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« Quads Offer Speed and More
A lot of us surf only quads in our corner of RSA even in big surf. They fly.
Cool article, but seemed a bit contradictory. First said quads slide out on bottom turns then said hard to achieve release on top turns. My personal input is that they release easier on top turns than a thruster.
I think this article contradicted itself 7 times over.
Some one try this out and lets see a whole new concept.
The Original Adjustable Wing Twin Fin
Lets see some theory on this but how do you know have you tried one.
Quads use fins with less depth in general which may slide on the bottom turn, especially if you surf more back footed on the set up and when trying to release from the lip the extra area may prevent that or make it dificult. However, once you get used to the set up quads provide a very viable choice for all types of surf because of the increased hold in barrels as well as the speed bonus for small surf.
Before surfing a quad, ride a twin fin. A quad is an exaggerated twin fin. Ride a single fin before you advance to a twin.
I agree that this article is a tangle of contradictions. My experience with quad versus thruster configuration on the same small wave board is: The thruster is much looser with quick, snappy, short radius turns and a little less drive. The quad elongates turns but conserves drive and is super fast on a lined up extended wall.
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