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B-Walnut

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Quatro Carve Pro - 8'2"
« on: May 17, 2021, 09:15:53 PM »
Pulled the trigger on the new board two weeks ago and promptly got out for a week of surfing on the Oregon coast. I've been surfing for a year now, and learned primarily on a blend element 9'8" 147l. I'm 190lbs.

Tested the new board in small conditions and I must say, I'm extremely stoked. The 8'2" is at 120l and felt like a pretty aggressive step down for me. Undoubtedly harder to just stand on, but after a day that started to pass. I was shocked that my wave count stayed plenty high, even when the waves got extra small. Paddling in was a breeze and I loved the boards reaction on the wave. Waist high was extremely fun while knee high was still fun to get out and goof around on.

I did struggle when the wind picked up, but fortunately I kitesurf so it's not a session ender for me. I expect after another week or two in the surf I'll be feeling extremely confident on it.

I'll try to write up a more legit review later this year, but wanted to share the stoke on the new board and offer to answer any questions if anyone else is looking at this board.

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Re: Quatro Carve Pro - 8'2"
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2021, 09:30:49 PM »
Stoker! Sounds like it was time to move down in volume. Yes the wind will wear you down on a smaller board, but the fun you're going to have out weighs any negatives. Share some pictures. 
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Re: Quatro Carve Pro - 8'2"
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2021, 11:29:24 AM »
Stoker, it seems to suit you! And in slop chop you have a beef wan!
My personal experience was to paddle my shortest board everywhere..
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Re: Quatro Carve Pro - 8'2"
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2021, 08:11:50 AM »
Here's a few pics! Hoping for some more good surf trips soon so I can get some action shots.

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Re: Quatro Carve Pro - 8'2"
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2021, 08:14:38 AM »
I'll also say, I was always a little weak catching waves on my backside. I'm guessing the lower volume of this board has changed that dramatically. I went from feeling tippy/out of place catching lefts with the big board, to confidently paddling in on the new smaller board pretty much immediately!

Again, crazy stoked!

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Re: Quatro Carve Pro - 8'2"
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2021, 06:05:19 PM »
Hey B-nut, nice post!
Great move down, that's awesome!

You are at a Guild factor of 1.4, which is a pretty good place to be.
* * Guild factor is board volume divided by your weight in kgs (86kg)  120 / 86 = 1.39

I look forward to your action shots..... yewwwwww!

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