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Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-12-2006, 5:20 PM Reply   
i know a bunch of people have been asking about the marius w/ smaller fins. here's the scoop.

i got some smaller fins for the marius (big thanks to hahn!) but haven't had the chance to check it out until this past saturday. talk about a different ride! it didn't seem as slow out in the flats. it still held its edge and tracked really well, but still had a loose feeling. the release off the wake is much, MUCH quicker! the pop was still big and the landings were still super soft.

for marius owners who ride w/ the bigger fins, i highly recommend riding it w/ the smaller fins. if you liked it w/ the bigger fins, you'll love it w/ the smaller fins!


disclaimer: this thread is by no means a promise that you will achieve the same results, nor is it a promise that you will have positive outcome like i did. the results were from MY style of riding. you may end up w/ different results.
Old    CIE (tonis)      Join Date: Mar 2005       06-12-2006, 5:24 PM Reply   
Joe, have you ridin it finless? If so, what was your take on it?
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-12-2006, 5:26 PM Reply   
no i haven't. i suck too much and rely a lot on the center fins.
Old    CIE (tonis)      Join Date: Mar 2005       06-12-2006, 5:30 PM Reply   
OK
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       06-12-2006, 5:31 PM Reply   
Joe ~ What fins? The .75 absolute fins?
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-12-2006, 5:32 PM Reply   
i'm guessin' that's what they are. they're long base but shorter height than the marius stock fins.
Old    Matt Norton (mwaken)      Join Date: May 2003       06-12-2006, 5:32 PM Reply   
CIE. I rode it a few times finless and it edged well but the landings felt too loose. I put on the smaller fins, which are actually just the absolute fins, and now I love the way it feels.
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       06-12-2006, 5:33 PM Reply   
It took you 6 months to put those fins on I sent you? You need to ride more.

The fins I sent him were out of my Absolute fin pack and they were the smaller ones.

(Message edited by solo on June 12, 2006)
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-12-2006, 5:34 PM Reply   
you're right hahn. which is why i've ridden 2 weekends in a row, riding tomorrow, hopefully riding another day or two during the week this week, and riding this weekend.
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       06-12-2006, 5:34 PM Reply   
Yeah the Marius fins are 1 inch and the absolute platty fins are .75. Travor rides with some .5's or something like that. I was trying to get Bates to get me some for you, but it looks like you are happy now.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-12-2006, 5:35 PM Reply   
yeah, but what if the .5's are better for me? i'll never know unless you send 'em to me.
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       06-12-2006, 5:35 PM Reply   
oh yeah Joe one last thing....you suck!
Old    CIE (tonis)      Join Date: Mar 2005       06-12-2006, 5:37 PM Reply   
Get him Hahn! Get him!! lol

Matt- right on, never have put mine on. Come think of it, I don't think I ever got em... Just curious what people thought.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-12-2006, 5:37 PM Reply   
you, too, can have a riding schedule like mine. you know what you need to do!

by the way, cancelled the purchase of the 2bd condo today...getting the 3bd instead!
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-12-2006, 5:42 PM Reply   
Joe, what do ya need the extra room for? You celebrating fathers day this weekend?

Definitely riding that board with smaller fins or finless is a must. I loved the way it felt finless, but it definitely makes you focus on technique.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-12-2006, 5:46 PM Reply   

quote:

it definitely makes you focus on technique.




..which i'm totally lacking!

we wanted the extra room for when family comes in to town. also, bug's gonna need a room for when he interviews for a job and looks for a place up here!

are you guys riding this weekend? i may be in need of a pull (and some lessons from the cie crew) this weekend.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-12-2006, 5:52 PM Reply   
Yeah we'll be out, but we might head up north to the Nor Cal INT event going on this weekend. You're welcome to join us anytime we're local though.

Definitely need to get Bug up here one of these days. He's gotta find a way to stay with Red Bull though. He's our in for the go-juice. We'd be sunk without it.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-12-2006, 5:55 PM Reply   
well, if he leaves redbull, he's gonna have to stock up! i know he owes me a few cases!
Old    Mateo (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       06-12-2006, 7:24 PM Reply   
i ride mine fineless...also i rode it one day with the small ones when it was choppy...i still liked it, i handeled, a lot better, but i will still go fineless
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       06-12-2006, 7:30 PM Reply   
The Absolute fins come with a .75 and a .50 I thought? I was under the impression I gave Joe the smaller ones? Maybe it was a .75 and a 1.0? Anyone know for sure? I can say that the napster trading card of Zane doing a batwing is my photo! That comes in all the fin packs don't they?
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       06-12-2006, 8:19 PM Reply   
Hahn ~ The Absolute platty comes with the normal 1.3's and the smaller one the .75's. The Marius stock fins are the 1.0's.

And yes that is the photo that comes with the fins. Sick pic.
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       06-12-2006, 8:34 PM Reply   
I never got nothin from Napster?
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       06-12-2006, 9:04 PM Reply   
oh jeez...and I felt guilty taking all the sugar free redbulls on Jrods boat, didnt realize they were FREE.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-13-2006, 10:23 AM Reply   
nothing in life is free....
Old    wakemark (waketac)      Join Date: Apr 2002       06-14-2006, 1:13 AM Reply   
I also rode the marius. Really liked it finless, but landing spins was a hassle without a centerfin. I always slid out.
I took the marius stock fins an grinded them down to about .5'. It was done pretty fast an easy and it worked.
Old    lake sammamish (reddragon)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-14-2006, 1:31 AM Reply   
uMaliAn - pop - my ass you get pop, what are these 'magic' fins all of a sudden ;) u gotta be able to ollie over a floating pop can.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-14-2006, 1:36 AM Reply   
what's up twong? you can't hide behind a lame ass screen name like that from me! you're just mad 'cause kim and i were wise enough to leave seattle!

(Message edited by dakid on June 14, 2006)
Old    lake sammamish (reddragon)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-14-2006, 1:59 AM Reply   
ya - well i can't watch you do 180's all day long any more. I have to take it easy this year. recovering from the blown knee. it's JonFo's wakeboardin bachelor party comin up!
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       06-14-2006, 10:06 AM Reply   
Yes I agree the created profile to bash on someone is lame!
Old    lake sammamish (reddragon)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-14-2006, 12:15 PM Reply   
yo don't be a hater- he knows i just pokin him

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