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Old 8th September 2009, 11:38 PM   #9
Join Date: Aug 2006
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I think they plane very early. The only thing to look out for is that the grip of the fins can sometimes in marginal conditions be deceiving when just getting onto the plane. You get the feeling the board is going to grip and then plane away, but it sort of never does. The trick is to instead just bear away a little and push the board onto its plane and then put more pressure on the fins again. This is no different than how you do on most single fins and on twin fin boards, the difference is just that the quad system gives you a different kind of feedback. But its like the front fins need a certain speed before they deliver their drive while the rear fins have drive from the start but not enough to power the board onto planing. Overall this is a very subtle detail though and even when I'm on my small quad I plane very early and with less "coaxing" than on a twin fin board.
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