As seen on longboards, some mid lengths and good wave boards.
Just wondering if anyone is riding a good wave board with this fin set up and would like to know the pros/cons or any other comments you would like to make.
Is this the big middle fin and small side fins setup?
I’m keen to hear thoughts on this too
That's right GF,
like these boards ...http://www.nowtro.com/nowtro-boards/#widow-makerhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BBGT0lpiRpT/?taken-by=aleutianjuice
Wayne Lynch also does Widow Makers.
I have got one I did myself, converted a 6'6 round pin tail to one. Haven't ridden it for ages moreso cause of the boards dimensions. And had another one 6'0 which I snapped. . They go good in the barrel- hold a real nice line, and open face carves. Similar feel to a single fin but more grip when you put it on edge, the 6'0 was a box with fcs side bites, so could ride as either single or widowmaker. As example sometimes doing a hard bottom turn as a single could spin out whereas the widow maker will hold in better. Same with a carve, could put more pressure into it. If you don't mind the feel of a single you should enjoy a widowmaker. But yeah best in good waves.
Ive never heard a bad word about a good widowmaker in real barrels
Seen a guy who loves riding them during the last few years, from 6"3 to 9"3 , and he is one of the best surfers ive seen , riding barrells & carving .
World class too that joske !
Thinking about converting a Wayne Lynch 6'8 thruster.
Was thinking maybe 3" sidebites with a 6.5" centre.
Anyone who's played around what is best for you?
lostdoggy .... https://www.alkalifins.com/shop/fins/widow-maker/
Yeh, I know about those. Cheers.
Was thinking a bit smaller fin as those are usually on wider tailed boards. What are they 7.5"?
Went looking for info on Dave P's website. Fuck that's an entertaining little hobbit hole! Dive in, click around, read his stories, admire his turns of phrase when describing boards. Ideas and opinions everwhere - the way it should be.
Dave P has always floated my boat. A man that discarded the surf industry as easily as it would have done to him.
Power to him.
Lostdoggy, Just got a set of Kidman/Dave P fins in the mail. The centre fin is 7" while the sides are 31/4". Haven't used them yet.
Yeah Dave's website makes interesting reading. His Instagram account is pretty eye opening also.
Sounds good guy.
I already have some side bites but maybe I will go a 7". Probably still a cpl months before I get this one done.
Those alkalis look very similar template to the Wayne Lynch glide 2+1s as well.
What board are you putting them in? And make sure you give us a report.
LD, noting Dave's comments on his website about the front foot and the 2+1 is a fin set up and not a board design I'm intending to speak to a local shaper. He does a board with a 2+1 or standard FCS and tweaks wide point and bottom shapes according ... we will see
Who’s the shaper Guy?
Let me confirm what I've been told but I'm guessing many of the old shapers would be on to it.
You’re in Vic yeah?
currently back in vicco but moving on next year
Where are you off to ?