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Old 08-23-2013, 02:48 PM
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Board too fast

I currently have a Ronix thrasher and it is running way too fast. I have to weight about 80/20 just to keep from running up onto the swim platform. It has three fins on it right now. Should I drop down to two fins or maybe even just one to slow it down?
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:01 PM
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That's not going to slow it down. Try speeding up the boat a bit. That's also going to firm up your wake and give you a better lip. Does Ronix use FCS or Future fins?
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:27 PM
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I wish my boat would throw a big enough wake that I could have that problem instead of the opposite!
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:27 PM
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There is no such thing as a "too fast board". Increase boat speed. Faster makes a longer clean wave in most boats...
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:44 AM
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You need to watch more surf videos. If you ride a surf board in a straight line (on a natural wave) you will outrun the wave. That's why we turn hard back towards the steep section and then snap the board straight again. Also more fin will slow the board down not speed it up. The board may also be too big for you which could explain your weight distribution. You need something shorter and less wide especially at the tail of the board.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:51 AM
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Board too fast

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Old 08-24-2013, 08:38 AM
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Ronix

Yea, you can never have a board that's too fast. Do a 360 and see if you can catch back up to the boat!


It's probably just a new board. I moved from a grindwater to a Ronix Koal this year and I was just like you, it was sooooo much faster than my old board to the point that I bought another board, but now that I have gotten used to it and I would now move up to a faster board if I could!
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:16 AM
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Like others have said, no such thing as "too fast" when it comes to a surf board. Speed the boat up. Simple fix.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:33 AM
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I'll try increasing the speed. I learned to surf on an Alias TT skim style board that required a ton of front weight so that might be the issue. As for doing a spin, I just can't get this board to spin. Less fins equal easier spins?
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:37 AM
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More fins do make a board "faster"

"Reducing that lateral side slip would help the board go forward, increasing drive. It's that increase in drag laterally that provides a function of control for the rider, but also inhibits certain things - like spinning in place."
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