Tuesday, August 26, 2008

INCREASE THE SIZE OF YOUR FLEX DIRECTION! PROVEN RESULTS!!!

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I love the 9" Narrow base GL Flex fin by Fibre Glass Fin Co— Noticeably more spring than the True Ames L-Flex fins. Recently picked up a 10" Wide base GL Flex at Shelter.
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The wide base GL fins are a bit stiffer than the narrow GLs. I wanted the length of the 10" with the more pronounced flex of a narrow base. Used the 9"N to trace and blend an outline onto the 10"W. Jeff Beck cut it out and re-foiled it.
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The newly modified 10"N with the original 9"N.
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4 comments:

Quiver said...

Sweet!
If you can't get what you want, make it yerself!
I'm thinking the next $50 that's burning a hole in my pocket should go towards one of these flexfins that are available these days.

23 Breaths said...

Quiver,

Fins make all the difference in the world!

Go for it!

warm jet said...

the 10" is going in...????

R.T. said...

right on, quiver. it's money well spent.

jet,
got a lunch break sesh in knee highs with the 10"... felt great! though i must admit the conditions were too small to really push on the board and notice a big projection difference between it and the 9". but i can definitely tell you that the ride did not feel over-finned at all.

right now it's in my 6'8" Liddle (m3p-ish outline)— not nearly as wide a tail as your "little yellow book", but i see a hull of that outline in my near future and i know the 10 inches will come in handy.