FIN KNOWLEDGE

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bishmann started the topic in Monday, 17 Nov 2014 at 5:03pm

Hi All ,
after a bit of your vast wisdom here , got myself a tiny 5'8 fish for small mushy waves , in 78 kgs and currently have fcs g'3 s in it but find them to lack drive and speed anyone have any suggestions on what would be more suitable fins for speed / drive in small waves , old school fcs plugs in the board tri fin .
help would be greatly appreciated .

bish

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udo commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 7:46pm

H4 FCS fin review and how they perform on a Slater Cymatic
Leigh Wilson Utube
And a real nice collector at the end Stu ..
EDIT: And Leigh...giving shortboard ride reviews at 66yrs of age...fuckn legend !

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lostdoggy commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 7:59pm

Need a review on a normal board.

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stunet commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 8:15pm

Nice MD. Looks like a General Motors Holden logo on it.

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kooklife commented Monday, 12 Oct 2020 at 7:39pm

Does anyone have any experience/ thoughts on Scarfini fins? I have never tried them but am interested to know if they are any good?

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udo commented Saturday, 17 Oct 2020 at 7:36pm
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udo commented Sunday, 15 Nov 2020 at 9:29am
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udo commented Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 at 6:28pm
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brainiac commented Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 at 7:14pm

I'mm not sure if you know Udo, but cdrives back in action and in futures, check their website

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udo commented Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 at 7:35pm

Yep well aware of that [Page 4] but these are Ebay Chinese copies for sure
like these ---.https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Surfboard-Fins-FCS-Base-Carbon-Fiber-And-Hon...

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udo commented Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 at 4:19pm
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udo commented Monday, 28 Dec 2020 at 11:22am

Kai Lenny model
https://mfchawaii.com/shop/surf/surf-fins/surf-xxl/xxl-r2-kai-quad-fin-set/

Has Slater been using 4 WFS ?? Betcha he buys the company ?
http://www.4wfs.com/

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udo commented Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 at 6:32pm
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udo commented Friday, 22 Jan 2021 at 4:18pm

Sexy Quad set from long time ago
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_Es_jFnJb9/

Caml if youre out there - you mentioned a long while back about 4wfs and the fins bases possibly being a weak spot
Hers some of Jeds solid glass ones

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmIPeX_n6gi/

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Hastoes commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 at 5:46pm

udo, what size do you reckon for a quad set up in C-Drives? Normally I ride L. But watched noel do a review on em, the boys recommended he should've tried the mediums. I've a fluctuating weight issue ranging from 86-90 kgs

aj

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udo commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 at 6:16pm

Medium i reckon -
Never used to be a problem to swap over to M with Troy if Large were to stiff.

https://www.surfnvs.com/products/c-drive-thrusters-apex
Large is a big fin for Noel - Brutus is your man here him and RcJ are c-drive specialists - 2-60ft.

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brutus commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 at 6:18pm

if you use C-drives , get the smallest .....S on the sides , XS rear quads.....that's what we use......we are actually wondering if even smaller would be better.....Naked Viking /USA....

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Patrick commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 at 7:18pm

Hi Brutus. What size waves is that for?
Do you suggest going smaller in a thruster set up too?

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Hastoes commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 at 7:45pm

Cheers fellas, FYI waves I’d normally be riding 2-6 ft , so y’all still reckon small front and extra small in the back ?

aj

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brutus commented Monday, 25 Jan 2021 at 7:22am

yeah RCJ and I use small thruster size, and we are both 90kgs....same with gun Quads, Noah Johnson who is 5' 3 60 kgs.......uses XS on all his guns from 8 0 > 10 ' 6".....plenty of drive with the long fin base.....
I just realized that the sizes we use are for my boards , where I have always used smaller fins because of the edges and concaves , giving you drive and lift so that's why us "Chunky Monkeys" can ride very small fins....less drag/more speed!

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brutus commented Monday, 25 Jan 2021 at 7:23am

yep use small and xs.....if you can't get the drive , it's probably in the design of your surfboard!

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Patrick commented Monday, 25 Jan 2021 at 4:47pm

Thanks Brutus.

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Hastoes commented Monday, 25 Jan 2021 at 6:28pm

Cheers Brutus . Legend

aj

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udo commented Monday, 25 Jan 2021 at 9:52pm

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8nLNCzDGqN/
https://www.instagram.com/p/LCjMJrJERK/

The Designer- Courtney Potter -- 3D fins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_tG0rPVo2c
Simon Anderson had some input into the design and Brutus has tried them....Brutus ?