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2012 Quad Wave Board Buyers' Guide

Jan 2, 2012

For 2012 windsport.com will be posting individual Buyers' Guides for each category of board and sail to help you find the best board for you. We are putting each category together in one place that includes info from the manufacturers along with videos and advice to get you started. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to either 'post a comment' at the bottom of the article or e-mail it to us at info@windsport.com. —Pete DeKay, editor

Who needs a 2012 Quad Waveboard?

We are going to keep this as simple as possible. Do you ever ride in side-shore or side-off wavesailing conditions? If the answer is 'yes' then you must at least consider a quad-fin board for your quiver. Next you'll need to evaluate how many wave sessions you get compared to onshore bump-and-jump days in which you'll use the same size board. If you decide to put a premium value on your wavesailing then the quad would be an excellent choice; however, if you know that those sessions are more a rarity then maybe a single-fin or single-thruster board is for you (look for this Buyers' Guide next).

Go Bigger with Your Quad: A general rule when buying a quad-fin board is you can go one size bigger then you would with a single-fin or thruster setup. This will give you more float on those schlogging/non-planing wave riding days while the four fins provide plenty of grip to keep you on the wave.

Weed Slayers: If you ride waves in a weedy spot then a quad is an excellent choice.

Warning!: Just because there is so much press online and in the magazines about four-fin boards doesn't mean they are the answer for you. If you are an experienced windsurfer you may simply prefer the feel of a single-fin or single-thruster waveboard. If you really like to jump and big air is your thing then the single or twin-fin options may be better suited for you. It is always best to "try before you buy," if it is at all possible.

 

CLICK HERE to check out the 2012 SINGLE, TWIN & THRUSTER WAVE BOARD Buyers' Guide

 

FANATIC QUAD

2012 Fanatic QuadOur silky 2nd generation Quad line’s leapt to a different level. 5 new rounded pintail shapes built for the 4-fin concept give ultimate, dragless traction from slab surf to slush. Now earlier-planing thanks to wider outlines, smart volume flow and less tail kick, they’re faster too with a flat power section between the straps. All the extra acceleration and speed complements the tight turning ability from higher scoop entry, shorter length, awesome pintail release and extra fin toe grip for cranking it on. Now sporting the lighter, streamlined Slot Box and a broader spectrum of size choice there’s a clean-carving Quad for you. Available in 69, 75, 81, 87 and 94 litre options in no-compromise Carbon Kevlar Light Team Edition (TE) and 75 / 81 /87 in GDS as a lightweight, yet affordable alternative. All with quality Choco fins and weight-saving matt finish bottoms.

Key Features:
- Slot Box fin system for reduced drag
- Wide planshape, CAD-Engineered double concaves and supportive longitudinal volume flow with fast tail for low-end power
- Compact outline, fin toe and scoop nose entry for tight pocket carving and projection
- 90 deg rounded pintails for the smoothest finishing of turns

 

2012 Fanatic Quad specs

 

GOYA CUSTOM QUAD WAVE

2012 Goya Custom Quad WaveThe new CUSTOM Quads bring dedicated surfing experience into wavesailing, with a wider wind range, more drive, added upwind and all around faster riding. From hard core down the line conditions to onshore chop, these boards are built to go beyond what you though it was possible.
The Goya Quad concept allows you to increase the volume of the board about 5 liters above what you would normally ride, with absolutely no loss of control in the high end. The result is a board with a massively expanded wind range- that extra volume will keep you moving through lulls that a lower volume board might slow down in.

The Custom PRO features generous carbon patching from in front of the mast track all the way into the tail, as well as beneath and around the padded areas.

The 2012 Range of the Custom is seriously extended in both directions small and large, by adding a 68 liter high wind board that will suit smaller riders like a magic glove, and by a whopping 104 liter model that redefines how we will approach light wind days. Imagine taking all of it’s agility and volume into one of those days where waves are beyond mast high, but winds used to only allow you to reach for non-bottom-turnable Freerides, Freestyles or even SUPs in the past. Now your epic Quad light wind match is here. Go for it.

2012 Goya Custom Quad Wave specs

 

JP-AUSTRALIA TWINSER QUAD

2012 JP Twinser QuadJason Polakow and Kauli Seadi represent together 5 PWA wave titles and the JP Twinser Quad line. These boards cover every aspect of wave sailing which they stand for. From Polakow style, big wave no fear high speed lay down bottom turns and mega aerials to Kauli's new age innovative surf style windsurf waveriding with freestyle elements.

