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Created by Bighugg > 9 months ago, 30 Oct 2017
Tardy
3541 posts
27 Dec 2019 12:22PM
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AFTER feeling the vibe ..i just ordered some 120 mm or large C-DRIVES thrusters set ..for my 9,1 acid .

thinking i might order a couple of small rears so i can use the set for a QUAD set ...


hope you guys are right ,

Bighugg
NT, 403 posts
27 Dec 2019 10:02PM
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XL on Twin


Kovert
66 posts
27 Dec 2019 8:55PM
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Where can I order the twins from for the UK? Can't see them in the site, thanks!

Bighugg
NT, 403 posts
28 Dec 2019 11:23AM
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NVS for International orders.
Message them, they are easy to talk too

Troy will be covering Australia n NZ via his website in the New Year

Nugdam
QLD, 457 posts
4 Jan 2020 8:42PM
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I had the best session the other day on the C drives in my hipster longboard.

I surfed a boat ramp that leads onto the open ocean. Its a little coffee rock reef break. The tide had turned and was slowly rising so the left handers were rolling in nicely as I watched most the reef a foot under me. The board was doing everything I asked and a whole lot more. The C drives offer so much drive on your turns.. so much fun!









Bighugg
NT, 403 posts
6 Jan 2020 5:33PM
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G'day everyone,
Troy has his Cdrive site up for Australia and NZ.

htpp://www.cdrivefins.com/
or
troy.cdrvfins@gmail.com

Big Thank You to all that have contributed and views to this post of a - Putting It Out There - together we have made a difference with sharing the Cdrive fin stoke for the future.

shi thouse
WA, 920 posts
16 Jan 2020 6:23AM
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I have just bought C drives for my SUP (still yet to use them) however, I am now keen to buy a set of quads for my directional kite board. I am interested to know of others opinions. I am chasing more drive off my turns plus increased upwind ability. I am thinking these fins may help. Ideas??

bobajob
QLD, 1401 posts
16 Jan 2020 4:06PM
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Well my plans for a new board have been dashed with a seized turbo in the transporter van and set to cost around 3.5K
So for now I will have to stick with the All Wave I've had for a number of years but it would be good to spice it up a little.
It is set up as a 2+1 and was wondering if I should leave it in this configuration and grab the large quad fronts for the front fins of the 2+1 setup as this is the cheapest option.
I'm about 95kg and the Allwave is a 9'2" Do you recon this might spice up the old love life or is it just putting lipstick on a pig?

Bighugg
NT, 403 posts
16 Jan 2020 5:44PM
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Are you still running the factory fins ?
What's your riding style ? Would you like to loosen it up ,

bobajob
QLD, 1401 posts
16 Jan 2020 7:44PM
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Yep, factory fins. Like to get a bit of speed up good Luck with that on the Allwave! But I can pump the thing on the right wave to get a bit of speed up.
Not a real vertical surfer, love a good bottom turn, sort of arcing top turn, cutback and speed run if that helps.
Just went and measured my existing fins and they are 105 base and 110 deep which would put me at the smalls!

colas
3900 posts
16 Jan 2020 6:51PM
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If you want more speed, I would advise the Quobba, these are the only fins that give a noticeable speed (and hold) increase.

C-Drives are excellent for added hold at low speed, but it is mainly useful for mastering the row effect on very short SUPs on takeoffs, not useful on a 9'2", and they are not fast by themselves, but you can leverage on them for pumping them at low speed, but again it is easier to to on short SUPs.

Also, you may also find a more performance-oriented board on the second hand market, so you may not be "stuck" with the allwave for years...

bobajob
QLD, 1401 posts
17 Jan 2020 6:43AM
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colas said..
If you want more speed, I would advise the Quobba, these are the only fins that give a noticeable speed (and hold) increase.

C-Drives are excellent for added hold at low speed, but it is mainly useful for mastering the row effect on very short SUPs on takeoffs, not useful on a 9'2", and they are not fast by themselves, but you can leverage on them for pumping them at low speed, but again it is easier to to on short SUPs.

Also, you may also find a more performance-oriented board on the second hand market, so you may not be "stuck" with the allwave for years...


Ha ha, can't knock the Allwave. Anything over head its feet on the rails and by that I mean toes in the water to lay a turn.
I can't see where Quobba do quads as I don't really wan't to do a complete thruster set to only use the front two fins. The funny thing is I bought the daughter a set of Quobbas for Christmas and she's been on school holidays, but too busy working or the surf has been too crap to give me any feed back.
And with the car repair bill I'm pushing spending too much right now.

colas
3900 posts
17 Jan 2020 4:03PM
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bobajob said..
I can't see where Quobba do quads


You may want to try a Quobba thruster set, you may be surprized. It should give you as much speed - or more - as a standard quad set, but with more control.

