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FCS II fins for Slingshot Screamer

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Bartolo
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FCS II fins for Slingshot Screamer

Postby Bartolo » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:19 pm

Hi, I am considering upgrading my stock Glassflex Reactor FCS II fins on my Screamer 5.4 to a more stiffer fin. Does anybody have any experience or advice what fins are good to use for this board and why? Beachbreak with choppy side/onshore conditions and waves of 2 to 10 feet overhere...

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Re: FCS II fins for Slingshot Screamer

Postby sailcalifornia » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:20 pm

Anything will be an upgrade over the stock fins, way too much flex for kiting.

I have an angry swallow, similar board, and went with a MR Twins set of fins. Such a huge upgrade in upwind pointing.

Bartolo
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Style: old school jumping / wave
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Cabrinha Drifter 5.5
Cabrinha Contra 13m
Slinshot screamer
Cabrinha Tronic
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Re: FCS II fins for Slingshot Screamer

Postby Bartolo » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:06 pm

sailcalifornia wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:20 pm
Anything will be an upgrade over the stock fins, way too much flex for kiting.

I have an angry swallow, similar board, and went with a MR Twins set of fins. Such a huge upgrade in upwind pointing.
Well as a matter of fact I have absolute no complaints about going upwind, the board goes upwind very well. I always thinks this is due to the rather long straight rail. But nothing wrong if it would even improve :)

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Re: FCS II fins for Slingshot Screamer

Postby NorCalNomad » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:25 pm

I love the regular Performer template in a construction that has some carbon in it or go full fiberglass. Regular surfing I don't notice the difference between the carbon and the regular honeycomb as much, but for kiting the stiffness definitely helps.

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Re: FCS II fins for Slingshot Screamer

Postby purdyd » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:08 am

I am partial to the neo glass construction. The hollow core fins are very fragile. One hit on a rock and the are gone.

Neo glass also fit better out if the box because the are molded.

The plastic molded aren't very good, too flexy.


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