It was odd when he mentioned the 9 degrees can't,like it was the standard cant...
With the side boxes the FCS fins would be screwed in with 2 screws from one side however some of the Futures fins have a 'perforated' base that doesn't line up with the FCS tabs, so they would need to be screwed in from the other side of the box with different spacing.
All the stock cheapie futures fins now have the drilled out/ perforated reduced weight bases
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In another very lucky coincidence, there's a 3-D printer company just 10 minutes away, Ive spoken to them and the boss surfs and is excited to be a part of this. Its great when everyone is on the same page and has ideas to move things along better, faster, smarter.
To get a CAD program done does anyone know to what degree of accuracy do I need to have the dims on the drawings...? mm or .5
"To get a CAD program done does anyone know to what degree of accuracy do I need to have the dims on the drawings...? mm or .5"
Talk to the guy at the 3D Printer company and get his input. The printer can likely hold a certain accuracy so you can optimize for that.
Worth asking around also about Nylon's bond to poly and epoxy resin, or does it even matter if you're setting it in resin and capping it with glass?
Way to charge ahead with the concept Surffoils! I'm still curious to see where your foil concepts led you.
Thanks Lawless, the concept for this idea is solely based on what I want as a surfer, I don't want to have to choose one fin system and then not be able to buy and use fins from some one else. Why can't I have a board that accepts all fins or most fins ?
The new box idea is a great idea for the average surfer who has put together a core set of fins they trust over the years and doesn't feel like going thru the whole process again for a few more thousand dollars.
The foil idea is still developing, is just moves along as time and waves permit. In the next year I will certainly post more pics and foiling videos.
I saw this on the surfermag forum:
They want $80 for it?!
Here's an F3 adapter dropped into a Futures box:
The Wildcard FCS Fin Adaptor (from wasabi surf) is $80 a set. I have been talking to them about stocking them in Oz!
Its a great system and strong!
But watching with interest what Surffoils is coming up with - keep going surffoils but there is a patent on the wildcard, so make sure to look at their product
As another option, what about probox? or a probox-esq type deal.
I mean think about it, FCS and futures already fit well into probox without much if any modification, you can very easily make your own fins for it, and the cant angles are totally adjustable with different inserts.
Maybe if larry made an insert that was specific to the FCS tab types, and an insert for a futures type for his system. The box stays in the board and to swap fins all you need to do is pop out an insert.
Heck, lay up some fiberglass and make your own insert! who knows, but none the less a very interesting idea a one system fits all fins box.
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At the moment we've got the dims worked out where there's no inserts needed and the one box takes the FCS twin plug fins, the Futures fins and the new FCS II fins irrespective of base length and holds canted and uncanted fins.
There's a chance it would also allow fins to be adjustable fore and aft by about 2 inches...do you think that is a good benefit ?
I'm just getting the first CAD drawing through on email to look at now.