Just a few of our selection here at True Ames
Check out the site for our full selection and latest products.
This morning, under the variable clouds of a thousand fractions of
sky, perched on the dented hoods of cars domestic to a hundred
countries, we are looking at the same waves we looked at yesterday.
As the other 99.9% of surfers, we’ve cheated, become infidels to the
savagely nomadic wavesledder wed to our minds long ago. We’ve
instead become frontiersman of our own backyards, cartographers
to an infinity of patterns across the wave faces we know best. For
over 30 years at True Ames, we’ve forged enterprise and folk science
from our desire to redesign these lines in as many languages as we
can learn. Faster. Stronger. Lighter. Stranger. Each member of
our little family of designs is an opportunity for reinventing our
turns and reliving old ones, this time with a little magic, and next
time with a little more. Enjoy.
BONZER FINS The Oxnard plain is one of most fertile places on Earth, but historically, despite an extremely hollow harvest season, the surfers taste a bit sour. Still, sometime in the 1970’s the offshore winds blew the pesticides and pot smoke in a direction just right for innovation, and the Campbell brothers created the Bonzer fin setup: a stubby little center fin accompanied by two or four “runners.” Ignore all imitations. Center Fins Solid Glass Hexcore Bamboo Veneer Glass on Runners Set of 4 Solid Glass, Hexcore, Bamboo Veneer Set of 2 Solid Glass
Ever wonder how your boards would work if you tried some different fins?you'd be surprised at how you can customize your craft with the right fins.
offers a variety of surfboard fins ranging from shortboards to longboards, and Stand Up Paddle ( SUP fins )
We offer a full selection of system fins: FCS compatible and Futures Compatible
APRIL 10 & 11, 2010 VENTURA COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS
True Ames will be at Booth#A9. Stop by and take a look at the latest fins and more!
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JANUARY 14-16, 2010
SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2010
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida -South Concourse
There is a lot to know about choosing the best fins for your surfboard. Here are a few tips and important factors in picking out the right fin for your style. Remember that the best surf fins are going to be in the right proportion to you and your board.
All fins are not created equal! We take advantage of a vast amount of fin manufacturing experience to create fins that work in many different applications. Designs are executed using the required materials and foils to create the highest performance fins available today.
Flex is a very important element in our designs. Many of our fins come with a tuned flex. A fin that has flex can be very different than a fin without flex. The flex concept brings to life an otherwise average ride. Cutbacks have more power and bottom turns have more projection.
True Ames Fins incorporate a constant foil which means you will not find any flat spots on our fins that may cause water disturbance which will ultimately cause poor performance. Our bigger solid color fins are foiled from 7/16” solid 6oz. glass sheet stock. Smaller fins do not need to be so thick to have the proper foil.
The depth of your fins is measured from base to tip vertically. Adjusting your fin size will affect the performance of your board. Larger fins provide more stability and control, so a larger board will need bigger fins. For example a 9’6” single fin board needs at least a 9.5” fin and if nose riding is most important to you than you will find bigger fins give more forward control.
The outline of a fin is what determines the area and the look. The way the area is distributed on the fin is what makes fins individual and work in so many different ways. A wide base fin with a wide tip is the most stable but not forgiving. A narrow base fin with a narrow tip will be very loose and fast but unstable at slow speeds. The fin’s sweep (or rake angle) affects the board’s ability to carve turns. A more vertical fin will make tight turns and fast directional changes while a more raked fin will carve wider arcs and handle more power through turns. Tail width is also a factor in fin choice. Narrow tail boards do not require deep fins because there is less distance from the fin to the rail. A wide board requires a deeper fin than a narrower board. For example an 8’ egg style board that is on the wide side should use about an 8.5” to 9.0” fin. A narrow tail single fin board that is 7’6” can use a fin in the 7” to 8” range.
Bonzer Runners- Bamboo Truelite
front fins: base: 5.31” / 131 mm height: 2.75” / 71 mm
back fins: base: 4.75” / 121 mm height: 2.31” / 59 mm
These lightweight runners are constructed with True Lite hexcore and real bamboo wood. The result is a high performance super lite set-up. Save 30% on the weight over traditional glass runners.