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Old    Gwr Willis (hornrapids1)      Join Date: Sep 2015       05-28-2016, 8:10 PM Reply   
Have you seen this guy ride? Great style and control. This guy gave me some hope. Love to wakeboard but no interest in all the Ariel and high impact tricks . I was watching some of his YouTube videos and tried to pay attention to the bottom of his board. I didn't see any fins. My question is this...I have a cwb board that does have 2 deeper removable fins. Would it be easier to do these surface tricks without the fins . Just remove them? Thoughts? I have rode without them before and it does seem to make the board more loose.
Old    Josh M (dvsone79)      Join Date: Dec 2012       05-28-2016, 9:25 PM Reply   
Zucky rides a slingshot that doesn't have any bottom features. From my experience the bottom features or lack thereof play a bigger role in how loose a board rides. Fins certainly make a difference, but if your board has deep channels it's still going to feel locked in if you remove the fins.
Old    Vinny Armentano (VinnyA)      Join Date: Aug 2011       05-29-2016, 4:39 AM Reply   
That being said, it shouldn't like stop you from riding the way he does. You're just going to have to be a little more careful with your edge.

I have a 2012 Shane Hybrid that has lots of bottom features, when I take the fins off it doesn't stop me from just buttering around though

Go for it!
Post a video here we'd love to see.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-31-2016, 1:08 PM Reply   
Any of Shane's models are great for buttering around. Bottom channels aren't gonna lock you in. may keep you from slipping out, thats about it. It's all about edge control.

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