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Quad question? - 2009/03/31 01:38 Have a new custom shaped EPS/Epoxy winged, swallow tailed
Quad.

9'0" x 23" x 18" x 15" x 3".

Concave nose, double concave tail with 5 fin slots
"Swiss Army Knife" approach.

Review:

Have ridden in larger surf with Quad set up:

2 x 4.6" Outside Future fins
2 x 4" Inside Future fins

Fast and tracks through sections on rails, very stable platform
but turns are arc's and very stiff.

Ridden in average surf with:

2 x 4.6" Outside Future fins

1 x 6" Center.

Very stable but still very stiff.

Ridden in average surf with:

2 x 4.6" outside Future

1 x 4" Center

Seems best all around so far!

Ridden in small surf with:

2 x 4.6" outside Future fins.

1 x 3.25" Center trailer.

Now its getting loose but I think only good for small waves.

Question:

Anyone ridden one something similar with:

2 x 3.25" Outside Future fins.

1 x 7.5" Center?




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Re:Quad question? - 2009/04/01 00:54 hi DrC, i haven't done the quad thing with a mal yet, sounds rad. i have a newish 9'2" McTavish HP which has a fair bit of rocker and i've ridden it, and a similar board before it, with a home-made 9" cutaway set all the way back in the box along with various FCS fins in place as side bites. the cutaway is a special i made from a very nice old glass dolphin. i cut-out almost a full third from the base (above the section which sits in the box), taking out most of the traction area, leaving only a foiled shaft of glass between the box and the fin. it's way too loose by itself, even in a sweet old 5'10" pin tail, but, with standard FCS mal side bites in, it seems to hold the mal ok for nose riding in small waves and feels secure on a bigger face with bigger fins in as side bites. i used it once in good clean waves with FCS GAM in as side bites and ripped. point is, maybe a cutaway is worth a go in the tail of your board, it shouldn't be too stiff with smallish fins in the sides and will have a bit of suck for nose riding.
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Re:Quad question? - 2009/04/01 07:20 Yeah have a buddy who make's wooden fins and as I
don't think Future makes a (Trailer) fin as big as
7.5" to fit in the slot I might have him make a
nice Blonde wood fin.

This shot was taken this morning (from a distance) inside
the breakwater at low tide. Was riding with the 2 X 4.6"
and single 4" trailer. The 4" is actually one of the inside
quad fins and is slightly foiled however usually you can not tell the difference. This morning however it was fast enough to make the fin hum.

You can see how much you can lay the rail in with this hybrid
versus a regular longboard.

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Re:Quad question? - 2009/04/02 02:35 Hey DRC,
My new longboard quad is nearly finished. Al painted and glassed, just needs finishing by my shaper. I shall post photos as soon as received. Mine is a channeled version.
Regards
Guy
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Re:Quad question? - 2009/04/02 03:53 Great let me know what you think! Can help you with
fin combo's ... I have tried just about everything? They
take a while to get used to, you have to turn further back
on the tail like a shortboard. I use a lot of rotation in
my turns (see photo) which will not work with a quad so still getting used to it.


Post edited by: DrC123, at: 2009/04/02 03:55
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Re:Quad question? - 2009/04/27 00:39 DRC,

As promised some pics of my new board and my other board with a quad setup.

The board on the right is the new board.
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