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Powerbase Fins and fin boxes?

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Created by jbshack > 9 months ago, 2 May 2013
jbshack
WA, 6913 posts
2 May 2013 5:17PM
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SO i just bought a new Silver Bullet and it has in the rear Power base fin boxes. Pick enclosed. I don't understand what they are about and how they work
I've got fins coming for the board from Murray but not sure how the boxes work. I have read back and seen a few people talk about them and i tried there website but they don't even list this style of box

Help needed please..

oz surf
WA, 407 posts
2 May 2013 5:30PM
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Shouldn't the guy you brought it from explain this?
Did you not buy it locally?

JonWest
QLD, 105 posts
2 May 2013 7:47PM
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Never had a board in them before but looking at them they may allow you to adjust the fin position, using normal fcs fins, in the box, i.e forward in the box or towards the back

SP
10977 posts
2 May 2013 6:00PM
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Same as FCS, just screw them in. They do have a bit of movement back and forward but just centre them all, I have some in my quad but the are only the ones with1 screw, the 2 screw one would just allow more movement.

mocha1
WA, 929 posts
2 May 2013 6:36PM
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They also have the "specially designed" box to stop the fins pressing into the glass of your board, when you tighten powerbase fins they really pull down into the fin box and it can damage the bottom of your board. Ive used em in my katana and they go great but its got a super tuff plasticy bottom as opposed to glass n foam

mocha1
WA, 929 posts
2 May 2013 6:39PM
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My set are the DXL FRONTS ( pc 7 ) and rears are prob close to a 5 or even a 4
Pm me if you wanna give em a run

jbshack
WA, 6913 posts
2 May 2013 9:29PM
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oz surf said...
Shouldn't the guy you brought it from explain this?
Did you not buy it locally?


ACtually i bought it second hand and the store guys didn't know. I was after if i set them forward or back what will the difference be? Hope that makes sense.

I would have thought forward would make it better turn but lose and back more the opposite

jbshack
WA, 6913 posts
2 May 2013 9:30PM
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mocha1 said...
My set are the DXL FRONTS ( pc 7 ) and rears are prob close to a 5 or even a 4
Pm me if you wanna give em a run


Thanks for the offer. I've got some fins coming but im now confused and have no idea what they are



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