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Unregistered 2nd April 2009 06:43 AM

US Select Fin > Kode fin Box
 
Hi all,

I recently purchased a Select fin (US) for my Kode86. But I have run into a problem with the fit - the base of the fin is probably 1/4-1/2 a mm too thick for the box. I've carefully tried sanding away some of the thickness of the fin base but cant seem to get a snug but not overly tight fit. Another issue is the base of the fin just wont sit flush with the bottom of the board.... it protrudes by a mm or 2. The Drake fin which came with the board fits perfectly. I guess my question is, has anyone else experienced this with Select fins and if so how was it fixed?

Regards
Evan

PrydeMan 2nd April 2009 08:38 AM

I use a small corner sander to sand he fin down. You will need to sand and try a few times until the fin fits flush. Also you need to sand off the fin box edges to avoid the fin box flaking away.

Regards,
Stephen

Screamer 2nd April 2009 09:07 PM

I always had issues with Select fins (which I like btw).That goes for both tuttle slalom fins and US box. A lot of their bases seem to have a "bulge" they're not uniformly thick. Sending took care of the problem (but be carefull not to overdo it, my fsw fin now sits a mm or two too deep in my Kombat). It should be snug fit rather than loose.

Unregistered 3rd April 2009 08:55 AM

Thanks...

After taking Stephen's advice above I now have the fin fitting quite nicely. It's firm but easy enough to remove.


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