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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Mon May 15, 2017 6:03 pm

Jim was selling off his unneeded personal boards pretty cheaply
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Mon May 15, 2017 6:07 pm

saltman wrote:I thought a 6 ish twin keel with volume +
might be a good fit
I have a 6'6 surftech soul fish. Why would I ever need anything else? :roll:
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by JET01 » Mon May 15, 2017 7:30 pm

Cranked wrote:
saltman wrote:I thought a 6 ish twin keel with volume +
might be a good fit
I have a 6'6 surftech soul fish. Why would I ever need anything else? :roll:
Do you really? Quad setup?
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Mon May 15, 2017 8:15 pm

JET01 wrote:
Cranked wrote:
saltman wrote:I thought a 6 ish twin keel with volume +
might be a good fit
I have a 6'6 surftech soul fish. Why would I ever need anything else? :roll:
Do you really? Quad setup?
No, it's just a twin with a stabilizer.

The one that is by far the best though is the USA Byrne by Michael Baron, it's a 6'6 thruster fish. Super fast, super manoeuvreable.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beanpole » Mon May 15, 2017 8:50 pm

The 6'6" fish looks nice. I had a 6'6" fishcuit. Crazy fat......but when it went it really went. Way too flat rocker to be an everyday ride. That's when I started looking for something the same size but with more versatility.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by tootr » Tue May 16, 2017 6:28 am

OK so there seems to be a number of shapers making 4+1 boards. Surf as a quad, single, thruster, 2+1 and so forth.
On face value this sounds appealing, ie, have the one board in the travel bag/car and muck around with the fins to suit the conditions.
Anyone got one? Thoughts?
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by alakaboo » Tue May 16, 2017 6:32 am

I've got a quad that was retrofitted with a box.
Pretty much only surf it as a single.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Tue May 16, 2017 6:54 am

It will certainly make your board perform very differently.

Much more so than just the quad/thruster combination - which are quite similar - whereas when you compare either of those to the single+ options the performance difference is huge.

And then there's also a very significant difference between the dolphin style singles and the more upright starfin/gull wing/spitfire fins.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beerfan » Tue May 16, 2017 7:27 am

tootr wrote:OK so there seems to be a number of shapers making 4+1 boards. Surf as a quad, single, thruster, 2+1 and so forth.
On face value this sounds appealing, ie, have the one board in the travel bag/car and muck around with the fins to suit the conditions.
Anyone got one? Thoughts?
You will disappear down a rabbit hole of experimenting and end up confused, second guessing which setup is better/worse. IMHO.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by buddy » Tue May 16, 2017 8:08 am

I agree with beery.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beerfan » Tue May 16, 2017 8:10 am

Not to mention spending $$$$$ on fins. I'm a reformed multi fin box player arounder. If you're surfing a lot in similar waves I think it's fun and can be helpful but I often ended up confused about which was better/worse.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beerfan » Tue May 16, 2017 8:12 am

Actually I'm not reformed. I've surfed twice this year but yet,I've just bought another set of fins lol.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Davros » Tue May 16, 2017 9:43 am

Simple is good

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by buddy » Tue May 16, 2017 12:41 pm

Sounds like you should go finless beerfan.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by saltman » Tue May 16, 2017 12:58 pm

I have used the same set of thrusters and quads for 6 years in as many boards
Quad futures vectors
Thruster futures Solus
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 16, 2017 1:29 pm

it's nice to dial in some fins.

Haven't surfed the finless yet. Too much uncrowded high performance surf happening the last couple days.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by crabmeat thompson » Tue May 16, 2017 1:33 pm

steve shearer wrote:it's nice to dial in some fins.

Haven't surfed the finless yet. Too much uncrowded high performance surf happening the last couple days.

beachie banks up here are rooted. points, are some of the best evers ... but the crowds.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by tootr » Tue May 16, 2017 1:45 pm

Hmmmm.......

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