The K2.1 side fins are probably a good fin for the board you described. You may just want to find a test center and try a smaller trailing fin to loosen it up a bit.
Those of us who actually use FCS gave him the insight necessary... One of his statements "with k2.1's its too stiff would going to twins help" pretty much spelled it out for us, that have or have used k2.1's. He also stated it was a small wave board. Thanks for proving your cluelessness.
I'd also suggest maybe the YU's in twin setup. I've used them on my 5'10" fish (haven't gotten a chance to test them on my new double swallow... only been running whitelines or redlines)
Nice attitude. I know he said he thought the K2.1s were still too tight. I recommended using the sides and a smaller trailing fin template to loosen it up. Geeze get a grip and stop attacking anyone who post on a thread.
Is it just me or is fcs more response performing than Futures (the only two brands I have tried, no wait I tried lock box which seemed way stiff from the templates I tried but are probobly great on bigger boards/waves) and I think they have a great range that also seem more interchangeable. The futures are probobly are stronger it seems except when the plastic hook breks like what happened to me when on vacation! although they recently reinforced that (we shall see). The FCS system broke out of several of my boards but they just seem to work better for me although waiting to have them fixed sucks! (thanks for listening to my inner battle, anyone else going through this?) In regards to loosening up that board previously mentioned those KS blue and white ones did the trick for me after I switched from G5 on my pirahna mod- fish (c5). Good luck!
That was for finny, not you. Look at the general view... Sorry if ya got confused
Thanks guys for all the responses, I wish I could just test out at a test centre but my local shop has abandoned it. Anyways, the board is a driving machine, it's made for drive, I thought the 3000's would loosen it up some but just couldn't keep up (I'd pump hard and the board wouldn't travel any distance), the k2.1's added that but it remained stiff (as in slow to respond) I think I may just have to go for two deep twins (for drive) and a really puny trailer for pivot. I am still open to suggestions and thanks again for the help. As for the FCS versus other set-ups debate, I really could care less. This board has FCS, I have tried other fin systems and liked most of them as well, glass-ons are the best but I travel, and FCS is the easiest to buy when you are on the road in countries that don't always have all the latest in their shops. peace
Hey Tom, thanks for the tip on that K2.1, it might be as simple as that, I just don't want it to slide when I pump hard like it did with those g3's. The K2.1's worked well in hollow surf, it was in the flats and shoulder where it was stiff. I think I'll just have to try some different things out but i'll start with a trailer fin peace by the way, greg webber swears by FCS but it doesn't seem like any of his teamriders like em', check his site out at www.webbersurfboards.com
Howzit Finny, FCS works just fine here on Kauai and I think we surf just as hard if not harder than any place. The only failures we've seen have been systems that were installed at a certain factory here. But that's not the only problems they've had. The repair guys tell me that it's not only FCS that this factory screws up installating, they have blown the installs of every system they install. I guarranty any system I personally install and after using the FCS system for the last 7 years the only repairs have been the result of reef hits. I've said this before, there's no bad systems, only bad installations. Future systems seem to be the one that has the most problems over here. Another thing to consider is the fact that FCS is the easiest to repair. Aloha, Kokua
Shaun, Template selection and adjustability go along way in tuning your boards to just the way you want it to feel. Future and Lokbox have decent selection. We make thirteen different templates that are available for Red X in injection molded fins and True Aimes provides many more templates in laminated fiberglass and even a couple RTM cored fins. Red X and Lokbox are both adjustable and that alone can make a stiff board loose. As far as availability is concerned. Red X is available through out the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Tahiti, Australia, Japan, South Africa and Brazil. But, the key is base stability system strength. If installed properly this is where Red X excells.