Is anyone familiar with this Fin System from the 1980s

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Doug Brill started the topic in Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 1:51pm

I have a board that was designed by Intersurf, a surf shop and shaper in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

I lost a fin and would love to replace it.

I have no idea what to look for. This fin system is obviously outdated but I wonder if these fins would still be available somewhere.



Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated!

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Doug Brill commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 1:57pm

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Doug Brill commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 1:58pm

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Doug Brill commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 1:56pm

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stunet commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 2:02pm

Dont recognise it. Looks like it's got a lug at either end, which is odd. 'Spose you've checked the other fin(s) for imprints or inscriptions?

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Doug Brill commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 2:06pm

Yeah, They are just clear.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 2:10pm

If no-one here has an answer, check with VSC.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/VintageSurf/

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Doug Brill commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 2:12pm

Great Idea! I'll try that! Thanks!

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udo commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 4:06pm

That Israeli Board brand is still going and has a facebook page..

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Terminal commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 5:14pm

Don't recognise it either, I suspect you could be hard pressed to find a replacement now. Have you only lost one? If yes, and you're determined to get it back in the water, maybe get someone to shape you up a new one using the remaining as a template? That's what I'd do anyway. Nice board, Israel, so that would've been shaped for the Med?

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udo commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 5:18pm

3D print a new one ?
jeez the Israeli surf scene is huge....and make some nice boards,

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MidWestMonger commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 7:14pm

If that fin system is really obsolete, a local shaper / ding fixer could replace the middle box for a current box or plug system and you keep the vintage fins on the sides.

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campbell commented Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 at 7:25pm

Look a bit like "ofishl " fins , Maybe wrong spelling possibly? we're ok fins, you could take them out without a key by hitting the back of the fin, almost a spring loaded plastic clip holdi ng fin in , place , from USA .

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Doug Brill commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 1:48am

Hi Udo,
Yeah, the first place I turned to was the Intersurf shop in Tel-Aviv. They were really nice and surprised a board from the 80s was still in such good shape. But they did not have any of the fins or know that brand. Strange. I assume the people that work there now did not work there in the 80s :)

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Doug Brill commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 1:51am

Hi Terminal,
Yes, definitely shaped for the Med. But a great board for So Cal too.
I'm trying to find an original first, if that doesn't work then I'll probably have to change the box.

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Doug Brill commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 4:51am

Thanks campbell !! I'll check that out. I looked at thier website and the fins don't look the same but it is the best lead I have so far. Much appreciated!

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Doug Brill commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 4:53am

MidWestMonger, Yeah, I'm trying my best to find origianl fins, but as a last resort, I would change the box. I'd probably do all 3 so they are uniform and i f I lose another one, I can replace it easily.
Thanks!

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blowfly commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 10:20am

These guys could definitely do you a new set if you provided an original fin but..........it would take a while and cost you a bomb as they are really busy and would have to do a new CAD file. Much cheaper to change the boxes and look for an existing fin set.
https://www.soarfin.com

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stunet commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 10:30am

Trotter is months behind schedule with fins.

Great manufacturer, but he's been smashed by orders.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 11:22am

he's not Robinson Crusoe there.

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Doug Brill commented Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 at 3:55pm

Thanks blowfly ! I think I found one in a vintage surf shop in San Diego and I also found a guy that would make them custom.
Happy to share if anyone else needs them.