A rad little flick from our very own Troy Mothershead with a bunch of True Ames fins pushing boards through classic point break peelers. Top turns and bottom turns by Travers Adler, Trevor Gordon, Devon Howard, Spencer Gordon and Troy Mothershead. Fun jazzy tunes by Travers Adler. Sit back and enjoy!
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
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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.
Timmy Patterson Quad fins (set of 4)
These fins are tested and are best suited for the all around quad shortboard. The back fins have 80/20 foil. A very well balanced quad set!
HEIGHT: 4.35” / 111 mm BASE: 4.30” / 109 mm
HEIGHT: 3.95” / 100 mm BASE: 3.85” / 98 mm
If you're looking for a super light and fast quad fin setup then the Timmy Patterson Quad fins are for you. Quads first came onto the scene in the early 80's and eventually lost popularity amidst the thrusters and twin fins. Now with our lighter stronger boards the quad fins are making a comeback. Even Kelly Slater rips on his quad in contests all over the world. Riding a quad is like having an extra boost of speed when you need it most.
With the Timmy Patterson quad set up your board will go as fast as you could ever want, and will still maintain the responsiveness you need to get vertical in tight situations. Don't just limit your quad riding experience to "small" surf. Having those four fins can hold you in to some good sized surf. In hollow conditions you will see how having the quad keeps you higher up in the face of the wave allowing you to make more barrels.