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Gerry lopez quads

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Created by Foam A week ago, 3 Jun 2021
Foam
WA, 742 posts
3 Jun 2021 5:13PM
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Anyone use these, looking at these as a quad set or the large fcs performers


wazza66
QLD, 530 posts
3 Jun 2021 8:54PM
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Used them about 10 years ago .... very big fins with heaps of drive and hold. Bit too big for my liking.

Foam
WA, 742 posts
3 Jun 2021 7:15PM
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Crikey, they that old, still seem to be sold on fcs website unless the design has changed

colas
4211 posts
3 Jun 2021 7:25PM
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They are very slow (quite big), do yourself a favor and get a Quobba set.
Performers are also quite slow, with a mediocre foil profile.

BUT, the Gerry Lopez rears are nice because they are the smallest rears in the FCSII line, and also they have a symmetrical foil, that gives a smoother rail-to-rail to quad setups. So, if you want a tool-less fin set, you may want to pair them with better fronts. I used to have Al Merrick L fronts with Gerry Lopez rears before switching to Quobbas.

For instance I used Al Merrick twins in front with GL rears for micro waves: (i would switch to normal AL fronts in small waves). Al Merrick fins have a more refined foil than the GL, but the AL quad rears were too big for my taste.

Echobch
13 posts
5 Jun 2021 1:15AM
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What size Quobbas are you using ? Are the large too big ?

colas
4211 posts
5 Jun 2021 11:47AM
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Echobch said..
What size Quobbas are you using ? Are the large too big ?


At 97kg I use mostly large fronts with medium rear(s). But the first year, only the M (orange) were available, so I used only Ms.
M are faster, but can lack a bit grip for my weight in slow waves, or when the tail encounter the foam.

You can see a lot of Quobba setups from me and others in their thread: www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/SUP/Quobba-Fins-?page=6

Echobch
13 posts
Tuesday , 8 Jun 2021 10:46PM
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are the Quobba carbon worth the extra money

colas
4211 posts
Wednesday , 9 Jun 2021 2:28PM
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Echobch said..
are the Quobba carbon worth the extra money


Given that they are only 6% more expensive I'd say yes, if you are looking for a more precise feel.
Worth the money when buying new ones, in my opinion.

Is it worth replacing existing Quobbas with Carbon ones? It depends:
I upgraded my Quobba to carbon on all my "vertical surfing" boards (tight turns in the pocket), but kept the glass ones on my "horizontal surfing" ones (carves, open face manoeuvers) where I don't mind a bit more flex.

More details in my post: www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/SUP/Quobba-Fins-?page=6#2667554



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