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  • What fins on the MD??

    I've had my 6"0 MD for around 2 months now and have had a bit of a love/hate thing going on with it Feels a little over volumed but i'm hoping not, seeing as my 5"10 Sub scorcher is a little under volumed. So i'm turning to the fins. Currently on the k2.1's which feel a little stiff and wrong with the board, which feels quite stiff itself. Any suggestions of wonder fins for super-speed would be welcome.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Get a quad set in there. That really loosened it up for me. I used Soar DL fronts with the k2.1 quad rears. The full k2.1 quad set will probably work quite well though.

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    • #3
      I just noticed that Felipe Toledo is riding a FW Mini Driver in this Bali contest. He's riding quads as well.

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      • #4
        yeah he stepped onto a stock MD for the event, not sure if he'll ride that board a ton but we'll see!!

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        • #5
          I am currently using the Rusty Balckstix V2 R1. they are quite good but not the holy grail for me. I demo'd a set of AM2 quads and really liked them so I'll get a set of these down the track as well.

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          • #6
            Thanks guys. I've ordered a set of the Soar DL's so looking forward to trying. I have had some great surfs on the MD but it does feel pretty massive. It definitely goes well in the better surf. It has so much hold that in the grovelly small stuff it seems to hold right off the back of the wave, at which point i've re-discovered how great the 5'10 sub scorcher is. Does anyone know what Toledo is riding most of the time?

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            • #7
              Anyone try the mini driver as a five fin set up quad with nobster fin?

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              • Sarge
                Sarge commented
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                Yep. The K2.1 fronts with MB rears (same size as Kelly quad rears but with 80/20 foil) and the nubster is for 1.5x OH and bigger. Especially if its barrelling. Hold is reliable, yet still free enough to break your line as needed. Up to 1.5x no nub is required. Well it works for me anyway.

            • #8
              Anyone try the mini driver as a five fin set up quad with nobster fin?

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              • Phill
                Phill commented
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                yeah i really liked mine set up like that on 1.5x overhead and above, lined up point waves. held in like a champ. on smaller stuff i don't think the nub is really necessary though.

            • #9
              Thx Phill

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              • #10
                Originally posted by Goanna View Post
                I am currently using the Rusty Balckstix V2 R1. they are quite good but not the holy grail for me. I demo'd a set of AM2 quads and really liked them so I'll get a set of these down the track as well.
                gday goanna. i see yr on a 6'2 MD too. after mucking around with a bunch of setups [and help from this forum!] have got my 6'2 MD quad tuned just right for DOH down the line stuff with MF1 fronts and GMB rears. Sometimes the 6'2 is all I travel with [also have a 5'10 MD running full GMB quad set] and now working out how to really loosen her up for the small stuff. running PC-5 fronts and GX-Q rears at the mo, but keen to reduce that turning circle a bit, hopefully without spending too much on fin experiments [nearest surf shop is a thousand km away]. Really appreciate if you or anyone else on the forum could lets know what quad setup they're running to loosen the 6'2 MD up. thanks! Corey. Solomon Islands

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                • Goanna
                  Goanna commented
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                  Corey I would try the AM2 fins as well - in fact I think I might like them better than the Rusty Blackstix but silly enough I've never got around to buying a pair! (I borrowed some)

              • #11
                Yeah finally decided on the 5,10 MD. Old Fcs system. With the pc 5 quad set up. (gx-q rears)
                Hopefully it`s gonna be nice and loose...
                Wondering if anybody tried the am2 or gam with the gx-q rears?

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                • Goanna
                  Goanna commented
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                  I tried the AM2 and they are very good in this board

                • coreyh
                  coreyh commented
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                  tried this setup on the 5'10 and 6'2 MDs looking for manoeuvrability , but went back to GMB [standard foil] sides cos it felt a lot zippier

              • #12
                a bit left of field and contrary to much input thus far, but hey, thats what 5 fin boxes are for right?

                In my own quest to loosen up the 6'2 Mini Driver in the small stuff I've settled on GMB-5 rears [G-1000] in the front with GX-Q's in the back. Yep - 80/20 foils front AND back - and [homebrew] Knubster in the middle. 5 little fins instead of 2 big + 2 small + keel. but LOVING the feel. same little quads with standard 100 foil and knubster would be cool to try, but need a well-stocked FCS test centre within cooee ;)

                let's face it - the 6'2 MD can make just about any section in the known universe, but it is a FAT board - with garden variety quad setup it's pretty hard to get loose in the small stuff. and 4 small fins without the knubster has proven too skatey off the bottom for me. but with that little central keel in there it's a magic blend of drive off the rail AND nice drift of the the tail through the lip

                When the swell starts dredging i go straight back to MF-1 fronts & GX-Q rears. Ultimate highline and blinding SPEED

                The five finbox fun continues!

                Kudos to Sarge for encouragment in messing with the Knubster. albeit a homebrew version, and at the other end of the spectrum than suggested


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