Front fin(s) ?

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Front fin(s) ?

Unread postby zensuni » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:11 am

On my long and narrow plywood paipo, when I turn, I feel like the pivot point is at the front of the board, the back of the board just reacts by "drifting".
This is when I ride on a very forward position.
It doesn't always turns this way (in a gently drifting move), sometimes it just side slips (so the pivot point is more the middle of the board) and then re-bite the face.

So I was wondering if some small fin(s) on the front on the board would help for these kind of drift turns.
I know it would probably won't work (otherwise it would exist already from a long time) but I always welcome the technical explanations.
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Re: Front fin(s) ?

Unread postby GeoffreyLevens » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:02 am

I think maybe better performance if you can figure out prone weight shift to engage the rail more. Not sure if easier or harder to do prone vs standing but here's a really nice standing version, I may have posted previously somewhere here

https://youtu.be/UvYqok4jrW0
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Re: Front fin(s) ?

Unread postby nomastomas » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:09 pm

Fins in the front will cause the tail to slide out as soon as they engage. Board will follow path of least resistance,
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