Like Jason and Kauli, customers who tried our Twinser Quads would not trade them for anything else. These Quads push everybody's riding skills to a new level. They feel radical and give a new riding sensation while not being difficult to ride.

They can be used as Twinsers or as Quads but come with the Quad fin setup (2 Twinser + 2 Side fins). To ride them as Twinsers you need 2 additional 2cm bigger Twinser fins.

SHAPE
They come with a rather straight outline - narrow between the straps and more drawn out towards the tail, completing to a rounded pintail. The result is incredible. Dropping down the face of a wave, the boards speed up like a rocket, accelerating into the turn and driving the rail super hard. The round pin tail in combination with the quad fins give you so much traction, guaranteeing to maintain your speed so the potential for big smacks and aerial maneuvers is unbelievable.

Even in smaller waves you don't need to ride with your back foot. They are so loose, it is really easy to carve super tight.

The straight outline makes them also shine on the way out through the waves. The fin setup works efficiently and brings the performance in onshore conditions close to that of a single fin. You can push hard and speed up easily.
The wide stance allows to change from front foot, to back foot pressure instantly, adjusting your turning radius as the wave demands it. It also gives you more control.
The boards feature a double concave with Vee in the front, flowing into double concaves without V in the middle and a single concave in the tail. The Vee in the front helps to initiate the turn and makes it much easier to roll from rail to rail. The concaves towards the back give you great grip.

SUMMARY
Everybody -no matter how experienced- makes a huge step forward and reaches a new riding level. You will perform radical top turns and lip slides like never before. The side fins grip and grab you back in, pulling you back down the face of the wave. To feel being totally on the limit but fully in control is what makes these boards stand out.

TECHNOLOGY
PRO = PRO EDITION in Carbon Kevlar Technology with T-Stringers

2012 JP Twinser Quad specs

2012 Quatro KT Quad neon red 

QUATRO KT QUAD

Keith Teboul’s signature Quad wave board. Hard core wave sailing has transformed, and the designs of Keith Teboul are a leading revolution. The Quad KT represents Keith’s personal preferences about what a true hardcore wave board should be. What has been a rarity is now the new standard.

The all new Quad KT board designs move through the water like modern high performance surf boards with fast, full rail and tight radius turns. This positive rail set allows you to finish your turns completely and with speed in the most critical sections, resulting in fluid and fast lines through areas of the wave rarely visited before.

The speed and confidence you feel riding the Quad KT will have you driving through turns on the way to hitting sections you wouldn’t have considered before. This is modern performance wave sailing at its leading edge.

2012 Quatro KT Quad neon greenKT or LS?

If you are looking for that extremely surfy and radical down the line movement, you should try and fall in love with the QUAD KT in either of it’s spicy editions. NEON RED and NEON GREEN are at your disposal.

If you are after big lift and airtime to allow you occasional Goiters or Wave 360 into Forwards then the QUAD LS is for you. Choose from a vibrant METALLIC BLUE or the majestic METALLIC GOLD edition.

2012 Quatro KT Quad specs

2012 Quatro LS Quad metalic blue

 

QUATRO LS QUAD

Levi Siver’s signature Quad wave board. Judged as today’s best wave board by both Windsurfing USA magazine and Boardseeker UK online magazine. The Quad LS represents Levi Siver’s dream of an ideal wave board for all conditions. Levi wanted a board that would plane very quickly and turn super tight with immense amounts of speed, control and grip.

Considering the broad range of conditions he sails, Levi also wanted a board with excellent upwind capabilities. The Quad LS is the result of Levi’s incredible drive and passion for performance and innovation in windsurfing.

This line of boards is designed for any type of wave conditions you may encounter around the globe. The Quad concept allows you to ride about five more liters than you normally would and this really opens up the low end range of the board, making it feel more loose and stable than a traditional lower volume board.

2012 Quatro LS Quad metalic goldKT or LS?

If you are looking for that extremely surfy and radical down the line movement, you should try and fall in love with the QUAD KT in either of it’s spicy editions. NEON RED and NEON GREEN are at your disposal.

