Yes mine is 2 5/8" and it's a big much. I think 9/16 or 1/2 would be perfect. But it's great for small waves, I've even used it in much bigger surf. Also I push my niece into waves on it and she goes flying down the line.My 5'6 Superflex is 2 9/16" and I think there were some that were 2 5/8" which really doesn't matter, but mine feels pretty good under the arm.
TYNice Jamby. I'm curious to hear how you like that Flying Pony compared to the Fling.
I always wanted a Puddle Fish, even the Lib Tech one looks good to me. I usually start with a Split Keel set or Controllers depending on fin system, on anything that remotely looks like a fish. That, for me at least, gives the most amount of drive the board can give you, and you can loosen it up from there if needed. Even if they don't work, and they just might be too much fin for that shape, they are always handy to have for other shapes. Great fins the controllers are.Can any of you recommend a good quad fin set up for my Puddlefish. The PF I got last June that got crushed by Delta and the one I have now are the first quads I've ever had. I have Channel Island fins in it the guy at the shop recomnended. I didn't know enough about quads to not take his recommendation.
I checked it out thanks. I ordered the Reactor rear fins for $65 as suggested. We will see. I was riding the PF at 37 litres in 8-10 foot (faces) right points last summer and I was fine. The 42 litre board I just have not had in bigger surf with good shape. Works like a dream in hollow chest to head high surf and that's mostly what I surf these days.TY
The Fling, to me, had a full Reactor Quad set written all over it with that tail, but I saw Racer's post about the AM's so figured I would try them first. I typically run mediums in everything, but figured the short little 5'2 could probably use some more fin
I always wanted a Puddle Fish, even the Lib Tech one looks good to me. I usually start with a Split Keel set or Controllers depending on fin system, on anything that remotely looks like a fish. That, for me at least, gives the most amount of drive the board can give you, and you can loosen it up from there if needed. Even if they don't work, and they just might be too much fin for that shape, they are always handy to have for other shapes. Great fins the controllers are.
What did you run in the one that was crushed?
SurfNShow did a review on that board a few years ago.Might be worth a look
Thanks for the fin recommendation. Yeah, I'm expecting my 5'6" to be pretty corky, but it'll be for local dribble that I've been passing on for the last few years. I'm sure if I was in HI where there's more power, I'd want to be on a 5'4. My 5'6 Superflex is 2 9/16" and I think there were some that were 2 5/8" which really doesn't matter, but mine feels pretty good under the arm. I also weighed in that it'll be easier for my daughter to ride than a lower volume board since she's just figuring out angling on the Wavestorm.
It's pretty funny though, as soon as she's up on the Wavestorm she's trying to pump down the line, which there is no way she can on that behemoth at only 80 pounds. She has been riding my Carver skateboard quite a bit which I think will help her transition onto the Fling.
My feelings exactly. The traction wasn't quite there, and it def takes some getting used too. All the speed and width, combined with not surfing a quad in a long time had me kooking. Went back and watched how Ben Gravey surfed his, and its just a different style. A little tighter turns than the wraps i'm used too, when doing wraps, too ease off a little and let the board do the work as opposed to digging in (let the fat ease around), and YES more speed and more attempts at airs... after a little adjustment period, I was flying and doing more vertical, fins free, reverse type of surfing... Still working on actually coming close to an air hahaI took mine out early this morning before the tide got too low. Unfortunately it was was pretty bumpy from moderate onshores and lots of rips and looked like every local high school's surf class/team decided to descend on my local jetty. The red tide was still making things an unpleasant brown color although the smell was not too bad and came in little wafts.
I had it set up as a thruster with Kolohe Andino large fins. The board as almost everyone has mentioned, is super (pun sorta intended) easy to get going fast. The waves were waist with some occasional chest high ones coming through. I could feel the thickness/wide tail fighting me a bit on a roundhouse as it wanted to pop out a bit when I was redistributing my weight during the initial part of the turn.
I've only surfed twice in the last 48 days compared to surfing almost everyday when it was open out front, so I didn't feel at the top of my game. In addition, my back has been killing me since Saturday, so the weird cutback feeling may have been me out of practice or compensating for my back pain. With that said, I did a similar turn in Huntington a few weeks ago on my twin which felt like I had a lot more traction, so I was kind of surprised the tri set up didn't feel like it had as much hold as the turn on my twin (a 5'8 rounded pin with fins set back at 7.25").
I did get a little backhand wave that I got a decent little turn off and was surprised how tight of turn the fat thing could do. The instantaneous speed you get from the board makes me think that I'll be trying more airs than normal as soon as my back feels better. For a first session I'm pretty stocked. I think I may put AM large Aircores in tomorrow sine they have a little more area and might not be overpowered as much. The AM's base is slightly smaller than the KA's, but I wasn't wanting for more drive at any time.