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Sunova Flow Fins

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Created by jjma 22 days ago, 24 May 2021
jjma
12 posts
24 May 2021 1:32AM
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Looking to replace the stock fins that come with the Sunova Flow (8' 7) for something a bit smaller. I'm 88kg and find the fins a bit stiff.

Any suggestions, welcome.

Jon

justaddwater
NSW, 294 posts
24 May 2021 9:20AM
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Having surfed many different sunova models,the one consistent thing for me is the fins are way to big,and have way to much rake! IMO ! especially the longboard variants.I wonder if this is a design feature that Bert required,or has become a design laziness thing?this is not a sunova put down,but for a progressive company they don't appear to place much emphasis on fins for there individual designs( yes I know fins are a personal thing) if they put so much effort into fin placement why not on fin design that suits that placement ?who no knows they may go even BETTER.

Hoppo3228
VIC, 455 posts
24 May 2021 9:22AM
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Quobba is where i'd start looking...

bomberdave
VIC, 296 posts
24 May 2021 10:10AM
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Agree with the comments on sunova fins. The shroom is the only board I still use stock fins on... anyway this is what I'm running on my flow at the mo
quobba rear, C drive in the front ... works for me although will try quobbas all round next.




lam
VIC, 176 posts
24 May 2021 3:29PM
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On my speeeds i swapped to c drives, couldnt believe the difference. Then gave the qobbas a go, i have never gone back to the cdrives.

SydneySUP81
NSW, 44 posts
24 May 2021 4:22PM
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What size qobboa would anyone recommend for a 9'5 speed? med or large?

bomberdave
VIC, 296 posts
24 May 2021 4:37PM
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SydneySUP81 said..
What size qobboa would anyone recommend for a 9'5 speed? med or large?


large i reckon would be best...just put large quobbas on the 9'0 revolution

Tardy
3997 posts
24 May 2021 5:09PM
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justaddwater said..
Having surfed many different sunova models,the one consistent thing for me is the fins are way to big,and have way to much rake! IMO ! especially the longboard variants.I wonder if this is a design feature that Bert required,or has become a design laziness thing?this is not a sunova put down,but for a progressive company they don't appear to place much emphasis on fins for there individual designs( yes I know fins are a personal thing) if they put so much effort into fin placement why not on fin design that suits that placement ?who no knows they may go even BETTER.


right on .i say to them when i get my custom board ,no need for fins thank you ..

i also find their fins too big for me ...just for the record I'm hard core

LostSkill
NSW, 4 posts
24 May 2021 9:44PM
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I usually buy fcs2 fins and then cut them out with a dremel to fit fcs1 plugs. This way you can choose exactly the fin size you are after ( fcs has a data sheet on cm2/sizes etc.. for each fin on their site)
Personally sunova fins are great quality for a included stock fin. ( they are almost same template as the fcs2 carver)
Here is a photo for a idea on my 5 day old flow2. I like big stiff raked front fins personally.
Happy shopping for new fins ??



Rossall
WA, 617 posts
24 May 2021 9:42PM
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Running Machado twins (2+1) on my Sunova custom now and not looked back. They are the Black Stix versions so super fast but have a little flex in the tip.

Supmaori
685 posts
25 May 2021 5:34AM
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Hey man..I run C Drives on all my sunova boards and Quobba fins on my 8ft JL Destroyer . Works really well for me

SydneySUP81
NSW, 44 posts
25 May 2021 1:14PM
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Really interested to try the C-drive and Quobba fins. Can anyone please explain which design does what? is either better then the other? l am looking to try them on the following boards
* 8'8 Infinity RnB
*9'5 Sunova Speed
*9'8 Sunova Flow
*10'0 Smik Stylelord
*10'8 Suniva Revolution

Appreciate any advice

colas
4211 posts
25 May 2021 1:58PM
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SydneySUP81 said..
Really interested to try the C-drive and Quobba fins. Can anyone please explain which design does what? is either better then the other? l am looking to try them on the following boards



See my posts in the Quobba thread, I - and others - often compared C-Drive with Quobba there:
www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/SUP/Quobba-Fins-?page=6

supthecreek
2214 posts
26 May 2021 1:35AM
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The fins that really turned my Flow V2 on, are small C-Drives.
Actually the center is a Pacific Vibrations "J-Drive" very small... almost tiny.

