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Quatro carve pro

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Created by micksmith 1 month ago, 21 Jan 2021
micksmith
VIC, 1475 posts
21 Jan 2021 6:34PM
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Anyone have one and any review

DCeeSup
VIC, 23 posts
21 Jan 2021 6:41PM
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Good looking board!!!!!

exiled
332 posts
21 Jan 2021 4:42PM
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KTs been shaping some winner boards of all types for Kai Lenny. Not saying this is the Kai Lenny signature model or anything, but it has the same fingerprints.

Supnorte
230 posts
21 Jan 2021 5:14PM
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exiled said..
KTs been shaping some winner boards of all types for Kai Lenny. Not saying this is the Kai Lenny signature model or anything, but it has the same fingerprints.


KT been shaping a lot of boards for Kai Lenny, but not SUP Surf boards. He is a big fan of Inifinity (espcially the Blurr v2) and in the few times he SUP surfs he rides Infinity (he was also competing with Infinity boards on his last APP year).

See the last SUP Surf video he did:

Hoppo3228
VIC, 425 posts
21 Jan 2021 11:12PM
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I've been eyeing this one off for quite a while. Ticks all the boxes for me. One day!

Rossall
WA, 608 posts
23 Jan 2021 1:31PM
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Are there any dealers in Australia?

Hoppo3228
VIC, 425 posts
23 Jan 2021 4:40PM
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Rossall said..
Are there any dealers in Australia?


SHQ in VIC and Surf Sail in WA can order them in...was around $3400 about a year ago when I enquired about one...

Rossall
WA, 608 posts
23 Jan 2021 2:11PM
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Hoppo3228 said..

Rossall said..
Are there any dealers in Australia?



SHQ in VIC and Surf Sail in WA can order them in...was around $3400 about a year ago when I enquired about one...


Holy **** that's expensive

micksmith
VIC, 1475 posts
23 Jan 2021 8:13PM
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Hoppo3228 said..

Rossall said..
Are there any dealers in Australia?



SHQ in VIC and Surf Sail in WA can order them in...was around $3400 about a year ago when I enquired about one...

Ouch

SunnyBouy
452 posts
24 Jan 2021 4:34AM
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Keith makes amazing windsurf boards, the only brand I have used in the last... 15yrs. Don't know what the SUPs are like, I use Sunova.. But I'm going to say the shaper knows what he's doing.. HTHS.

estingo
59 posts
8 Feb 2021 7:12PM
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I've got one, found it on the second-hand market for a fair price.

I wrote about it in other topics, there was no specific thread yet like this one. Mine is a Quatro Carve Pro 8'0 x 28,5" @ 109 liters.
With my 80 kg fairly easy to paddle in clean conditions and for choppy days I grab my Jimmy Lewis Destroyer 8'0 or my Hypernut 7'8.

The other 2 just have a bit more volume in the nose to handle choppy conditions better but it is possible to take it out as well on those days.
It is a thruster based board because of the small tail but I run it as a quad to my personal preference, equipped with Quobbas (last photo). The grip of the deck is very good compared to the other 2 boards that I mentioned. The Kicktail with the higher middle part is helping you finding the spot to place your backfoot fairly easy.

And not to mention it has the Integrated Stability Deck (ISD).

It's pretty fast and turns very good, very light board and I love it, it's a keeper for me.










Rossall
WA, 608 posts
8 Feb 2021 9:04PM
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How are you finding the Destroyer ?

estingo
59 posts
9 Feb 2021 3:17AM
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Hi Rossall, I have now 4 sessions in with the JL Destroyer and I want to have one more to give my opinion (will write my review in a JL destroyer thread). If I compare it to the Quatro is it a bit more stable due to the shape (more volume in the nose), 6 liter more in volume, and width that is 1,5" wider. I think for the Quatro you need to have already a bit of sup surfing experience once you hop on it and the JL is a bit more forgiving if you choose the right size.

