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hanza1111
4th June 2009, 07:03 PM
Tell me what ya think...

My brother and me think current twinzers are nowhere as extreme as they could be (fins still too big, and no cant or tow on fins). Thus we designed and custom built a thruster fin (3 equal fins like a surf board) set-up for our wave boards. We use FCS fins and they are super nice, and we incorporated fin cant and tow angles.

We have older JP 69 wave and acid 66L. Our boards just rip so much harder now that we will never go back to single fins as there are so many more advantages!

We really think the thruster setup is sick but, I have now taken our project to the next level and am about to test the quad setup that is complete... plus my board is a full custom now with multiple, twin, thurster, quad, and 5-fin options. Can't wait to try it!

The original goal was to prove that the thruster concept works (we proved those sceptics wrong!) and make our boards better in waves, and now the goal is to promote the evolution of wavesailing boards and what people should be riding.

Why aren't more people on multiple fin setups, and production wave boards like this?...More fins just rip harder and we have tried and proven this!

Check out some links and vids to the forums we use in NZ:

http://www.deepfried.tv/forum/Postings.cfm?HP=0&ID=1573

http://www.deepfried.tv/forum/postings.cfm?id=1432

http://www.youtube.com/user/hanza1111

Ola_H
5th June 2009, 02:07 PM
Great experimenting guys. No doubt these are interesting times when it comes to the number of fins on a wave board. And each system has is good and bad sides. But it's a cool thing because unlike with most of the other shape details of a board, the number of fins is something you can tinker with yourself - just like you did. There are a whole bunch of threads on this issue at the tech forum section on www.boards.co.uk.

mim
11th June 2009, 07:25 PM
Hi Ola,

where exactly can I find on board.co.uk

Do you have any direct link to some forum or an article. The reason is that i wanted to modify my acid 86 to a tri fin and i would like to try out multiple possibilities i.e truster, or side biters (position and angle variation etc.)

thanks for the response,
ciao M.

Ola_H
11th June 2009, 11:02 PM
http://www.boards.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=25899&PN=1

http://www.boards.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=25664&PN=1

and

http://www.boards.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=25980&PN=1

for example.

Ken
12th June 2009, 01:27 AM
The white board looks like my first glass board that I bought in 1985. A Bruce Jones board made in Southern California. Three fins was pretty standard for wave and bump and jump boards in the early 1980's

hanza1111
12th June 2009, 04:17 PM
Hi Ola,

where exactly can I find on board.co.uk

Do you have any direct link to some forum or an article. The reason is that i wanted to modify my acid 86 to a tri fin and i would like to try out multiple possibilities i.e truster, or side biters (position and angle variation etc.)

thanks for the response,
ciao M.
Good on ya. Modify it bra..you will not be dissapointed! Good luck and show us how ya go.