Choose The Right Fin

WHAT TYPE OF FIN BASE DO YOU HAVE?

WHAT KIND OF BOARD ARE YOU RIDING?​

SINGLE FINS:

THE SINGLE FIN IS THE ORIGINAL FIN SETUP. SINGLE FIN SETUPS ARE COMMON ON LONG BOARDS AND RETRO SHORTBOARDS. THEY ARE USUALLY LONG AND WIDER THAN OTHER FINS, WHICH MAKE THE BOARD CONTROLLABLE WITH ONLY THE ONE FIN.

 

2+1 SETUP:

FOR ADDED STABILITY TO YOUR SINGLE FIN GO WITH 2 SIDEBITES. BEST FOR USE WITH SMALLER SINGLE FINS. FOR INSTANCE IF YOU NORMALLY RIDE A 8" SINGLE FIN GO WITH A 6.5" OR 7" SINGLE FIN AND A 3.7" SIDEBITE. 

TWIN FINS:

THE TWIN FIN SETUP HAS TWO FINS NEAR THE RAIL. THIS SETUP PROVIDES EXTRA SPEED AND EASIER TURNING. SMOOTH, LONG, CARVING, DRAWN OUT TURNS ALONG YOUR ENTIRE RAIL DESCRIBE THE TWIN FIN SET UP. 

TRI-FIN ( THRUSTERS ):

THE MOST COMMON SETUP, THE "THRUSTER" IS A TRI-FIN. ALL THE FINS ARE THE SAME SIZE, WITH TWO SEMI-PARALLEL (SLIGHTLY TOED-IN, USUALLY, AND SLIGHTLY CANTED OUTWARD, USUALLY) FINS MOUNTED NEAR THE RAILS 10-12 INCHES FORWARD OF THE TAIL AND A MIDDLE FIN AT 3-5 INCHES. WE HAVE TRI-FINS AVAILABLE IN FUTURES AND FCS COMPATIBLE.

QUAD FINS:

THE QUAD SETUP IS FOUR FINS, TWO ON EACH SIDE, IN A SIMILAR POSITION TO THE RAIL FINS ON A THRUSTER. THE FRONTS ARE TYPICALLY LARGER THAN THE REARS BUT THIS IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE. THE REARS ARE NEARLY ALWAYS INBOARD AND AFT OF THE FRONTS . THE EXACT MEASUREMENTS AND CONFIGURATION OF THE QUAD SET-UP CAN VARY PRETTY WIDELY. THIS SETUP IS OFTEN USED IN SHORT BOARDS AND PROVIDES MORE LIFT AND CONTROL SURFACE NEAR THE RAIL. 

CENTER FIN / TRAILER:

ADDING A CENTER FIN AS A STABILIZER CAN HELP IN BIGGER WAVES AND ADD MORE HOLD TO BOTTOM TURNS.