Page 2 of 2

Re: Quobba Fins

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:52 pm
by tkaraszewski
Lol, this will go nowhere, like every other novelty fin design throughout history. It'll be marketed with the same hand-wavy, non-quantifiable BS that other stuff like this always is, and will ultimately make no difference. Their marketing will show a bunch of waves being ridden that could be ridden *exactly the same way* on normal fins, with absolutely no demonstrable differentiation that can show their product is better.

I'd love to see the CFD models they have that show that this thing makes anything faster, but just like all of these things, they won't have any.

Re: Quobba Fins

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:59 pm
by lewmt
I always love how someone who hasn't tried something is the biggest critic. Since I've ridden them back to back to my standard fins under similar conditions I can honestly say there's a noticeable difference. I can feel that difference in my feet. They don't need engineering data to confirm it. I'd also say the guy that makes them has contacted me 3x for my input. He seems genuinely interested in customer feedback.

Re: Quobba Fins

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:36 pm
by tkaraszewski
lewmt wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:59 pm
I can feel that difference in my feet. They don't need engineering data to confirm it.
If they don't have or can't/won't get any actual data, they should stop claiming they're faster and instead claim, "riders feel it in their feet!" since they have absolutely no evidence that they're actually faster.

Re: Quobba Fins

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:45 pm
by Da Yoda
lewmt wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Since I've ridden them back to back to my standard fins under similar conditions I can honestly say there's a noticeable difference.
Have you compared them to something like the Futures fins with their V2 foil?

Quoted from Futures... "The foil enhances efficient water flow with its uniquely designed curved surfaces."

Some FCS fins with their Inside Foil are similar to the Futures V2 as well. What's your "standard" fin for a reference point? Thanks :thumb:

Re: Quobba Fins

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:05 am
by lewmt
Da Yoda wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:45 pm
lewmt wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Since I've ridden them back to back to my standard fins under similar conditions I can honestly say there's a noticeable difference.
Have you compared them to something like the Futures fins with their V2 foil?

Quoted from Futures... "The foil enhances efficient water flow with its uniquely designed curved surfaces."

Some FCS fins with their Inside Foil are similar to the Futures V2 as well. What's your "standard" fin for a reference point? Thanks :thumb:
My other fins are AM1's. I've never tried the V2 foils. So far I've only ridden thruster setup on my Vader.

Re: Quobba Fins

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:44 am
by BWD
In the end theories, CFD and marketing are just steps along the path. User feedback and, when appropriate, A/B testing and competition are the real tests, for every product.

Re: Quobba Fins

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:26 am
by lewmt
https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kit ... ins?page=1

Since they are Aussie made these guys have a few more & better reviews than mine. Also more reviews from legit surf

Re: Quobba Fins

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:34 am
by longwhitecloud
try different boards, different fins, different tail shapes, nose shapes, rail shapes, bottom shaoes, vees, volumes, fin positions, constructions.. in different conditions /waves

try it all, because reality is that few do this and there are very few qualified to comment about your own situation that do not have a conflict of interest