Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by steve shearer » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:20 pm

seen them ridden heaps.

they look super smooth under most feet.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by batoes » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:25 pm

Best board i've owned. Snapped my old one 6 weeks ago and missed all the good swell riding others while i'm waiting for the new one. Every wave i bombed, i kept thinking, "I'f i had my quartet...." It took some adjustment at first. I'd been riding new tech this and that, farking around with hundreds of sets of find etc, so when i got on it, i was trying to overpower it. After i while i learnt to be less aggressive and go with the wave. It's super fast, glides, rips out cutties like no other and rides a barrel like a dream. It also works from waist high rubbish all the way up to overhead barrels. Pricey and it's taking 8weeks or so for custom, but worth the wait.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by tonks » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:59 pm

It got a fairly good write up over on SN.
http://www.swellnet.com/news/design-out ... -and-found

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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by batoes » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:10 pm

yeah - has that speed and turn of a twin, but no slide outs. I have a 5'3 squail - step down version of the quartet and i rode it well overhead last week and it didn't slide out. I also have a single, but not really into it. Slides out heaps.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Beerfan » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:19 am

That's my kind of quad setup!. My tiny JD at the moment has a standard setup, though I'd like to try big twins in the front and longboard sides in the back. Be a while before I get to try it but keen to see.

I tried indo fins, but the big keels extra cant just gave it too much lift in head high waves. Switched to a set of standard 4.5" and 4.2" fins and it surfs much better. Still enough drive but so much more manouverable.

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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by batoes » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:21 pm

less so as i get older....i rode that 5'4 tomo in silly stuff for a few years, including Tahiti. I only rode the 5'3 because i under estimated how that south swell would get into minnos!

Can't wait till i get the 2+1 and the quartet - then it will go flat. :-?
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Cuttlefish » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:09 pm

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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by andy2476 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:09 am

Neal Purchase jnr is a decent bloke and quite genuine and a good surfer but a lot of the boards in that video look like they'd be a nightmare for your average pommy expat flapping around at south maroubra. But whatever his kids have gotta eat too. So yeah I reckon you should buy a bunch of em.

Make sure you order one of the wacky reverse rocker jobs he was talking about. That'd do wonders for your surfing.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:58 pm

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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by andy2476 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:28 pm

This post was made by Ringmaster who is currently on your ignore list.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:36 pm

andy2476 wrote:Neal Purchase jnr is a decent bloke and quite genuine and a good surfer but a lot of the boards in that video look like they'd be a nightmare for your average pommy expat flapping around at south maroubra. But whatever his kids have gotta eat too.
I think your average backpacker would aspire to do about that much on a wave.

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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Davros » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:15 pm

This bloke is seems to like them, goes ok.

http://vimeo.com/77942655

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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Drailed » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:28 pm

Hey Steve, did you get a Quartet... Wasnt sure if thats what you were insinuating from your first post, it was a bit hard to make sense of?

I am thinking about one of 2+1's in a longer length... anyone here tried one of those?
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by steve shearer » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:31 pm

no, they're priced out of my league.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by batoes » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:08 pm

i've got a 2+1 - haven't gelled with it yet. Maybe on some of the cleaner stuff this week?
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Drailed » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:33 pm

What are your initial thoughts on the 2+1 Batoes?

I have a quartet which took me a little while to get used to, still not 100% there but some real potential there I feel.

Foot placement seems to be more important than standard quads, I used to surf my other board a fair bit forward, the quartet seems to like your feet closer to the fins.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by batoes » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:38 pm

I agree completely. It took me a while to narrow the ol stance right on the tail - but once i got it - gee what a difference it made to my surfing. I snapped my old one and got a new one and i'm back to adjusting as the tail isn't as loose.

I've ridden the 2+1 about 3 times. It is a genuine step-up - rocker and all so unless the waves are solid - it just doesn't go. I really need a few back to back solid sessions to get a feel for fin placement (an indo trip would be good...) That said - i did get one cracker of a right hander about a month ago and love the feeling of stability off the top. Sometimes the quartet slides and drifts, but the 2+1 dug in like thirsty tick.

Somewhere down the track i'd like to get a smaller 2+1 as a daily driver, but as Steve mentioned, they ain't cheap and i would have to sell off a few to justify that sort of madness. Should be able to get it out tomorrow arvo - but need to find somewhere that isn't maxed out.
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Re: Neal Purchase Jnr Quartet

Post by Drailed » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:28 pm

The 2+1 I am thinking of is more of an egg.. Small wave board..
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