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  • Fin Issues

    I have recently come acquired a XXF-901 S longboard (five fin set up with swallow tail) I was after the TJ pro but this will have to do for a while.

    Is it a common thing that the box fin is tight or are there specific fins that can only be used, I have had to use a rubber mallet to get a standard fin in and the thruster box doesn't fit.

    My other question is what is the best fin setup for this board? I'm 6'2 and 78kgs love to get a head start Iíve try the quad setup and donít like it.

    Any help would be appreciated

  • #2
    Sledgehammer? This is the centre fin box?


    • #3
      there is always time for lube!!


      • #4
        Sometimes, specially after use, the fin get's stuck due to water and suction. One thing I do is to wiggle the fin sideways before rocking it back and forth to try to relieve the suction. It happens sometimes even on my regular short board.


        • #5
          Thanks for the info,

          I did both well it wasn't a sledgy but it was a big rubber mallet, lube made a slight difference. I got the measuring tape out and it is narrower in the middle of the box (only slightly) compared to the ends. Looks like the grinder might have to be used!