*** Official Fin Thread ***

jkb

Kelly Slater status
Feb 22, 2005
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Anyone with any experience with S-Wings?
They look super weird but my imagination suggests they could work.
I've had a couple of sets.

They had fun moments and weird moments.

To me, they lacked down-the-line drive (the fin bases are pretty small). I would also occasionally get some fin cavitation through bottom turns.

I really liked the way they felt through roundhouse cutbacks though. They felt like they loaded up and had a fun springy rebound through turns like that.
 

Hazrus

Legend (inyourownmind)
Sep 23, 2016
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Soar fins are incredible. Had a magic set around 15 years ago, until I hit a rock and lost the fin (and plugs). I’ve got to order some more.
 

stringcheese

Michael Peterson status
Jun 21, 2017
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Picked up some H4 quad rears to go with JS front fins, something about the combo looks good to me. Going to switch things up from the MR 2+1 on my chilli RB and see if I can get it to work in flatter waves.
 

Retropete

Miki Dora status
Jan 20, 2006
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ah ok, threw me off cause they're run as a quad.
It was weird but I had to run a heap of fin area to get drive out the board since it was oversized and in a relatively short/wide package. Mostly rode it when it was small several times. When it was shoulder high it could run with less fin but then I found I had more fun riding my wide diamondtail paulownia board so I sold it to save even having to take it to the beach hoping for the right conditions for it.
 
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