Philchapman wrote:Following on from what Kayu said above, I was told to do the same thing by a chap who had ridden Andreini Vaquero's in every length from 6'2" to 11' and said he uses the formula of approx. 1/3 of the fin overhanging the rail. He also said just stick it bang in the middle of the box and make small adjustments from there. A good place to start anyway. 7 1/2" from the tail to the trailing edge of the fin is what works best for me on my 9'4" Sam, but that number is going to be a lot different on a shorter Hull. On my 6'10" Vaquero the trailing edge is 10 1/4" from the tail....bang in the middle of the box. I agree about using a 9 1/2" flex of some kind, and use a more "forward" riding style, engaging as much of the rail as you can when you turn.
mister-griffster wrote:^ Grand stuff Da Ghost - glad you got it working
I've run the GL flex in my Mason Smoothie - around about the same wave size - certainly a fin with a lot of potential - but some of our waves lack a bit of thump, so I switched it out for a 9.75 Skip Frye - stiffer, bit more upright, shade more base and gave the board a bit more drive while still retaining a bit of twang. The GL flex is the natural fin for the boards and will be using it when i get a chance to ride it in some decent waves - but the Frye makes an ideal fin for when the waves / crowds are a bit unpredictable.
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