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Re: When changing fin size ? [Re: surfy1476] #2911881
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"I only drop fin size on guns"

Well designed fins and their placements don't need this .

Re: When changing fin size ? [Re: Greg Griffin] #2911969
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Originally Posted By: Greg Griffin
"I only drop fin size on guns"

Well designed fins and their placements don't need this .


Well designed fins are the same size for a 6'0" and a 9'0"?

Re: When changing fin size ? [Re: surfy1476] #2912114
02/11/19 10:39 PM
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Sure can be

Most templates are all over the place .

Wide base then mid section narrowing( radically in some cases) and moving forward then sweeping back into a larger tip is common .


Re: When changing fin size ? [Re: Mat6920] #2912889
02/13/19 10:33 AM
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So Greg if looking at Futures twin fins would the AMT be closest to your I'll call it, "area loss", template?


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Re: When changing fin size ? [Re: Retropete] #2912894
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My friend Tom Hoye in Oz with a similar version of AMT in 1970

Yes getting closer to the concept of designed in area loss - never increasing ,always releasing at your chosen amount from base to the tip .


Re: When changing fin size ? [Re: Mat6920] #2912926
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Thanks. Glad I remembered your terminology correctly. Makes sense.


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Re: When changing fin size ? [Re: Mat6920] #2913358
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I ride the same fin no matter what the size. I just am so used to the feeling so I ride what I'm used to when it gets bigger. I ride the AM2 in all my boards. The only time that I will ever downsize my fins is with a quad. I feel like with the extra fin having bigger fins feels like too much back there. With smaller fins you still get drive but can turn it better. But saying that I don't ride quads that often. Mostly thruster and twins on smaller waves (maybe with a baby trailer). Just my two cents. I used to play with the fins so much but as I've progressed I've found that keeping it simple is the best for me.

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