Hey surfers,We need to talk about fins.Actually, we need more than that. We need to talk about it, to study it, to test it and we need to bring it to you.This week FCS and Channel Island launched a new fin set "Upright". The new fin sparked a discussion amongst our friends around the characteristics of fins and the importance of understanding the details.The debate around fins can get very complex. Lots of things that you can analyze but unfortunately I don't think there's easy way to tell us what's right or wrong, good or bad for the combination of you, your board and the waves you ride.But that will change...possibly. Here's what we're going to do:
Let's hope the bloody lockdown goes away soon. We're on the hook to deliver a few things to you.In the meantime, send us suggestions on fins you'd like to see tested and how we could put this together to be more valuable to you.Reply and let us know.
- Zé and I are going to test a bunch of fins and report back on our findings
- We'll geek out on the fin theories to come up with something that you can use to choose your fins
DHD Mini Twinby Wooly TV"A little nostalgia with a modern day twist makes this Twin Fin perfect for 1 to 4ft surf."Board tested: 6'1 x 21" x 2 1/2" - 37lReviewer details:Height: 6'1 or 187cmWeight: 192lb or 87kg
Firewire Flat Earthby Skipper Surf Review"A board built to shred ankle high to overhead surf. Designed by Akila Aipa and dialed-in by Kelly Slater, this model is ready to be your go-to board whatever the conditions of the day."Board tested: 5' 10" x 20 x 2.75 - 33.4LReviewer details:
Height: 5’9” or 175.3 cm
Weight: 155 lbs or 70.3 kg
A template that comes to life in punchy hollow waves, but can also suit conditions where you need the start up speed to get going.
Finally found a bit more information on the Flat Earth and Slater riding it. Great clip on the thought process behind the board.
Slater - "Any time the waves are small that's what I jump on". "All I wanted to ride last year".
Akila - "The apex of my rail is lower and and my foil is a little lower on the rail so we tend to lose about a 1 liter there..so we try and educate people to go almost up a liter to compensate"Bonus: Noel Salas interviews Akila Aipa
Unwanted shapes- this is such a cool project. Shapers will make a board out of Covid19 waste and the boards will be ridden during the WSL event in Portugal.
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