QUATRO PYRAMID PRO 87 2021 TEST REVIEW
VERDICT: A classic looking shape that still has enough up and go to be used wherever you need it. But it would be a crime not to take this board and search out the classic days, where its ability to turn tightly with power and drive are sure to make the search more than worthwhile.
THE LOWDOWN: The Pyramid Pro is billed as a progressive wave board from Quatro with much of its design based around a new bottom shape concept from Keith Teboul. The front of the board incorporates a full single concave, this is then coupled with a vee through the middle of this concave, then becoming a full vee in the tail of the board.
The new bottom shape is focussed around quick planing and increased top-end speed. From this adaptation in bottom shape, the outline of the board has also changed, with more fullness in the nose and parallel lines throughout, the outline finishing off into a swallow tail.
The Pyramid is an uncluttered piece of design with some pretty specific targets. Whilst much of the bottom design is there to make the board as fast as possible, Quatro have also tried to make this board with as much grip and drive as they can.
The Pyramid comes in Pro Carbon S-glass construction, which not only features rail and deck reinforcement, but on the bottom features what Quatro call, “FBS™ Full Bottom Sandwich in double thickness for ultimate strength.”
The board is finished with MFC footstraps and a MFC thruster setup of RTM US box 18 cm and Mini Tuttle 10 cm sides.
BRAND CLAIM: “The all new launching Pyramid Pro is something I am very proud of. I wanted to come up with a new bottom concept that would incorporate the best elements of concave and vee together, allowing for the fastest possible flow of water in a wave board. What I created is a mix of both, one that I call Con-Vee”
PERFORMANCE: One of the first things you notice about the Pyramid is the weight. Whilst being the longest board within the test group, and still having 58 cm of overall width similar to most of the others, it comes in at only just over 6 kgs. The Pyramid is the longest board in test and its appearance looks like that of a classic wave board with a drawn out outline, especially in the tail.
Off the plane the Pyramid has plenty of float and tracks well, its extra length giving good glide if needed and is helpful for float and ride. Once powered up though it accelerates early and easily onto the plane with a small amount of rider encouragement.
When you first turn this board you need to keep your wits about you! Not only will it turn tightly, but fast too, and don’t be surprised if you are round your first gybe before you’ve really thought about what’s going on.
This turning ability and drive is great on the wave face, as the board has an extra gear halfway through the turn that will reward you the more you commit. The better the conditions, the better the performance, as you get great feedback through the board, really feeling the contours of the wave as you turn.
Whilst the Pyramid will offer great turning in most conditions with enough speed and early planing ability for jumping on the way out. This board really deserves to be unleashed in cross to cross-off conditions to unravel its top potential.
Volume (Quoted): 87 litres.
Length: 228.5 cm
Width: 58 cm
1ft off (Tail Width): 35.5 cm
Bottom Shape: Mono-concave with an increasing wash of double concave, becoming straight double concave in front of the fins, to vee behind the fins.
Weight (‘Naked’): 6.1 kg
Fins: MFC TF_18 RTM (US) + 2x MFC TF_10 (MT)
Sail Range (Quoted): 3.7-5.5
Sizes Available: 72, 77, 82, 87, 92.
Other boards in this test: