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Norsemann

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Has anyone tried the Futures Elevon quad set? I was all set to order some this afternoon, 'til they told me the retail is $190. Kind of want a testimonial before I drop that much.

I'm currently surfing V2 F4's on a Doc New Toy (round bump).
 

retodd

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i think HSS has then for free demo

we need a review on this thread

if you decide to buy , bashams is ALWAYS less
 

retodd

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i spent to much time in the water , had no time to go shopping in A Waikiki
 

IronMike62

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TC Redlines look like great fins for a wider tail shorty or step up. Claimed to have lots of drive but good tight pivot and plenty hold. Anybody using them and on what?
 

Norsemann

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TC Redlines look like great fins

Use them on my 6'1" Flexfire.

Personal opinion, these have not been the all around performer I had hoped. I slap these on when its head+, but anything smaller than that is a waste. Obviously not loose, and I get zero drive in waist/chest/shoulder high.

These are strictly step-up for me, when I need extra hold.
 

chrisolden

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Has anyone tried the Futures Elevon quad set? I was all set to order some this afternoon, 'til they told me the retail is $190. Kind of want a testimonial before I drop that much.
you and me both.
i'd like to try a set on my Stretch/Pugskate(I'm currently running the
Simon Anderson/Future quads on it), but $190 for a set is steep.
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jts80

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I don't really know a lot about fins but the G-10's on my Modfish are my favorite. With that being said should I pull the trigger on a set of quad and tri fins from GG for my 5 fin convertible step up Coil? I have a set of K-3's now. I am going to be adding an M-80 so would this cover me or should I get a trailer for the M-80 too? Or can any of my Modfish fins be used? As I said before I don't know what works.
 

Makoto3838

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Ok guys, I'm no where near as good a surfer as most of you in this thread probably but Id love some advice.

Young and in good shape, weigh about 145 lbs and ride a 5'11 HPSB with FCS fins, on a good beach break, maybe 4 feet avg.. Sometimes 3 sometimes 5 on the sets. I'm not amazing but Im turning and cutting back, what do you think a good fin to start out with would be. I've been using the cheap cheap ones till now and I'd like to start trying some better quality ones out and see if they make a big difference.

Any guidance is much appreciated
 

retodd

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pg3 and TC aqualine . TC aqualine will have you doing warp speed on your cutbacks .
 

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Ok guys, I'm no where near as good a surfer as most of you in this thread probably but Id love some advice.

Young and in good shape, weigh about 145 lbs and ride a 5'11 HPSB with FCS fins, on a good beach break, maybe 4 feet avg.. Sometimes 3 sometimes 5 on the sets. I'm not amazing but Im turning and cutting back, what do you think a good fin to start out with would be. I've been using the cheap cheap ones till now and I'd like to start trying some better quality ones out and see if they make a big difference.

Any guidance is much appreciated
145? Youve probably got some extra nose man....get a F()*#(*)# 5'8 or something
 

Makoto3838

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I'm 5'8 and wear a wettie most of the year. A 5'8 seems a little small for a shortboard don't you think? Was going to get a 5'7 blakbox for a summer board, But for my level 5'11 hpsb seems ok, I could probably go to 5'10 for my hpsb but I don't know if I'd want to go too much lower. I'm worried about sizing down too much too quickly and just not being able to surf well
 

Makoto3838

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Another question for you fin pros, at 145 lbs I'm between small and medium size Fcs fin recommendations. Small is recemended for 130-155 lbs and med is 140-165 lbs or so. When would be good to have a medium size fin vs a small? What sort of wave would be better to have a larger fin vs a smaller one?

Sorry if these are newbie questions but the whole fin science really confuses me.
 

retodd

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the fcs site is wack ,
just listen here , the smaller the fin the better , but you still need control , fine line of too small and too big .