Thought those of you interested in fin history might want to see this ad...an early side-bite set-up? Save-A-Swim Lariat SAS!
Were these side-fins the ones that you bought as an after-market product and stuck on the board? I heard about those, but I have never actually seen them.
Larry Block Enterprises, 1-805-583-0057.
Howzit Dubstar, $475 dollars seems a littl expensive. Aloha, Kokua
Those side fins were a press in system. I have no idea who made them but there was a plastic piece that you laminated into the board and then pulled it out when the resin gelled. The molded fins then just pressed ino the slot.
Thanks, Greg. Did they work?
in the hunington section of 5 summer stories, david has those on his board
i brought home from hawaii' a board shaped by bill stonebreaker , a 7'2"semi-gun shape that had a similar set-up --today we would call it a 2+1 , it rode Realllly well...it was sold out of the old lightening bolt shop downtown......As i have se=aid may times----it all comes around again, not much is really that new
My mom of all people bought me a set of stick on side bites back around '72. They had a two sided tape thing. I really could'nt feel too much of a difference on my board, a 6'0" Lightning Bolt (shaped by Bill Stonebraker), but did it look cool. Thanks mom...
.........The early tris like the Corky Rainbow model/David Dyno Eagle models was a early type of 2+1.The side bites came in 2 different templates(that I know of)They were mounted straight,no toe ,no cant,on very short 6' and under class, stubby tailed thick boards.The toein and cant came about at the end of the Dyno/David around 1974 dynasty.David colaborated w/ Terry Martin to Start a short lived David Nuuihiwa Surfcrafts.I had a early model fish from this next company.The board was white opague stringerless,5'-8" x 19-1/4"wide.This fish was to be my first toed and canted twin.The only thing else that incorporated this toe/cant feature at this point in time was the Bonzer...........did the early 2+1s work????????Naw, they tracked horribly due to the lack of toe and cant. ............The stick-ons came from Con Colburn/CON-trol products...............Rest his Soul.Herb