Sometime in early 2018, Rob began synthesizing the Go Fish into what would become the Seaside, and recognized that quad sets are derived from the design of a thruster set. Look at your favorite thruster set and add two quad trailers to it, and the trailers look just like the front two fins but smaller. Quad fins are, just in general, inspired and designed in the spirit of thrusters.
Rob began designing a quad fin set for the Seaside that used a twin keel, not a thruster, as a starting point. What he landed on is a quad set with the same drivey, basey feelings of a keel fin set. Designed for the Seaside, it works in any quad fin board you have. It’s the best of keel fin feelings, distilled into quad form for any quad shape you ride.
This updated version was improved to create more of a balanced, all-around performance characteristic across a variety of different surfboard shapes. The front two fins are slightly more raked, and the two trailers are slightly more upright. This maintains the same carving characteristics of the original quad set, while adding a new ability to pivot more tightly and immediately.
Overall this gives the new and updated quad set a bigger and better sweet spot, enabling the surfer to position their back foot more freely on the tail, without sacrificing either a drawn out carving ability, or a quick and pivoting ability to slide or slip the fins free when wanted, for a wider variety of maneuvering than the original quad set.