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Quad Longboard??? #1201453
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I am thinking of getting a longboard for the summer and have seen a couple of longboards with quad fin configurations. I just have not talked to anyone that has riden one. Is it worth it in this type of board, or does the tipical single fin +/- sideruuners just work better?
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!

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i think you would get much more input/feedback on some of the forums that are only for longboarders. i think majority of the population on here are shortboarders.


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longboard quads work awesome . have a bunch of friends they swear by them, in a good way.


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i think you would get much more input/feedback on some of the forums that are only for longboarders. i think majority of the population on here are shortboarders.




You should just order one with 5 boxes, so it will be convertible. You can ride it single, 2+1, or as a quad.

You should check out JamBoards - Longboarding Forum


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i think you would get much more input/feedback on some of the forums that are only for longboarders. i think majority of the population on here are shortboarders.




You should just order one with 5 boxes, so it will be convertible. You can ride it single, 2+1, or as a quad.

You should check out JamBoards - Longboarding Forum






or get a 5 fin Griffin longboard


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hit up shawn ambrose. Ive seen teh quad longbaords he's doing....SICK shit...i think he's got a video of a tema rider ripping it up on one on the ambrose surfbaords website

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I am thinking of getting a longboard for the summer and have seen a couple of longboards with quad fin configurations. I just have not talked to anyone that has riden one. Is it worth it in this type of board, or does the tipical single fin +/- sideruuners just work better?
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!




It really depends on what you're going for. A typical 9' to 9'6" high perf, lighter glassed longboard can be a very versatile ride. I have a 9' Walden popout and that thing can feel like a cruisey glidey boat with a 9" Farberow Flex single or 7" Rainbow Rake single -- pop in the FCS bites and it becomes much turnier and has a lot more bite for steeper stuff. Until I got turned onto some shorter boards -- which I still suck at surfing -- that board was my every day driver in tons of different conditions.

Now... a few weeks ago, some of the guys here turned me onto Wayne Okamoto who is now shaping me a sweeeeeeeeeet 9' high performance longboard with a 5 fin config. He says that i'll dig it mostly as a quad even in the smaller stuff.

Harbour and Infinity (along with every other darn shaper) have been experimenting with quad longboards over the past year or two their riders think they're badass. IMO quads are really fun on longboards in the steeper beach breaky waves. Tons of drive and tracking -- not much different than what they do on the alt shapes.

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Griffin 4/5 fin combo
Ambrose quadzillla

these are two that stand out at the moment imo

Skip Hutchison makes radical hi-perf longboards http://www.rastaboard.com/ - only logs I surfed for many years and would own one again - his site is super low key just like him.. don't let it fool you - he does it all, shape, glass, sand, paint, resin swirls, 100% hand made - he can shape it all, but his longboards are a cut above


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Re: Quad Longboard??? [Re: KC_BRAINS] #1201461
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they're super fun in that quad or 5-fin configuration. I'm waiting on a DK 5-fin longboard...kind of a bonzer setup, 4 side runners and a center box, but i had it made this way so i can put on standard quad fin set ups.

longboards are so big and heavy, having the quad fin really gets them going if you can keep it in the pocket and juice it. I still imagine if you want to do the noseriding and whatnot though, a center fin for stability would be good...but if you're getting a high performance longboard...or a board you want to throw around like a shortboard, I think the quad fin setup would suit it well.

either way, if you get a quad longboard in some juice, that baby will SCREAAAAAAM with speed. I LOVE going fast on longboards. It's like a freighttrain!!!

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the best performance longboards i've ridden were infinity's. they were amazing.

the quads they do are sick. they ship to europe too. google their website.


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ill second that- Infinity Competitor Model.
Quad longboard

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Hey thanks for the input! Good idea getting the 5 fin boxes in order to have the versatility. I think I am definitely going to go that way.
As far as all of the great shapers you guys mention who make great boards, I can only say one thing: I wish I could get my hands on any of those crafts. Here in Europe we have very limited good shapers, and getting a board from the US is a pain in the ass and really expensive. I have been behind a Griff 4 fin shortboard (my dream board) for a while and he just has not been able to find a reasonable way to ship here. By the way Greg if you read this you might know who I am, I gave up on checking with you on the shipping because I dont want to be a pain in the ass, but if by a miracle you come up with a way to get me my dream board here please let me know!
Therefore, my best option here is to get this local shaper (excellent glasser), that is very opened minded and primarily likes to experiment with Fish,bonzer and single fins, to work with him to get me something close to what I want. So maybe this is not the best place to ask, but if anyone has any suggestions for the 4+1 fin placement, fin type,bottom ect.. it will be greatly appreciated.
Regards!