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Created by Bighugg > 9 months ago, 30 Oct 2017
benjl
384 posts
18 Nov 2019 8:53AM
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Thanks Colas, interesting feedback. You're definitely on the quobba vibe now I see!

ill try ask this slightly differently: what do you think I'd gain over my am's by going to the c drives?

I guess with the supertech, I like the board but would like it to turn a bit tighter but still while being able to hold a high line on a hollow-ish wave and have more speed (?) than a thruster?

i guess I love the feeling of me EA fibreglass quads (fast, can hold a high line and also semi-loose), but with the pivot of a good thruster set.

ive also never tried a twin for a comparison, not sure if that would work on my supertech?

Bighugg
NT, 402 posts
18 Nov 2019 1:57PM
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Hi benjl, what's you location ? Someone maybe able to help you trialing some Cdrive fins.....

colas
3836 posts
18 Nov 2019 3:02PM
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benjl said..
I guess with the supertech, I like the board but would like it to turn a bit tighter but still while being able to hold a high line on a hollow-ish wave and have more speed (?) than a thruster?


For me, it means Quobba. I don't think C-Drives help in tightening turns, the added drive on the opposite may widen them, and Quobba are the solution for the need for speed.
C-Drives or Quobba will both help holding high lines, but with the Quobba I can "escape" more easily if I get too high, as just angling a bit downwards will provide the extra speed that can make the difference between escaping and getting stuck.

C-Drives are great however to survive when the foam hits your board, for instance if the ball of foam catches up up with you in the pocket, or in the rebound at the end of a cutback. Or generating speed by pumping in weak waves.

Another comparison would be that C-Drive have the low end torque of a muscle car, quobba the top speed of a race car.

After 18 months on the Quobba, I can really say that all the testimonials on quobbafins.com/testimonials/ sound really genuine.

benjl
384 posts
18 Nov 2019 4:42PM
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This is making it really tough! I hadn't even really looked at quobbas after all the hype of c drives!

Bighugg
NT, 402 posts
18 Nov 2019 9:14PM
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Make it easy .... go both
Colas really has described the merits of both to the conditions
Different days , different waves , different fins

colas
3836 posts
18 Nov 2019 8:11PM
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Bighugg said..
Different days , different waves , different fins



And if you are not with FCSII boxes, hence have not to balance the benefits of these fins versus the practicality of a tool-less FCSII fin, there should be no hesitation: Go either C-Drive or Quobba... or both! You wont use traditional fins ever again.

Plus your money will go to real surfers and craftmen, not shareholders of Private Equity firms.

Bighugg
NT, 402 posts
21 Nov 2019 9:19PM
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Apologies for the confusion with the Twins production run, I had earlier reserved fins with Troy when he had a small Twins batch going to him.
Thought it was a test batch, not so , Troy 's made them before and this is the profile...

Not sure if you had my twins from before but they're slightly bigger than that ( a lot bigger than my XL or Larger thrusters ) - or slightly bigger than a MR size Twins. The Trailer is half the size of your Grom size fin it's my smallest fin similar in size to the MR trailer.

Hopefully this will help folks with sizing queries....

Bighugg
NT, 402 posts
23 Nov 2019 12:23AM
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Troy will be Cdrive distribution for Aust / NZ with NVS for International Cdrive orders.

cbigsup
413 posts
26 Nov 2019 3:29AM
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Boom! Looky what just showed up. Looking good in my 8'4" Hip Twin.

Will tell how they go soon - I hope.

Cheers


Bighugg
NT, 402 posts
26 Nov 2019 6:25AM
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Smik looking setup

Nugdam
QLD, 440 posts
26 Nov 2019 10:38AM
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cbigsup said..
Boom! Looky what just showed up. Looking good in my 8'4" Hip Twin.

Will tell how they go soon - I hope.

Cheers



Mine turned up today as well. Will do some comparative pics later and a review too hopefully.

Nugdam
QLD, 440 posts
26 Nov 2019 4:24PM
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Nugdam
QLD, 440 posts
26 Nov 2019 4:49PM
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Brenno
QLD, 746 posts
26 Nov 2019 9:50PM
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Ooooo. Now I'm getting excited!

Johndesu
NSW, 242 posts
27 Nov 2019 12:16PM
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benjl said..
This is making it really tough! I hadn't even really looked at quobbas after all the hype of c drives!


Yes benji go both Quobba and Cdrive, that is what I do - Quobba when it is clean and juicy and then Cdrive for everything else, and maybe mix them together Quobba front and Cdrive back or Cdrive front and Quobba back (experiment with them) it has worked with other fins for me, and if you really do not like the fins then they are really easy to sell!:-)

Bighugg
NT, 402 posts
27 Nov 2019 6:55PM
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? Has anybody ordered a set of Twins to trial in their Speeed ?

