Cabrinha S-Quad 5’7″ 2014

Cabrinha S-Quad 2014

THE HYPE: 

For power surfing in all sizes of waves, from knee high to double overhead surf. This four finned surfboard is ideal for down-the-line surfing in medium to large waves, yet is surprisingly loose in small surf. A quad fin set-up and straighter outline helps hold an edge during high speed surfing. Eco cork-bamboo construction and comes with custom cut EVA pod pads.

Cabrinha S-Quad 2014


TEST TEAM NOTES:

Lovely looking and effective pads eliminate the need for wax and keep the board looking nice and clean. The fluid shape really curves in from the wide point at the back and combined with the grip from the quad in a small shape makes the S-Quad feel like a little rocket. On your first turn you literally come flying round the top with such a consistent speed that you’re banging out a bottom turn before you know it. The word that springs to mind with the S-Quad is ‘razor’. It’s sharp, fast and lethal in the right hands and the bite at the top of the wave provides a lovely, reliable, juicy cut. Fast but very smooth, the S-Quad benefits from more power and sits a little deeper in the water throughout its turn, creating immense grip if you’re carrying the speed. Rewards a higher skill set from a nimble rider.

S-QUAD BALANCE POINTS:

SET-UP: Quad
CONSTRUCTION: Cork-bamboo
BUILD QUALITY: 9
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS: 9
SPEED: 8.5
MANOEUVRABILITY: 9
COMFORT: 9
GRIP: 8
DRIVE: 7
LOOSENESS: 7
IDEAL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE / EXPERT
EASE-OF-USE: 7.5

SIZES:

6’2” x 18 13/16′ x 2”

5’10” x 18 13/16 x 2”

5’7” x 18.5 x 2”

More info at: www.cabrinhakites.com

Here’s the official S-Quad 2014 product video from Cabrinha:

Thanks to Cabrinha South Africa in Big Bay for the loan of this S-Quad. Find them at: www.cabrinha.co.za

THIS BOARD WAS FEATURED IN ISSUE #69

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