*** Official Fin Thread ***

tedshred5

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has anyone tried the Lovelace Piggyback Keels (the higher aspect ones) on a performance twin (wing swallow outline)? Have only heard feedback from em in fishy shapes.
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Aruka

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I haven't tried the PB keels in my Rusty winged twin but I suspect they would go well. I've liked slightly more swept back twins like the Christenson twins and the Album Fascination twins in that board but I haven't gone full on keel yet because I think it would lose too much of the pivot that makes it so fun. PBK could be a good middle ground.

PB quads are sick in small waves. So much speed but still loose. Like oeste says, good middle ground between split keel and normal quads. I wanna try them in my JS Psycho Nitro soon, I think that would be a good combo.
 
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tedshred5

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Yeah I have a Rusty twin on order, pure twin no trailer box. Already have the Akila Aipas and the T1s. I was wondering how a more upright keel might go for a change in feel.
 
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I used the piggybacks in a MR type performance twin this winter for a few months. I didn’t click with it. Not even sure why. I love keels in a fish. I ended up going with TA twins and a TA trailer.
 

Aruka

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Yeah I have a Rusty twin on order, pure twin no trailer box. Already have the Akila Aipas and the T1s. I was wondering how a more upright keel might go for a change in feel.
If we ever get some fun waves eventually I'll try the PBK's in my R. Twin and let you know.
 
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SixtyGrit

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Lotsa questions:

Are the piggyback keels too much fin for 5'7 160# me on a 5'3" fish I shaped? If so, any suggestions on alternatives? If not, how should I place them with futures boxes? Looking for something like those... More keel-y than the CxCx upright keels.

Does the futures fin rear gap make their fins not even close to the intended design? Anyone
ever do a 1:1 comparison? Same (not really) fin on same board, only a different box?
 
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I think the Piggyback Keels are pretty well sized for 160lb. person surfing a short fish.

I'm about 180 and they were a little too loose in my 5-7 fish. Still fun, especially in smaller surf but just a little too slidey when the waves had push.

I can't comment on the futures vs. fcs or other keel comparison. Most of my boards are Futures. No complaints.
 
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Lotsa questions:

Are the piggyback keels too much fin for 5'7 160# me on a 5'3" fish I shaped? If so, any suggestions on alternatives? If not, how should I place them with futures boxes? Looking for something like those... More keel-y than the CxCx upright keels.

Does the futures fin rear gap make their fins not even close to the intended design? Anyone
ever do a 1:1 comparison? Same (not really) fin on same board, only a different box?
We're pretty close in height and weight. I have a set of the piggyback keels for my 5'3 TKF, but haven't tested them out yet. I've been pretty happy with the futures k2 keels on that board. I also ordered these because their offer to donate a portion of the proceeds to a local surf shop was all the extra motivation I needed https://www.surfnvs.com/collections/apex-twins/products/apex-series-ono-twin
 
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kai kane

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Has anyone tried new NVS Taylor Knox fins?
Looking at buying large set. Weigh 185 and live on North Shore. Seem right but wondering if anyone tried out yet.
 

SixtyGrit

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We're pretty close in height and weight. I have a set of the piggyback keels for my 5'3 TKF, but haven't tested them out yet. I've been pretty happy with the futures k2 keels on that board. I also ordered these because their offer to donate a portion of the proceeds to a local surf shop was all the extra motivation I needed https://www.surfnvs.com/collections/apex-twins/products/apex-series-ono-twin
Mine arrive tomorrow, but the fish they're for has yet to be glassed... Next week's project.
 
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