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The future of surfboard fins is here! Quobba Fins

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Created by Ryland > 9 months ago, 12 Apr 2018
Kamikuza
QLD, 3941 posts
26 Apr 2018 8:31PM
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jackforbes said..

First NorthernKitesAUS complaining about too much positive vibes, now it's too much bashing... make up yer minds, are we cheerleading or piling on...

This . . . is . . . SEA-BREEZE!

Mark _australia
WA, 19215 posts
26 Apr 2018 9:41PM
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Adam'KiteRepair said..
whole lotta bashing going on here. Either bored people or folks that dont like to see research and innovation going into a sport. Im sure your all happy to pay extra for the North sticker on your knockoff TOMO and update your mobile phones every new model. Somehow you think that its ok to bash a startup thats just put years of research and money into a product not backed by a major brand. Probably out of their own back pockets. Give it a chance ya. Fair enough, if you dont like the 230.00 pricetag, just wait and see how user reviews go. If you still dont like the price tag, then relax and keep riding what you have. You will find that start ups dont tend to put a price on something inorder to get rich. they do it because it's worth it and its what they need to survive.


I asked for clarification of Rylands assertion that they are good for kiting.
I think at kiting speeds the extra lift would either be too much, or generate spinout perhaps.
That's why windsurfing went away from similar tricks as surfing is not like a wave riding board that also has power.

I don't think that's bashing by me.
No answer from the O.P.

Then some people have said they are buying some.
Thats not bashing

Others are debating the benefits of a low startup vs high startup price. Interesting,I learned something there.


Still all we get from O.P is
(1) awareness
(2) Professional Mr Smith likes them


hmmm


bjw
NSW, 2676 posts
27 Apr 2018 4:29AM
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My other concern would be that they are a polymer fin. Usually they don't last as long, and @$230 it's a fair risk.

peterbacon
NSW, 40 posts
28 Apr 2018 6:40AM
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My fins arrived today.

yep Decided to to spend the $230, got lucky on a horse, and a week of no smashed avo in hipster cafes, easy.

If they work anything like the are packed, the will be amazing!

its like opening, a tecno marine watch, each fin in a fancy AF sleave, a carabiner??? ( cause everyone loves a carabiner)

Iv heard people comment about the material its made from, ( no ideas....) but the seem very well put together

now just wait till peru next week and see how they go

Ryland
WA, 1212 posts
2 May 2018 9:48PM
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peterbacon said..
My fins arrived today.

yep Decided to to spend the $230, got lucky on a horse, and a week of no smashed avo in hipster cafes, easy.

If they work anything like the are packed, the will be amazing!

its like opening, a tecno marine watch, each fin in a fancy AF sleave, a carabiner??? ( cause everyone loves a carabiner)

Iv heard people comment about the material its made from, ( no ideas....) but the seem very well put together

now just wait till peru next week and see how they go



Looking forward to hearing how u like the fins ! Enjoy Peru! Very jealous!

Macster
VIC, 249 posts
3 May 2018 9:14AM
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Good on ya for having a crack. Its awesome if you can run a business related to your passion.

Maybe you could offer an introductory special / discount for folks willing to give it a go (the early adopters)?

All the best for your venture. I dont do much wave riding but if so, I'd be keen to support an Ozzy business if there was an incentive like mentioned before.

Cheers.

wishy
WA, 1369 posts
3 May 2018 7:44PM
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If they go on a twintip and create lift, I wonder if they could be useful for someone like me who is 20kg heavier in the winter months, I could keep using my 10sqm instead of a 17.

Abesy
WA, 266 posts
8 May 2018 11:32AM
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I got a set and I love them so far. Haven't tried them on the kite yet. The most noticeable difference for me is the acceleration and speed coming out of the first bottom turn. I did my thesis using computational fluid dynamics and I would be curious to see the results. Its good to see this tech being used in the surf industry as most stuff is usually just horse s*&% that is trialed/endorsed by pro surfers that could rip on a McDonald's tray! Similar to kiting I guess...

If I was a pro surfer (far from) my only concern would be flex. Most good surfers prefer specific fins for flex but these only come currently in one configuration. You definitely cannot afford to drop a fin with the price (future inserts all the way) but that comes with the innovation. I recon they will currently only appeal to good surfers or mining yobo's (me) that have a $1K krypto in their quiver.

Still have no f*&^%#g clue why there is carabiner in the box...

Ryland
WA, 1212 posts
24 May 2018 7:40PM
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Abesy said..
I got a set and I love them so far. Haven't tried them on the kite yet. The most noticeable difference for me is the acceleration and speed coming out of the first bottom turn. I did my thesis using computational fluid dynamics and I would be curious to see the results. Its good to see this tech being used in the surf industry as most stuff is usually just horse s*&% that is trialed/endorsed by pro surfers that could rip on a McDonald's tray! Similar to kiting I guess...

If I was a pro surfer (far from) my only concern would be flex. Most good surfers prefer specific fins for flex but these only come currently in one configuration. You definitely cannot afford to drop a fin with the price (future inserts all the way) but that comes with the innovation. I recon they will currently only appeal to good surfers or mining yobo's (me) that have a $1K krypto in their quiver.

Still have no f*&^%#g clue why there is carabiner in the box...


