Hope the kids had a fun christmas.
I was suprised with my addvance (6'6") how I could run just the Blackstix EA sides and the SB1 trailer as a centre and it would hold in so well with so little fin area.
So the longer 6'10" with controllers must be a drive monster.
If you don't happen to have a set of controllers I know JAM71 (forum handle) is selling some on Ebay right now.
I am all taped out financially so I will have to wait and go with the AM2's or AM1's that I already have. This beast only has 3 fins as I surfed it with the 458's I believe which were very similar to the Am1's. Either way I am stoked and unfortunately have to wait to surf it again. The wind and rain came up again, total bummer.
The kids had a great time as everybody was happy, even the wife!! How about you and your family?
I weight in at 95 kg (60yrs young)
No I have only tried the AM 2's but if you have the option I suggest you try the quad option
For the Addvance I'm sold on it
Just saw cuttlefish's response and yes that would have been my assumption that it would be a " drive monster"
However the controllers are a contradiction, they hold great when needed ( I've pushed them real hard in well overhead surf and they've never hinted at letting go ) but they seem really loose when you want.
As I said I'm sold on them
Only problem is that my board is a thruster set-up only. :(
Just make sure you get good quality fins.
I couldn't believe the noticeable difference between the cheaper plastics and the fiberglass.
With the cheaper fins I could notice a distinct " drift" when pushed hard ,but when I swapped for a good quality fin with the same template the improvement was immediately noticeable.
I got the yellow am2's I am good.
Took the 6'10" out today with a small trailer fin and 2 AM2's on the side. Lots of hold, but was able to go anywhere I wanted to on the wave and get into it really early. I had some really fun waves as it was only 2-3 foot at most. Glad I got this little gem, loads of fun.
good stuff!! I feel like those would be great fins.
Thanks Chris! Hopefully you are getting some good surf on this swell.