Surfing my 5í 8Ē Spitfire and splitting sessions between a pair of fins. I surf a combination of beach speed-walls, sandbars, mixed reef and reef points in the North Country San Diego area. I consider myself upper intermediate: vertical power surfing but nothing above the lip. I am not an aerospace engineer or an expert on planning hulls. I know this results arenít scientific by any means so take them for what they are: one manís opinion based on a couple sessions with as similar possible conditions as possible. Now on with the first fight...
Winner by decision: Rusty Quad
Rusty has a better combo of drive and turning which better suits the Spitfire. I am usually a thruster guy but I have a suspicion I may want these babies for a daily driver after all the testing is completed.
But man oh man if I was racing big walls I will put in the AM2s in a heartbeat. So freaking fast. A few pumps and it is off to the races. Very solid underfoot just probably not the right template for this board. Even with my foot all the way back the turn radius was significantly larger than the Rusty quad.
Next up, Big Guy Tri's. Jordy vs. Roberts. Stay tuned.