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Introduction: 2023 ‘Quiver Killer’ Head To Head Surf SUP Test

Ever heard the saying when you get a new surf SUP the surf goes flat? Well we have 7 new boards for the SUPboarder PRO Head to Head Test of the Quiver Killer surf SUP shapes and we’re waiting patiently for some swell arrive before getting them out on the water. In this introductory video, […]

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Paul Ashton
Paul Ashton
1 year ago

My unorthodox view!!

  1. Quattro
  2. Smik
  3. Sunova

And, I think the Spice, Allwave and Guppy will be similar – dare you you try the Guppy as a quad!!

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul Ashton

Ok Paul, love to see you line up thoughts.
Guppy as a quad :-))

Troy Cleary
1 year ago

1. Splice
2. Hipster
3. Placid or fanatic.

I agree that a thruster set up does not suit the splice and I ride my 8”8 and 9”3 50/50 quads or twin fin

Looking forward to the coming videos on these boards.

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Troy Cleary

Hey Tory, Twin fin now thats an idea. Thanks for the list and Spice feedback.

Levon Scheijbeler
1 year ago

Cool test, I’m very interested in what you like and comes up on top. Nice shout-out to Rick as well! I’ve got experience with the Quatro that I have sold, the Quatro Carve pro 8’0 @ 109 liters. It was a good, responsive and very fast board, just for the type of waves in the Netherlands it wasn’t “the board” or the quiver killer, IMO. For France type of waves, I would have never sold it and I regret it even that I sold it. However, I bought back a Jimmy Lewis Destroyer 8’0 which outline is similar to the… Read more »

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 year ago

Nice one Levon. We were hoping to get a Jimmy Lewis but we could make it happen… shame. Thanks for your thoughts and the list.

Levon Scheijbeler
8 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Hi Reuben, 2 months later, but I see that I predicted the outcome of THE quiver killer correctly. Awesome! Also really cool waves you had

Ken Spence
Ken Spence
1 year ago

The allwave caught me off guard, very nice board! I like the traction mat that goes just a bit further forward past the handle, to avoid needing to wax that area. The dims are also interesting, sub 8′ with 105L of volume. I’m surprised the 7’11 Speeed didn’t make the test, but I’m looking forward to seeing the performance of the Placid. Looking forward to the test!

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Ken Spence

Hey Ken
Yeah the speeed was close to making it. Getting hold of the gear was the biggest challenge for us. The Placid fits the brief well. All we need know is swell.

Salmonpincher
1 year ago

for me, I would like the:
1) Infinity
2) Sunova
3 = Fanatic / Starboard

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Salmonpincher

Interesting, love hearing all these results

Salmonpincher
1 year ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

I don’t think the infinity will win. It (& the loco) have 10%+ more volume than some of the other boards. For me infinity & sunova are more desirable to own than fanatic or starboard (which are top mainstream, brands). I’m guessing the quiver killer will need to work in a wide range of (often sub optimal) conditions & different boards will suit different paddlers with different skill sets. So it will need to be able to cope & get going in mush, as well as clean steep faces & be stable in wind & chop – which will likely… Read more »

Reuben Ellis
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Salmonpincher

Riding conditions will a consideration but Its really more about certain wave shapes slack to faster. Stability in chop will of course be an import one. But Im hoping for light off shore for testing he he 🙂 I can dream anyway.

JohnnyChaos
JohnnyChaos
11 months ago

Interested to hear how the Loco does as it was a board I nearly got, and I love the colours, but that tail looks very chunky in person.
I settled on the Spice which I’m really pleased with and so far suits the waves we get on the Yorkshire coast really well.

Paul Leeming
Paul Leeming
10 months ago

Any progress on this test? Looking forward to the results.

Reuben Ellis
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Paul Leeming

Flattest Summer ever! Fingers cross very soon for surf.

Jim Sioufi
10 months ago

Nice video. Am looking forward to seeing the results. I’m with you on blanking off the unused fin slots. It’s bonkers that more people don’t do it – all that unnecessary drag! Once I’m happy with my fin positions, I take an unmelted glue gun stick, which pushes neatly into US box slots, and then gently heat it with a hairdryer and then gently smooth it flat with a stanley blade. Haven’t tried getting it out yet, but it should come out in one go (if I ever need to) and it made a decent difference to the overall smoothness… Read more »

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Reuben Ellis
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Jim Sioufi

Yep going to try that one. Fab tip, thanks Jim

Quang Dang
Quang Dang
8 months ago

Hi there,

What you guys think of stubby shaped boards ? I still can’t figure out when such shape couldn’t do the trick. In which condition would a stubby boards (when all proportion are the same with “classic” shape) won’t cope? From my perspective this look like a plus in almost every aspect, only very specific condition and performance seeked, the classic shape would perform better. Thanks for your insight guys !

Last edited 8 months ago by Quang Dang
Quang Dang
Quang Dang
8 months ago
Reply to  Beau Nixon

Hi Beau, thanks for the insight. I usually SUP flat or choppy water here in Geneva Lake Switzerland on a 14’x23″ all water board. Manage to catch casual waves from big service/regular line boat and lately in holydays had a 3 hours crash course in Puerto Rico of prone surfing. Now I have been hooked into the surf side of sup it seems that a stubby board would do the trick for me knowing I won’t be the next Laird Hamilton any time soon and won’t sup surf any sizeable waves before a couple of years.

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