Hey Lads :)
My first post here on Swaylocks!
Ok, so I've been searching a bit and havent found what im looking for in the archives, but I believe it has been done in the past, and certainly someone as some insight on this.I've recently build 4 boards, and the last one was a twinny with a stabelizer, I've never had ridden a twinny before, and realized how we turn the surfboard, and how the Fin is a pivot point.
So why do we always make the fins closer to the rails on wider tail boards? Doesn't it stiffen up the board? makes it harder to turn? What does happen if we put the fins 5.5 inches from the stringer on a wide tail board? Also, im also thinking of asymetric fin placement based on stringer distance and your foot size, like placing the frontside fin 5.5 inches from stringer and the backside fin 5inches from stringer as an example to make it easier to turn on the backside, this as a twin fin arround 10" off tail both of them or something along those lines depending on the design.
Does anyone have experimented any of these things? Im really curious, I was gonna build a surfboard with some asym fin postion and weird fin placement, but came here first just to hear some opinions :)
Sorry If I am wrong about anything, I am new at this and I've built only 4 boards, also English is not my main language.