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Quad fins for JP Surf pro 8.10?

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Created by northy1 > 9 months ago, 22 Sep 2019
northy1
269 posts
22 Sep 2019 8:31AM
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Hi

Can you suggest a good FCS1 quad fin set up for the JP Surf pro 8.10 model please?

im about 87kg if that helps

thanks!

Northy1

colas
4029 posts
22 Sep 2019 1:15PM
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If you are looking for a quad setup for its speed, I would recommend a Quobba thruster set in L size (aka the "plus" yellow/green ones).
The quobba will give you more speed than any set of normal fins. You wont go back.

The only exception may be for rear foot grip at low speed on wide tailed small wave boards (which the JP surf is not), where the traction of the high area of quad rears cannot be found in a thruster setup.

colas
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22 Sep 2019 5:46PM
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colas said..
The only exception may be for rear foot grip at low speed on wide tailed small wave boards (which the JP surf is not), where the traction of the high area of quad rears cannot be found in a thruster setup.


I forgot to add that for grip at low speed, while not stiffening up at speed, nothing beats the C-Drives.

northy1
269 posts
18 Feb 2020 7:02PM
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Sorry for the ridiculously slow response colas!

well im not really getting any where - i have a few Quad set ups - but not really sure i have found the magic formula

I found some GL FCS 1 Quads - they seem pretty flexy, but the rear to me looks huge
www.marinsurfshop.com/1593-aileron-fcs-gl-1-quad-set.html

I also have some FCS1 PC7s - the rears are smaller (FCS GX-Q) but they feel a little bit "dead" to me..or at least in smaller waves so far (Waist to chest)

www.zumajay.co.uk/surfing-accessories/surfboard-fins/fcs-fins/fcs-pc-7-quad-fin-set.html

Maybe i will experiment with the GL FCS1 fronts + FCS PC7 rears?

PScomparing boards with a mate - i did see that the side bite boxes of the JP (Surf pro 8'10) were pretty close to the central thruster box..so maybe i should go back to thruster (2+1) but play with putting the central fin further back - currently with the central fin in the middle of the box, then the leading edge is pretty much aligned with the trailing edge of the 2 side bites....so i wonder if moving it back would make it less "pivoty"

colas
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19 Feb 2020 5:58PM
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Just try the Quobba. You will not want to use anything else afterwards.All this tweaking with "standard" fins will seem quite futile in retrospect.

estingo
40 posts
5 Sep 2020 4:21AM
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Funny to read thart always the Quobba come back in the discussion of fins!

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colas said..

colas said..
The only exception may be for rear foot grip at low speed on wide tailed small wave boards (which the JP surf is not), where the traction of the high area of quad rears cannot be found in a thruster setup.



I forgot to add that for grip at low speed, while not stiffening up at speed, nothing beats the C-Drives.


But good that you mentioned that nothing beats the C-Drives with grip in low speeds.

micksmith
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5 Sep 2020 9:28AM
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estingo said..
Funny to read thart always the Quobba come back in the discussion of fins!

colas said..


colas said..
The only exception may be for rear foot grip at low speed on wide tailed small wave boards (which the JP surf is not), where the traction of the high area of quad rears cannot be found in a thruster setup.




I forgot to add that for grip at low speed, while not stiffening up at speed, nothing beats the C-Drives.



But good that you mentioned that nothing beats the C-Drives with grip in low speeds.


Yes but only by a couple of people

lam
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5 Sep 2020 11:37AM
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micksmith said..

estingo said..
Funny to read thart always the Quobba come back in the discussion of fins!


colas said..



colas said..
The only exception may be for rear foot grip at low speed on wide tailed small wave boards (which the JP surf is not), where the traction of the high area of quad rears cannot be found in a thruster setup.





I forgot to add that for grip at low speed, while not stiffening up at speed, nothing beats the C-Drives.




But good that you mentioned that nothing beats the C-Drives with grip in low speeds.



Yes but only by a couple of people


A couple plus one, I am a new quobba fan

estingo
40 posts
6 Sep 2020 2:00AM
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@micksmith true, but I don't see a lot of other fin reviews on the forum over here.
and....
I'm soon one to become a fan, but I ordered both the c-drives and the quobba fins so we will see, I'm until now a fan of the K4 fins. But I only have them in FCS1 so I will probably gonna buy an fcs-future adapter (wasabisurf . com).



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