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Retropete

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Tell us more about the little fatty w/ the boomerang fin. /lickyface/
Geoff McCoy is smiling at Sharky from his resting place.
I assume that is a locally made fin but here's the ones in Oz.
 

Sharky

Phil Edwards status
Feb 25, 2006
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Geoff McCoy is smiling at Sharky from his resting place.
I assume that is a locally made fin but here's the ones in Oz.
I milled it for myself. Malcolm allows me some leeway re what I want to do. The file is a slightly off-menu thing that I think was called the MGB GT. As I remember, I widened up the tail even more. I don't remember the dims, but I'm pretty sure it's about 6'1". Fat X Thick. I'll check. The fin, my partner picked that up in Oz.
I talked him out of it. The board gained drive and is very loose. And it holds. I'm intrigued by the fin. The fin position was a guess, but it seems to work. I can't make the board work backside, (but I can cut it back fine on my forehand) I believe it's me. I spent a lot of time riding very small boards with narrow noses. Paddling into weak waves backside, I have a tendency to move my weight forward and give it a few jinks to get some speed. I believe I am doing that on this board, just straight muscle memory, and the nose gets in my way. I think on a little faster wave, my weight would move back further over the tail and the problem would dissipate. Pilot error. Need more time on it. Frontside it's really fun though.
 
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