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Old 16th June 2008, 05:34 AM   #1
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Default Freestyle Fins

Finally got a hold of an old powerbox fin and cut it down. It is now 18 cm and works great I guess (don't have experience with such short fins). However, the thickness (cord length?) is rather well, thick. It was a much bigger fin than 18 cm so just cutting it left it to be a large surface area and also thick. Should I grind it down to thin the profile as well as the cord thickness?

I have done a lot of reading and research trying to find out if a straight cut off (flatt tip) or a rounded tip is better. So far I think a flat tip (like mine) is good because it has a specific spinout point. Would the same be found if I rounded the tip or made it to a point?

Just wondering if there are any benifits to thinning the profile or thinning the cord etc. So far I love the new short fin though!

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Old 18th June 2008, 02:58 AM   #2
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Try asking on the www.boards.co.uk forum. There are quite a few freestylers who have done this already.


There are also some pics of one Basher did here with some tips on sanding
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Old 19th June 2008, 05:32 PM   #3
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Be careful with those forums on Boards.co.uk. I have spent a lot of time reading them. The posters (being english) are very technical minded, but I don't think they have as much experience as they make you want to believe. Basher and other regulars are over the hill and limited in current experience. Rasher seems to know freestyle and is actually doing it. However, it's hard to get his attention and see follow-ups to his answers. You might want to find another fin and cut it the way you describe.
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Old 20th June 2008, 03:13 AM   #4
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Far be it from me to deine to even post on a forum of containing windsurfings equivalent to pond life, Starboard riders, stupid that they are, they deserve better than that fool Rob Swift defaming a forum character called basher, who has forgotten more than he will ever know.

His only problem a rare condition known in England as knaffbranditus, is his loyalty to the ridiculous crap you all ride.
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Nothing to say to such an unmanly message except >>small potatoes<<
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Old 20th June 2008, 07:17 PM   #6
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So your that nasty queer, Phill, who posts actively on the Boards.Co.UK board where women are excluded. You post your insults anonymously to hide from the truth.
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Old 20th June 2008, 08:01 PM   #7
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Just wondering if there are any benifits to thinning the profile or thinning the cord etc. So far I love the new short fin though!

Thanks,

Thomas
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From what I have gathered a thick base width slows the board, making it sluggish.
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Old 21st June 2008, 01:55 AM   #8
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So your that nasty queer, Phill, who posts actively on the Boards.Co.UK board where women are excluded. You post your insults anonymously to hide from the truth.
Brucie me old mucker, how are you?

Thanks for your constructive additions to this thread. Hope you get some good time on the water and on the slopes.
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Old 21st June 2008, 02:01 AM   #9
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Should I grind it down to thin the profile as well as the cord thickness?
I've hunted down that thead for you Thomas.

http://www.boards.co.uk/forum/forum_...ing+fins&TPN=1

Ignore the banter in the thread. You'll probably guess that a lot of them are friends and have known each other for years so the odd insult is just pub talk.
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Old 22nd June 2008, 08:11 AM   #10
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Well, Phil104, you have sucessfuly ruined a start to an interesting thread. Don't flatter yourself, however, thinking that I have read your posts. In fact I quickly discerned that you are one sick s.o.b and have not read anything you have posted. Obviously, you know nothing about freestyle or freestyle fins and that's why you are posting here.
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