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RonBurgundy 05-10-2013 8:52 AM

Skimboarding finless
 
only found a thread mentioning some pros doing it, but was hoping to find out from the people on here......anyone ride their skimboards finless? Used to skim a ton down in San DIego before moving to NorCal and so i have a couple large victoria boards with good traction pads on them already. id love to not drill holes in them for a fin but if its easy ill give it a go....just curious if people are out there without doing this?

dejoeco 05-10-2013 10:45 AM

Some female riders go fin less like Bri Chmel and Vanessa Gonzalez. My daughter, who is a top level competitor tried it for a while, but felt limited. Backside riding is very difficult and control while doing spins can be touchy.

Since you have the boards, try it. You have nothing to loose

wakemitch 05-10-2013 11:17 AM

I used to ride finless for years, but started riding a fin last year because it helped a lot with airs.

Victoria rider Cole Kirby rides finless and he absolutely kills it. He came from an ocean skimboarding background as well

http://wake.victoriaskimboards.com/w...e_Kerby_21.jpg

SacSurfer 05-10-2013 1:36 PM

best finlees skimiing I have seen to date
 
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/43018400?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;c olor=f5020f" width="500" height="228" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/43018400">Domke Vision 3X (DV3X) BASSNECTAR REM!X UNOFFICIAL VIDEO</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/dronedudes">Drone Dudes</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

Chaos 05-10-2013 6:51 PM

I find a fin definitely helps with tracking. You can ride without one, and lots do as people have pointed out above, but it is a lot easier to ride with a fin.
Have any local shop, throw a futures box or FCS plug in the rear and use a MF1 or nubster style fin. This is quick, inexpensive and keeps the integrity of the board intact, since it is all sealed, and not a set screws going through to the deck.

wakemitch 05-11-2013 10:27 AM

<iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zxH5Rt3-QNE?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

MCObray 05-11-2013 4:54 PM

^^^ He's an animal. Tore it up in that vid!


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