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quadra5 fin set up, wave size and paddle power

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    Was wondering if anyone out there can provide some feedback oin how the quadra5 paddles into waves and what the optimal wave size is??, I am looking to replace a 6'8 Alternator which paddles into waves well but is a touch on the big side. I am looking at a 6'6 quadra -5 and hoping that I will gain some manouvreability without losing too much paddle power for catching waves. Wave catching is very important to me as i am 40 and a weak paddler and weigh 85kg. Also what fins (fcs) work well in the quadra 5 as a quad set up or thruster set up. I imagine I would use quads up to overhead then switch to thruster once waves are overhead plus. Any feedback much appreciated. Thanks

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    I did exactly the same thing. More later.


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      Sorry, I was interrupted earlier! Ok I surf the Q5 exclusively as a thruster. Like you I was coming off a 6'8" Alt which I loved but was over volumed for me. The 6'6" q5 works a treat. I've only surfed it with the Kinetic Racing Joel Parkinsonism carbon base fins. They worked from the start and haven't felt the need to try anything else. I haven't got a quad suggestion. I rarely surf a quad set up and when I do I typically use the front fins of whatever thruster set up I like, and then put in some QPX fins as trailers. You'll love the board. FireWire can be a but about the new models from time to time but this shape along with the Dom and Alt are absolutely classics.