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Old    Kit Howell (kitstocks)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-16-2006, 9:57 AM Reply   
When trying the 180 and 360 should you have fins on your board? If you do what size and how many?
Old    entrust clothing (entrustclothing)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-16-2006, 10:04 AM Reply   
i can spin 360s with fins on my board, i ride a phase 5 prop with a 1.5" fin on the back
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       05-16-2006, 10:27 AM Reply   
Looks like Kit has a Broadcast. The fins on the boardcast are maybe 3 to 4 inches. Kit the next time I ride I plan to remove the center fin on my Broadcast to see if the board loosens up any.

I also have a Trick Boardz Mojo. The Mojo is a symmetrical board. I'm going to take off one of the fins so when I start I can chose to start with a fin in the back or not. The Mojo is already pretty lose compared to a Broadcast, it will be interesting to see how it rides with out a fin.
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-16-2006, 10:42 AM Reply   
Entrust!!!! You retired that LF board?! :-)

You can spin a surface three with any depth fins. Check this article:

http://www.wakesurf.net/Home/tabid/36/mid/572/ArticleID/10/Default.aspx?ctl=CMS_Articles_View

The key with deeper fins is to break them loose, otherwise you just track a big circle and typically spin out the back.

This is James in the middle of his surface 3, he rides with 3.5" fins.

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Old    wardovision (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-16-2006, 10:42 AM Reply   
I use to ride exclusively without fins and it does makes tricks like shuvits and switch stuff easier but IMO surface 360s are easier with fins.


(Message edited by caskimmer on May 16, 2006)
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-16-2006, 10:47 AM Reply   
How tight a circle will those Walzer's turn? I know for me, recovering at the bottom of a 3 is easier with fins...I tend to over-rotate wind up doing a 400 :-)
Old    entrust clothing (entrustclothing)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-16-2006, 10:55 AM Reply   
yeah jeff i retired the LF skim skate, i love the phase 5! its super fast and cuts really nice!

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