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Created by breathofmaggot 24 days ago, 28 Aug 2021
breathofmaggot
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28 Aug 2021 3:46PM
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Anyone know where one would buy sup fins that would have a good hold on a bottom turn
? In Tweed Heads region.

Currently running large fcs mick fannings for a shortboard. Cheers..

colas
4345 posts
28 Aug 2021 6:06PM
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Quobba fins. You will get both hold and speed, better than any other fins.

quobbafins.com/

Or C-drives, you will get the same speed but much better hold than normal fins (and better hold at low speed than the Quobbas)

www.cdrivefins.com/

Both designed and owned by OZ real surfers, which your money will support instead of greedy shareholding funds.

breathofmaggot
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30 Aug 2021 6:19AM
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colas said..
Quobba fins. You will get both hold and speed, better than any other fins.

quobbafins.com/

Or C-drives, you will get the same speed but much better hold than normal fins (and better hold at low speed than the Quobbas)

www.cdrivefins.com/

Both designed and owned by OZ real surfers, which your money will support instead of greedy shareholding funds.


Thanks colas appreciate the response. Are people running the same size fins for a paddle board and surfboard?

E.g. large fins being used for both Boards?

BigZ
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30 Aug 2021 6:52AM
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breathofmaggot said..

colas said..
Quobba fins. You will get both hold and speed, better than any other fins.

quobbafins.com/

Or C-drives, you will get the same speed but much better hold than normal fins (and better hold at low speed than the Quobbas)

www.cdrivefins.com/

Both designed and owned by OZ real surfers, which your money will support instead of greedy shareholding funds.



Thanks colas appreciate the response. Are people running the same size fins for a paddle board and surfboard?

E.g. large fins being used for both Boards?


I do.

Large quobbas in a thruster configuration on both my surf SUPs and my 7'4 prone.

breathofmaggot
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30 Aug 2021 11:09AM
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BigZ said..

breathofmaggot said..


colas said..
Quobba fins. You will get both hold and speed, better than any other fins.

quobbafins.com/

Or C-drives, you will get the same speed but much better hold than normal fins (and better hold at low speed than the Quobbas)

www.cdrivefins.com/

Both designed and owned by OZ real surfers, which your money will support instead of greedy shareholding funds.




Thanks colas appreciate the response. Are people running the same size fins for a paddle board and surfboard?

E.g. large fins being used for both Boards?



I do.

Large quobbas in a thruster configuration on both my surf SUPs and my 7'4 prone.


How do they hold up on a bottom turn on anything over 3 foot?

colas
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30 Aug 2021 11:12AM
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Are people running the same size fins for a paddle board and surfboard?
E.g. large fins being used for both Boards?


I do.

I even often use smaller fins, especially the rears, on SUPs. Typically L in front and M in rear(s) for the Quobbas.

On a shortboard, your rear foot is on the fin, pushing on them.
On a SUP, you have a longer rail line, and more swing weight, so a bit more looseness in the fins is useful, if the waves are not too big.

I guess if your SUP has thick rails, you may want bigger fins to avoid spinning out. But bigger fins slow you down, and speed is very useful to keep a SUP nimble.

Quobba are more efficient than other fins, so the water flow around them both creates less drag, and more hold.
I invite you to read their testimony pages, they ring true once you try them.
I put the link since I see the reorganized the site and are now hard to find:
quobbafins.com/pages/testimonials-surfing
quobbafins.com/pages/sup-testio
quobbafins.com/pages/testimonials-kitesurfing

You have vids of them in action, search "quobba fins" on youtube. E.g:



BigZ
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30 Aug 2021 1:04PM
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breathofmaggot said..

BigZ said..


breathofmaggot said..



colas said..
Quobba fins. You will get both hold and speed, better than any other fins.

quobbafins.com/

Or C-drives, you will get the same speed but much better hold than normal fins (and better hold at low speed than the Quobbas)

www.cdrivefins.com/

Both designed and owned by OZ real surfers, which your money will support instead of greedy shareholding funds.