Note that by contacting Quobba themselves by email, they will gladly arrange any custom order: mixing FCS and futures, or a quad Quobba set if you want (with 2 fronts in the rear or 2 centrals), but it may be too big rear fins for your taste. I use L fronts + M front sides in rear in one of my board, but it is a 6'10" so I can have easily the foot on top of the rear fins. I tried this combo on my 8'4" and I found it too stiff, so I guess it will not be pleasant on a 9'2".

In a nutshell: try your daughter Quobba set! I have been using myself at 100kg a M thruster setup for one year before the L became available, their hold is quite sufficient, plus the small size makes them even faster...

bomberdave
VIC, 248 posts
18 Jan 2020 8:35AM
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colas said..

bobajob said..
I can't see where Quobba do quads



You may want to try a Quobba thruster set, you may be surprized. It should give you as much speed - or more - as a standard quad set, but with more control.

Note that by contacting Quobba themselves by email, they will gladly arrange any custom order: mixing FCS and futures, or a quad Quobba set if you want (with 2 fronts in the rear or 2 centrals), but it may be too big rear fins for your taste. I use L fronts + M front sides in rear in one of my board, but it is a 6'10" so I can have easily the foot on top of the rear fins. I tried this combo on my 8'4" and I found it too stiff, so I guess it will not be pleasant on a 9'2".

In a nutshell: try your daughter Quobba set! I have been using myself at 100kg a M thruster setup for one year before the L became available, their hold is quite sufficient, plus the small size makes them even faster...


I agree with Colas. I run my 9'1 creek with the medium (orange fins) and nothing else now. I did try the CDrives for a while but find the quobba a better fin for this board. i now have the large (green) fins on my style and a 6.5 centre fin and find this perfect for me at 98kegs. I recently tried the quobbas, large at front and mediums in rears, in my shroom. It ripped, loosened up the board and felt like it would actually accelerate on the wave. I do get what colas means by the speed of these fins, I do surf similar conditions to him but larger boards...

bobajob
QLD, 1401 posts
18 Jan 2020 1:00PM
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colas said..


bobajob said..
I can't see where Quobba do quads




You may want to try a Quobba thruster set, you may be surprized. It should give you as much speed - or more - as a standard quad set, but with more control.

Note that by contacting Quobba themselves by email, they will gladly arrange any custom order: mixing FCS and futures, or a quad Quobba set if you want (with 2 fronts in the rear or 2 centrals), but it may be too big rear fins for your taste. I use L fronts + M front sides in rear in one of my board, but it is a 6'10" so I can have easily the foot on top of the rear fins. I tried this combo on my 8'4" and I found it too stiff, so I guess it will not be pleasant on a 9'2".

In a nutshell: try your daughter Quobba set! I have been using myself at 100kg a M thruster setup for one year before the L became available, their hold is quite sufficient, plus the small size makes them even faster...



Ha ha, thanks colas. The daughters board has FCS and my sup has futures so that's a no go. But my prone surfboard has fcs 2s so I will at some stage steal them and try the quobbas out on that, although it is a 2+1 as well.

Oh no, then I found something like this: www.wasabisurf.com/
And this: finshop.com.au/products/fcs-longboard-box-adapter

The only thing stopping me now is $$$$ Bloody turbos!

Bighugg
NT, 403 posts
18 Jan 2020 6:42PM
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The Wasabi work well
Same with the center box adapter
great to have in your travel kit.

colas
3900 posts
19 Jan 2020 3:10PM
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bobajob said..
Oh no, then I found something like this: www.wasabisurf.com/
And this: finshop.com.au/products/fcs-longboard-box-adapter


Well... the adapters (with shipping & taxes) will then be more expensive than a new Quobba FCS set + US Box/FCS adapter :-)

Bighugg
NT, 403 posts
25 Jan 2020 8:24PM
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Hey guys,
hanging out for some Australia day weekend Cdrive Twins board pics...
with water background doubly appreciated

Nugdam
QLD, 457 posts
25 Jan 2020 9:08PM
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I'm so keen to get this board and throw in C drives in it. Should be a fun weapon.


