Glider Fin Reccomendation

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Surfnfish, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. michael

    michael Well-Known Member

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  2. DanSan

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    My favorite movie!!!
    Oh yeahhhh....
    That crawl thru the sewer pipe to freedom....
    And him coming out in the rain
    With his arms up to the heavens..
    That was me after getting divorced!!!
    Freeeeeeeeeee.
     
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  3. Nilus

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    Skip provided a 6.5 and 2.25 sides for my 10' eagle and that's what I normally run in it. For singlefin mode, he recommended an 8.5. All his templates. I also have a thruster combo -- including a center for longboard boxes -- that I need to try out sometime. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to fin experimentation but I agree it is probably the easiest and cheapest way to change/improve a board ...
     
  4. DanSan

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    George glider 10.6..
    8.5 skip fin..magic..yeah
     
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  5. pursuitofnow

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    6.5 skip volan on my 11'1" mitsven glider is perfect feeling to me.
     
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  6. DanSan

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    Cool....can you describe the feeling....?
    it was wild to me..yesterday
    One time.late getting up..my gimpy front knee....i took off...and was way forward..front 1/3
    And thought..oh..man..the tail/fin is gonna break loose
    And im going 180...but it didn't...wild.
     
  7. pursuitofnow

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    I prefer the 6.5 compared to the 8.5 skip volan I first tried because the 6.5 allows me to turn the board when I'm further up and no matter where I'm at on the board it never feels like it's going to slide out or break loose. I guess that's all that rail at work. But yeah, the 6.5 allows me to turn the board much easier from anywhere vs having to get back on the tail to turn. Less drag too which is always nice. I should note this is in thigh to chest waves. Bigger waves may call for more fin. Maybe not.
     
  8. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

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    Anyone ever try this in their glider?
    I picked up cheap a while back..
    Thinking of a mid shape to put it in
    Dane perlee..shaped me i 2007..
    7.10..kinda like the board
    Emmerick ishikawa rides i
    The backdoor vid..when he
    No leashes it...
    U fortunately, backwash
    In the "underneath"..snapped
    In 1/2..
    Anyhwho

    I remember a shaper from japan
    Shaping very short pigs..with this fin
     
  9. DJR

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    Reminiscent of the old Tom Blake water ski fins he first used It’ll work but who knows!?!! Maybe the magic bullet or even that style but a smaller size say 5 or 6
    Interesting - try it and keep us posted!!!
     
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  10. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah..im still in love with the 8.5" frye fin..
    Feels loose..but not too slippy..
    I did push it's boundries/ the glider...
    Or rather the flat rocker...
    Caught some sweet..drops..made fun sections..
    One friend asked how i made that..so late
    On the front 1/3...of the board
    I said i have no..idea..ha
    And
    Man..my bro has been saying for the past year..
    "Ya gotta get a glider..repeat..100x"
    Man was he right..dang
     
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