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What's your fin of choice? Future BlackStix vs Quobba?

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What's your fin of choice? Future BlackStix vs Quobba?

Postby peppedurso » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:01 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am interested in your thoughts about fins you use on your surfboards. I think that fins are the most underrated part of the equipment although they can make a huge difference.

I can describe my sessions as 70% freestyle strapless and 30% wave riding. I've used Small Blackstix (better for flat water) and Medium Control (better for choppy waters in my opinion). Have you found anything more springy and lively than a Blackstix? Also I feel like they are not super durable, I've snapped one, completely cut at the base and I am only 64kg, although I do a lot of flat spins (definitely putting stress on the side of the fin).
I've heard the Quobba fins are very very good too.

Thank you in advance for your thoughts!

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Re: What's your fin of choice? Future BlackStix vs Quobba?

Postby or6 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:26 pm

I switches to Qobba Fins a while ago from futures, I think the AM? Thee Qobbas tend to make my pretty fast board even faster, which I feel especially in the bottom turns, where I tend to not bog down as much anymore. The Qobba fins also give me more control at high speeds, somehow I feel this especially in choppy conditions.

I jump a fair bit, strapless, they're holding up fine.

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Re: What's your fin of choice? Future BlackStix vs Quobba?

Postby knotwindy » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:40 pm

For Futures I really like Alpha, F4, F6 or JJF. Depends on board & what I feel like doing. For any price they’re hard to beat for me.

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Re: What's your fin of choice? Future BlackStix vs Quobba?

Postby mikelet » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:40 pm

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Re: What's your fin of choice? Future BlackStix vs Quobba?

Postby Da Yoda » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:35 pm

I'm actually curious about Futures' carbon fiber hollow core fin. Also "kite surfing specific" fins like F-One's Flow and Flow Carbon
https://futuresfins.com/products/vapor-core-f4
https://www.f-one.world/product/fins-flow-m/


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