If you are after big lift and airtime to allow you occasional Goiters or Wave 360 into Forwards then the QUAD LS is for you. Choose from a vibrant METALLIC BLUE or the majestic METALLIC GOLD edition.

2012 Quatro LS Quad specs 

 

RRD HARD CORE WAVE CONTEST QUAD

2012 RRD Hardcore Wave Contest QuadThe lightest yet toughest technology of construction a wave board can be built . As our custom factory keeps making progress not only in terms of shapes and design but also in terms of new construction technologies, the reflections of these developments go directly into the production line. We have created a separate full custom scaled production line with only special materials used and a special finishing level, to produce the lightest and best performance wave boards in the market today.

Features:

- New full carbon extra lightweigh Mast track - 2 x 15 cms adjustable new Fin Slot Boxes

Technology:

EPS / Deck in Full PVC Herex 100 3 mm sandwich with Innegra/Carbon 165 grms and wood sandwich heel sandwich /Bottom in Full PVC Herex 100 3 mm sandwich with Biaxial Glass 160 gramslayup,reinfircements with 2 x PVC stringers 5 mm omega construction/ outside rail band with glass 160 grams.

 VOLUME  LENGTH  WIDTH  WEIGHT  FINS  FIN BOX  SAIL RANGE
91 litres 230 cm 58 cm 6.9 kg MFC QUAD SET Q5 350 CNC G-10  US rear/slotbox side fins  4.5-5.8
84 litres 229 cm 55.5 cm 6.55 kg MFC QUAD SET Q5 350 CNC G-10  US rear/slotbox side fins  4.2-5.6
76 litres  229 cm 54 cm 6.3 kg MFC QUAD SET Q5 300 CNC G-10  US rear/slotbox side fins  3.7-5.3
68 litres 229 cm 53 cm 6.2 kg MFC QUAD SET Q5 250 CNC G-10  US rear/slotbox side fins  3.2-4.7

 

RRD WAVE CULT CONTEST QUAD

The lightest yet toughest technology of construction a wave board can be built . As our custom factory keeps making progress not only in terms of shapes and design but also in terms of new construction technologies, the reflections of these developments go directly into the production line. We have created a separate full custom scaled production line with only special materials used and a special finishing level, to produce the lightest and best performance wave boards in the market today.

Features: New full carbon extra lightweigh Mast track - 2 x 15 cms adjustable new Fin Slot Boxes

Technology: EPS / Deck in Full PVC Herex 100 3 mm sandwich with Innegra/Carbon 165 grms and wood sandwich heel sandwich /Bottom in Full PVC Herex 100 3 mm sandwich with Biaxial Glass 160 gramslayup,reinfircements with 2 x PVC stringers 5 mm omega construction/ outside rail band with glass 160 grams. 

 

 VOLUME  LENGTH  WIDTH  WEIGHT  FINS  FIN BOX  SAIL RANGE
100 litres 233 cm 62 cm 6.87 kg MFC QUAD SET Q5 350 CNC G-10  US rear/slotbox side fins  4.9-6.6
92 litres 232 cm 60 cm 6.87 kg MFC QUAD SET Q5 350 CNC G-10  US rear/slotbox side fins  4.5-6.2
83 litres 231 cm 58 cm 6.58 kg MFC QUAD SET Q5 300 CNC G-10  US rear/slotbox side fins  4.0-5.7
75 litres 230 cm 56 cm 6.4 kg MFC QUAD SET Q5 300 CNC G-10  US rear/slotbox side fins  3.7-5.2

 

STARBOARD QUAD

Starboard 2012 QuadThe Quads are the all-out powerful wave designs that generate maximum speed and drive, bringing an awesome production of speed, flow and power to your sailing.

Stable and direct in feel, the Quads are most rewarding when driven hard off the rails for power turns. They like to turn on a full rail. With their four-fin grip, they give a very connected-to-the-wave-face sensation yet they still give the ability to lose the tail when extended through the lip for a rotational, whipped move.

Powerful, carving rail riders like Scott McKercher and Kevin Pritchard live for such performance.

The Quads integrate Starboard's Adaptability concept: the ability to adapt intelligently to the rider's specific riding style and tune to match the conditions of the day.

  • The powerful rail-driven wave board
  • Generates maximum speed and drive, bringing an awesome production of speed, flow and power
  • The preferred choice for the pure wave rider looking speed, drive and power.

2012 Starboard Quad Specs


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