Test Location West Wittering: High tide and flat water in the ‘trench’.
Quatro are well known for making some of the best wave boards out there – the Quatro Cube, Pyramid Thruster and Super Mini. Keith Taboul has been shaping freestyle waves for while.
The previous model the Tetra was a favourite of mine and although this was not big seller in the UK it certainly is a good board.
The ‘Power’ is a more compact version short thick and has winger squash tail. It’s a board that works exceptionally well in onshore conditions, rides waves in lighter onshore conditions and is fast in flat water. It has a wave pedigree but will jump well due to its fast rocker line, doesn’t spin out in heavy chop, and carves very nicely in choppy and flat water. Used in the right conditions it would wave ride if the waves lined up.
On flat water I had a real blast as this charges around at full throttle but is a super stable ride. I used the standard fin package which felt good but when I had session in the waves I dropped the fin size down to 20cm center and this worked for me really well to and made the board feel looser.
I used the board with a 5.3, 4.7 and 5.7 and weigh in at 80 kg. It’s a cracking board for the South Coast, inland or wherever you need a Freestyle wave. We have one of these on test at 2XS West Wittering. Call us on 01243 513077 for more info.
With nearly all brands making freestyle waves – The Quatro Power has the performance of top freestyle wave boards, but with a little something extra. It’s a great board anf definitely one in my quiver.
105 228x 65 (7KG) MFC 23 G10 US BOX –side fins MFC RTM MT10 £1949.00
Pics James Jagger