I think this is the way I’m leaning...I had a magic MR style twin+trailer when I was in my teens back in the late 90s & have always had a soft spot for the design...we rarely see A/Os here on the east coast-new or used.
I’m definitely not a thruster guy, I’ve spent a ton of time on twin & quad...
I need the advice of the bonzer collective. Let me preface this by saying that the Octafish is one of my all-time favorite designs I’ve had in nearly 30 years of surfing...if I had to, I would be content to have just an Octafish.
That said, I have an opportunity to score a new-to-me...
6.5” fin is the business for me...but I’ve never had any of the wider tailed designs. So-try a 6.5” & check placement carefully. I like mine right in line w/ the trailing edge of the runners. I don’t really worry about distance from the tail.
Foil question...w/ all things being equal (board, fin template, placement, etc...), what would I gain or lose from a thicker foil vs. thinner?
I have 2 sets of fins that are identical except for foil, so just curious what the difference would be.
one of my favorite memories from growing up is of my dad & I surfing on his Hobie 18...into the beach, across shoals into the inlet, open ocean...didn’t matter. I distinctly remember one late summer sail where we launched from the beach through waves that were maybe 1 foot, but when we got out...
Ive always had a curiosity about kneeboarding, but these dims seem absolutely massive...& this isn’t the first kneeboard I’ve seen w/ what appear to me to be huge amounts of foam. Can anyone explain why? I always thought good kneeboard dims would be something fish-like around 5’0 or something.