I am a late 60's - 70's surfer, grew up on single fins. Now i have 3 tri-fins, and an old Skip Frye single-fin egg.
One of the three-fins, a Midget Smith 6-10 rides perfect. great board. i have a 7-6 G&S "Magic" model, 70's design with three-fin setup. Board sucks, will NOT turn, especially backside. would removing the outside fins help here?
I am looking for a longboard (due to my advancing age - not so quick to my feet anymore sadly). I am reluctant to go with a three-fin modern longboard. How do they differ from single fin longboard?
Can the outside fins on a three-fin longboard be removed and get single-fin performance or feel? I'm looking for a used board otherwise i'd just get a single fin new, but cost is a consideration, therefore, i may have to consider a used three-fin setup.....
I searched the forum but could not find this discussion anywhere - maybe someone can direct me to the link so we don't have to re-hash it here? thanks in advance.
Surfboard history of my surfboards:
1967 9-0 G&S standard, 9-0 Skip Frye, 8-10 Hotcurl, 7-4 Midget Farrelly, 6-0 Bob White (now WRV), borrowed 8-10 Gary Propper V-bottom ("Wedge") the best longboard i have ever ridden (the Bob White was crushed when my friend's van rolled over with our boards on teh roof, hence the loan of the Hobie from my friend dave, who inexplicably asked for it back after 15 years, and he lives in Hartford CT!?), 6-6 Natural Art thruster, 6-10 Midget Smith, 7-0 Skip Frye egg, 7-6 G&S modern Magic. i still own the last four listed.
-rob, cape cod mass