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  • Muz74
    started a topic Biggest waves you surfed on your Dominator?

    Biggest waves you surfed on your Dominator?

    Hey hey everyone!!!

    Just wondering how big a wave the dominator will handle, and if you ride yours in over head high waves, what fins did you find worked best?

    I've had mine in head high glassy peaks with PC7's and it went well. I know its not necessarily designed for juice but keen to know who has ridden one in decent size waves.

    Cheers, Muz.

  • Chris
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    great stuff left lane. i think that's vey well put. Good way of looking at the Dominator in bigger/faster scenarios.

    Cheers

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  • LeftLane
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    Rode my 508 DOM at a couple feet overhead in thruster setup. No problem with sliding out on the face or anything like others have mentioned. But when I had a good deal of speed from big drops I find it tough to set the rail for the bottom turn and roundies. Had to nurse it through turns at speed a bit more. But then I bought a Hellfire and am now just fine in that scenario. :) Still have my DOM in the trunk every day, though. The thing goes so good and packs away nicely.

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  • Slowman
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    Originally posted by Fritzkat View Post
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    I have not figured out how the knubster fin fits in to a fin setup and what combo to even start with.
    Start with your loosest quad set, and work from there. Then you'll at least know in which direction to head (looser or stiffer). When it works right you should notice some extra drive, speed and control, without necessarily making things stiffer (well at least that is my experience with my custom made stabiliser which is smaller than the knubster).

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  • Phill
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    Bet you guys have had some insane waves from this swell. We've had a week straight of clear blues, warm weather and headhigh to slightly overhead offshore waves, but I bet it's been pumping in Ireland.

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  • surferireland
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    3a.jpg Brother on his 5'10 Dominator

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  • Fritzkat
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    On the Dominator 6-4 RF (with futures fins) I had tried the stretch quad set (w/4.0 rears)and found it had too much hold to do loose tail-out snaps on small waist to shoulderhigh fun waves. (I sold that Stretch set)
    I inserted the sidebites (@3.23 rears) were a little too loose, not enough hold when bottom turning or a quick pump for speed. they worked fine on a different board that is now broken already I am saving those fins for my kids.
    My V2 F4 fins (w/ 3.75 rears) did not have not enough drive for a small wave. I might combo those into something else or (I am saving those fins for my kids.)
    My Tim stamps quads (w/4.0 rears) work great down the line, but dont loosen up enough on the tail slides

    I have not had the chance yet to ride the Rusty quads (w/3.85 rears) or combo them on the Dominator this season. Being the tail is wider i am experimenting with the rear fins to see what works best on the dominator and other boards. the Rusty Quad rear might be the answer. I am looking for drive and that quick release of the tail on the playful waist to shoulderhigh waves.

    I am going to try the Rusty Quad set (the 4.54 fronts have alot of hold) or combo with the Rusty rears (4.0 rears) with the Stamps front fins (4.46 fronts) or the upright AM-2 (4.79 fronts) that big fin drive which may give more release.


    I have not figured out how the knubster fin fits in to a fin setup and what combo to even start with.

    Originally posted by saxman1 View Post
    I do feel like it is looser than say my old Simon large set. I used to run the Simons in the front with SF4s in the back to loosen it up. I feel the rusty set is a great blend of drive, hold and looseness. The whole knubster center fin thing is really a game changer for me though. It is making me take a second look at what I want in a quad set up. I might start running my SF4 set with the knubster or try a set of K2.1 with the center fin. Bottom line for me though is the Rusty set suits my style on the Dominator very well. I have yet to give them a go on my quadraflex but I will as soon as I get it back from the ding repair guy.
    Last edited by Fritzkat; 03-16-2012, 02:26 PM.

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  • saxman1
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    Originally posted by Fritzkat View Post
    saxman1
    Do you find that your rusty quad set back fins make your dominator looser than other back quad fins?
    I do feel like it is looser than say my old Simon large set. I used to run the Simons in the front with SF4s in the back to loosen it up. I feel the rusty set is a great blend of drive, hold and looseness. The whole knubster center fin thing is really a game changer for me though. It is making me take a second look at what I want in a quad set up. I might start running my SF4 set with the knubster or try a set of K2.1 with the center fin. Bottom line for me though is the Rusty set suits my style on the Dominator very well. I have yet to give them a go on my quadraflex but I will as soon as I get it back from the ding repair guy.

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  • Slowman
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    I use the Rusty quad set too and the rear fins (QR) are very upright and make it quite a loose quad set compared to say a GAM quad set that use a Q1000 (80/20 foiled) rear. The QRs are looser than the GX rear as well.

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  • Fritzkat
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    saxman1
    Do you find that your rusty quad set back fins make your dominator looser than other back quad fins?

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  • iggy
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    Originally posted by surferireland View Post
    Just gone out and bought a shiny new spitfire 6.0, being delivered tomorrow - oh yea
    Yewww

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  • surferireland
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    defo

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  • core personal training
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    woo hoo..!!...feedback when tested mate...
    Last edited by core personal training; 03-13-2012, 10:05 PM. Reason: kant spel good

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  • surferireland
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    Just gone out and bought a shiny new spitfire 6.0, being delivered tomorrow - oh yea

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  • core personal training
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    energy not as boundless as it once was..!!

    yeah, if you can sink and throw around some extra foam then go for it...at worst i've ridden the hellfire at 93-94kg plus 3/2 steamer...but that's in pretty good waves...and enjoying it from a whole new perspective as i am at the moment at 86kg, i can see the attraction of more float...wonder if i might enjoy the MB while lighter???..as long as i can get rail bite then it might free me up to push on it at all times...no nursing it...

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