Fin Help

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by rootdown, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. kpd73

    kpd73 Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2013
    USA Rhode Island
    Ross! Hey man, welcome. Rad sled.
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  2. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    hey Ross nice work man!
    if you want the board to ride like a log with pivoty turns go with something like a 9.5 Heritage or Takayama MTP if you want it to be carvy a 9.75 4a if you want to split the difference try a 10" Farberow flex, Slick noserider or Miss Lucy
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  3. rootdown

    rootdown Member

    Mar 21, 2017
    Rhode Island
    Thanks for the help guys. I'm totally into expanding my longboard fin collection. The right fin can really make or break it; the wrong fin can turn a great board into a dog, or bring to life something really mediocre . Its heartbreaking to ride a self shaped stick for the first time and have it suck, so I hope to get it right. Im going for a carvy ride, where I dont have to jam all the way on the tail to cut back. My wife saw me fawning over fins for the past week and surprised me yesterday with a 9.5 velzy classic. it looks cool, but really narrow, maybe better for a day with a little juice? The cali classic looks pretty good on the board and think it will be a good starting point. Hope to get it wet tomorrow!

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  4. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    Califorina Classic looks good - I missed that it is a pintail.
  5. FalseDawn

    FalseDawn Active Member

    Very cool!! Good luck sorting it out.

    Your username makes me start hummin Beastie Boys every time i see it now..
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    OCSURFER32 Active Member

    Feb 15, 2004
    West Palm Beach
    Yeah One of my Favorite Beastie Tunes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  7. Freddibetts

    Freddibetts Active Member

    May 7, 2015
    USA New York
    i like my rides loosy goosy hence the velzy
  8. Tenfooter

    Tenfooter Active Member

    Nov 12, 2014
    USA Rhode Island
    Very nice work.Congratulations!!
    Where in RI are you located?
    Can't go wrong with a big ass 4a, if you want speed and easy to turn.
    Or put a hatchet if you want the opposite.
  9. glider_boy

    glider_boy Active Member

    Apr 14, 2011
    Agreed between the Cal Classic and Velzy you should be sorted. If you want to split the difference between the two try a 4A. I run a 9” 4A in a 9’4” pintail and it works great for cruising.
  10. 70s SanO

    70s SanO Active Member

    Feb 16, 2004
    USA California
    Only other advice is to get a wonder bolt if you don't already have one. Easy to change fin location without getting out of the water. Although a tight fin in good size surf makes things interesting... paddle in or lose the bolt.


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