Magic fin set up

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  1. jerseymike

    jerseymike Member

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    I am looking for different fin set ups for my mitsven magic 7”2. I am currently using 3.25 true Ames side bites with a 6.5 skip fry center fin Any ideas would be great. Thanks everyone
     
  2. Ricksurfin

    Ricksurfin Well-Known Member

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    Other then riding it as a single fin, that seems like a great setup. Just playing with the center fin position might give you a different feel you might be looking for.
     
  3. waveslider619

    waveslider619 Active Member

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    I love a raked flex fin. Same profile as Liddle fin just elongated. So buttery smooth the whip off a bottom turn into the pocket is unreal. I also like to ride fins up in the box. with and with out side bites...
     

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  4. Mizrachi

    Mizrachi Active Member

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    Same fin set up and sizes on my 10' magic. Why not ditch the side bites unless you need the hold and run a slighter longer 4a?
     
  5. bluemarlin04

    bluemarlin04 Active Member

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    I like 4 inch sides and 5 inch center


    But my favorite setup is S wing fins with 7 inch center. Works unreal
     
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  6. Camel Rock

    Camel Rock Member

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    On my 7´8˝ LARMO Honey Badger I currently have it set up with an 8˝ True Ames L Flex in the center box and a set of FCS Bonzers. This seems to work really well. Good drive, but still loose enough and holds in the turns.

    I also love a thruster setup with the FCS adaptor box. I heard a lot of mixed reviews on this product, but it is working very well for me with my 9´3˝ LARMO Winter Magic. I did have to mod a bit with some sanding and drilling, but no big deal. I have this set up with Skip's Medium set. See pics below for reference.

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  7. hullogfish

    hullogfish Active Member

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    I thought of trying bonzer side bites in my mandala avocet! It has quite a bit of spiral v in it, and the idea of the bonzer side bites( I have seen some midlengths do this) intrigues me, but the cant is something I have never messed with before. Hydrodynamics people, I would love to hear your thoughts.
     
  8. hullogfish

    hullogfish Active Member

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    bump. I wanna hear so folks more knowledgeable than I chime in on the above post.
     
  9. WillieP

    WillieP Member

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  10. WillieP

    WillieP Member

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    Where did you get the Skip Fry medium set?
     

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