Quads VS Thrusters

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by wave1rider65, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. alrammd

    alrammd Member

    Jun 5, 2007
    have you tried the alternator firewire thruster. i think its awesome and fast.

    looking for advice on a quad from someone who's ridden them--is there really a disadvantage in waves over hd high?

    tried the Stretch f-4?
  2. Recycled Surfer

    Recycled Surfer Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    I have The Shorty by "The GreeK"
    check it out...

  3. slide4fun

    slide4fun Active Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    I have a stretch f-4 its a fast fun board. Good summer board. I rode it this last swell because my main thruster was getting repaired and found it to perform better than I expected in some racing tubes. One of my buddies throws in a full size trailer fin in the back of his quads to hold through turns better on big waves.
  4. wave1rider65

    wave1rider65 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2009
    I totally agree with your Surf Culture customs. Dave Dixon knows his stuff. I wasn't happy with the glass on my T. Moore and took it to him for some refinement. My loose rear was mainly due to a deep concave which should have been more slight so he added a 3/4 patch to the rear and the xtra weight did the trick. He also added a trailer plug so I could ride the board as a thruster on bigger days. My next custom will be a Surf Culture for sure!!
  5. SearchForShacks

    SearchForShacks Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Quads rock

    I got a 5'10 stretch quad.. i think its the fletcher model, but i got it used so im not sure.. i have only riden it since i got it love how quick it is, and its much easyer to blow the tail out on. but i still got my 6'4 for when its big and juicey
  6. nalu222

    nalu222 Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2010
    Has anyone surfed Rusty's Dwart yet, or any double wing round tail Quad. ?:rolleyes:
  7. surfmb70

    surfmb70 Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Before I bought the quadraflex I tried an alternator. Great board but quad is better for MB surf. My guess is quads are too loose for big waves
  8. swell5

    swell5 Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    not true.. a lot of guys ride quads with their guns.. they want speed not turns
  9. Groundswell

    Groundswell Active Member

    Aug 24, 2010
    Quads and twins are THE fastest boards you can ride. I rode twins in the early 80's, tri's in the late 80's, quads in the early 90's followed by tri's untill 4 years ago when I went back to the quad. I had a custom Epoxy Pro (closed cell epoxy) Joe Blair quad - double bump soft squash tail which still looks brand new. This board excellerates out of bottom turns (flex is unbelievable) & is quick off the top. The only draw back I have found w/ quads & twins is they do not seem to excellerate through cut backs but that might be due to my surfing style. P.S. I bought a Tim Nolte fish & rode it as a tri fin for 6 months before I pulled the back fin out at which time it rode twice as fast as a twin.
  10. gettnloose

    gettnloose New Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    for sure he does! i quit riding everything else and have the two customs. one is a mix between roberts white diamond and dumpster diver and the other is the same shape as a lost motivator. both are five fins, and have the best glassing ive had on any board so far. he has my buisness from here on out. check him out guys 400 bucks for a custom shotboard and 500 for a longboard. let me know if intrested.