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Quad fin Waveboards Worth the Hype?
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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..and you can make a twin setup just as solid but quicker than single by using bigger fins.
I went to Oahu in Feb-early March with 8'6" and 7'6" twin for Sunset and Pipe mainly, and neither slid, dropped, or spun out even in max size and bumpy days.
8" high aspects.
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capetonian



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
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Location: Florida

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Quads and others Reply with quote

bdrumin wrote:
Great discussion on Quads! I know that was years ago but very interesting all the feedback.
If you look at fun set ups.. there is the windsurfer point of view and experience. .. shapers are trying to adopt the style and feeling as well as reasons for different fin set ups.
I know that Keith Tabool has spent probably as many years surfing as windsurfing. I have surfed in the lineups with him plenty. He is borrowing ideas and concepts from surfboards all the time.
We get to benefit from all this cross training and cross engineering.

What I think is important is that people realize that non of this is gimmicky but rather a new feeling that allows you to pick a style with a board and fin type or ......and more correctly, you should choose a fin set up for the given day, hour or spot..... this is the real benefit.

As a general rule:

Single - fast drivey predictable lots of power

Twin - super loose spinny skatey and well super loose as in vertical on a dime

Quad - fast, drivey skatey and super slash. Control and slash


So why use a twin fin... ?? Simple... in junk waves and side on or onshore wavesailing it allows you to pivot and go vertical and do turns way past 12 O'clock...and hit the pockets in shit waves and even moving slowly.

Pay attention ad well to aspect ration on twins... more rake means more predictable sweepy turns....more vertical and narrow..means faster pivot time and also a very fast twin set up. Look at Phillip Koster.. loves twins..

Anyways, windsurfers should all surf.. this is how you learn to wave sail and learn about fin designs.

Thanks
B


Good info, thanks for sharing.
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