Nugdam
QLD, 440 posts
27 Nov 2019 7:57PM
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Brenno said..
Ooooo. Now I'm getting excited!


Was going to give them a run tomorrow morning but had to squeeze in a small job.. bloody work.
Will give them a run this weekend!

DonaldTrump
NSW, 3 posts
28 Nov 2019 12:11PM
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C-Drives 25% off for next 4 days....

Smash1
NSW, 817 posts
28 Nov 2019 8:19PM
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DonaldTrump said..
C-Drives 25% off for next 4 days....


Where?

Hoppo3228
VIC, 388 posts
28 Nov 2019 8:35PM
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That'll be online in the USA with the Black Friday sales...

DonaldTrump
NSW, 3 posts
29 Nov 2019 12:07PM
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Yes online at NVS


Bighugg
NT, 402 posts
13 Dec 2019 11:23AM
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Hanging out to hear from you lucky guys with the new Twins as to what your feedback is

Brenno
QLD, 746 posts
17 Dec 2019 12:38PM
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So these bad boys turned up yesterday. On the last day of a month of incessant northerly onshore sh1te. It swung around last night, and even though it takes a day or 2 to settle, I gotta go back to work tomorrow, so got in to it. Mushy point break, then on to some peaky little shories this morning. The drive from these big sides is insane. Great bottom turns and cuttys on some very average waves. Back out again this arvo. So far I love 'em.

cbigsup
413 posts
18 Dec 2019 4:02AM
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So these bad boys turned up yesterday. On the last day of a month of incessant northerly onshore sh1te. It swung around last night, and even though it takes a day or 2 to settle, I gotta go back to work tomorrow, so got in to it. Mushy point break, then on to some peaky little shories this morning. The drive from these big sides is insane. Great bottom turns and cuttys on some very average waves. Back out again this arvo. So far I love 'em.





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cbigsup said..
Boom! Looky what just showed up. Looking good in my 8'4" Hip Twin.

Will tell how they go soon - I hope.

Cheers




Well, they are spectacular. Small waves, big waves, clean, choppy.

Just wish I was in warm water.

The drive and acceleration out of a bottom turn is improved over the stock fins and they are really stable in junk.

Had a fun moment trading waves with a young gun on a tiny fish.

He was taking off so deep and making sections because of the speed he was generating.

Longer board fellas didn't have the speed and were getting crushed.

Olde Fahrte on SMIK HipTwin
8'4" with C- Drives had no issues. Late, deep, bottom turn, so much speed.

I blew the young fellas mind when I revealed that I was on a twin.

Laughing trading waves. Having a great session.

We had a great fall here with a lot of tropical juice.

I think biggie realllly likes those fins in that board!

Smash1
NSW, 817 posts
18 Dec 2019 6:14PM
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Told you so.....

Brenno
QLD, 746 posts
18 Dec 2019 6:07PM
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So quick to make sections when moving forward on the board! Takes the weight off those big bases and makes her fly!
Was out for 6 hours yesterday. Needed to go to work for a rest.

Nugdam
QLD, 440 posts
22 Dec 2019 11:41AM
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Been using the C drive twin for a few weeks now. Completely changes my hipster twin. I use to have fun on the stock fins very easy to slide on my backside bottom turn and would release really well on the top.

The C drives are super drivey and can carve really well with the extra glide. I love the backside bottom turn with these.. I can't get them to slide but they just turn and drive straight out of the turn. Really quite fun. I can't get them to release very well on my front side top turn but they still turn well. But I think that's just a slight adjustment still on my behalf I find I can surf a different section of the wave though so it's great to be able to change fins depending on the surf style.

Bighugg
NT, 402 posts
26 Dec 2019 11:24AM
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These guys turned up for Xmass. Have done some over lays for Size.
XL on Twin, Stabiliser on Grom, Cdrive Club sandwich






Wishing you all a FINtastic festive season and a bountiful wave 2020.

Brenno
QLD, 746 posts
26 Dec 2019 4:08PM
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SouEaster has kicked in. Swell is building. And I just can't bring myself to change these fins out. Too much fun. Was milking high tide beachies up on to the sand this morning. Gonna see what sort of juice these bad boys can handle over the next few days. Merrrry Xmas all. It's been a cracker so far.

Nugdam
QLD, 440 posts
26 Dec 2019 9:12PM
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SouEaster has kicked in. Swell is building. And I just can't bring myself to change these fins out. Too much fun. Was milking high tide beachies up on to the sand this morning. Gonna see what sort of juice these bad boys can handle over the next few days. Merrrry Xmas all. It's been a cracker so far.


Easterlies have killed it here on the coast. Hoping there is some swell when the NE kicks in a few days



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