Quad set ups on longer boards

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Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by Beerfan » Fri May 06, 2016 2:53 pm

My 8'er is a 5 finner. Haven't had it too long but have not really found a comfortable fin setup yet.

After the recent thread by legion in the short boarders forum Iv been googling alternative quad setups. The standard setups have kind of felt a little twitchy, and I felt like I was trying to surf it like a shorter board, which didn't really work.

So I swapped the front and back fins out, something I saw on McKee site. Stated more drive, more drawn out turns. I love a 2+1 setup so I tried it this morning. Felt alright. Less twitchy and yeah, felt like it surfed more like an 8'er should. Gx in front, and some standard template 4.5 plastic ( :0 ) sides.

Anyway, How do you setup your longer quads?


So much less thinking with a 2+1 lol
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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by alakaboo » Fri May 06, 2016 4:16 pm

I don't.

Quads generally make a board surf longer, if you've got the rail length you don't normally want that.

Upright tall fins.

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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by Beerfan » Fri May 06, 2016 4:27 pm

Yeah, I prefer 2+1 on longer boards but I bought it second hand. I'm tempted to get a single fin box put in it professionally.


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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by Drailed » Fri May 06, 2016 4:35 pm

Anyone tried those long keel finned boards that are kinda in fashion at the minute?
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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by alakaboo » Fri May 06, 2016 5:05 pm

I had a finbox put in my quad egg when it was in for repairs. Was a revelation.
Partly because the board is a bit big so I can't throw it round. Now it cruises like a mini tanker

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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by Beerfan » Sat May 07, 2016 6:11 am

I'm worried it might be tricky as its actually a 5 fin. Not sure how it'd go routing out the box. I've got a greenough fin huie made me. Beautiful fin and I'm never getting rid of it. Reckon the 8'er would go great with it. My old 9' went unreal with it
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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by Cuttlefish » Sat May 07, 2016 5:07 pm

Fighting it out for my best midlength ever with the DVS full carbon/eps 8'er is my Woosley 7'6" vquad.
Deep double concaves and teamed with the Webber flex fins....yeeeeew!
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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by tootr » Sat May 07, 2016 5:57 pm

Is that a full set off the Webber diamond ? Soar fins?
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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by Cuttlefish » Sat May 07, 2016 7:59 pm

Yep Soar. I just contacted Greg through his email address on his website and had him send me them.
You can contact Soar direct and buy them. Not on their website though.
I've yet to run it with only one rear fin in the thruster plugs but use it like that in my DVS weiner 6'3" since it just has thruster plugs and it works great.
Next time I surf it I'll use it as a thruster with the Soars.
The board goes really well with a set of Scarfini med quad fins for a more conventional feel. I'll normally use large quad fins or twin/small trailer combos in my shorter quads but since there's so much rail to use in the 7'6" it doesn't need large fins...just stiffens the board unecessarily.
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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by steve shearer » Sat May 07, 2016 8:00 pm

looks bitching.

I've got a quad set up on my desert storm 7'6" and it feels smooth as butter on any size wave.
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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by surfywurfy » Mon May 09, 2016 8:14 am

The guns used @ Mavericks and Waimea have featured quad set ups for ages.They are probably the longest boards to use them.Camel uses them on the big DSs he charges on.

Ive successfully ridden a few longboards with quad set ups too, I put the bigger(twin size)MRs in the back plugs to help noseriding.

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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by Beanpole » Sat May 21, 2016 3:19 pm

How does the Dessert Spoon go in mallet stuff Steve?

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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by Beerfan » Tue May 24, 2016 8:43 pm

Beanpole wrote:How does the Dessert Spoon go in mallet stuff Steve?

I'm pretty sure I know why Steve hasnt replied beany
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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by Beerfan » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:03 pm

I emailed outer islands about changing it to a single fin box. Straight forward and can be done so will head out this week and see if I can get someone to change it over for me. I can use huies fin, though it might be a bit small. If so I'll get a bigger one, maybe 8"
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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by Beerfan » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:35 am

In for surgery, ready next week :)
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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by saltman » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:57 pm

surfywurfy wrote:The guns used @ Mavericks and Waimea have featured quad set ups for ages.They are probably the longest boards to use them.Camel uses them on the big DSs he charges on.

Ive successfully ridden a few longboards with quad set ups too, I put the bigger(twin size)MRs in the back plugs to help noseriding.
Probably a good time to draw a line between Guns ( for riding fcuking big waves )
And longer boards ( group of surfboard loner than HPSB but for regular sized waves )

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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by Beerfan » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:24 am

I'm not talking about guns at all
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Re: Quad set ups on longer boards

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:24 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Beanpole wrote:How does the Dessert Spoon go in mallet stuff Steve?

I'm pretty sure I know why Steve hasnt replied beany
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Well it was supposed to be smaller stuff.

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