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Created by Bighugg > 9 months ago, 30 Oct 2017
DHUPEDNORTH1
101 posts
13 Feb 2020 9:29AM
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bobajob said..
Not sure what you mean. So the two links above don't cover your needs? Oh wait, do you mean the centre fin to a futures adaptor? If so no, but I haven't looked that deep into it. Maybe your only option here is to go with FCS adaptors all round and ditch your futures.....its only money!




yep, after a centre fin to a futures adaptor. haha...only money. You may have graduated from the same school as my wife.



That's because she is well educated and quite right , its only money !!

Speak with Troy direct from C-Drives , he hooked me up with an Longboard adapter for my Smik
Love the C-Drives set up as a Twinny


haha, drop off one of your 'black' credit cards and I'll tell her to go for her life.

OkiWild
39 posts
13 Feb 2020 10:19AM
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Anyone yet come across a Futures Longboard Fin Adapter you can purchase (i.e not home made)? I have a Jimmy Lewis and while I love the board, the fin setup is very frustrating if you want to go thruster and stick with one type of fin plug (i.e. not split sets)


www.thingiverse.com/thing:477221
Download the file and 3D print it. Many 3D printer places can go straight to the URL and print it. The holes and slot clean out really easilly with a pick or small screw driver. The pin from any of the crappy black plastic fins that come on generic boards pushes right in. the set screw hole is perfect size. Just heat the screw with a lighter and it threads right in. Fits really snug. The plastic along the side is really thin, and depending on the plastic, will crack horizontally, but not a big deal as it's in tension. Working like a champ.











DHUPEDNORTH1
101 posts
13 Feb 2020 1:56PM
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OkiWild said..

DHUPEDNORTH1 said..


Anyone yet come across a Futures Longboard Fin Adapter you can purchase (i.e not home made)? I have a Jimmy Lewis and while I love the board, the fin setup is very frustrating if you want to go thruster and stick with one type of fin plug (i.e. not split sets)



www.thingiverse.com/thing:477221
Download the file and 3D print it. Many 3D printer places can go straight to the URL and print it. The holes and slot clean out really easilly with a pick or small screw driver. The pin from any of the crappy black plastic fins that come on generic boards pushes right in. the set screw hole is perfect size. Just heat the screw with a lighter and it threads right in. Fits really snug. The plastic along the side is really thin, and depending on the plastic, will crack horizontally, but not a big deal as it's in tension. Working like a champ.












thx. I work with a business that has a pretty fancy 3D printer so I'll give it a go.

Nugdam
QLD, 457 posts
16 Feb 2020 4:43PM
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The C drives doing there thing.. amazing how much the gopro makes it look like there is no wave at all.

Balsaboards N.Z.
74 posts
17 Feb 2020 9:37AM
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i just started surfing a set of 'large'' G10 epoxy in my 9'1 H.P. surfboard. The G10 is ridic, i am selling all my glass fins .. gone. The C-drive template itself is seamless performance ,wow. I reckon you would need XL'S all day in a SUP, especially on the sides.

benjl
393 posts
7 May 2020 4:06PM
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A bunch of c drives have just come up for sale in my area, but the carbon blue and black ones. They're only retailing for $79.99 so wondering if they're genuine but look the same as the other carbon blue ones that another user had on this forum.?

What size would you go for on a sup, i'm only 70kg? Seems some people go XL and others go smaller on sups.
Do they work better as big sides and tiny centre or medium /large sides and small center?

colas
3900 posts
8 May 2020 4:36PM
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At 100kg I was using twins on my sub-7' boards, XLs on my sub-8' boards, on my 8'+ boards, otherwise it would become hard to make quick U-Turns before a wave, and longer boards have thinner rails and do not need big fins to hold.

Depending on your surfing style, you may be able to undersize them quite a bit, as they have hold to spare. If you like speed, go small, if you like power turns on slow waves, go big.

At 70kg, I would start with Ms.

benjl
393 posts
8 May 2020 6:28PM
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Thanks Colas. They would prob be for my jimmy lewis supertech 8'3?

im still waiting for the seller to respond with the actual dimensions as currently they are several different colours and options but no dimensions or sizes listed.

they also had some twin options for futures, but again no mention of size. I am really keen to know if a twin would work in the suoertech to make it faster and looser in small waves

Bighugg
NT, 403 posts
7 Jun 2020 12:06AM
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Hi folks, was talking with Troy recently
and he informed me that there's folks selling cheap poor quality knockoffs of his older style Cdrives, the tabs break easy and fins snap.
May pay to check authentication.


benjl
393 posts
7 Jun 2020 8:23AM
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I saw that, there was a whole bunch on alibaba. Sizes don't seem to match the originals 100%

Nugdam
QLD, 457 posts
7 Jun 2020 11:36AM
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I threw my C drives in my 7'10 hipster, Amazing how much a set of fins can change a board so dramatically. It felt like a completely different board.

