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Discussion in 'Surfing' started by fishy82, Apr 21, 2016.
What about Bonzers?
Quads work great for front footed surfers, just need to spread the fin cluster further forward a bit which increases the 'sweet spot' for front foot turning and driving (which also shortens the effective rail line, loosening up the board even more), preferably with the rears a bit closer to the stringer ala Rusty's set-up.
Single to double concave with progressive rocker work really well with this set-up, and why not go 5 fin, with plenty of fin combos to match the waves.
Here is a set used, not by me, on a 9' Firewire TJ Pro. The center fin was designed by Dr. Frank Latanzio and made from an old '60s keg. It is really stiff. The guy who rides it rides it very well and loves the setup. It works really well here in Virginia Beach...
This is a good thread
i had a vtail firewire 4+1 9'er that was an amazing board in bigger surf surfed as a quad. the flex/release coming out of turns was excellent and it was much faster than most boards, the old crew at sano point and church would always comment on big days. even some of the kids at la jolla shores would be surprised at drops and sections it would make
had 2 ...broke one in dominical thick slab beach break and one died of old age i guess here. but that board surfed big reefs in a lot of places
This 2+1 thread has convinced me to get a quad
set it up as a 5 fin and have both options...that's what i do, but they often stay a quad
these are boards made for "better" waves...i go single fin on the smaller stuff and sometimes to head high
bonzers are also fantastic, i have them in several 7'10 down to 6'10 boards. to me they have the tight trucks feel smukes talks about and are great in scary surf. i know some guys have the 9' or so versions on here and like them a lot
And convinced me to stay quad ðŸ˜ƒ... I know they work for me.. Might toss an extra box in the next one. Not sure yet