This loosened up the board and made it super fun!
I also get enough drive and hold from these small fins.

I tried bigger C-Drives, both as Thruster and Quads but didn't like it, so I went smaller and swapped out the center for the J-Drive.
I love it with these fins!!!!!









lam
VIC, 176 posts
27 May 2021 7:04PM
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SydneySUP81 said..
What size qobboa would anyone recommend for a 9'5 speed? med or large?


Definitely large I reckon.You could try a medium in the centre fin, I did, but I found it made the tail too loose, for me anyway, you may like it very loose.

Brenno
QLD, 795 posts
29 May 2021 2:34PM
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Last time I was home we had some good head high to overhead walls, and I used Quobbas set up as a quad. They held really well on everything, and were really nice and drivey when I got my foot right back on the stomper.
Looks like it will be a fair bit smaller this break coming up, so will probably go for a C Drive thruster set up with medium to large sides, and a smaller centre.
Gonna swap it around with my hipster twin longboard to keep it fun too!

jjma
12 posts
4 Jun 2021 7:04PM
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Brenno said..
Last time I was home we had some good head high to overhead walls, and I used Quobbas set up as a quad. They held really well on everything, and were really nice and drivey when I got my foot right back on the stomper.
Looks like it will be a fair bit smaller this break coming up, so will probably go for a C Drive thruster set up with medium to large sides, and a smaller centre.
Gonna swap it around with my hipster twin longboard to keep it fun too!



How did it go on the C Drive thruster set up?

Stev0
401 posts
4 Jun 2021 7:21PM
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I have the Acid 8'10 and tried a few different fins set ups but then I got the large Maui Fin Co V2 Thruster and they transformed an amazing board to an even more amazing board! They are smaller and flexier than the stock Sunnova fins. The performance is looser, faster and they keep turning with heaps of grip with great release off the top turn. I am a "Fin Head" as I reckon fins make up at least 33% performance of a board and the Maui Fin Co V2 Thruster are the best fins I have ever used!
mfchawaii.com/shop/surf/surf-fins/surf-thruster/v2-thruster-fin-set/

supthecreek
2214 posts
5 Jun 2021 9:10PM
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Stev0 said..
I have the Acid 8'10 and tried a few different fins set ups but then I got the large Maui Fin Co V2 Thruster and they transformed an amazing board to an even more amazing board! They are smaller and flexier than the stock Sunnova fins. The performance is looser, faster and they keep turning with heaps of grip with great release off the top turn. I am a "Fin Head" as I reckon fins make up at least 33% performance of a board and the Maui Fin Co V2 Thruster are the best fins I have ever used!
mfchawaii.com/shop/surf/surf-fins/surf-thruster/v2-thruster-fin-set/


Thanks for the link... I may have to try them, although I don't usually spend that much on fins, they are cheaper than most signature fins.
I like the sound of the flex... and my cheapo brands don't have that.

estingo
74 posts
6 Jun 2021 3:03PM
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Stev0 said..
I have the Acid 8'10 and tried a few different fins set ups but then I got the large Maui Fin Co V2 Thruster and they transformed an amazing board to an even more amazing board! They are smaller and flexier than the stock Sunnova fins. The performance is looser, faster and they keep turning with heaps of grip with great release off the top turn. I am a "Fin Head" as I reckon fins make up at least 33% performance of a board and the Maui Fin Co V2 Thruster are the best fins I have ever used!
mfchawaii.com/shop/surf/surf-fins/surf-thruster/v2-thruster-fin-set/



I had those on my quatro carve pro as standard fins these MFC's but I wouldn't say there felt so different than "normal" FCS fins. I used before Jordy Smith signature fins Large. The MFC tip of the fins is a bit cut off which gave it a slightly snappier feeling but almost unnoticeable for me as an intermediate supsurfer. The size and model was MFC T1 Large FTU RTM - CET, to be precise.

Stev0 have you tried the Quobba's as a "Fin Head"?

I have to admit ones you try those you will recognize the 33% you are mentioning, I'm just a happy customer like Brenno, Colas and many more, no affiliate or something for Quobba.





SunnyBouy
462 posts
Wednesday , 9 Jun 2021 3:59AM
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Guess what I use..
Check my profile pic..
FCS PCC7's



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