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#1982130 - 10/22/12 09:19 AM Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins?
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If you've tried the same template in glass and in honeycomb, did you notice a difference?

Thanks -
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#1982131 - 10/22/12 09:34 AM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: Mooobs]
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glass is stiffer and drivier. have JC1's in both Glass and Honeycomb. prefer the honeycomb. still has drive but not as stiff.

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#1982132 - 10/22/12 10:26 AM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: stu dog]
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For me Glass is better. Ive have some custom fins that are waaaay flexier than pc/ honeycomb. And still have stiff base for drive.


I pref a more instant response than a forgiving flex. Still fine tuning what I like and learning what works best with a paticular board. pretty sure all the variables must work together wih the board of choice. Bottom concave and outline to fin template and construction/flex.

Glass hands down.
edit:(from the fins that ive tried)


Edited by saltyNuts (10/22/12 10:39 AM)

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#1982133 - 10/22/12 12:53 PM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: Mooobs]
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Bamboo by 101 , or marine ply by any of several foilers.........wood is real, plastic. Is, well, plastic.............
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#1982134 - 10/22/12 02:54 PM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: Mooobs]
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If you've tried the same template in glass and in honeycomb, did you notice a difference?

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i used to be a solely glass w/ the honeycomb fins being an acceptable, if distasteful, second choice. but between the MF-1 & the True Ames version of the CI fin (slightly larger than is sold by fcs & futures), i've really become a fan of honeycomb fins. that said, i'd still love to try the MF-1 in glass.

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#1982135 - 10/22/12 03:08 PM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: njsurfer42]
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Never tried the MF-1 in performance core, but the glass version I have is awesome.

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#1982136 - 10/22/12 03:32 PM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: Mooobs]
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If you've tried the same template in glass and in honeycomb, did you notice a difference?

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yes i have and like the glass versions best

GAM , TP-1's , MF-1's , pg7's , K2.1's

i like to mix in rtm ( honeycomb ) or glassflex trailing fins in certain conditions . think A-frame Newport . little more forgiving going into and out of high speed ( sometimes out of control ) turns

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#1982137 - 10/22/12 05:21 PM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: Mooobs]
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honeycomb fins are the popouts of the surfing world.
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#1982138 - 10/22/12 05:33 PM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: Havoc]
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honeycomb fins are the popouts of the surfing world.




hardly any fiberglass options with Futures anymore
lot more honeycomb and combo materials. use to be of the mindset of only fiberglass and now I like honeycomb lot better.

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#1982139 - 10/22/12 05:38 PM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: Havoc]
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honeycomb fins are the popouts of the surfing world.




Wait, I thought popouts were the popouts of the surfing world!?
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#1982140 - 10/22/12 05:41 PM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: stu dog]
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honeycomb fins are the popouts of the surfing world.




hardly any fiberglass options with Futures anymore
lot more honeycomb and combo materials. use to be of the mindset of only fiberglass and now I like honeycomb lot better.




the rtm are made overseas , fiberglass were cnc'ed in HB .

key word being WERE , think they are over it .

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#1982141 - 10/22/12 06:05 PM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: stu dog]
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honeycomb fins are the popouts of the surfing world.




hardly any fiberglass options with Futures anymore
lot more honeycomb and combo materials. use to be of the mindset of only fiberglass and now I like honeycomb lot better.




mold vs time consuming cnc cutting. $$$ talks. you can make 10 rtm fins in the time u can make 1 cnc cut fiberglass fin. rtm chinese made stuff is pretty craptacular in terms of quality. look at a futures cnc cut all fiberglass fin vs a molded rtm fin and notice the difference in quality. huge!
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#1982142 - 10/22/12 07:04 PM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: littlewave]
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Never tried the MF-1 in performance core, but the glass version I have is awesome.




wanna sell/trade 'em? i have a set of brand new MF-1's i'm selling.

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#1982143 - 10/22/12 07:05 PM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: retodd]
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Quote:

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honeycomb fins are the popouts of the surfing world.




hardly any fiberglass options with Futures anymore
lot more honeycomb and combo materials. use to be of the mindset of only fiberglass and now I like honeycomb lot better.




the rtm are made overseas , fiberglass were cnc'ed in HB .

key word being WERE , think they are over it .




futures, fcs, TA, tomo, haydenshapes, etc all in bed on the asian GSI / firewire train

i sent futures a curiousity email last week, asking about their canted tang on glass fins and some other stuff. didnt get a clear answer on whether their glass fins are cnc'd , molded, or hand foiled but i get the feeling they are hand foiled now... last new set i looked at wasnt molded, and their email made it sound like they are not cnc'd. (i also sent FU a similar email with some questions and never heard back ... ? ) .... heres what futures guy john griffin sent to me:

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We do not bend the fiberglass for the tang. If you look closely at the front or back of the tang you will be able to see that the layers are at about a 6.5 degree angle to the sides of the tang, and pretty much parallel to the flat side of the fin. I have seen other fin makers that put in extra effort to actually bend the fiberglass so that it is possible to use a plate that has less thickness. So either method works, and they each have their pros and cons.

We only cnc cut our prototype fins, molds, and high end fins like tow fins or paddle gun fins. So if you check out a Blackstix for example you will see that it has a perfect CNC foil, even though though fin itself was not CNC'd.




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#1982144 - 10/22/12 07:11 PM Re: Glass vs. Honeycomb for fins? [Re: kellsmith]
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its all good

i know where to get what i like

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