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  1. #11
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    Sep 2008
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    Dominator

    Actually,
    The Dominator is exactly made to be kind of an all purpose board man. I owned one and loved it.....I think that it rode equally well with both a quad set up and as a thruster. I did like the quad set up in small waves for the speed however. It is really a fun board with both fin set ups. The design of the Dom is sick in my opinion and is a pretty good all around board. It has more float than your standard short board, but feels much closer to one that many small wave fish designs. Especially when count in the flat rocker that becomes more curved when you get it going....especially out of turns and coming of of bottom turns it kind of springs you. It ride much much better that one would think by just looking at one alone. I have gone custom these past two boards since I had mine, but do miss the feeling of that board. Check out the forum on Firewire's site....Really in depth break downs of alot of things Dominator...Sorry, I know this kind of went on.....

  2. #12
    I just don't like the idea of being stuck with one size of board it just doesn't seem practical, but to each his own. My quad is a 5' 9" and its prefect for small waves but hate it on anything over head high. And my thrusters range from 6' to 6' 2" and I prefer each one for different size and types of waves. One board for all purpose may suit you but it just doesn't make sense to me. If all you can afford is one board maybe so, but its still a high ticket board,and you could score 2 or 3 used boards for the same price. If you got one board and its in the shop getting fixed then you got nothing to ride.

  3. #13
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    Sep 2008
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    Carolina Beach , NC
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    Exactly...Having boards to choose from is ideal to suit different waves. I cannot afford going through PU boards so quickly, so my last two customs have been through Jimmy Keith. His epoxy is stronger and lasts way longer, plus, they carry good flex characteristics. Nothing like going custom.......

  4. #14
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    Sep 2008
    Location
    Myrtle Beach
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    I switched to a firewire quadraflex (performance quad) about 3 years ago and i wont go back. its faster and looser. Perfect for waves in MB.

  5. #15
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    Dec 2007
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    Has anyone tried a quad longboard? I love how my quad shortboard works but I've made the transition to only longboard for more days on the water. I've seen Modern Longboards and Ricky Carrolls in a quad set up be never heard from anyone that surfed them.

  6. #16
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    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wrightsville Beach
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    Has anyone tried a quad longboard? I love how my quad shortboard works but I've made the transition to only longboard for more days on the water. I've seen Modern Longboards and Ricky Carrolls in a quad set up be never heard from anyone that surfed them.
    I'd say that that it could offer possibilities only if you're interested in a more maneuverable short board like feel; for nose riding and more classic style 1 fin is the way to go. With so little fin depth with the quad setup those fins'll be sliding as soon as you get anywhere near the nose.

  7. #17

    quads vs thrusters

    ive been riding two custom 5'8 surf culture boards this year with the five fin setup and must say i have fallen in love with the quad. i had never ridden a quad untill this year, i will always have at least one in the quiver from here on out. i also agree with running a thruster in bigger stuff tho. j.m.o

  8. #18
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    May 2008
    Location
    central li, topsail island nc
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    174
    have a dom. its sick

  9. #19
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    Jan 2010
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    Cape May Co, NJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    Has anyone tried a quad longboard? I love how my quad shortboard works but I've made the transition to only longboard for more days on the water. I've seen Modern Longboards and Ricky Carrolls in a quad set up be never heard from anyone that surfed them.
    I have a longboard that you can set it up for any combination. I'm amazed at how fast and responsive it is when ridden as a quad. I ridden it as a single fin, 2 + 1, Twin, and a Quad. Never tried 5 fins - don't think you could turn it.

  10. #20
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    Recycled Surfer,

    What kind of board do you have? I'm looking for the speed and responsiveness you're talking about. I'm on a 9'0" single fin Hunt Custom and I love it but I'm looking for something a little looser and faster. I've seen some Ricky Carrolls and on from Modern Longboards but I want to know what else is out there. Thanks for the feedback.