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Old    TY-one-on (typhoon)      Join Date: Jul 2001       07-15-2005, 9:06 PM Reply   
How many of you ride without the center fin. It just seems like a very long center fin. And also, do we need to fill the holes?
Old    Clint (ttuclint)      Join Date: Sep 2003       07-15-2005, 10:23 PM Reply   
I use a .9 fin.
Old    David (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       07-18-2005, 2:04 PM Reply   
I use a 1.0 short base for the center, but I'm thinking of taking it out.
You don't need to fill the holes with anything.
Old    Richard (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       07-18-2005, 3:49 PM Reply   
When I first started riding my Balance I rode without the center fin. It made doing surface spins a little easier.

However, I have been really focusing on my edging this season, trying to get comfortable with a bigger pop. I put the center fins back in and it has helped tremendously with my edging, thus giving my more pop off the wake.

I suppose it's a preference thing, being what you are more comfortable with for your riding style?
Old    Dave Burns (dbjts)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-18-2005, 4:24 PM Reply   
I took them out on day one, and never put them back
Old    TY-one-on (typhoon)      Join Date: Jul 2001       07-18-2005, 4:29 PM Reply   
i am coming over from an absolute. i figured out it was too small for me and moved up to a balance 143. the absolute was pretty loose.
Old    Shredtastic (seth)      Join Date: Sep 2002       07-18-2005, 10:13 PM Reply   
i busted my front center fin off riding doubles and rode with one for a while. i couldnt even feel the difference when i rode switch so i took the other one off too. it seems like one less fin to get caught on sliders.
Old    jchamlee            07-19-2005, 9:05 AM Reply   
I ride my Balance w/o center fins and love it. It gets a little squirrely in chop though.
Old    Nate Hudson (iamnathanhudson)      Join Date: Dec 2002       07-19-2005, 9:06 AM Reply   
your not edging properly if you have to have a center fin. you shouldn't need it at all....i am riding the Omega without the center fin and I can edge just as hard as the next guy. The Omega has tiny molded fins....i mean super tiny.
-Nate
Old    S Dub (sdub)      Join Date: Jan 2003       07-19-2005, 11:11 AM Reply   
yeah, take the center fin out and you will know right away if you are using your edge or using the fin.

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