Can you please explain a bit more about fins "dragging" on take off. I have always been more focused on fins performance at speed and never really thought about how they are behaving on take off other than hold in a steep wave. I have been surfing the Elf alot and when I change to the Pnator I am thinking the board wants to stick instead of accelerate over probably the last paddle stroke despite the Pnator being 5 litres more in volume. I put it down to the Elfs flat rocker and wide point forward and haven't considered fins yet-maybe I should
Originally Posted by prjwebb
Not sure what it is other than the feeling. Maybe too much fin area as it comes into contact with the waves energy?
could be part of it, some fins just work better in different boards. this of how the angle of the fin changes as a board is turned, then think of how differently a potato turns when compared to a Michel Bourez board. just food for thought...