Bonzer fin advice

hullogfish

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Picked up a 7’3 bonzer 5 egg(20ish wide and thin nose and tail, pretty light overall) the guy was running an 8 in skip fin by north shore fins in it. Seems like too much fin to me. I have 6.5 and 7.5 skip fins and a 7 in greenough to use. What do you all think? It’s my first foray into bonzers.
 
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InI

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Whole thread about some bonzer fin alternatives here. 7in greenough on a 5 fin looks to be a goo combo, there is a rad pick in there aswell.

 

kclibman

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My old thread - the Dobson has been great and I've never taken it out, but I also liked a smaller Skip as well.

Pretty McCallum you picked up there.
 
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mightyrime

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My uncle helped develop the bonzers way back and he gave me one of his old bonzers. He makes his own fins that look like a greenough with a slightly wider base. On the 7’8” bonzer he gave me the fin is 6.75”. I think placement is really critical as well. He put some marks where I should run the fin and it’s a small margin maybe 1” or so where he says it works.

I will also say I have barely used my bonzer so I can’t coment on personal experience just what he told me when I got it.

To get to the point I think 7” greenough is pretty close to what I have.
 

kclibman

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My uncle helped develop the bonzers way back and he gave me one of his old bonzers. He makes his own fins that look like a greenough with a slightly wider base. On the 7’8” bonzer he gave me the fin is 6.75”. I think placement is really critical as well. He put some marks where I should run the fin and it’s a small margin maybe 1” or so where he says it works.

I will also say I have barely used my bonzer so I can’t coment on personal experience just what he told me when I got it.

To get to the point I think 7” greenough is pretty close to what I have.

Is Max McDonald your uncle, by chance?
 




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