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Surf fins for kiting with regular surfboard

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Created by bramber 26 days ago, 26 Dec 2017
bramber
VIC, 21 posts
26 Dec 2017 7:55AM
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Im using a regular surfboard for kitesurfing in waves (a 6'4" firewire alternator) which has a decent amount of rocker.

Can anyone give recommendations for thruster surfboard fins suitable to use with the board, that accounts for the fact its being used with a kite?

dafish
NSW, 1138 posts
26 Dec 2017 12:52PM
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Loaded question. If you have a board with loads of rocker I would look at more of a stiff fin to get better upwind drive. If you are just banging around in shallow shore break then I would just get a few cheap honeycomb fin sets, (around 30 bucks a set). For my shallow thrasher this is all that I need. But if the surf is good, than I currently use a lovely set of Futures (Clay Marzo set for the quad, Jon Jon set for the thrusters.) Good thing with kiting is you can tell quickly what will or not work well. With surfing the rides are often so short that it takes a few sessions to really get to know the fin and it's characteristics.

bramber
VIC, 21 posts
Saturday , 20 Jan 2018 2:29PM
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Unfortunately my board has dual tab fcs plugs. Any fin recommendations for this setup for an 85kg rider?

Should I get fins stiffer or larger etc than normal surfing to account for it being used with a kite?

toppleover
QLD, 1267 posts
Saturday , 20 Jan 2018 5:29PM
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bramber said..
Unfortunately my board has dual tab fcs plugs. Any fin recommendations for this setup for an 85kg rider?

Should I get fins stiffer or larger etc than normal surfing to account for it being used with a kite?


I personally wouldn't spend too much on dual tabs for Kiting, as they are easy to snap.
Just get the size recommended for your weight surfing.

Great fin deals on gumtree



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