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 Saturday, 6 Aug 2022 at 11:50am
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Robwilliams Saturday, 6 Aug 2022 at 1:15pm

Excellent tips for crew from crew.

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cyclepro101 Saturday, 6 Aug 2022 at 10:33pm
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udo Monday, 8 Aug 2022 at 6:13pm

Plugs ~ Channel Plugs

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udo Monday, 29 Aug 2022 at 1:09pm
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udo Saturday, 17 Sep 2022 at 9:44am

Coming soon the Shifter Fin .....Adjustable over 4 Positions no tools required.
https://quobbafins.com/

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rorpeedo Saturday, 17 Sep 2022 at 2:50pm

Anyone ridden the endorfins Kelly slater twin+ 2.
Weighing up wether to get a set for a new rounded twin pin

https://www.firewireaus.com/products/endorfins-slater-ks-twin-2?variant=...

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samerubi Saturday, 17 Sep 2022 at 4:24pm

i havent ridden the endorfin twins.
what i have ridden for 5 or so years is the same factory scarfini FX twin + trailer.
https://www.wetfins.com.au/products/surfboard-fins-side-fins-twin-scarfi...
more cant than similar futures box twin fins.
larger than most - but then so am i.

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rorpeedo Saturday, 17 Sep 2022 at 5:27pm

Thanks for your reply samerubi.
Im 90kg myself so I definitely get the larger than most.

How do you rate the scarfini - obviously you rate them seeing you’ve ridden them for 5 years.
Also might be a stupid question but is it implied that if they are from the same factory they are a similar shape/design?

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udo Saturday, 17 Sep 2022 at 5:50pm

Endorfins:
The FCSII compatible base will require two screws that will come with the fins. Endorfins with FCSII compatible bases will not click in and click out.

"SCREW YOUR FINS, NOT YOUR OCEAN”

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samerubi Saturday, 17 Sep 2022 at 7:25pm
rorpeedo wrote:

Thanks for your reply samerubi.
Im 90kg myself so I definitely get the larger than most.

How do you rate the scarfini - obviously you rate them seeing you’ve ridden them for 5 years.
Also might be a stupid question but is it implied that if they are from the same factory they are a similar shape/design?

95-100kg and really happy with the scarfini twins.
they are not too stiff or flighty and have good drive/connection.
looking at the shape the scarfinis will behave differently to the endorfins.
probably more drive as the whole meat of the scarfini fin is set back by about 0.5cm.

twins especially are strongly influenced by the fin.
i would take your new board and ride it with a variety of fins until you find your happy place.
if it is bigger/longer you may be able to get away with smaller fins. the converse is true.
if the board is pinny you may find upright fins work better. again the converse is true.
at the end of the day you are on a journey.
it should be fun - enjoy it.

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samerubi Saturday, 17 Sep 2022 at 7:25pm
rorpeedo wrote:

Thanks for your reply samerubi.
Im 90kg myself so I definitely get the larger than most.

How do you rate the scarfini - obviously you rate them seeing you’ve ridden them for 5 years.
Also might be a stupid question but is it implied that if they are from the same factory they are a similar shape/design?

95-100kg and really happy with the scarfini twins.
they are not too stiff or flighty and have good drive/connection.
looking at the shape the scarfinis will behave differently to the endorfins.
probably more drive as the whole meat of the scarfini fin is set back by about 0.5cm.

twins especially are strongly influenced by the fin.
i would take your new board and ride it with a variety of fins until you find your happy place.
if it is bigger/longer you may be able to get away with smaller fins. the converse is true.
if the board is pinny you may find upright fins work better. again the converse is true.
at the end of the day you are on a journey.
it should be fun - enjoy it.

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udo Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022 at 9:09am

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Matilda0213 Thursday, 29 Sep 2022 at 9:25am

Those Merrick twinnies look the goods gonna get a pair

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udo Sunday, 2 Oct 2022 at 5:30pm

Check this Caml - Lightly Channeled and 7 fins