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Be sure to take into consideration the tips of the Fish Tail and the "butt crack" when positioning your fins. I usually use the tips as my starting or reference point. Once you have established a likely fin position study it carefully in its relationship to the "crack". Studying it visually based on the tips and crack may prompt you to make some adjustment. But then again; maybe not. The measurements may make total sense and the visual may look right on. Think about it. Lowel
So it's finally done, polished and ready to be tested tomorrow!!
I went almost exactly with the Mckee numbers, bit went a bit forward with the front fins, so when it's twin I can place big keels or something similar, and for the quad I want to get the MR, but for tomorrow in going quad with my regular side fins of my other boards, plus the small quad fins I have. That's what I've got at the moment. So tomorrow is test day!
Here are a couple of.pictures. thanks everyone for your advice!.
Fins look to be in good position to me. Always best to study up a bit the first time you shape a particular design. I was always inclined to put my fins out on the rails and use a trailer if necessary. But I have come around to the McKee set up with some minor adjustments. Crazy art. The "Botherhood of Eternal Love" would be trippin'.
Thanks McDing! McKee set up was quite an interesting thing to learn definitely! Now I have to keep studying.
I have made and ridden a few fishes over the years. Five twins and four quads. Looks to me like you've nailed that quad set-up. The quad tends to go in a wider range of waves than the twin. Twins are best on small, clean and fast sand bottom point style waves. Forehand is best. You should be able to ride it as a twin with that set-up.
With the quad set-up you can mess around with various fins till you get something you like. I actually ride four standard sized fins, all canted 6'. This works out for me. Don't take my word for it though, get out there and start experimenting. A whole new world of fun awaits!
Hey spuddups! Thanks for your comments! It definitely worked as a twin although I have just regular truster fins. For the quad, it felt a bit stiff, but it was jus hip-shoulder hug waves, and I added them for over head waves, so I'm still guessing how it came out in that aspect. Can't wait to try it on big surf! Good waves!
Cool board. I like the swirl.
You know it’s good when the imagination immediately starts seeing pictures in the swirls.
McDing, you have touched on what has become my gripe with 5 fins and quads. Greg Griffin has talked about this before too.
It is darn hard to get quad fins placed so that the board can run well as a twin. And visa versa. (Latin for it don't work the other way either) There is just too much compromise. As Lemat says, set the fins as a twin then maybe add range with a pair of twinzer fins. But I say build a twin or build a quad.
Do it right. Don't make me come over there.
all the best
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill
Hey GregTate! I did get that comment before, so I placed first my front fins as I wanted them to be as a twin fin, and then went to the McKee set up, and guided myself from that to place the quads. It definitely worked as a twin, and the quad did the job, although I'm still not.sure if it was what I was expecting, as I haven't tried it in big surf yet. Still learning this art of boardbuilding. And experimenting has always been my way!
Thank for your comments!
Have a nice one