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KuttersDad

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What's your setup?
Single, twin, thruster, other?
Glassed on or boxes?
Fins seem to be the most misunderstood/ignored area of design/setup and i was curious where everyone stands on the issue.
my 9'0" is setup with a Tudor 9" step and I love it. I've tinkered with/broken quite a few fins on this board before I finally found "the one" for this particular ride.
When I was primarily riding shortboards I pretty much always rode them as twins. As a kid I'd go so far as to snap off the rear fin on thrusters and have them patched. unconventional since the boards were made to be thrusters and not twinnies but I've always been a relatively light guy so it made them easier for me to turn. Pissed my mom off though..."damn it scott!" hahahahaha...ghetto as shit but it worked for me.Nothing like completely destroying stock setups.
I swear by twins and have turned a bunch of friends on to them over the years.
Anyway...thoughts?


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I had these blonde twins that lived up the block.......
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I had these blonde twins that lived up the block.......


Were they loose and fast like most twins?
Did you enjoy riding them?

hahahahaha


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I've been using Futures on my last 2 boards, 6'2 and 6'6 thrusters. FCS's before that and my older Guns (custom BH's from my bigger wave riding days back in the "90's") have glassed on fins. I know there's all kinds of high tech fins now but I haven't really played around with them much, except for changing out to a smaller fin for mainland Japan.
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What's your setup?
Single, twin, thruster, other?
Glassed on or boxes?
Fins seem to be the most misunderstood/ignored area of design/setup and i was curious where everyone stands on the issue.
my 9'0" is setup with a Tudor 9" step and I love it. I've tinkered with/broken quite a few fins on this board before I finally found "the one" for this particular ride.
When I was primarily riding shortboards I pretty much always rode them as twins. As a kid I'd go so far as to snap off the rear fin on thrusters and have them patched. unconventional since the boards were made to be thrusters and not twinnies but I've always been a relatively light guy so it made them easier for me to turn. Pissed my mom off though..."damn it scott!" hahahahaha...ghetto as shit but it worked for me.Nothing like completely destroying stock setups.
I swear by twins and have turned a bunch of friends on to them over the years.
Anyway...thoughts?


Scott
Try a 7" or 7.5"  Rainbow Rake or True Ames California Classic in that 9.0. You don't need that much fin on your longboard if your using your rail and surfing off the tail a 9" fin is slowing you down. But hey that's just my preference for single fins. 

On Quads I like bigger fins on my board then most ride. Quads are so loose and skatey the larger fin area "tightens the trucks" a bit. 

I prefer stiffer fins over the cheap stock fins sold on many boards. I don't know if there is much difference between FCS or Futures boxes aside from theory once installed.  I've busted as many glass-ons fins as I have fin boxes.    






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Quads.
Futures Simon Anderson Quads(RTM formula)

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What's your setup?
Single, twin, thruster, other?
Glassed on or boxes?
Fins seem to be the most misunderstood/ignored area of design/setup and i was curious where everyone stands on the issue.
my 9'0" is setup with a Tudor 9" step and I love it. I've tinkered with/broken quite a few fins on this board before I finally found "the one" for this particular ride.
When I was primarily riding shortboards I pretty much always rode them as twins. As a kid I'd go so far as to snap off the rear fin on thrusters and have them patched. unconventional since the boards were made to be thrusters and not twinnies but I've always been a relatively light guy so it made them easier for me to turn. Pissed my mom off though..."damn it scott!" hahahahaha...ghetto as shit but it worked for me.Nothing like completely destroying stock setups.
I swear by twins and have turned a bunch of friends on to them over the years.
Anyway...thoughts?


Scott
Try a 7" or 7.5"  Rainbow Rake or True Ames California Classic in that 9.0. You don't need that much fin on your longboard if your using your rail and surfing off the tail a 9" fin is slowing you down. But hey that's just my preference for single fins. 

On Quads I like bigger fins on my board then most ride. Quads are so loose and skatey the larger fin area "tightens the trucks" a bit. 

I prefer stiffer fins over the cheap stock fins sold on many boards. I don't know if there is much difference between FCS or Futures boxes aside from theory once installed.  I've busted as many glass-ons fins as I have fin boxes.    







I like the 9" tudor because it holds a steady line. Most of the time sections shut down fast around here and I'd rather plow through and try to get some more nose time.And it has to be in a hury because of the shut down time.
If there was more access to peeling waves I'd prob prefer the turning capabilities of a shorter fin but ...horses for courses.
Good reply btw...thats what i was looking for here.

Scott
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Thrusters glassed in - all I have used for years.
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man, you've no idea how much i'd like to chime in with some current input Scott

i was a glassed-in thruster man .... but now .... here in phx .... it's more about what kind of cactus spine you prefer

whatev i skate every blessed day instead, you see gray .... i see blue

someday in the not-too-distant future i'm going back to stay, then i'll post a more helpful reply in your thread


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Good fins can make or break a surfboard....20+ riders, 30+ sets of fins, Futures, FCS, Glass on's, I too have a Tudor model on a single fin I ride and it works great, not a 9" but same cut. We've been using glass on honeycomb fins at Vercelli Shapes and our team riders & customers really like them.
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Two older semi guns with glass on fins, a twin fish, a single fin, and some thrusters with FCS fins. Sometimes swap for Dave Skedeleski's Pro Teck performance fins, just for the heck of it and because they are good fins and won't cut my balls off... 

Not sure why you're asking, though. Ride what works for you and what is fun!
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