fin dilemma - would you f with a goodthing?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by cuda, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

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    I have a board that is a very good rider. It has a glass on fin. I've recently become curious about how it would go with other fins. I kind of feel like cutting off the old off and glassing another on or maybe just getting a box installed. What's holding me back is fu king up a good thing. The dilemma is basically my typical m.o. of nothing lost nothing gained.

    Anyone done this to a favorite board?
    If I go the box route I can get a box version of what I have glassed on so not a huge risk.
     
  2. shadydave

    shadydave Well-Known Member

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    My $.02 don’t do it, we need waves.
     
  3. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Active Member

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    Well, you kinda said it yourself "it's a good rider".

    However, it's your surfboard, and if you really want to experiment then that's your prerogative. Depends on if you're a guy that likes to keep it simple, or prefers to tinker with things.
     
  4. poidog

    poidog Active Member

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    Cuda, take your hands off your surfboard and back slowly away...
     
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  5. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    You’re over thinking it. One of the best things about a board with a glass-on fin.......all you have to do is paddle out and ride waves.
     
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  6. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

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    You never mess with a streak...
    -bull durham

    Leave that hornet's nest alone
     
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  7. strez

    strez Active Member

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    I wouldn't do it.
     
  8. dingdong

    dingdong Well-Known Member

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    do it, that way you'll end up hating the board, and then you can buy another board!
     
  9. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

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    I did it to a 10’ Carson pintail. I ordered it with a D fin. Rode it for years like that. Loved it. Then I routed it out and started messing around with fins. Loved that too.
     
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  10. McQuad

    McQuad Active Member

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    Check for tail thickness. Need 1-1/4” or a little less. I’ve had a couple that went glass on because the box wouldn’t have been in the right spot
     

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