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Make your own side bite and trailer fins.

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Created by Cuttlefish Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019
Cuttlefish
QLD, 888 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 8:08AM
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If you're like me and you have some FCS glass flex fins such as the M5s and M7s you can easily mark out a template you want and cut them and sand them into something you can use in longboards and quads.
Mini keels I made out of M7s.

And a pair of Stretch quad rears I made out of G1000 trailers with scarfini med trailers for size comparison.
Takes no time at all with a grinder and sander.
Using glass flex fins because they sand really easily compared to cutting down your fibreglass fins.
Allows one to cheaply experiment with funky trailer/side bite templates.
One of my favourite side bite templates are by DVS but are bit expensive.
15 mins of cutting and sanding and Bob's your uncle (if your lucky: cheap boards).





onefin
66 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 9:57AM
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Cuttlefish said..
If you're like me and you have some FCS glass flex fins such as the M5s and M7s you can easily mark out a template you want and cut them and sand them into something you can use in longboards and quads.
Mini keels I made out of M7s.

And a pair of Stretch quad rears I made out of G1000 trailers with scarfini med trailers for size comparison.
Takes no time at all with a grinder and sander.
Using glass flex fins because they sand really easily compared to cutting down your fibreglass fins.
Allows one to cheaply experiment with funky trailer/side bite templates.
One of my favourite side bite templates are by DVS but are bit expensive.
15 mins of cutting and sanding and Bob's your uncle (if your lucky: cheap boards).







Mini keels & bonzer rears...... looks fun! Fast & loose?

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1667 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 12:29PM
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Interesting... I was looking into making my own single fins and some bonzer sides. Looks pretty easy is a little time consuming. Would be harder making for boards with tabs though I think?

Great work BTW... #fastandloose

Cuttlefish
QLD, 888 posts
Wednesday , 17 Apr 2019 3:13PM
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AndyrooMac said..
Interesting... I was looking into making my own single fins and some bonzer sides. Looks pretty easy is a little time consuming. Would be harder making for boards with tabs though I think?

Great work BTW... #fastandloose


The bonzer fins in the first pic are FCS bonzer fins. Could easily heat up the fin tabs in a vice and adjust them to the desired can't if making your own bonzers. Bases are probably a bit short. Not at home to eyeball atm.



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