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#2637107 - 05/11/17 09:53 AM Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard)
Theo_ Offline
Grom

Registered: 04/02/17
Posts: 12
I just copped a stubby Bastard for the bday and I'm stoked. I have 6 weeks to figure out what fins to get. I'm just under 190 and will surf it waist/chest high and up. Any suggestions on fins?

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#2637278 - 05/11/17 02:03 PM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: Theo_]
Theo_ Offline
Grom

Registered: 04/02/17
Posts: 12
I forgot, they're futures

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#2637344 - 05/11/17 03:28 PM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: Theo_]
DroppingOn Offline
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Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 563
I'm running Rusty Blackstix when it's small and AM2 honeycomb when it's more solid. Both work a treat smile

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#2637539 - 05/11/17 09:37 PM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: Theo_]
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jjf large

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#2637602 - 05/12/17 01:28 AM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: Theo_]
MidWestAus Offline
Grom

Registered: 01/13/16
Posts: 46
I'm the same weight and use AM's in my 6.3 Stubby Bastard from chest up.
I don't really surf it in weaker / grovel waves.

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#2637633 - 05/12/17 08:36 AM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: Theo_]
gui Offline
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shrug

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#2637640 - 05/12/17 09:25 AM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: Theo_]
Theo_ Offline
Grom

Registered: 04/02/17
Posts: 12
Thanks for the help guys, I was also told the Pyzel's were nice fins but i'm just worried they're too stiff, then again i don't know. I'm leaning more towards the JJF Larges since they're a little less stiff. That being said anybody have anything to say about finatics? I've been thinking about maybe joining however there are only a handful of days a year that Florida gets really good so idk if it would be worth it.

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#2637642 - 05/12/17 09:37 AM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: Theo_]
DroppingOn Offline
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Originally Posted By: Theo_
Thanks for the help guys, I was also told the Pyzel's were nice fins but i'm just worried they're too stiff, then again i don't know. I'm leaning more towards the JJF Larges since they're a little less stiff. That being said anybody have anything to say about finatics? I've been thinking about maybe joining however there are only a handful of days a year that Florida gets really good so idk if it would be worth it.


If you live in Florida I wouldn't get JJF fins. Techflex are nice - I have the AM2 in them but IMO unless you're in nice, powerful conditions you're better off with a bit of flex (honeycomb). Up to you of course! From my experience you can put AM2 honeycomb thruster set into just about ANY HPSB and it will work well.

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#2637647 - 05/12/17 09:51 AM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: DroppingOn]
Theo_ Offline
Grom

Registered: 04/02/17
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that's exactly what my better judgement was telling me I felt that the surf might not be strong enough for such a low ride number.

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#2637755 - 05/12/17 12:26 PM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: Theo_]
mayday Offline
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Registered: 02/12/14
Posts: 268
Loc: Long Beach, NY
I think it's worth trolling for used fins versus the finatic program. Buy and sell with minimal loss

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#2638090 - 05/12/17 07:39 PM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: Theo_]
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The JFF larges are pretty stiff and big for sure.

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#2638181 - 05/12/17 11:05 PM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: Theo_]
sd_101 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/14
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Not a big fan of tech flex construction. Agree with the stiff comments. I have the JJF mediums and rarely use them since picking up the gorilla accelerators.

I could see the hex construction rusty r3 (5fin set) working well at a punchy beach break.

Both work well with my round tail stubby (dozer)

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#2640256 - 05/17/17 02:37 PM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: Theo_]
overkill Offline
Grom

Registered: 12/30/16
Posts: 4
Check out Futures Alphas. They are light, balance ride number (4-7) and relatively inexpensive.

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#2640391 - 05/17/17 05:32 PM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: Theo_]
potomus Offline
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Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 57
Loc: on a leash
I went the Finatics route for my V3 Rocket. Worked out well for me in that case. I settled on a fin that I hadn't even considered beforehand. Like you said, though, it can be a waste of money if you're holding on to a set of fins with no waves to test them in. At least wait until Fall. Once you subscribe though, it's easy to get sucked into trying out different fins for every board you own. You could be on that program for years if you're not careful.

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#2641765 - 05/19/17 11:44 PM Re: Fins for a stubby bastard (referring to the surfboard) [Re: Theo_]
Theo_ Offline
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Registered: 04/02/17
Posts: 12
Once again thanks for the feedback. I think I'm going to go with the f8 honeycombs since they're right at 5 and the cheapest of the honeycomb, and then work my way from there.

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