*** Official Fin Thread ***

retodd

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one thread about quads , twins , tris , singles , 1+2 , and 2+1.

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ciscojaws

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one thread about quads , twins , tris , singles , 1+2 , and 2+1.

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I'm looking for a good set of Future twin + trailer. I really like the Biolos template for my tris if that helps. Any suggestions?
 

laidback

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I"m all about quads!
Ridden them for years.
450's in front and 375 out back

Recently, I went 510 twin in front with small little trailer in back and really liked it.

What would goin 510's in front and smaller than 375 in back do me?
 

Ifallalot

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Glass FT1s with the glass trailer. I like them better than the VFT1s because the VFT1s are glass flex or whatever the hell that material is called

I've heard good things about the Akila fins too, but have never tried them myself. Supposedly you gain verticality over the FT1s but lose some drive
 

retodd

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pancho side and hatchet trailer if the set up is for a tri fin, if the board has twin placement , get some twins , the CI ones look nice and so do the akila twins
 

retodd

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try scemitar rears first to small of back fins feels driveless

try vector 2 longboard sidebites in the back
 

nickpheous

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Glass FT1s with the glass trailer. I like them better than the VFT1s because the VFT1s are glass flex or whatever the hell that material is called

I've heard good things about the Akila fins too, but have never tried them myself. Supposedly you gain verticality over the FT1s but lose some drive
i've used both and ft1's have more area. definitely more drive but akila's fin is waaay better. plenty of drive and more of a tri fin feeling....but free er. matt "album" parker's board with those fins was magic. that board was just so fast with very little effort.


singles, twins, quads, tris............twins suit me best
 

Ifallalot

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I"m all about quads!
Ridden them for years.
450's in front and 375 out back

Recently, I went 510 twin in front with small little trailer in back and really liked it.

What would goin 510's in front and smaller than 375 in back do me?
It is easy to get too much fin with those big fronts but you want to go smaller

I'm experimenting with the same setup. The problem I am having with it is that I am inconsistent compared to a "normal" quad set up. One wave is great, the next one sucks.

I have found a set up I REALLY like for the board I've been experimenting so I guess I should leave well enough alone but I want to try that set in my board which is on the way....

Fin experimentation is fun
 

laidback

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try scemitar rears first to small of back fins feels driveless

try vector 2 longboard sidebites in the back
This set up has felt so goooooooood!


Stamps is gonna get me some smaller rears to go with the big front fins, so I can ride it as a quad. 512 front with smaller rears........maybe. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/jam_on.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/rockin.gif" alt="" />
 

20W-50 and blood

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one thread about quads , twins , tris , singles , 1+2 , and 2+1.

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HI RETODD! I'm 20W! What were you saying about tricked out singles fins? As you know, I am a fin whore and I thoroughly enjoy the thought of being able to spice my bonzer up with something different....not that it needs it!
 

IronMike62

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liking the MR twins with trailer in the RNF.

for me, that combo is money. plenty of drive and hold but can break it loose off the top.
 

retodd

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HI RETODD! I'm 20W! What were you saying about tricked out singles fins? As you know, I am a fin whore and I thoroughly enjoy the thought of being able to spice my bonzer up with something different....not that it needs it!
a yes the power foil <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/facelick.gif" alt="" />
halcyon could explain best but,
here it goes

the way the leading edge is foiled , not to thin so its stiffer and the the foil along the root or cord ?? then on the trailing foil its concave ? not deep at all but it makes a huge difference in feel.

my retro single fin went mach 10 <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/unuts.gif" alt="" /> cray drive . a heavy back footer like your self would be surfing with a chuby the whole session

i think afoaf has one too