FCS Quads - What are you using ?

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FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by DV8 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:43 pm

Interested to know what combo of fins you dudes are using in your QUADS
if your running with a FCS set up :?:

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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by RichQ » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:17 pm

four :D













OK the last board I did was a simple Simon set - performance core S25.

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Post by DV8 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:57 pm

:lol: Iknew someone would slip through the cracks :roll:

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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by saltman » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:28 pm

Not using FCS
but Future Vector II 438's highy recommend em
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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by Jimi » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:42 pm

Im using M5's on the front and M3's on the back on a Fat-bat,
and a brand new quad with M3's and G1000's that i havnt had a good test on yet.

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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by pridmore » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:44 pm

DV8 wrote:Interested to know what combo of fins you dudes are using in your QUADS
if your running with a FCS set up :?:


I am using a mixture of different configurations ATM , what shape and design is the board ??? have you surfed it yet and what fins did you have in it ? how did it go ??? 8) 8)

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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by DV8 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:01 pm

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DV8 wrote:Interested to know what combo of fins you dudes are using in your QUADS
if your running with a FCS set up :?:


I am using a mixture of different configurations ATM , what shape and design is the board ??? have you surfed it yet and what fins did you have in it ? how did it go ??? 8) 8)


Board is on the drawing board at the moment Prid . For 1-3ft grovel, going to be around 6'2 x 21 x2/3/8 swallow I'm thinking .Sounds long but I'm 6'4 and my standard shorty is 6"6 . More of a curvier outline than your standard fish bit more width forward . :wink:

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Post by pridmore » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:35 pm

I would go M5's at the front and M3's on the back, sounds like a Fat-Bat type shape and that works great for me...good happy medium between drive and manouverability... 8)

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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by pinhead » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:17 pm

DV8 wrote:Interested to know what combo of fins you dudes are using in your QUADS
if your running with a FCS set up :?:


I used the Mackee formula on my quad and it works great. Check:

http://www.mckeesurf.com/brucemckee/multisystem.htm

All the measurements and fin set ups are detailed there.

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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by saltman » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:41 pm

No - 375 symmetrical foils on the back
Just vectors on the front
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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by pridmore » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:03 pm

dinosaur wrote:Ok. I haven't tried double foil fins in the back. The fin set up on mine is closer to the rail than the stringer with the tow set of fins toe in on a similar line. My mate who shaped it did one for himself similar, tried the double foils and thought they made it feel a bit dead.


double foils seem better to link turns together but maybe a touch less drive ( maybe slightly 'duller ' ) ???
single side foils seem better for sharp , fast directional surfing and not as flowing thru turns.. IMO

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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by saltman » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:42 pm

dinosaur wrote:Ok. I haven't tried double foil fins in the back. The fin set up on mine is closer to the rail than the stringer with the tow set of fins toe in on a similar line. My mate who shaped it did one for himself similar, tried the double foils and thought they made it feel a bit dead.

Ahh :idea: my back fin set up is more centre biased with slightly less tow than the front set
I remember reading McKee's rave on fin placement etc a few years ago and he makes a lot of sense
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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by pridmore » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:35 pm

dinosaur wrote:
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dinosaur wrote:Ok. I haven't tried double foil fins in the back. The fin set up on mine is closer to the rail than the stringer with the tow set of fins toe in on a similar line. My mate who shaped it did one for himself similar, tried the double foils and thought they made it feel a bit dead.


double foils seem better to link turns together but maybe a touch less drive ( maybe slightly 'duller ' ) ???
single side foils seem better for sharp , fast directional surfing and not as flowing thru turns.. IMO


yeah that sounds pretty right, although this board will still flow out of a turn pretty well, especially when the mid part of the rail connects. Still has a very slight flat feel sometimes on dead parts of the wave. Maybe a slightly deeper double concave through the tail would fix that.


and or a touch more area ???

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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by pridmore » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:39 pm

dinosaur wrote:what a wider tail? mmm i dunno might start getting into fish territory which would only make it feel flatter, I would've thought.


nah, not alot wider, just a touch more planing area will allow you to get thru the dead sections , combined with the double you spoke of to get it up on rail easily....imo.... 8)

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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by johno_52 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:08 pm

yeh just using the M5's in the front and the M3's in the back they work good on a fat-bat.......if you use the M3's make sure you have them foiled each side..
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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by dUg » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:32 pm

gave some TC Aqualines a go in a borrowed 6'2" Sunova last weekend, really good! Thought the tiny trailers would make the board too loose for me... but they were sweet.

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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by pridmore » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:42 pm

just rode my new Quadfather and I put in M3's ( hand foiled fibreglass ) in front and my old faithful G5's ( plastic, lots of flex, the kids have drawn over them and they must be 8-10 yrs old ) and it felt great. I was thinking the stiffer glass ones at front with the very slightly smaller but flexier ones at the back could work well and it felt very positive, only 1 surf but so far so good...definitely looking further into this one.... 8) oh yeah, board is 6'1 1/2" x 19 1/4" x 2 7/16", diamond tail.... 8)
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Re: FCS Quads - What are you using ?

Post by DV8 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:59 pm

So I'm wanting my quad to behave closer to a tri than a twin so to speak in that I'd still like some pivot in the pocket and I understand fin placement is crucial for this , but is the inside foiled fins or old standard flat inside going to affect this at all ?

Anyone tried rusty FCS Quad set ?
From reading up seems like say M5 with G-1000's is a popular combo anyone experience this ?

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