Goya does himself, but he does it through Quatro
haha this split original quatro team almost got their brand each now! though keith teboul could have been the shaper...
so if you buy a goya, there's a fair chance it could have been shaped from the man himself?????
I'm giving you some feedback plus cut and past from prevoius post.
Goya and Quatro are two separated products managed from one company Quatro International working in collaboration with Maui Fin Company.
Goya boards are designed by Francisco, they follow his stile (ex: the wave line boards are exactly the replica of what he uses)
Quatro boards are designed by Keith and follow his style plus some team riders inputs like Kauli.
Design is done with 3D modeler software and passed to a CNC machine. This is happen for the production boards and custom.
Following other topics from the past :
As for Quatro the Goya line was shaped by a CNC machine (the only two brands on the market), making the boards equal from right to left and cleaning up all curves down to .01 mm(While you are riding the boards just look down at the tail and you will see how clear the water comes out), also being able to give us an accurate volume reading while testing and developing the line. We use the best materials available (Carbon/Kevlar, DoubleSandwich top and bottom, Dual density pads, latest MFC fins and footstraps) and all the patches had been put together to unify the strength and minimized the extra fillings between them, after all that we also skim off about a pound with the light sanded paint job so we were able to ad an extra buckle patch of cloth(160g) along the rails between the heel of the front strap and the front of the mast track, making this boards stronger and even lighter than before. Basically there is no compromise at all in this boards, they are exactly what its being riding on tour and on the hands of the most demanding riders.
“I'm not quite clear on the process of the board being shaped by a CNC machine. Is this the manufacturing process for every blank or just the one used for the mould ??.
Every prototype was shaped by a cnc machine and so were the plugs where the molds were made from. All of the numbers come from Francisco’s templates but the hands on shaping were done by Keith Teboul.
Where are the Goya boards made?
Cobra Thailand, or do they have their own construction along with Quattro.”
Goya boards have a different construction to the Quatro’s (you can feel it on the weight). Although the constructions are a very similar some details are different.
Shapes are completely different between the two, so they should never be confused. If you try both lines you will know right away… but you can just tell by looking at them.
You can also have for both Quatro and Goya the same models but custom made builted in the Quatro factory in Maui.Difference are: the Goya 77FW production is 6.5 Kg with footstraps and fin (we weight it on a electronic scale) the same model custom made is around two kilos lighter. I will have one here next week.
If you want more info let me know
See you out there....
Alberto, just out of interest, what are the noticable differences between the goya and Quatro when riding?
Both for Goya and Quatro the wave line are orientated to achieve the most radical moves, so speed is essential.
Followind Francisco’s wave riding style, Goya boards are a classic, smooth and powerful wave machines with a double concave that helps to make the board glide and never stop planing.
Quatro is more a skate/slashing wave board, single concave all way (that’s very noticeable while you are riding), embarrassing speed in the turns, they are creating the new style of waveriding.( this also explains why more than 60% of the professional windsurfers prefer Quatro than other brands)
Both the boards are very traditional in dimensions.
Goya is also available in a short compact wave board, the wave XR, that match the new tendency of short and wide wave boards. The very noticeable aspects is if you compare it with other similar concept boards are the difference in speed (much higher in Goya) and the less effort to push the wider tail in the turns. (this is my very personal opinion)
In the freewave line the difference is very noticeable, Goya is a perfect combination of speed, control freestyle and fun board but lacking a bit of wave capabilities in the bigger version. Quatro one has a non surprising wave attitude that combined with a super early planning make the board in 75 L my favorite all-round wave board in Perth.
The custom board are another world again, on your specification and the riding feeling is truly amazing (more responsive, sharper etc). There is strong demand at the moment for the Kauli’s replica boards. Very short (7’1’’) ,wide in the middle (for freestyle moves) but with a very sharp and narrow pintail for extreme waveriding. These boards are not for everyone ( Kauli is only 66 Kg) and he uses a very curvy rocker liner so for heavier riders the board have to be adjusted without loosing the outline.
Best thing you can do is give them a spin, let me know where you are and I’ll organize you a test-drive.
All the best
Ps I posted couple of pictures of Kauli’s custom boards, enjoy.