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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:49 pm
by foamy
I'll fix that for you.
tootr wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:26 pm
He’s a bonzer bloke.

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:52 pm
by steve shearer
tootr wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:26 pm
He’s a nice fellow.
By a fluke I’m in Byron on Monday.
a fluke?

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:32 pm
by jimmy
Probably not a Bonzer after all but I think it'll be fun. It's a lot more foam than I'm used to but it will have it's place in the quiver. It's off at the glass lab now and just have to work out how to get it up from Crescent.

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:41 pm
by buddy
Firko?

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:43 pm
by jimmy
buddy wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:41 pm
Firko?
Haha! Yep. He's a legend.

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:13 pm
by Thud
Stingerish

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:04 pm
by jimmy
Any ideas on fins to try gents?

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:08 pm
by buddy
jimmy wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:04 pm
Any ideas on fins to try gents?
What plugs?
quad + box?

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:18 pm
by jimmy
buddy wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:08 pm
jimmy wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:04 pm
Any ideas on fins to try gents?
What plugs?
quad + box?
We discussed a 2+1 setup. Just messaged him to confirm but he’s on the North Shore and it’s late there. I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned up with five boxes. All FCS because I checked about that. As you all probably know by now I know fcuck all about these weird hippy boards but am looking forward to investigating it all. And I reckon $400 for a hand shaped board is good value.

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:58 pm
by Hatchnam
If that stick was mine I’d go a 2+1 fin set up with moderate rake and base. Centre fin 6.5” w 3.7 side bites. Set the centre fin so the board feels loose enough to take a steep climb line as you flow down the line. Or set the fin a bit further back if it’s low tide dredging point surf.

The True Ames smith/parrish combo for $150 including shipping looks the fit.

https://www.trueames.com/collections/2- ... compatible

Sure as a thruster it will feel good and familiar, and as a quad it’ll feel loose and super quick. But if you’re after a different feel, looking for steady drive and projection and drawing longer rail lines then the 2+1 will feel great.

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:31 am
by steve shearer
single

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:54 am
by Cranked
cryptic

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:01 pm
by jimmy
jimmy wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:18 pm
buddy wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:08 pm
jimmy wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:04 pm
Any ideas on fins to try gents?
What plugs?
quad + box?
We discussed a 2+1 setup. Just messaged him to confirm but he’s on the North Shore and it’s late there. I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned up with five boxes. All FCS because I checked about that. As you all probably know by now I know fcuck all about these weird hippy boards but am looking forward to investigating it all. And I reckon $400 for a hand shaped board is good value.
Righto. It’s a five fin set up. Have never ridden a quad except in the mid 80’s for a little while.

I’m definitely keen to try it as a single and obviously try a 2+1 set up as well. Question is, do I need a stand alone single for when I ride it as a single? And then a different 3 set for for the 2+1? Or will the same single work in both setups? I’m definitely not a fin wanker but just want an honest couple of options to get the most out of the board.

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:06 pm
by Thud
That's a really good question. I have a couple of 2+1's and have wondered.

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:36 pm
by Cranked
In most 2+1s the single fin box is set too far forward to use for a centre tri fin, unless you want it an inch or more further forward than a conventional tri fin setup

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:56 pm
by alakaboo
I can lend you some fins Jimmy

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:59 pm
by jimmy
Thanks Cranky. That’s the sort of info I’m chasing. I think it was Shearer years ago who said that a 5 fin set up on short board is retarded because quads should be shaped as quads and the same for thrusters. I have 3 boards with the five set up and I’ve never thought about buying quad fins, and have always ridden them as thrusters. My non bonzer is gonna have FCS2 plugs so I can’t move the centre fin..

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:00 pm
by jimmy
alakaboo wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:56 pm
I can lend you some fins Jimmy
Cheers Boo. I’ll get in contact.