well i had a good day to try out my freshy made board, first wave ....bad wave. second wave nice coming down, ridin, checking out the water flow off the rails, where my feet were, where i was on the wave, etc. when i hear my frind yelling i look and see him paddling out, to late! i tried to ride up around him but at the same time the wave was pushing on toward him. i flipped my fresh new board over to look at it, and there it is his fin, went almost to the deck glass...doh!......good thing i brought another board,,smoked and went back out to get a few more rides....anyway now i think its prettymuch fixed looks to be anyway, but it was a good ride wile it lasted, so there will be plenty more,,,,sort of a crazy story for me ......alls well that ends well.