Julien by Paul
Keith on the Glide: “My idea for the Glide was to create something easy, stable and fast to paddle, yet it was supposed to shine with maneuverability.
This board comes with solid rockers and full outlines, giving it a completely different level of stability and comfort, greatly enhanced by ISDTM (Integrated Stability Deck), which serves as an ergonomic stance platform. To me the Glide is the go to board for cruising and small waves. This is the Sup that my wife and me grab and go to the south side, throw our dog onboard and ride the fun waves.”
The deck consists of a generous diamond grove Quatro pad covering both your paddling and surfing stance for added comfort, while leaving the nose and rails bare to save weight for improved performance.
Available in 110, 120, 130, 145, 160, 190, 220 liters.
Available in neon blue on white.
The Glide features a thruster setup, its bigger center fin
providing both stability on straights and drive on turns.
PRO construction. Full sandwich build, featuring FDS™ Full Deck Sandwich for immaculate flex, FBS™ Full Bottom Sandwich for supreme strength, DSS™ Double Sandwich Stance for paramount rigidity in the heel areas, all laminated with Biaxial glass. This performance construction combines light weight, a crisp feel and excellent durability. We consciously do not use a carbon deck because it would result in too stiff of a board for Sup surfing and inhibit much desired flex and pop.
Julien by Paul
The Glide comes in a beautifully wide range of sizes, providing just the right volume for everyone.
Julien by Paul
Most Sup boards on the market are covered in color.
White however keeps the board cooler and allows for
the construction to work at its best and last longer.
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I had a chance to try out the 8' - 110 ltr Glide as an experiment so I could better understand the stability differences between volume and width as I'd had problems on larger narrower boards. I'm 85kg dry. Turns out for me, the 110 is really stable. While the volume is less, the stability is highly predictable, ie: when I'm off balance it is very easy to recover. Shockingly, its led me to wonder if I can shave off even more volume. The fact that it is so compact and allowed me to shed excess volume makes it a total blast to surf. I can't comment as to how big of surf it can go into and remain ideal, but I'm mostly not surfing anything very large anyway. For what I do, it's more fun than anything I've been on by a long shot. I really think you have something special here as you can remain stable while shedding unnecessary volume. It's not clear to me how much of the stability is shape and tail vs. just simply width. But I think an even smaller version/s might be really interesting. Congrats and thanks to the Quatro team.
Had a few sessions on the 84 SUP. Tried as quad but too much grip for our small waves.
Was using the old 86 with three fins, so switched the 84 to tri fin mode. Now a sweet ride.
Great board for our mushy waves of the North Sea. Stable stands and very maneuvrable for my 73 kg. Also the construction of the board gives a very good and solid feel.
I have the Glide 8'10 which I use mainly as a float and ride wave board when the wind is light and the waves are below head high. This board is just awesome for me as I weigh 120kg and allows me to go sailing when all the small guys are on their 100litre freestyle wave boards. It's also the most popular boarding the beach when it's light and onshore but there's still a wave to ride! Highly recommend these boards, thanks KT!
Boards are great!
I\'ve been riding different SUP boards since 3 years, mostly surfing, I\'m 85kg dry and 185cm tall. Waves are pretty are small in my area, 0.5-1.5m and very powerless. My previous boards were Fanatic Allwave 9\'2 and Hokua 9\'10 and 9\'5. I could never imagine I could ride such a short board in local conditions as Glide 8\'6 without sucrificing caching wave ability. I got it from local distributor for testing and was so stoked, that I never gave it back (shut up and take my money:)) My impression of Quatro as a brand, was it makes too pro gear for perfect conditions (big powefull waves). Glide changed my mind!
So how it rides? I call it MAGIC, so smooth and tons of FUN! It\'s not technical board, it\'s very easy to ride. Very low rocker makes it plain immedeately and it turns very smooth, without loosing speed when coming from turns. Acceleration is great, you could get wave even with 1-2 strokes on perfect timing! Great fun to ride board for many conditions, you can btw even nose ride it. I was affraiding to do late drops, because of low rocker, but there is something in this shape/volume distribution that allows to do late drops without nose diving. This is my first carbon board and 130L volume seems to be different on carbon boards, it\'s feels bit (+5L+10L) more compearing to other boards. Board construction is very durable and bomb proof.
I wish you could have 8\'4x31 Glide for my girlfriend, she tryed 8\'6x32, but it\'s too wide for her. Got Carve 8\'4 for testing, hopefully it will works on small powerless waves for 55kg;)
For me, the 8.8 is the perfect blend of flotation, stability, and shred factor. Turns "1-2 foot , poor to fair surf " into an epic day.
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