i will probably ride it mostly as a thruster but definitely want to give it a go as a quad as well. just trying to save a few bucks instead of ordering full quad set since i have a ton of future thruster setups. anybody have these or have any feedback. and if so, what other fins have you ridden them with for the fronts.
depending on how big you are & the placement, i think 375's might be a bit on the small side. i've found that i prefer 400's or slightly larger (410-420 or so) for quad rears. is it more of a hp shape w/ a center line placement or a fishy type shape w/ a rail placement? i've gone as big as 435 for my rears on a wide tailed simmons type board.
I'm looking for my first quad/convertible. For years, I actually thought quads were a fad/gimmick...until I finally researched the design in depth. Any extra speed the quad allows in small/mushy waves is always welcome and I can switch back to a tri when the waves get steeper....plus, I can't deny quads look freakin' cool
I moved away from the quad. On bigger days it generated a little more speed/stability, but it took away from the slightly loose tail feel which I like. I guess it depends on your local wave, too. But like you said, you can just switch it up which is cool.
only thing that concerns me about 5 fin convertibles is the possible extra tail weight. FCS might be o.k., but future boxes and fins are a bit heavier. Wouldn't matter on better waves, but small/mushy waves need all the help they can get and an unbalanced, tail heavy board seems like a negative.