Diary Of A Success

The evolution of our riding

The same place. The same spirit. It was in 1994 that the four of us set out to create what would become one of the most influential and successful watersport board brands ever. And we still follow that heritage today, with that very same dedication.

With the original logo we wanted to represent what this brand was truly about and all we could think of was the energy we had inside and therefore we went for a sun with four flames. The name did and does represent the mix of our manifold backgrounds.

The urge for this new enterprise started earlier however, in the water, from the need to evolve our personal riding. We would meet during and after our sessions on the beach, watching each other ride different shapes and seeing how it affected our riding. Talking about all the changes we wanted to make and all the new areas on the wave we wanted to make accessible.

Back then the first mass-accessible computers were at hand and we built two boards for each of us, using CNC technology.

But even before those private boards were finished and dry, we already had our first orders. And not just any orders. Nine out of the ten top professional windsurfers on the tour and eventually ten out of ten would ride Quatro boards and win titles on them.

Most still do today. It’s the industry’s open secret, and it’s part of the research and development that sets our boards apart from the mass of all those other brands.

But really, none of noting is a secret, the plain truth is that we just love making boards, regardless of the sport, and we are passionate about working with individual riders. And all of this still feeds the evolution of our riding.

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