Love: it's crazy fast, holds in punchy waves, paddles/floats great in 5mm. winter rubber.
Hate: not really a hate, but flat rockered twin keel fin fishes like this are kind of stiff and "tracky" for riding small summer lumps. These really aren't good grovel boards.
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Thread: Question for the fish lovers
Apr 3, 2011, 03:47 PM #21
What's in that guitar case? Sorry I missed you the other day. I got 4 hours of perfect surf down here and was spent
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Apr 3, 2011, 06:09 PM #23
Apr 3, 2011, 06:21 PM #24Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2011
- Atlantic Ocean
The only thing I don't like about fishes is that they don't work well in hollow/steep waves. This is due to their generally wide tails. The wave will lift the tail and cause you to nosedive almost everytime. It can also be very difficult to ride the tube because it is so hard to stall the tail.
Apr 3, 2011, 07:10 PM #25Senior Member
- Join Date
- Apr 2008
agree 100% wide tails i can't do steep hollow drops,once i make the drop if i make it i'm ok but low-tide suckouts i suck-out.good surfers might not have that problem;i see photos/videos of guy ripping barrels on 'em,but i lose it off the bottom when i drop in.need a narrow tail for steep hollow low-tide dropping in
Apr 3, 2011, 09:00 PM #26
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
- Hilton Head Island - OB, SD
Here is a link to my old threadm reviewing the Quad Fish setup...
The only thing i really didn't try, which I see guys out doing all the time, is putting the larger quad fins on the back/tail slots, and keeping the shorter ones up front... I have been taking notice of a lot of guys doing that. I will give it a try on my new fish when I use it in the right conditions sometime.
exactly how small does a wave have to be for a fish to not be worth it? i want to buy a board for really mushy small waves but a longboard wont fit in my car.
Apr 3, 2011, 10:18 PM #28
And don't believe everything you hear about "they don't go backside" either!
Apr 3, 2011, 10:27 PM #29
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Apr 3, 2011, 10:44 PM #30
The ...Lost Plank has been "improved" and has evloved into the Uber Plank... which looks a lot more like a fish! It's still flat... wide... wide nose and tail... but the bottom and fin setup is totally different. I'd like to give one a go.