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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat May 13, 2017 12:55 pm

so like if it's a quad, get a quad set up, if it's a three fin, get a three fin set up, if it's a twin get two, etc.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by buddy » Sat May 13, 2017 1:05 pm

Totally agree.
So what about the new shiva? That's a lot of boxes for one man?

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by JET01 » Sat May 13, 2017 1:28 pm

Davros wrote:It will make such little impact if he surfs a Dominator. What a tool that man is.
What's your gripe with dominators? Not a fan?
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by JET01 » Sat May 13, 2017 1:32 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:heres my actual tip! Don't do a five fin set up at all. Minimise the impact of boxes/plugs on your board's tail flexibility. Futures esp, they're a great system but you stick five of those boxes next to each other across 18" of the tail block and good night feel.
I'm picking my new 6'0 up next week. Shortly after I'd ordered it i regretted ordering the 5 boxes. I've pretty much given up surfing quads around here in cronulla. Singles, twin+1, and thrusters seem to agree with me more. Besides, there's enough variation available with 3 boxes as it is...

Will be a long time before I get a new shorty anyway.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Davros » Sat May 13, 2017 1:34 pm

JET01 wrote:
Davros wrote:It will make such little impact if he surfs a Dominator. What a tool that man is.
What's your gripe with dominators? Not a fan?
Just a huge fat egg. Haven't ridden one but.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Sat May 13, 2017 1:37 pm

JET01 wrote:
Davros wrote:It will make such little impact if he surfs a Dominator. What a tool that man is.
What's your gripe with dominators? Not a fan?
I saw someone ripping on one in head and a half a few days ago. It was a 6'4
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by surfywurfy » Sat May 13, 2017 2:12 pm

Cranked wrote:Just left it. Might get around to doing something: fill it with silicon?
Just some smooth tape is probably the best option,then if ya wanta put a 5th fin in you can.
And consider the resellability.

Options for a 5th are a hatchet,its low area and doesn't produce too much drag.

A few years ago KS used a quad with [email protected] Tavarua,if remember correctly it got him first place.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by surfywurfy » Sat May 13, 2017 2:18 pm

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Nick Carroll wrote:the board matters, the fins have to fit the board. Once you find a set that fits the board, the combo works in whatever surf you wanna ride it in.
3 fins on beachies, 4 fins racing down the line[/quotequote

Yes.I use that too....but in very weak waves I'll use a twin.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by JET01 » Sat May 13, 2017 2:21 pm

Davros wrote:
JET01 wrote:
Davros wrote:It will make such little impact if he surfs a Dominator. What a tool that man is.
What's your gripe with dominators? Not a fan?
Just a huge fat egg. Haven't ridden one but.
They aren't that bad really. In my opinion they are only good for int/adv surfers that can surf them as short as they can be. Good boards for back footed surfers in beachies I reckon. Getting the right size is the trick.

At 80kg+/- 3kg, I've surfed the 6'2, 6'0 and 5'10 more recently.

The 6'2 was 38L big thick rails. Paddled great, but pretty hard to do anything that resembled a sharp turn. Although skill level was low while i surfed this one. While i owned this, I demo'd a 6'0 (35L) and had a great session on it on the right hander on the long reef bombie. Always planned on the the trade in but ended up just selling the 6'2 to a mate and getting customs from PCC.

Picked up a secondhand 5'10 (33.5L) recently and had a few surfs on it as a thruster. Had a few good waves on it, but never loved it. I think I needed to stuff around with the fins a little to get it right, but as it came with futures I didn't want to spend the cash on anymore fins as everything else I have is FCS. Shortly after buying it I found a 5'11 el fuego (32L) that turned out a better fit for me, so I flicked the dominator to a Chilean backpacker.

I think for my skill and weight the 5'8 (31L) would good, but someone would practically need to give me one before i went out of my way to surf one. I love my quiver right now.

1. 9'0 longboard
2. 7'7 PCC Midlength single
3. 6'8 PCC rounded pin single fin
4. 6'8 Miller Waterskate
5. 6'2 DHD Sweet spot 2.0
6. 6'1 PCC single fin
7. 6'0 PCC thruster FCS
8. 5'11 Firewire El Fuego
9. 5'9 Twin keel fish

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beanpole » Sat May 13, 2017 3:06 pm

I had one. 6'6". Half talked into it by the guy at the surf shop. I was going to Bali. Said it would go great over there and I could surf it when I got back. Annoyingly there was a 7' carver fish lurking up the back in the second hand section that was cheap cause it had Speeed fins. Having since owned the same board it would have handled Hyatt Reef and decent sized Serengan way better than the Dominator. Only really went in fat mushy waves and I had other boards that handle that better.

The only board I've owned that would consistently spin out at the bottom of a backhand take off after you've landed the drop.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat May 13, 2017 7:21 pm

buddy wrote:Totally agree.
So what about the new shiva? That's a lot of boxes for one man?
way too fcuken many.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by JET01 » Sat May 13, 2017 7:52 pm

Beanpole wrote:I had one. 6'6". Half talked into it by the guy at the surf shop. I was going to Bali. Said it would go great over there and I could surf it when I got back. Annoyingly there was a 7' carver fish lurking up the back in the second hand section that was cheap cause it had Speeed fins. Having since owned the same board it would have handled Hyatt Reef and decent sized Serengan way better than the Dominator. Only really went in fat mushy waves and I had other boards that handle that better.

The only board I've owned that would consistently spin out at the bottom of a backhand take off after you've landed the drop.
I've got a mate that had a 6'8... I looked at the tail and thought.... "there's no way I'd even f#@k that on the quiet" ;)

With an arse like that, you need way more fin than just a set of m7's. You'd need a 9" Greenough and maybe some GL's on the side to hold that tail in.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beanpole » Sun May 14, 2017 9:22 am

That's for sure. Really sharp edge on the tail going way straight and thick straight up.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Sun May 14, 2017 8:45 pm

Jim Banks on fin cluster preference:
"quad, don't ride thrusters anymore... too slow..."
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by saltman » Mon May 15, 2017 4:02 am

^^^^
You have to put it in context of the Waves jim rides
Cranked you going to pop by and snap up one of Banksy last boards
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Mon May 15, 2017 6:12 am

No, they're for normal surfers, we've got a custom "Pensioner" model on file if I should need one
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by saltman » Mon May 15, 2017 4:44 pm

I thought a 6 ish twin keel with volume +
might be a good fit
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Hatchnam » Mon May 15, 2017 5:56 pm

saltman wrote:^^^^
You have to put it in context of the Waves jim rides
Cranked you going to pop by and snap up one of Banksy last boards
last boards? is he shutting shop? or are you talking about the "sale" at the moment, where it looks like he's doubled the price, then halved it, advertising it as a 50% off?

http://www.jimbanksurf.com/product-page/wanderer-1

was AU$2,025
now ! AU$995
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