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Fins for Rawson Impala (twin plus or 3) #2914342
02/16/19 03:01 AM
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I managed to find a very lightly used Rawson Impala,with FCS plugs (the original type).Shapers dots are at 9.5 inches and 3.5 so not std thruster numbers
I don't have a set of the MR twins that are suggested for this board (ironically I do have a set in FCS2) But I have some large template fins GMB and large Merricks as well as some different sized trailers.

Im thinking the GMB side fins with a g1000 trailer would be a good starting point before dropping more $ on a set of twins, plus I'm concerned the bigger fins may break out the FCS plugs. Im 200lbs not a small guy. Riding it in peaky east coast beach break

Any comments or advice from people with experience with similar boards
Thanks
JTS

Re: Fins for Rawson Impala (twin plus or 3) [Re: JTS] #2914435
02/16/19 04:01 PM
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The GMB or Mericks would be fine if you were about 150 or under

You need the MR set or similar

https://www.surfnvs.com/collections/twin/products/kraken-twin-fcs-futures

Plus discount code BCSX2LZX

You have a rad set for 50 bux

Re: Fins for Rawson Impala (twin plus or 3) [Re: JTS] #2914536
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Thanks for the help Retodd, just ordered them.
JTS

Re: Fins for Rawson Impala (twin plus or 3) [Re: JTS] #2914748
02/17/19 04:30 PM
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I'd not trust any twins in standard FCS plugs, I blew some MRs out of a board on a bottom turn and I weigh less than 150lbs shrug
Me and my girlfriend of the time had just hiked 2 hours along the coast in SW Australia and it was firing... luckily she was too spooked at the thought of men in grey suits so I borrowed her board!

Re: Fins for Rawson Impala (twin plus or 3) [Re: JTS] #2914783
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i concur, dont use twin size fins in fcs plugs, they will break on a turn. i'd glass em in place.

even carbon thruster sets tend to brak the plugs

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That is what I am afraid of. I personally have never blown out an FCS plug but hear about it often enough that I know it must happen
Board was glassed at Diamond Glassing in SD, I know they shutdown a year or so ago but thought they did good work. Hoping they did a good job installing the plugs. Guess I will try it and hope for the best. If they rip out Ill have futures put in, and come back and yall can say we told you so!
Thanks for the help
JTS

Re: Fins for Rawson Impala (twin plus or 3) [Re: JTS] #2914982
02/18/19 02:33 PM
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I had a Lost RNF that I surfed for several years with FCS MR twins before I blew one out. It did happen but it took quite a while.