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Sam’s New Quiver

Posted on May 15, 2009 - Filed Under Future Fins, Quad Fins, Shortboarding, Surftech Boards, Thruster Fins | By

I couldn’t be happier at the moment, I have all the right equipment under my feet so my surfing cant be anymore enjoyable. Starting with my TL2 T&C 6’2 Pintail: this board is like a little machine; light and very responsive.

When the conditions are weak, I ride it with the Future green hex AM1 fins, this keeps it loose and fast. This board works well in hollow conditions so when it gets a bit bigger I throw in the Future V2JC1 Blackstix, I now absolutely love these fins and have pretty much stuck with them. They are ultimately a performance fin with all the right flex, curves and foil. Rock on baby!

When the surf becomes a bit bigger I’ve been riding my Rusty tuflite 6’3 pro-ject. This board has that extra inch in length but the real bonus is the volume. It gives me all the confidence i need when paddling through rip currents in a winter wetsuit, but essentially when catching bigger waves. I also know this board will never snap!

I like to use the FJC1 softflex fins in this board I really like the flex and spring i get through turns in bigger conditions, especially when it’s hollow.

My final board was a bit of a novelty but I’ve become addicted to it. It’s the 6’1 T&C quad TL2. Initially I didn’t think it would go as good as it does; the 4 fin set up gives you extra speed over flatter sections but the narrower tail on this thing allows those tight turns in critical sections of the wave. Never mind the technical stuff, I’ve just been happy bombing this board down the line and looking for those air sections.

The Stretch smoke hex fins are my choice for this stick. They look awesome and weigh practically nothing!

Sam Smart


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One Response to “Sam’s New Quiver”

  1. AndrewBoldman on June 4th, 2009 9:54 pm

    da best. Keep it going! Thank you

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