133
144
5'0"
55
61
66
72
120
133
145
158
5'2"
59
66
72
78
131
145
158
172
5'4"
65
72
78
85
142
158
172
187
5'6"
70
78
85
92
155
172
187
203
5'8"
76
85
92
100
168
187
203
221
5'10"
83
92
100
109
182
202
220
239
LENGTH
FIN SET UP
FRONT FIN
REAR FIN
CENTRE FIN
4'10"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
74
N/A
74
5'0"
3 FINS (THRUSTER))
83
N/A
83
5'2"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
83
N/A
83
5'4"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
94
N/A
94
5'6"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
94
N/A
94
5'8"
3 FINS (THRUSTER))
105
N/A
105
5'10"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
105
N/A
105
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DESCRIPTION
OUTLINE
CURVY OUTLINE WITH A SQUARE NOSE AND TAIL
BOTTOM
SINGLE CONCAVE
ROCKER
FULL PERFORMANCE
RAILS
FULL BOXY WITH HARD BOTTOM EDGES
FINS
THRUSTER, NUBSTER
GOAL
FUN SMALL WAVE BOARD FOR TRICKSTERS
WAVE
WASIT TO HEAD HIGH
RIDER
INTERMEDIATE TO PRO

VIDEOS

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