Thanks colas appreciate the response. Are people running the same size fins for a paddle board and surfboard?

E.g. large fins being used for both Boards?




I do.

Large quobbas in a thruster configuration on both my surf SUPs and my 7'4 prone.



How do they hold up on a bottom turn on anything over 3 foot?


I assume you are referring to SUP. No issues in slightly over head - I am 6'4 so it would be around 7 foot :). I don't SUP in bigger waves.

breathofmaggot
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4 Sep 2021 3:05PM
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colas said..

breathofmaggot said..
Are people running the same size fins for a paddle board and surfboard?
E.g. large fins being used for both Boards?



I do.

I even often use smaller fins, especially the rears, on SUPs. Typically L in front and M in rear(s) for the Quobbas.

On a shortboard, your rear foot is on the fin, pushing on them.
On a SUP, you have a longer rail line, and more swing weight, so a bit more looseness in the fins is useful, if the waves are not too big.

I guess if your SUP has thick rails, you may want bigger fins to avoid spinning out. But bigger fins slow you down, and speed is very useful to keep a SUP nimble.

Quobba are more efficient than other fins, so the water flow around them both creates less drag, and more hold.
I invite you to read their testimony pages, they ring true once you try them.
I put the link since I see the reorganized the site and are now hard to find:
quobbafins.com/pages/testimonials-surfing
quobbafins.com/pages/sup-testio
quobbafins.com/pages/testimonials-kitesurfing

You have vids of them in action, search "quobba fins" on youtube. E.g:





Hey colas, i ordered two of the front c drive quad fins, didn't get the back two because I already own them. Will this make the board even worse on a big wave because I'm running standard fins on the back and the ones on the front are c drives with a bigger rake on the front fins?

colas
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5 Sep 2021 4:50AM
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Will this make the board even worse on a big wave because I'm running standard fins on the back and the ones on the front are c drives with a bigger rake on the front fins?


I don't see why. C-drives work well at speed because they have less surface in the tip and thus tend to "foil" less.

Some tow surfers such as Maurice Cole love them.

colas
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5 Sep 2021 1:23PM
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breathofmaggot said..
How do they hold up on a bottom turn on anything over 3 foot?


No issue, but I do not go out in more than double overhead waves.

But all testimonials seem to indicate that they hold better than normal fins also in bigger waves... they have been designed in Margaret River...

westpork
NSW, 2 posts
5 Sep 2021 6:20PM
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Put large quobba's on a 9'1" creek, amazing performance , speed and hangs in on any bottom turn. Highly recommended

breathofmaggot
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7 Sep 2021 4:57PM
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colas said..

breathofmaggot said..
Will this make the board even worse on a big wave because I'm running standard fins on the back and the ones on the front are c drives with a bigger rake on the front fins?



I don't see why. C-drives work well at speed because they have less surface in the tip and thus tend to "foil" less.

Some tow surfers such as Maurice Cole love them.


I went to replace the fins and saw this. Thought you would appreciate especially considering all the talk about drag in this post. I have been riding with this for as long as I can remember putting the tape on. So a good 2 months. Also, realised that front two fins for the quad set up I'm using are different sizes. The one for my forehand is slightly larger then the one for my backhand. Fins came with the board.


breathofmaggot
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8 Sep 2021 12:05PM
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colas said..

breathofmaggot said..
How do they hold up on a bottom turn on anything over 3 foot?



No issue, but I do not go out in more than double overhead waves.

But all testimonials seem to indicate that they hold better than normal fins also in bigger waves... they have been designed in Margaret River...



Thanks again colas. Tried them out today. Holy **** they were incredible coming off a bottom turn. The last 3/4 of that bottom with those fins in gives an acceleration and control well beyond anything I thought possible on that board.

Smash1
NSW, 824 posts
8 Sep 2021 9:20PM
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