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Carbon Fibre Fins

Postby andylc » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:27 am

Loving my new Nomad C-wave TT board, so much so that I’ve sold my other twin tip in favour of riding it all of the time.
I’m a sucker for expensive nice looking stuff and am tempted to get the handmade carbon fibre fins for it. Nomad say:

Our carbon fiber fins have the perfect aerofoil geometry , the perfect aerofoil shape allows the fin to start tracking at a much lower speed than our standard G10 fins.
The grip at the top of the performance range is also far superior than any production twintip fin , at the second of driving hard in the turns the fin remains with perfect water flow and grip.

Really?? They look nice but I find it very hard to believe that they perform any differently to G10 fins. Anyone care to back up or rubbish this claim?

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Re: Carbon Fibre Fins

Postby or6 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:14 am

I'd believe their claim, as a rule carbon fiber fins will give more control en speed during turns, however, a lot depends on the (quality and choice of) layup.

In windsurfing and surfing (I'm an old windsurfer) the difference between quality fins and lesser fins is night and day. I'm not so sure whether that goes for TTs, with their tiny fins and the way TTs are much less dependent on their fins, relative to surfboards and wind surfboards.

So...don't know really. Maybe somebody with first hand experience with nomad boards can help you. Good luck!

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Re: Carbon Fibre Fins

Postby andylc » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:01 pm

So if that's the case, why when both are stiff, what is it that carbon is doing that G10 wouldn't??

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Re: Carbon Fibre Fins

Postby iriejohn » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:05 pm

andylc wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:01 pm
So if that's the case, why when both are stiff, what is it that carbon is doing that G10 wouldn't??
Lighten your board by a few grams as well as lightening your wallet by a lot more :wink:
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Re: Carbon Fibre Fins

Postby andylc » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:31 pm

That’s kind of what I thought...

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Re: Carbon Fibre Fins

Postby Vinda » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:07 pm


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Re: Carbon Fibre Fins

Postby andylc » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:09 pm

They'd be fun on a twin tip!

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Re: Carbon Fibre Fins

Postby Vinda » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:13 pm

andylc wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:09 pm
They'd be fun on a twin tip!
Haha didn’t read it all. Saw wave and just posted these

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Re: Carbon Fibre Fins

Postby apollo4000 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:10 pm

andylc wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:27 am
Loving my new Nomad C-wave TT board, so much so that I’ve sold my other twin tip in favour of riding it all of the time.
I’m a sucker for expensive nice looking stuff and am tempted to get the handmade carbon fibre fins for it. Nomad say:

Our carbon fiber fins have the perfect aerofoil geometry , the perfect aerofoil shape allows the fin to start tracking at a much lower speed than our standard G10 fins.
The grip at the top of the performance range is also far superior than any production twintip fin , at the second of driving hard in the turns the fin remains with perfect water flow and grip.

Really?? They look nice but I find it very hard to believe that they perform any differently to G10 fins. Anyone care to back up or rubbish this claim?
Very unlikely you notice; as irejohn says, few grams and some cash; but then you’re a sucker for the good stuff as you say. Maybe you know you already want them...maybe...completionist pleasure?

Glad you’re enjoying you’re board whichever way you go. Have you posted a pic?

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Re: Carbon Fibre Fins

Postby dracop » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:35 am

How do you utilize the board? I do a fait amount of powered TT riding with reg twin tips. When i had a Mako King I got more into the wave though.


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