It's the FCS Dolphin Fin 7.0'' .surfywurfy wrote:Mik, that looks like a good starting point, itll be interesting to hear further comments about the different variations that are possible.is that green fin a 7 8 or 9?
The testing of the different fin combinations is suffering from the usual problems: The surf keeps changing and the level of exhaustion may be an even bigger factor...
The grom went for 5 sessions in glassy 1-1.5m waves on X-mas day, 8hrs in total, until he was completely buggered. Sunburnt eyelids and hands, chafing everywhere and just falling off each wave due to exhaustion at the end. Totally stoked with the board, wanted to keep it in his room overnight so nothing happens to it....
The board (5'8'') is big for him (45kg) and he can duck-dive it only very marginally a few times with a lot of luck....knee paddling works well....catches everything...he says he can nose ride it!
I can only just out-paddle him when I am on my 8'0'' single fin Nugget.
The tail pad is in just the right spot he reckons.
He says it turns as well as his recent favourite board, a 6'2'' Formula 1 Loaded Dome Thruster ("Super-Lite, No Warranties given or implied"), but catches waves much more easily.
More about the different fin combinations later - so far it seems he prefers the Gullwing fin in the forwardmost position. Unfortunately, the last 2 days where hampered by muscle soreness, chafing, onshore winds and an almost complete absence of swell.