Bighugg
NT, 403 posts
26 Jan 2020 6:22AM
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Choice....Nugdam. a Custom, whats the specs ?
Am looking at another one from Scotty, 9' , 5 fin,


Nugdam
QLD, 457 posts
26 Jan 2020 8:51AM
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Bighugg said..
Choice....Nugdam. a Custom, whats the specs ?
Am looking at another one from Scotty, 9' , 5 fin,



It's going to be 8'5 x 30 120l hipster twin. Should be fun on bigger clean days. I think its about 5 weeks away from getting here.

Bighugg
NT, 403 posts
26 Jan 2020 9:17AM
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Nice , and the breaks should be empty with Holiday's over for you to dial it in.
I Was wanting a travel / share board . 9'x32 150lt, roughly a stretched Mongrel Noserider, non-foil, Quad with center box.
Longer wait, mid March .

Tardy
3541 posts
26 Jan 2020 3:06PM
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Hey big hugs ..no twin ,but my drives arrived this arvo ..I got a thruster set ...and 2 of the smallest rears made ..as extras ,seem I like quads ..yet to try ,I put them on my 8.7 flow ..I'll be flying around those sections now ..hope it's not too tight to turn .

Nugdam
QLD, 457 posts
26 Jan 2020 6:06PM
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Those C drives look awesome. Have they changed the colours

Bighugg
NT, 403 posts
27 Jan 2020 6:56AM
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Choice Quad, I do like to also have that option.
The Blue looks great with the natural timber. There was Orange with earlier hexcore as well.

Bighugg
NT, 403 posts
12 Feb 2020 3:12PM
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Its great to see Cdrive's trialing on a range of different types of boards. How about some more setup pics..... please

DHUPEDNORTH1
101 posts
12 Feb 2020 2:39PM
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bobajob said..

colas said..



bobajob said..
I can't see where Quobba do quads





You may want to try a Quobba thruster set, you may be surprized. It should give you as much speed - or more - as a standard quad set, but with more control.

Note that by contacting Quobba themselves by email, they will gladly arrange any custom order: mixing FCS and futures, or a quad Quobba set if you want (with 2 fronts in the rear or 2 centrals), but it may be too big rear fins for your taste. I use L fronts + M front sides in rear in one of my board, but it is a 6'10" so I can have easily the foot on top of the rear fins. I tried this combo on my 8'4" and I found it too stiff, so I guess it will not be pleasant on a 9'2".

In a nutshell: try your daughter Quobba set! I have been using myself at 100kg a M thruster setup for one year before the L became available, their hold is quite sufficient, plus the small size makes them even faster...




Ha ha, thanks colas. The daughters board has FCS and my sup has futures so that's a no go. But my prone surfboard has fcs 2s so I will at some stage steal them and try the quobbas out on that, although it is a 2+1 as well.

Oh no, then I found something like this: www.wasabisurf.com/
And this: finshop.com.au/products/fcs-longboard-box-adapter

The only thing stopping me now is $$$$ Bloody turbos!


Anyone yet come across a Futures Longboard Fin Adapter you can purchase (i.e not home made)? I have a Jimmy Lewis and while I love the board, the fin setup is very frustrating if you want to go thruster and stick with one type of fin plug (i.e. not split sets)

bobajob
QLD, 1401 posts
12 Feb 2020 5:04PM
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Not sure what you mean. So the two links above don't cover your needs? Oh wait, do you mean the centre fin to a futures adaptor? If so no, but I haven't looked that deep into it. Maybe your only option here is to go with FCS adaptors all round and ditch your futures.....its only money!

DHUPEDNORTH1
101 posts
12 Feb 2020 5:15PM
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bobajob said..
Not sure what you mean. So the two links above don't cover your needs? Oh wait, do you mean the centre fin to a futures adaptor? If so no, but I haven't looked that deep into it. Maybe your only option here is to go with FCS adaptors all round and ditch your futures.....its only money!


yep, after a centre fin to a futures adaptor. haha...only money. You may have graduated from the same school as my wife.

DHUSOUTH
WA, 108 posts
12 Feb 2020 5:38PM
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DHUPEDNORTH1 said..

bobajob said..
Not sure what you mean. So the two links above don't cover your needs? Oh wait, do you mean the centre fin to a futures adaptor? If so no, but I haven't looked that deep into it. Maybe your only option here is to go with FCS adaptors all round and ditch your futures.....its only money!



yep, after a centre fin to a futures adaptor. haha...only money. You may have graduated from the same school as my wife.


That's because she is well educated and quite right , its only money !!

Speak with Troy direct from C-Drives , he hooked me up with an Longboard adapter for my Smik
Love the C-Drives set up as a Twinny



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