wurfysurfy wrote:mik,i tried it in my zot(6/8x22x3and1/8) that's now moved on
my observations are its different,but not the answer.over on swaylocks theres a thread about inline fin set ups.
ive been experimenting in my 9/1 and 8/1 single mCoys and found a very satisfying combo with the 7inch clip in from SurfStich...set at the front of the box....followed by the multifins 3.5(screw and plate)
the effect it has is it keeps the board loose but provides nice drive.....I tried the GF with the MF and it works well too but the dolphin is better
now I only ride these boards in pretty weak waves, so I cant comment about them in power surf because I ride my smaller nuggets that are multi finned
if u have a small fin to fit in behind yr GF....give it a go & see how it feels :
Interesting ideas there, thanks! And most interesting threads on Swaylocks,
I played around with the fins that I have for a half hour yesterday, nothing fits except that I could fit a small 3'' fin in front (or behind of) of the gullwing-fin. I found the 7'' fluoro Surfstitch fin here: http://www.surfstitch.com/product/fcs-d ... -fin-fluro
and I can see why that would fit into the fin box together with a small fins: The base is shorter because there are no protrusions on either end. I have a 7'' and a 12'' dolphin fin with screw and plate and their bases are too long to fit in the box with another fin. I ordered one to try it out.
Placing a small fin behind the gullwing fin would not achieve my purpose: I have no complaints at all about the looseness or the drive of the gullwing fin. My problem is that the gullwing fin works like a grappling hook on the leg ropes trailing behind those surfers that are scrambling for the shoulder while I zip past. I'm looking for a fin that will not catch on the leg ropes but that will still work as well as the gullwing fin.
It's interesting comparing surface areas of the various fins. The gullwing fin is huge, with a surface area much larger than a 12'' dolphin fin.
The surface area is similar to the Body Glove fin.
However, the distribution of the surface area is totally opposite to most fins: Most of it is in the tip area far away from the bottom of the board, while the base area is very small. Amazing that it works at all, considering how different it is from standard fins.
The body glove fin is also very different from standard fins and would be the least likely to catch on legropes. I'll just have to try it out when there are some waves again. It's practically dead flat here at the moment.