If the waves are good and clean there is no question that I take the quatro if it's a bit messy I just want to have that bit more confidence in what the JL destroyer gives me (or the hypernut).

Rossall
WA, 608 posts
9 Feb 2021 7:07AM
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Hi Estingo I was looking at a Destroyer to compliment my new 8/5 custom Casey Flow. Was actually looking st the 8/5 for windy choppy days. The Flow is superb but the thin rails make it a bit if a handful in heavy chop

estingo
59 posts
9 Feb 2021 3:40PM
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I see, I think you've got your answer then, the same reason why I have the Destroyer. maybe you can make as well a comparison picture between the Casey flow and the Destroyer like I did in my previous post with the pictures (Quatro vs JL Destroyer and Quatro vs hypernut) and you can decide already by the shape of the board if it will be an addition to your quiver. I was in the beginning also afraid that if I buy another 8'0 it will maybe be the same but that's definitely not true. The boards are totally different.

Rossall
WA, 608 posts
10 Feb 2021 9:06AM
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Thanks, look forward to reading your full review of the Destroyer

micksmith
VIC, 1475 posts
10 Feb 2021 2:09PM
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estingo said..
I've got one, found it on the second-hand market for a fair price.

I wrote about it in other topics, there was no specific thread yet like this one. Mine is a Quatro Carve Pro 8'0 x 28,5" @ 109 liters.
With my 80 kg fairly easy to paddle in clean conditions and for choppy days I grab my Jimmy Lewis Destroyer 8'0 or my Hypernut 7'8.

The other 2 just have a bit more volume in the nose to handle choppy conditions better but it is possible to take it out as well on those days.
It is a thruster based board because of the small tail but I run it as a quad to my personal preference, equipped with Quobbas (last photo). The grip of the deck is very good compared to the other 2 boards that I mentioned. The Kicktail with the higher middle part is helping you finding the spot to place your backfoot fairly easy.

And not to mention it has the Integrated Stability Deck (ISD).

It's pretty fast and turns very good, very light board and I love it, it's a keeper for me.



just need to get my hands on a7'7" or 7'10" , rare as hens teeth.

estingo
59 posts
11 Feb 2021 4:21AM
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That's definitely a true story Micksmith, there are not a lot on the market or the second-hand market (here in Europe).

Full review of the Destroyer will come soon here: www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/Review/Jimmy-Lewis-Destroyer-First-Impressions?page=2#9

Kovert
82 posts
15 Feb 2021 5:08PM
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Looking at the Quatro Carve at the moment as having a quiver realign. 85kg and riding a JP Pro 8'1 at 102 litres at mo but does get tiring in chop so looking to extend the range of use in my go to shortboard shape. The 8' Quatro looks great on paper but wondering how it sits in the water at your 80kg? How much of the deck is covered with water? The 8'2 dimensions look great but at 120 litres worry it would feel too corky for what I'm after. Also been looking at the 8' Destroyer but want to stick with a shortboard shape really. Have smaller fishy shapes for small waves and a 7'8" custom twinny on the way so wondering if the 8'2 would be a better option for the most range or the 8' would do it!

estingo
59 posts
Friday , 26 Feb 2021 3:53PM
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Great question, but I guess that the 120 liters will feel too"big"for what you are used to on your other boards.
The 8' sits good in the water as I don't have the idea it's lying "above" the water. It has a good volume distribution of floating my 80kg, I just feel more secure on the destroyer in choppy conditions than on the Quatro (different shape, more width, and the extra 6 liters).

As you said the 8' destroyer is another shape so difficult to compare but it's awesome to surf as well, see the vid for instance (it's a destroyer 7'7 100 liters, www.instagram.com/p/CDum1BRFI4X/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link).

The 8' Quatro carve has 7 liters more as your JP 8'1 and the same shape so it should get you a bit less tiring in choppy conditions, I think the 8'2 will be too much extra volume for your SUP-ability what you described unless you want to go out in extremely windy conditions with a lot of chop.



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