by doogie » Mon May 15, 2006 8:40 pm
by ghost_who_surfs » Tue May 16, 2006 1:41 am
by doogie » Tue May 16, 2006 11:34 am
by grub » Tue May 16, 2006 12:05 pm
ghost_who_surfs wrote:Probably something with a flatish profile like a nose rider. Make sure you have a bit of tail lift though for turning, definitely go with a thruster or tri fin set up and I wouldn't put anything longer than a 7"fin in the centre.
Personally I wouldn't go over about 9'6" for the type of wave you describe and my reasoning is the longer the board the better it paddles but the harder it is to turn and you don't want to be running over anyone.
Just my opinion I'm sure other have theirs.
by doogie » Tue May 16, 2006 12:29 pm
by grub » Tue May 16, 2006 12:57 pm
doogie wrote:So what's this 50/50, 60/40 rails stuff?
by tomcat360 » Tue May 16, 2006 4:20 pm
by jonny » Tue May 16, 2006 6:52 pm
by tomcat360 » Tue May 16, 2006 9:12 pm
by doogie » Wed May 17, 2006 2:38 am
by jonny » Wed May 17, 2006 7:34 am
tomcat360 wrote:you said that a fat square or diamond tail will help catch more waves--does this apply to all shapes?
I'm doing a board I hope to use on most waves, specializing in small, that is a 6'8" x 20.5" x 2 13/16 with a round tail, should I switch it to a squash or diamond?
by jonny » Wed May 17, 2006 7:38 am
doogie wrote:Ok, so my board is a 8'6"x22"x3", with a squash tail and 2x1 fins. At the end of the dimension it says "vee", what does this mean? It has round rails with the apex in the middle, I assume making them 50/50 rails. It has about an 8" cut-away fin in the middle and 3-4" (can't find my ruler) fins on the sides. What do you folks recommend as a good baseline setup for my fins before I start experimenting with them? I'm intrested more in stability than turning, since most of my rides are a more or less straight in affair where I surf anyway.
Thanks a lot guys, this stuff is awesome.
by doogie » Wed May 17, 2006 12:08 pm
by tomcat360 » Wed May 17, 2006 8:30 pm
by doogie » Thu May 18, 2006 1:21 am
by dougirwin13 » Thu May 18, 2006 2:40 am
by jonny » Thu May 18, 2006 8:25 am
by tomcat360 » Thu May 18, 2006 11:37 am
doogie wrote:So the lift provided by the fins isn't beneficial enough to counteract the drag?
From VA, huh? I'm down in NC, where do you surf? I surf Wrightsville and the cove a lot. You check out the Outer Banks much? What are they like?
by doogie » Sun May 21, 2006 4:04 am
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