New glider, 11' x 24" x 3 1/2". 11' 3" blank by US BLANKS.
A balsa cored quad set of “Spitfire” fins with concave inside foil, and an acrylic centre stabiliser fin.
Here is a 7''11 I shaped and glassed
Ya, first world problems
Hey good to hear from you. Have you switched up fins? How does it ride in the different configurations?
Great fins Rohan.
How do they go?
Cheyne Horan is riding something similar.
@reclaim_surf formerly Skatement
(Adam) Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia
I sent an email to Cheyne about buying a set of his fins, but never got a reply so I gave up and just made a set myself. This gave me a chance to increase the size slightly anyway.
I got to surf this setup today (my first surf since COVID shutdown - I've been trying to do the right thing), so I can finally report on the performance.
I'll preface it by saying that I've tried quad setups in the past and found them to be great under the right circumstances, but sometimes not so good, with a tendency to "stick" at times you didn't want them to. I thought that using smaller fins might alleviate this problem, but I didn't want to reduce my fin area due to my height and weight. These fins were an attempt to solve the aforementioned issue, which I thought might be a result of too much total horizontally distributed fin area along each rail.
I couldn't be happier with how they performed today. Will need to surf this setup a bit more to see if there are any issues or downsides that haven't yet revealed themselves. But at the moment I think these Spitfire planshapes for a quad are pretty close to ideal for me. Low drag, instant response, no discernible loss of drive, and no "sticking".
Working from home, building 7 - 4 x 7 "Coastline" shower panels ... Cedar, poplar & redwood... For my part time gig with Homegrown Trailers...
shut down got me going crazy.longboard to 5'8" mini sims
Scrub it kook
Cruisey little board Tom. I like the bottom panel. And there's those fins again. I'll have to post a pic of our Crab pot bouys at the house. A few years worth that the gal picked up along the Oregon water line. Lowel