Fins I Have Used

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Fins I Have Used

Unread post by jbw4600 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:47 pm

Here are all the fins (minus 1) I have used on my Fiberglass 51" twin and my 51" wood board. I have settled on the two white fins. They work perfectly. The bigger (19 square inches +) ones work good and turn well, but the white ones (16.5 and 15.75") turn but still hold well. The small one 14.2" was too small. I couldn't feel any hold. I like the white ones also because the cost only $40.00 and have flex. All are Futures. I hope this helps someone.
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Re: Fins I Have Used

Unread post by rodndtube » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:09 pm

Thanks for sharing, jbw. How tall are those fins?
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Re: Fins I Have Used

Unread post by jbw4600 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:25 pm

The first are true twin fins. The others are side fins for thrusters or quads. The first is T2 5.13 h 4.81 base, the next Aipa 5.4 h 4.83 base. I don't know the measurements of the third. The third Haden shapes 4.67 h 4.57 base. The last Rasta Quad 4.44h 4.31 base.

I surfed the first two for long time and they worked great. I had no problem turning, but sometimes it felt they were difficult to release. The Rasta fins were too small. I could feel them slipping sometimes and very little drive. The bigger white ones are perfect for my glass 51 x 22" board. Plenty of drive and little looser and more release. I have only used the Haden shapes on my wood board. And the work great also.

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