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7'10 hokua 32 quad or thruster?

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Created by stamp Two weeks ago, 29 Oct 2018
stamp
QLD, 2609 posts
29 Oct 2018 9:22PM
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hey guys, i've just picked up a 2016 naish hokua 7'10 x32. it's my second board - stepping down from an 8'10 mana, which i lately find a bit unresponsive and boaty especially in the steeper beach breaks.

the x32 is set up as a thruster. i read somewhere that it performs far better as a quad.

does anyone have experience with this board running 3 and 4 fins? do i stick with the thruster? if not, what are the recommended quads to fit to this board? i don't want to fork out for a set of quads unnecessarily...

i'm 5'10, 75kg and mostly ride the sunny coast open beaches. looking to carve more than race down the line.

cheers

Tardy
2550 posts
30 Oct 2018 5:08PM
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Yep. The x32 's run better as a quad I found .
just get yourself a couple of rears ....I used 7 and 3 .
you may like smaller being lighter, you sure can throw them around more
As a quad ,and gives them a nicer drive .

DavidJohn
VIC, 16026 posts
30 Oct 2018 9:08PM
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Quad is how I prefer mine but it's a personal choice and there's no right or wrong answer.. I good friend prefers his as a thruster. (2+1)

Zeusman
NSW, 1211 posts
31 Oct 2018 9:43AM
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Definitely a quad setup for all the x32s. I've ridden them all and the quad makes them come to life. I owned the 8'8" and shapers carbon flare quads were a perfect match

Piros
QLD, 5257 posts
31 Oct 2018 10:46AM
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When you have a lot of junk in the trunk (wide tails ) Quads all day.

wazza66
QLD, 447 posts
31 Oct 2018 4:45PM
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Wide tails equals quads for sure.
Try putting quite small rears in for a change .
Definitely faster down the line which gives you the speed for your turns

stamp
QLD, 2609 posts
31 Oct 2018 8:40PM
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thanks for the replies; she certainly has an ample read end.... i will fit a set of quads asap

colas
2794 posts
1 Nov 2018 2:48PM
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wazza66 said..
Try putting quite small rears in for a change .


Yes, especially at your weight.



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