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Created by Bighugg > 9 months ago, 30 Oct 2017
MangoDingo
NT, 254 posts
28 Dec 2018 9:51PM
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Bighugg said..
MangoDingo,
NT newyears care pac coming your way


You're a deadset legend BigH!!!
take it easy out there man and talk again soon cob.
Cheers man - next shout's on me!!!

MangoDingo
NT, 254 posts
30 Dec 2018 6:42PM
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BigHugg - the eagle has landed mate!!!


Bighugg
NT, 190 posts
15 Jan 2019 6:19AM
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Hey young fella, hanging out to see pics of your magic topend rig with action shots

MangoDingo
NT, 254 posts
15 Jan 2019 7:17AM
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How's it goin there mate!
Well, I'm happy to report I finally had an opportunity to take the C-Drives for a run yesterday in clean 2 foot peelers down at Rapid Creek. We've had a couple of weeks of strong and ugly Nor'westerlies so it's been blown out onshore horror.
However yeterday, the wind swung to the East and cleaned it right up.
I set up the 10'6 Style and it went like the proverbial clappers!
I got a swag of waves - one in particular from out the back and rode it into the mouth of the river.
Needless to say , I was grinning like a Panda in a bamboo plantation. Spaghetti arms and legs.
C- Drives are super-fast - even in small stuff I noticed the extra speed, like, "Houston, we have lift off" sort of speed.
I'm waiting patiently now for a bit of swell to push through so I can give the 9'2 Flow a run with them on.




Cheers again cob - hope your staying cool!!!

Bighugg
NT, 190 posts
15 Jan 2019 12:30PM
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Feeling your big smiles way down here.
Loving the FCS2 center
Hiding in the shade now. Been cleaning up from past days dust storms,
41 degree, 13 % humidity
Bring on the Flow

MangoDingo
NT, 254 posts
15 Jan 2019 3:59PM
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Bighugg said..
Feeling your big smiles way down here.
Loving the FCS2 center
Hiding in the shade now. Been cleaning up from past days dust storms,
41 degree, 13 % humidity
Bring on the Flow


Yeah, I reckon you'd be pretty warm at the moment - and it sounds like a bit more heat to come over the next few days or so.
Keep up the fluids and stay cool old mate!
Bring on those Easterlies!

Johndesu
NSW, 230 posts
22 Jan 2019 2:19PM
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colas said..

bomberdave said..
CDrives need a bit of juice for the magic to work. Think the quobba fins may be a better choice in the small stuff.



In my experience the C-Drive provides ton of grip, even at very low speed, but they still manage to be easy to handle in the juice and at high speed. For instance I had keels in a mini-Simmons 6'10" SUP, and they were great in small waves, but as soon as the wave hollowed, I didn't have enough strength to control the board. By switching to C-Drive twins, I had nearly as hold as keels on small waves, but the board was much more nimble in hollow waves.

C-Drive are especially great for people going down in SUP board sizes, as their extra grip at low speed will help mastering the row, especially on takeoff.

Quobba are different, for them to shine you need to go fast. They can work in small or big waves, as long as you go fast. Otherwise they are not very different from standard fins. So unlike C-Drive, you may have to change your surfing style to benefit from them.


I have found the perfect C drive quad set up for my 7.2 sup - (see photos), I think any rear fin that has an almost 50/50 foil might work :-)







Echobch
7 posts
4 Feb 2019 12:12AM
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How do you get a set of Cdrives ?

colas
3198 posts
4 Feb 2019 2:38PM
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Echobch said..
How do you get a set of Cdrives ?


the web sitewww.cdrivefins.com
or try to contact Troy Clutton, the owner, via facebook www.facebook.com/cdrivefins
or instagram www.instagram.com/cdrivefins/
or email troy@cdrivefins.com or troy.cdrvfins@gmail.com

They are mail-order only.

Echobch
7 posts
5 Feb 2019 2:53AM
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Thank you

Bighugg
NT, 190 posts
16 Feb 2019 8:40AM
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Cheers MangoDingo, well travelled C-drives RTS'd on mail plane yesterday. Rapped you enjoyed them and have yours on the way from Troy. Hanging to see pics of your Flow with them. ENJOY

MangoDingo
NT, 254 posts
16 Feb 2019 1:21PM
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Great stuff BigH!
Glad they made it back safe n sound - massive thanks.
Yep - stay tuned for the Flow old mate!
The wind's turned a tad southerly (WSW) here so it's cleaned up - tomorrow could be a goer if the swell hangs about.
After what seems like weeks of onshore dog's guts I'm just about half mad without any decent waves.
Hope all is well cob!!!

YEEW!!!!

Bighugg
NT, 190 posts
2 Jun 2019 8:01AM
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Bringing this forward for folks chasing Troy,s contract.
MangoDingo, still hanging out for your Flow pics

Smash1
NSW, 798 posts
8 Jun 2019 11:57AM
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Pacific Vibrations has (unfortunately) copied the design and calls them - J Drives....

bomberdave
VIC, 170 posts
8 Jun 2019 12:39PM
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mango how did you find the cdrives on the style?? Tried mine (10" XL Style) with 7' center and FCS7 in sides ..magic... have got large set of quobba (green set) in to test out today... might try the cdrives tomorrow.

Have never tried it with the stock 8' fin would this make much difference??



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