Good to hear bud! The crew who have them have been stoked so far and all we are getting is great feedback from everyone who has them and everyone from pro to intermediate is noticing instant improvement over traditional foil fins! More sizes coming very soon as well as a bunch of other advanced set ups that are next level! ??

MikeN
WA, 368 posts
3 Jun 2018 9:17PM
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Also just got a set and used them on a Sup. Could definitely feel a difference and loved it. Best way to describe it would probably be to say that the board felt more alive and reactive. It did feel like they generated some extra speed but find that hard to say for sure as I was on some decent waves for the first time in a while.
I will definitely be trying them on a kite board as I feel there could be a lot of potential here for light wind.
Will be interesting to see what it will do for handling at speed though.

dusta
WA, 2907 posts
4 Jun 2018 2:38PM
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peterbacon said..
My fins arrived today.

yep Decided to to spend the $230, got lucky on a horse, and a week of no smashed avo in hipster cafes, easy.

If they work anything like the are packed, the will be amazing!

its like opening, a tecno marine watch, each fin in a fancy AF sleave, a carabiner??? ( cause everyone loves a carabiner)

Iv heard people comment about the material its made from, ( no ideas....) but the seem very well put together

now just wait till peru next week and see how they go


you lost in peru ?

dafish
NSW, 1348 posts
5 Jun 2018 9:06AM
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dusta said..

peterbacon said..
My fins arrived today.

yep Decided to to spend the $230, got lucky on a horse, and a week of no smashed avo in hipster cafes, easy.

If they work anything like the are packed, the will be amazing!

its like opening, a tecno marine watch, each fin in a fancy AF sleave, a carabiner??? ( cause everyone loves a carabiner)

Iv heard people comment about the material its made from, ( no ideas....) but the seem very well put together

now just wait till peru next week and see how they go



you lost in peru ?


I got a message and a little clip from him, he is doing just fine and the waves were smoking.... JEALOUS!!!!!!

peterbacon
NSW, 40 posts
16 Jun 2018 12:06PM
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Before I talk fins

got to say peru is pretty epic for Kiting and surfing!

so the fins from very much an average kiter.

the first thing i noticed is the ability to get going in super light winds, when people were on 17m I managed no problem on the 12m, im a bigger guy as well (95kg on a good day). They really did make a difference when it was light and drove up wind! alot of current in peru and no dramas

are they better then normal fins? simple answer is YES, if your at the top of your game and looking for an extra edge they would be amazing. If your a normal bloke like myself they really helped get me up and going and felt great on waves, snappy of the top and super fast through the bottom turns.

the $$$ THEY NOT CHEAP! but f#*k its alot cheaper then a 17m or a foil.

if you have the $$$ i would recommend, they are not going to turn you into Keahi but they will help you improve

peterbacon
NSW, 40 posts
16 Jun 2018 12:06PM
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Before I talk fins

got to say peru is pretty epic for Kiting and surfing!

so the fins from very much an average kiter.

the first thing i noticed is the ability to get going in super light winds, when people were on 17m I managed no problem on the 12m, im a bigger guy as well (95kg on a good day). They really did make a difference when it was light and drove up wind! alot of current in peru and no dramas

are they better then normal fins? simple answer is YES, if your at the top of your game and looking for an extra edge they would be amazing. If your a normal bloke like myself they really helped get me up and going and felt great on waves, snappy of the top and super fast through the bottom turns.

the $$$ THEY NOT CHEAP! but f#*k its alot cheaper then a 17m or a foil.

if you have the $$$ i would recommend, they are not going to turn you into Keahi but they will help you improve

Ryland
WA, 1212 posts
16 Jun 2018 10:16AM
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peterbacon said..
Before I talk fins

got to say peru is pretty epic for Kiting and surfing!

so the fins from very much an average kiter.

the first thing i noticed is the ability to get going in super light winds, when people were on 17m I managed no problem on the 12m, im a bigger guy as well (95kg on a good day). They really did make a difference when it was light and drove up wind! alot of current in peru and no dramas

are they better then normal fins? simple answer is YES, if your at the top of your game and looking for an extra edge they would be amazing. If your a normal bloke like myself they really helped get me up and going and felt great on waves, snappy of the top and super fast through the bottom turns.

the $$$ THEY NOT CHEAP! but f#*k its alot cheaper then a 17m or a foil.

if you have the $$$ i would recommend, they are not going to turn you into Keahi but they will help you improve


Good to hear u enjoying them mate- every single bit of feedback we hear is people noticing an improvement over a traditional fin. Glad u scored in Peru- I can't wait to get there one day! Yes they aren't cheap but I get what u pay for- like everything in life. Still the tip of the iceberg, many mire things to come from Quobba....... very soon

rbl
WA, 153 posts
16 Jun 2018 3:18PM
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I get what u pay for;;;;classic

dalestanton
WA, 272 posts
18 Jun 2018 10:00PM
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I just purchased a set recently, today was the first chance I got to surf them back to back in the same session using the same board compared to my black sticks future fins. The black sticks felt draggy in comparison...don't get me wrong they black sticks had good hold and nice release but I couldn't generate the same speed as the Quobbafins. I've only used them once kiting and its was atrocious conditions so I wasn't out very long. I'm super keen to give them a good run on the kite. As for surfing.... I'm not buying anymore futures or fcs.. quobbas all the way, these fins rule.

I'll keep ya posted on my experience kiting with them.

Cheers
Dale



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