On wetsand, the fin guide says: "Rake can also aid in noseriding by hooking into the curl." It gives this example: Meanwhile, a fin-theory vid on youtube specifically recommends *against* rake and comes down firmly on the side of a pivot fin such as: So I guess my question is: lots of rake or very little rake or, as seems likely, does it just come down to board, wave and personal preference? I ask because I'm just starting to get toward the nose and I'm feeling a lot of wobble as I get up there -- though that may be more a function of lack of skill than the fin or anything else. I ride point and reef breaks only and, in fact, am riding an 11-2 stand-up-paddle board with a 9.5" Farberow Flex fin in it. (Though I ride a SUP, I figured you guys here would know more about fins for a long board than anyone else). Thoughts, anyone? Would one fin be better for a noseriding beginner than another fin? Etc? Thanks!