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Bigger fins on Shinnster

Postby Lubo » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:13 am

Just wondering if anyone has experimented with this board. I recently got one and I instantly fell in love with it. I have very limited experience with directional boards and was wondering if changing the fins would drastically change the performance and carving abilities. I'm riding mostly flat water and small waves. The biggest fins I found online are 100mm OR for the Mako King

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Re: Bigger fins on Shinnster

Postby juandesooka » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:22 am

I have a homemade DIY version of this board. I use the regular OR mako fins. I tried it one day with the 85mm OR fins -- found it grabbed a bit better on turns, more surfboard-like. However, I really like how the small fins make this board slidey ... fun to carve it hard, unweight, and spin it around. The bigger fins work, but I think I prefer the small fins.

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Re: Bigger fins on Shinnster

Postby PeaBody » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:13 am

juandesooka wrote: unweight, and spin it around. .
Agree might find it harder to duck tack with more fin!

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Re: Bigger fins on Shinnster

Postby Phil » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:39 pm

I put 8cm fins on my Shinnster when I use it in waves => Better carving and driving ability… but still loose and skaty :D
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Re: Bigger fins on Shinnster

Postby tswierkocki » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:08 am

I tried a set of 9cm surf fins on my BRM Paipo. More grip with the bigger fins but I went back to the stock fins since I thought the board was more fun with the smaller fins. The more I ride it the better I get at carving it.

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Re: Bigger fins on Shinnster

Postby GregK » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:35 pm

Ditto what others have said about bigger fins - I tried a bigger pair of surfy fins on my BRM Paipo and found the improvement in tracking was not worth the drag they added, and went back to the pair of typical TT fins I started with.

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Re: Bigger fins on Shinnster

Postby Eurus » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:15 pm

Great article about fin size and placement theory by Mark Shinn:

http://www.progression.me/blog/tech-ser ... the-board/

To validate his theories I have run everything from 15mm to 55mm fins in all shapes and sizes and agree 100% with Mr. Shinn's assessment. It ultimately comes down to what your preference is and what style of kiting you relate most closely too.

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Re: Bigger fins on Shinnster

Postby Kiteus Polaris » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:28 pm

Planning to take my Shinnster for a trip to Philippines and want to use it in the surf.
I'd like to test it with a larger set of fins but can't find anything useful.
The Golden Board fins in this thread seems difficult to find.
Anyone knows some fins, preferably in Europe, 70mm-80mm or so? All thruster type fins are without screws it seems... Should I try to find some better washers as well for the increased force?


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