MickMc
VIC, 384 posts
7 Jun 2020 11:51AM
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Nugdam said..
I threw my C drives in my 7'10 hipster, Amazing how much a set of fins can change a board so dramatically. It felt like a completely different board.


What size were they and did you feel it surfed better? I'm surfing an 8'3 hipster.

Nugdam
QLD, 457 posts
7 Jun 2020 12:26PM
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Nugdam said..
I threw my C drives in my 7'10 hipster, Amazing how much a set of fins can change a board so dramatically. It felt like a completely different board.




What size were they and did you feel it surfed better? I'm surfing an 8'3 hipster.



I've been just using the twinfin C drives. I think they only have one size.

I wouldn't say they surf better, it just surfs different. I surf fairly aggressively ( hard pumping and I like to really throw the board around in my head that's how it is haha) So the stock fins where you would slide the fins out on the bottom/top turns the C drives just kinda grab and send you in the new direction. They seemed to stiffen the board up a bit but they are super drivey. It just makes for a different experience.

You will notice slightly more resistance when turning for a wave but they seem to accelerate a bit quicker in my opinion.

MickMc
VIC, 384 posts
7 Jun 2020 12:34PM
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Nugdam said..

MickMc said..


Nugdam said..
I threw my C drives in my 7'10 hipster, Amazing how much a set of fins can change a board so dramatically. It felt like a completely different board.




What size were they and did you feel it surfed better? I'm surfing an 8'3 hipster.



I've been just using the twinfin C drives. I think they only have one size.

I wouldn't say they surf better, it just surfs different. I surf fairly aggressively ( hard pumping and I like really throw the board around) So the stock fins where you would slide the fins out on the bottom/top turns the C drives just kinda grab and send you in the new direction. They seemed to stiffen the board up a bit but they are super drivey. It just makes for a different experience.



Thanks for the quick response. I'll get some and give them a try.

Nugdam
QLD, 457 posts
7 Jun 2020 12:37PM
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MickMc said..

Nugdam said..


MickMc said..



Nugdam said..
I threw my C drives in my 7'10 hipster, Amazing how much a set of fins can change a board so dramatically. It felt like a completely different board.





What size were they and did you feel it surfed better? I'm surfing an 8'3 hipster.




I've been just using the twinfin C drives. I think they only have one size.

I wouldn't say they surf better, it just surfs different. I surf fairly aggressively ( hard pumping and I like really throw the board around) So the stock fins where you would slide the fins out on the bottom/top turns the C drives just kinda grab and send you in the new direction. They seemed to stiffen the board up a bit but they are super drivey. It just makes for a different experience.




Thanks for the quick response. I'll get some and give them a try.


They are worth grabbing a set just to mix it up a bit. You'll need the fcs fin adaptor for the trailer fin which was around $30

benjl
393 posts
7 Jun 2020 12:52PM
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What size were your twin cdrives vs your normal smik fins?
the knock off c drives had heaps listed as 'twin' but had different sizes. Most weren't as big as the actual twins

Nugdam
QLD, 457 posts
7 Jun 2020 4:12PM
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bobajob
QLD, 1401 posts
8 Jun 2020 3:10PM
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OkiWild said..

DHUPEDNORTH1 said..


Anyone yet come across a Futures Longboard Fin Adapter you can purchase (i.e not home made)? I have a Jimmy Lewis and while I love the board, the fin setup is very frustrating if you want to go thruster and stick with one type of fin plug (i.e. not split sets)



www.thingiverse.com/thing:477221
Download the file and 3D print it. Many 3D printer places can go straight to the URL and print it. The holes and slot clean out really easilly with a pick or small screw driver. The pin from any of the crappy black plastic fins that come on generic boards pushes right in. the set screw hole is perfect size. Just heat the screw with a lighter and it threads right in. Fits really snug. The plastic along the side is really thin, and depending on the plastic, will crack horizontally, but not a big deal as it's in tension. Working like a champ.












I just got a quote from a place for $75.00. Another site did auto quoting and was $95.00
I know not much about 3D printing except its expensive!



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