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weed fins for surfboard

Postby jkrug » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:18 pm

our area has been inundated over the last few years with massive amounts of weeds. it makes kiting with a surfboard extremely annoying with constant jumping off to clean off the fins. anyone know of good weed fins for a surfboard, like the old windsurf weed fins (but smaller obviously)? i need thrusters in particular.

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Re: weed fins for surfboard

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Re: weed fins for surfboard

Postby elguapo » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:11 pm

so...
weed fins are just just shorter or cropped off?

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Re: weed fins for surfboard

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:20 pm

Then they are not very good...

Weed fins has to be a bit larger but swept back so seaweed glide off.

As they are raked back they don't lift the same, so same size will result in a raked fin feeling smaller than a normal fin :naughty:

Thus it has to have more area to feel right.

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Re: weed fins for surfboard

Postby BWD » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:05 pm

The makani fins look pretty big at 4.7”/12cm and have extra area/less concave trailing edge. Never tried them but look interesting...

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Re: weed fins for surfboard

Postby Slappysan » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:13 pm

I have 2 pairs of quad, 1 futures 1 FCS for sale:
http://kiteboardbc.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14220

They are very nice fins. I don't use them anymore because I switched to riding soft top surfboards.

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Re: weed fins for surfboard

Postby jkrug » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:32 pm

Slappysan wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:13 pm
I have 2 pairs of quad, 1 futures 1 FCS for sale:
http://kiteboardbc.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14220

They are very nice fins. I don't use them anymore because I switched to riding soft top surfboards.
curious as to why riding a soft top surfboard would have any effect on weeds and fins?

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Re: weed fins for surfboard

Postby PullStrings » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:19 pm

Some soft top surfboard fins are raked a bit more and less likely to catch the weeds ?

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Re: weed fins for surfboard

Postby Slappysan » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:09 pm

jkrug wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:32 pm
curious as to why riding a soft top surfboard would have any effect on weeds and fins?
They still suffer from weeds, it's just there is no fin box to put in FCS or Future fins.

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Re: weed fins for surfboard

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:41 pm

Slappysan wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:09 pm
jkrug wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:32 pm
curious as to why riding a soft top surfboard would have any effect on weeds and fins?
They still suffer from weeds, it's just there is no fin box to put in FCS or Future fins.

Exactly.

Most surfboard fins are like this, quite swept but still not sufficient to ride waves when seaweed.
Of course it will drop off again eventually, but if not swept even more, you can not ride freely through weed when DTL on a wave.

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I like above Jordy fin set btw, just in M instead of this S size.

We hardly have so bad seaweed that we can not use surf fins though, but it happens occasionally particularly at leesides of piers.

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