Here’s the latest foam mold and the glass blade made with 9x 6 Oz and epoxy resin.
And fitting the foot pocket to the first blade.
Moving the area closer to your heel gives better torque for the essential few kicks to get on a wave so I’ve moved these panels higher. The Darin’s have more area higher and I’ve been riding them day after day learning how the shape works. I like the side panels that tilt up, I think they give a bit more direction that a flat flipper.so I’ve added some side fins to the flippers, first with 2 side fins on each flipper and then with one fin on the outside of each flipper so they’ll be on the inside of the wave face.
I can move these fins back and forth, toe in or out to test what effect each variation has.
“You never know if you’ve gone far enough until you’ve gone too far.”
I think the "fins" on the outside edge have potential. But for safety, I think you need semi-soft/flex twin-fins like these:
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Have to test having the inside fin or both side fins , am thinking both sides will have better torque / push and hold. I’m never concerned about safety in the surf, I’ve ridden so many foils for 14 years now and never lost skin or blood. I feel completely at ease for some reason with carbon and aluminium.
Having said that, I’ll probably lose a leg on the next wave.