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Old 08-24-2013, 01:41 PM
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Nic. You are confusing the issue. Your fundamentals are correct although the increase in drag of the extra fins would outweigh apparent increase 'drive'. I think the fundamentals of a regular surfboard and a board designed to be surfed behind a boat are significantly different.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:05 PM
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Yeah, that was something I ran across in another boat forum on wakesurfers. I think I'm going to drop one fin anyways, along with increased speed, and see how it goes.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:27 AM
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More fins can equal faster, but from what ive seen, not what i know, this means 2 pairs on each side (4 total) slightly angled inward.

So yes, faster but they need to be positioned properly by the builder. Take a look at most of the surf style pros, they run with 4 fins in the above configuration I mention.

Three fins - I'm no expert but would think those that build them are and can get similar performance.

Size of the fins helps with speed as well. I bought all three sizes for my inland mucus (it is a 2 finned board, but angled inward) and the board is slower with the smaller fins. It spins easier, but I learned to spin with the medium sized fins because they made all the difference catching up after the spin.

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Old 09-06-2013, 09:46 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."
More fins are going to give you more hold and drive. But it will also slow the board down. It will not speed it up. Trust Alberta and I on this one.

If you want to spin, less fin. Those fin are a joke too. Not sure if futures or Fcs will fit. If they will get some and throw those crap fins away.

This is what you get with Ronix. Just so you know. Sell that board and get a Doomswell

As for how fast your board feels. Speeding up the boat isn't really your fix. Unless you are going less than 9mph. You just need to put your back foot all the way back.

My board is so fast my back leg burns from standing on the brakes all day. Some boards are fast. You should run somewhere between 10-11 mph.

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Old 09-07-2013, 01:46 PM
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As for how fast your board feels. Speeding up the boat isn't really your fix. Unless you are going less than 9mph. You just need to put your back foot all the way back.

My board is so fast my back leg burns from standing on the brakes all day. Some boards are fast. You should run somewhere between 10-11 mph.

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Disagree, you'll have a more enjoyable experience if you adjust the boat speed to match a neutral stance on your board.
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:03 PM
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Disagree, you'll have a more enjoyable experience if you adjust the boat speed to match a neutral stance on your board.
That's how you have to do it. Longer rides will result.
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