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    Anyone tried a nubster? Got one on order. Super amped to try it out as i like quads but not too fond of their lack of control at times. Hopefully this little baby will remedy that!! Anyone out there tried one? Whats it like?

  • #2
    Have a look through this thread
    http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/f/...-say-knubster)

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    • #3
      Best thing fcs has come up with for a while

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      • #4
        Sean Mattison of Vol Sol came up with it I believe. Probably sold the concept to FCS after Kelly's success with it.

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        • #5
          Nice one prjwebb. Thats alot of chatter to work through!

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          • #6
            yeah little cubs definitely have been around of a while. But its no surprise that mainstream adoption occurs AFTER slater looks into it....

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            • #7
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ycNAOgDJsX8

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Chris View Post
                yeah little cubs definitely have been around of a while. But its no surprise that mainstream adoption occurs AFTER slater looks into it....
                To tell you the truth I hadn't heard anything about it until I read about it on this forum
                So a big thanks to the FireWire forum people

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                • #9
                  I heard of it for the first time during the Quiksilver Pro in NY and ended up learning a lot more over here with everybody!!!.Thanks everyone

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                  • #10
                    And speaking of some "creative" setups...



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                    • #11
                      Maybe use three Nubsters with two twin fins
                      I might have to try that combo with my hellfire
                      Will let you know how it goes

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                      • #12
                        Ha, things are about to get crazy!
                        Two nubs with a big centre fin on a longboard?

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                        • #13
                          keep in mind, a lot of knobs are meant to be center fins, not trailers of a quad. could add a bit of unwanted drag.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Chris View Post
                            keep in mind, a lot of knobs are meant to be center fins, not trailers of a quad. could add a bit of unwanted drag.
                            I just tried out a knubster on my 5'8" Dominator with the rusty R2 quad set. I wasn't 100% so I didn't get a full test. I had shoulder surgery in Sept and tore a ligament in my ankle in Dec. It was my first time out after my ankle injury. My ankle was a little tender so I didn't push to hard. I think in about two more weeks I will feel better about hitting the lip hard. I Did once but a bailed after I hit the lip because I didn't want to test my ankle that much yet. The shoulder feels good when I paddle. I have been good with the rehab.

                            I really liked it on the waves with a little more shape and size. On the smaller waves it did feel a little to stiff but I also felt week pushing my toe rail in because of my ankle so I know my transitions where not as fast as they could have been. It really did smooth the whole ride out. It made the board feel a little more locked in. I did a couple nice round houses and was generating a ton of speed. I did square off the bottom a couple times but I never really pushed it as hard as I usually do. It really feels like on a good wave you can really square of the bottom and get a nice smooth wrap. I just have to see if I like how it releases. It will be a couple of weeks before I really know how it releases with harder surfing.

                            I would say that so far it is an improvement on chest to a little overhead size waves with my R2 set. I will try putting some smaller quad trailers in with the knubster and see if it feels better on the waist/ribcage high stuff. Chest high to overhead it feels great to me so far. I'm thinking of having one plug put in my old quadraflex so I can use my Knubster on that board.

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                            • #15
                              I felt the same way, on the bigger stuff it really smoothed things out. I am wondering if I get a spitfire (6'0") and I have a Dominator (6'2") when would I ride my hellfire? I do think on a beach break or more solid waves or bigger waves the HF would be the call.

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