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KiteSurf Weed fins?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:32 pm
by pixelpedro
Hi y'all we're been experiencing some serious seaweed here in south Florida and got me thinking about weed fins. I was curious if anyone knew if there's such thing as weed fins for kite/surfboards? windsurf have these but can't find anything on weed surf fins except for the windsurf fins.

Or does anyone have any possible idea(s) for an alternative? And please don't say ride a TT :lol:

Re: KiteSurf Weed fins?

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:46 am
by ap888
Ride finless... or make your own fins should be easy to make..

Re: KiteSurf Weed fins?

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:10 am
by Slappysan
I actually have 2 sets of quads for sale, one futures and one FCS:

http://kiteboardbc.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14220

You'd have to pay shipping which might be quite a bit. It's a good price though, quality G10 fins.

Re: KiteSurf Weed fins?

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:51 am
by pixelpedro
Slappysan wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:10 am
I actually have 2 sets of quads for sale, one futures and one FCS:

http://kiteboardbc.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14220

You'd have to pay shipping which might be quite a bit. It's a good price though, quality G10 fins.
Wow this is awesome, I'd totally pick these up if I had a quad, I'm gona contact the company directly and see if the have a set of thursters in stock.

What has been ur overall experience? how do they ride compared to a regular set of fins?

Tnx in advance

Re: KiteSurf Weed fins?

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:09 pm
by salvino
Search split keel fins.

I just ordered a set of FCS II in these because the sargassum seems to be soooooo widespread. Winter storms delayed me receiving them in time for vacation, so it’ll be a few months before I can test them.

I hope this is not new normal, but these fins should help.

Re: KiteSurf Weed fins?

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:40 pm
by pixelpedro
salvino wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:09 pm
Search split keel fins.

I just ordered a set of FCS II in these because the sargassum seems to be soooooo widespread. Winter storms delayed me receiving them in time for vacation, so it’ll be a few months before I can test them.

I hope this is not new normal, but these fins should help.
Definitely need to look more into these, seems like the only have a quad edition :( hopefully I can find something for my thruster. Tnx man!

Yeah I too hope this isn't the new norm, it was really bad here just a few weeks ago ... totally sucks, maybe time to dust off the good'ol TT :-?

tnx again

Re: KiteSurf Weed fins?

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:18 am
by PrfctChaos
Skimboard!

Re: KiteSurf Weed fins?

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:32 am
by edt
Buy a cheap set of fins and bring a saw to the beach. Keep cutting them down until they don't catch. Yeah I know there's no such thing as a cheap set of fins but I don't see why it wouldn't work.

Re: KiteSurf Weed fins?

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:43 pm
by jakemoore
Alaia/Paipo/Shinster type boards are super fun in flat and waves.

Re: KiteSurf Weed fins?

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:39 pm
by Peter_Frank
Must say I think it is VERY personal…

I hate finless riding, others like/love it.
Too small fins is a no go for me also, but too big even worse of course, on waveboards :wink:

Even in quite heavy seaweed I find the normal swept fins works great, but if a LOT of weed a 45 degree fin, not too small when swept, would work wonders indeed :thumb:

Havent seen these either, but maybe some makes these?

8) Peter