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Fins for a DVS rocket fish #2727247
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Right now have DVS shapers fins keels, which he supposedly recommends . 5050 foil and pretty interesting but want to experiment. Haven’t really ridden the board yet, today was maiden voyage but waves were pretty terrible. Had a few good ones though. Not sure it wants big keels but something HP based. Maybe Rasta keels but heard they might be same as the DVS shapers? Any other suggestions?

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I put these in my twin and now prefer them to the 50/50 hatchet keels the board came with.



Here's what my twin (and its fin placement) looks like for reference:







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Re: Fins for a DVS rocket fish [Re: manbearpig] #2727392
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what are you looking for the board to do more of? aside from genERATE SOME F*(&###)(#)*(#$)(#$ SWELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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How do I get those hatchet fins?

I think the Akilas might be too small but I have a set I’ll try.

Want to go fast and lay some carves down. It’s geared for good waves and is not a groveler. Still relatively wide tail.

Reposting a photo for reference. She’s 5’7, deep dual vee single concave thing.

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sounds like you want a clean swept basic keel. nothing upright nor trick foils.....50/50 still suck so maybe 80/.20.

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I have another keel set, but they’re relatively big but flat inside. Will have to compare when i return home.

Here’s best shot of current fins I got




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You can get the hatchets via kryptsurf.com.

But I didn't like the 50/50 foil and found I preferred the flat foiled Akila's instead. Better speed generation and more predictable turns.

I too thought the Akila's would be too small for my application, but they feel really good. Not sure how far forward your fins are set, but they might be worth a try.


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I had them in one on his boards, akilas, which had a narrower tail than my DVS. Still lots of fish influence in the dick Van. It’ll be worth a try, the vees in the tail i imagine create some hold. Never have seen anyone use Akila style twins in one of these boards though.

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Anyone try the Shapers Asher Pacey retro keels?


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unless the board is glued.....that is MUCH more pivoty as opposed to carve unless you're running some kind of trailer to super foiled and very lonnnng swallow...and then its still pivoty

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Good point on that. Been awhile since I’ve used that style twin, since my akila aipa, and it was much more pivoty.

What about K2’s? Or are the Rasta keels the way to go?

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Swapped a Firewire evo TT with a guy for a brand new DVS rocket fish 6'9" with shapers keels. Mine is poly with concave set in a V out through the tail rather than the hydro hull like in Manbearpig's board. Also has a full chine rail. Built for a older fellow. Suits me just fine.
Took it for a spin this morning and it felt way too stiff. Was at tea tree Noosa but a veritable horde out there scrapping over dead ordinary, waist to head high lumpy waves. Not my scene at all. Derek Hynd was out there doing his friction free thang so that was a plus. So put the front fins of a McCallum quad set into it and took it out again later in the morning in onshore waves at my local point. At least it was bigger and with only 3-4 of us out there.
Board was happy to turn and I could feel a little slide happening here and there but a vast improvement over the keels. So dropped into local shop afterwards and grabbed some EN twins. Will give them a run tomorrow morning. Should work well as a bit more base and height than the McCallum quad fronts.
So @Manbearpig, did you ever get some twins to try in the rocket fish and if so how did they go?


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I had the same experience with the Shapers DVS fins. I just got a set of Lovelace piggybacks but have yet to try. I’ll report back. Let me know how those go for ya, still figuring this board out

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Originally Posted By: manbearpig
I had the same experience with the Shapers DVS fins. I just got a set of Lovelace piggybacks but have yet to try. I’ll report back. Let me know how those go for ya, still figuring this board out


How does the DVS fish feel / perform vs other fish ? have you tried a gary mcneil ? I had the wasp from DVS in 5'10, turned out to be a massive boat. I love my cv2 from Gary thou

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Originally Posted By: manbearpig
I had the same experience with the Shapers DVS fins. I just got a set of Lovelace piggybacks but have yet to try. I’ll report back. Let me know how those go for ya, still figuring this board out
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The EN's work really well but I'm on a way longer board...would like to run a set of sea shepherd knock offs I have for point waves though I have a feeling the K2s would also be better since I have plenty of rail to use. Taking into acct I'm riding a 6'9" compared to your board if into more upright twins I'd be looking at Apias or Rasta/Machado twins for your board. A lot less area than the EN's. For keels I'd be going for K2's since I haven't googled the Lovelace Piggybacks yet I'm just throwing the K2's in there for future reference just in case..
My old DVS rocket fish was one of the first he ever made with a set of glassed on carbon hatchets and a small nubster glassed on trailer. Had the extreme hydro hull bottom and fluted rail on the twin pins. Was an absolute mind machine in good hollow waves...think about a turn in an upcoming section and before you finished thinking it had done the turn already.
McNeill CV2's I've had were good but I liked the RTT twin more.


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