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06-14-2013, 02:17 AM
Opinions on fins or no fins please. I can jump wtw.
06-14-2013, 02:40 AM
No fins. Teaches better edge control and you can do surface tricks :)
Removing fins from my board was the best thing I ever did. Much fewer front edge face plants when trying to swap to switch.
06-18-2013, 09:41 AM
No fins. Makes it slick but will help your control for sure
06-18-2013, 06:59 PM
i hurt myself less without fins
06-18-2013, 07:07 PM
NO fins - Unless you're at a Jimmy Buffet concert.
06-18-2013, 07:11 PM
When I upgraded to some real close toe boots it made a huge difference and took away any desire to have fins.
06-18-2013, 07:34 PM
That's one thing I never could get use to is close toed boots always felt like I was snowboarding when I was boarding I will stick to my open toe
06-18-2013, 07:43 PM
Again, no fins. It forces you to have better form while edging and you will actually save a lot more landings.
06-20-2013, 10:55 AM
the only time i put fins on any of our boards is if a new rider is struggling to to keep the board in line with the boat. most boards have enough molded in stuff anyway.
06-20-2013, 11:08 PM
Count me as a Fin lover. I don't jib, do surface tricks, or skate. I like a locked in feel when I get on the gas. I ride a 2012 Ronix Mana w Ronix Ones
06-21-2013, 12:58 AM
Bout what I thought. Thanks for all the input. I'm taking em off now for tomorrows am run!!
06-21-2013, 04:41 PM
Six/half a dozen here. My Slingshot Lyman has inner and outer positions for fins. It's like there are no fins when you want to do surface tricks, etc, and there is just a little grab/tracking there when you want it. I was going to run the board without fins altogether, but really, I can't hardly tell they are even on there.
06-24-2013, 10:59 AM
I don't have any trouble doing surface tricks with fins on. I ride a Ronix District 143 with blended 3 stage. It has 4 1" fins. I can't tell they're there when I do surface 180s and 360s. Maybe I'll give finless a try. I'm a snowboarder turned wakeboarder so I don't have any issues with edging.
06-27-2013, 06:37 AM
I ride a Harley 135 with fins on the outsides. I have no trouble snagging an edge because of them so I leave them on. As said before most new boards have enough hold molded in the board to help keep your edge.
07-03-2013, 01:57 AM
Took the fins off and that's how I'll keep it!! Save more landings and there is plenty of grab with the molded fins when needed.
07-03-2013, 12:53 PM
Depends. Now days there are park/boat combo boards. These tend to have 4 outside removable/adjustable(different sizes) fins. They typical boat board has molded in side fins and a removable center fin.
Center fins you most likely want to ditch. You may want to switch back and forth: For one to find out which you prefer. For another, practicing edging without fins will most likely improve your overall edging abilities. Also, over time your preferences my change. You will never know unless you experiment.