fin dilemma - would you f with a goodthing?

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

  1. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    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

    Mar 10, 2014
    Ayer Ma USA
    My $.02 don’t do it, we need waves.
  3. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Active Member

    Jul 28, 2018
    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

    Sep 7, 2010
    Cuda, take your hands off your surfboard and back slowly away...
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  5. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    USA New Jersey
    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

    Jun 7, 2012
    USA California
    You never mess with a streak...
    -bull durham

    Leave that hornet's nest alone
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  7. strez

    strez Active Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    Hamilton, Massachusetts
    I wouldn't do it.
  8. dingdong

    dingdong Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2013
    USA California
    do it, that way you'll end up hating the board, and then you can buy another board!
  9. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2016
    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.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2018
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  10. McQuad

    McQuad Active Member

    Dec 30, 2016
    Fernandina beach
    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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