What fin set-ups are you using on the ELF. I surfed mine today with the K 2.1 set-up and it went ok. For longer points I love the MRTX set-up but struggling to find something that works in beach breaks and other conditions. Just curious?
I almost always surf mine as a quad with Shapers Quad-E's carbon fibre fins (link below). I mucked around a bit with PC7's and SF4's but found the board really came to life with the Shapers fins. I have just put the MR fins in for my next session, but yet to get a surf in on them. Are you riding your MRTFX with a small trailer as a thruster or two small trailers as a quad or just as a twinnie??
I posted in the other thread on this, but Nexus H3s a a beautiful match for the El Fuego. Really make the board come alive. I have mostly been surfing it as a quad - which is still a novelty for me. Works great as a thruster from what I can tell. I'd still like to try the Indofins Controlers.
Yeah, I tried it with the SF4 fins and the K2.1 fins and they just did not work like I wanted them to. So I am going to try my H2 fins and possibly look into buying some of those H3 quad set. Right now I ride it with the MRTX fins and the small GX trailer. I tried the K2.1 fins today with SF4 rears. It went ok, just felt like I was getting up at the top of the wave moreso than normal. I like my fins loose and I like them to feel like they are part of the board, almost like they are not even there and that I can just go anywhere I want to.
48 yrs old, surfing for about 40, 6'1 86kg
RF 6'1 Elfuego Futures TT1 and T1 rears
FST 6'3 Hellrazor Futures SA3
MB 6'2 thick (great board, may go back there)
Subscorcher 6'2 (too much volume, should've gone 6'0)
I weighed it against my Futura and found the EF 2 pounds heavier. Could be the extra fin boxes plus paint. Negligible impact on my surfing but thought the EF weighed a bit more.
Could be the older versions weigh a bit more? I see it has a vent.
That looks so much like a spitfire, so I decided to compare a 6'0 spit and 6'1 EF. Both have 8.0 square feet surface area and 35.3L of volume. The EF has a slightly wider nose and narrower tail so area is slightly more forward. Thus the balance point of the spit is 1" further back. Too bad I can't see the rockers compared but I expect they are quite similar. Is the EF a single concave like the spit?