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Re: I'm beginning to dabble in quad set-ups more these days - hip me to what differences I should expect in feel trying out different quad trailers [Re: Aruka] #2951053
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Originally Posted by Aruka
Raked fronts with upright rears mostly feel terrible for me. End up having funky feelings like they are stiff through the first half of a turn and then they just suddenly wash out.


This is pretty much exactly what I felt yesterday. Time to experiment... but the sheer number of different templates you're currently using in that photo is unsettling.

I have 2 thruster templates that I use in all of my boards.

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I mostly use the AM2 techflex in shorter/wider boards and the Christenson upright quads in the longer/narrower boards. The rest of those sets just chill in my big box of fins until I feel like experimenting or staging a photo.

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Re: I'm beginning to dabble in quad set-ups more these days - hip me to what differences I should expect in feel trying out different quad trailers [Re: Aruka] #2951114
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how do you like the Ryan Lovelace fin set?

Re: I'm beginning to dabble in quad set-ups more these days - hip me to what differences I should expect in feel trying out different quad trailers [Re: Aruka] #2951117
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Aruka, how do you like the Lovelace quad set?

Originally Posted by Aruka
Originally Posted by Havoc4k
slippery slope. stick with trusty


Damnit dude, get outta my head roflmao

For real though, a good quad is amazing and versatile.

I think todd's pretty right on. Raked fronts with upright rears mostly feel terrible for me. End up having funky feelings like they are stiff through the first half of a turn and then they just suddenly wash out. I think flex is a factor too, I never like fronts that are more flexy than rears. My favorite sets are usually fairly upright front and rear with 80/20 or flat foils in the back.

Re: I'm beginning to dabble in quad set-ups more these days - hip me to what differences I should expect in feel trying out different quad trailers [Re: retodd] #2951130
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Originally Posted by retodd
I have found that upright fronts and upright rears are good

Upright front and more rake rears are good to

Rake front and upright rears not so much ....


Has been my experience with most of my quad boards.

I love AM2s for thrusters but the AM2 in front of quad rears just don’t do it fo me. I’ve been using WCT front with 80/20 rears for small/medium surf and 60/40 for medium/big surf.

I have one groveler board with FCS setup and I use medium Merricks on all four.


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Re: I'm beginning to dabble in quad set-ups more these days - hip me to what differences I should expect in feel trying out different quad trailers [Re: Greg Griffin] #2951156
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Originally Posted by Greg Griffin
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I've ended my search for thruster fins. I'm sure I can dial quads to my liking too.

The "platform" works for a lot of us. Let us be.

Sounds like fairly neutral rears are the way to go usually - probably why the performers had been part of my go-to/first one I tried quad set. That's the next set up to test.

Re: I'm beginning to dabble in quad set-ups more these days - hip me to what differences I should expect in feel trying out different quad trailers [Re: Ajmojave] #2951171
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Originally Posted by Ajmojave
Aruka, how do you like the Lovelace quad set?


I like them. They project well while still being flowy and loose feeling. They pivot nicely too although I don't think they quite have the predictable release that more traditional quad sets have, like If you push them really hard those little rears can get overpowered and once they slide sideways it's hard to regain control. They have kind of a split keel vibe but with more upright fronts so much better IMO. I think they are best suited to a fishy type board and lined up waves. If you're looking something to really push hard and rip on in a narrowish tailed board I think something more balanced is a better call.

Re: I'm beginning to dabble in quad set-ups more these days - hip me to what differences I should expect in feel trying out different quad trailers [Re: bird.] #2951174
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Re: I'm beginning to dabble in quad set-ups more these days - hip me to what differences I should expect in feel trying out different quad trailers [Re: bird.] #2951217
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This is correct :

"The more the front and rear are similar in foil in template they start to act as "1" "

Rears being 1/4" narrower at the base and 1/4" shorter in most cases - can be placed slightly more rearward for higher performance - short story


On this longboard and other 9' boards the rears are 11/16 " shorter and similar template design



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Re: I'm beginning to dabble in quad set-ups more these days - hip me to what differences I should expect in feel trying out different quad trailers [Re: bird.] #2951243
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I am a twin/quad dude. Cant really gel with thrusters as a rule.
The mixing and matching thruster fronts with odd quad rears is a bit hit and miss for me. I have had more success with dedicated quad sets as opposed to mixes and/or 5 fin sets.
The controller quads are great in the right board as are the Von Sol Stilettos and the EA quad set.True Ames have the Tyler Warren quads which look good but I have not tried.

Re: I'm beginning to dabble in quad set-ups more these days - hip me to what differences I should expect in feel trying out different quad trailers [Re: retodd] #2951260
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Originally Posted by retodd
Try the controller front and your favorite thruster center fin
Can't be much worse right lololol


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Re: I'm beginning to dabble in quad set-ups more these days - hip me to what differences I should expect in feel trying out different quad trailers [Re: bird.] #2951928
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any setup recommendations for a 200lb er on good wave swallows? kinda stretched out fish step up style board

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80/20 or double foiled 3.75 or 4 rears.


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