I love my 6'2" Hellfire for its speed, paddling and ability to handle larger surf. Turning radius and release out of turns, not so much. Currently using UL-7s as a thruster; the drive and hold are great, but my turns are suffering. I am about 195lbs (85kg), so that puts me in the Large fin range. I surf mainly beach and reef breaks in San Diego.
Anyone have any suggestions for fins for better turns?
(part of the problem may be that I also ride a 5'10" Dominator which I absolutely love and flies all over the place!)
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Hellfire - Fins for more release?
Addvance or Flexflight - your thoughts pleaseHi guys
I'm 40 yo 5'10" tall 83kg. and surf around Victoria Aus. Currently have a 6'2" Alternator & a 5'10" Spitfire and love both boards.
We've booked a family trip to Hawaii and plan to surf around Waikiki with my 7 yo son on his 6"6" GBoard.
I need a board that is easy to paddle and catch waves on so I can keep an eye on my son. Originally I was thinking of the 8'0" or 8'6" Flexflight longboard
but maybe the 6'10" or 7'2" Addvance would also be be great choice
I have done 4 trips so far to Hawaii to surf the North shore for winter but I did rent a longboard on each trip for a few hours just to surf Waikiki and its loads of fun.
Your help would really be appreciated
CheersLast edited by ricky; 08-21-2012, 03:29 AM.
Rick started a topic What fins do you recomend for the Michel Bourez board?
What fins do you recomend for the Michel Bourez board?What fins do you recomend for the Michel Bourez board? Say in my case, the 6'0 thicker version which i'm waiting for... can't wait to get my hand on it! :)
I'm used to the FCS K3 Fins - Performance Glass, i also like the simon anderson's Medium size (green ones). What is the most similar future fins model to the fcs ones i usually use? 78kg 1.90 mt short stance
Cheers, all the best!
Hey there.. :) here is my question, after finding the alternator 6'0 a bit too thin for me (but the 6'2 too wide, stiff) and the Taj 6'2 too narrow in the tail... I have my hopes high on the thicker version of the Michel Bourez 6'0. I'm around 1.90 mt tall and weigh around 78-80 kilos. been surfing for 20 years, age 34, favourite boards have the following dims: 5'10 x 18' 3/4 x 2' 3/8; 6'0 x 18' 3/4 x 2' 3/8. But i have other boards (5'7, 5'11, 6'2, 6'4), but those are my main hi-perf sticks. Am i finally gonna get it right with the thicker MB? I luv the firewire materials, just need to get the right shape.. i'm getting tired of normal PU boards, cuz they are so fragil and don't last long.. and are still expensive. Greets from Portugal!
Mrees.....hmmm. That`s very interesting, I ha the same debate with myself on the biscuit, 5,08 or 5,10..... but I`m glad I went for the smallest. such a fun board...but more volume than the dom I think...
The hellfire being a more hp board it sucks having to much volume. I think I`ll go for the 5,10.
As for the alternator it floats ok, but it felt really small when surfing. I haven`t had the chance to try it in really good surf yet though....
A couple of years ago I would never consider this floaty boards. Just surfed hp shortboards, tried some fishes but they seemed so corky. It wasn`t until the biscuit I found those type of boards fun. Now it`s all changed, and I don`t have a clue what to buy..
Only thing I know I`ll give firewire a chance, sick of my boards lasting 1 year..
Thanks everyone for the imput, and keep it coming..Last edited by fredrick; 02-20-2012, 12:52 PM.
True, I think I`ll go for 6,0.
Thanks for the replys.
Something else: Whats your favorite firewire board and why?
Whats the most underrated (unappreciated) firewire board, and why?
Iggy see you got the flexfire 6,2, is the hellfire 6,0 alot of board in comparison? Any problems diving it?Last edited by fredrick; 02-19-2012, 10:07 PM. Reason: spelling
The 6,0 hellfire is not to much board? Hard to dive?...I`m worried about the 2 1\2 thickness....
Any ather boards I should consider?
hellfire for everything?Hi. I`m 6 foot and 82 kg. Imermediate surfer.
I`ve got an alternator 6,0 (28,7 liters) and a CI Biscuit 5,8 20 1\4 2 3\4. (about 35 litres)
I love my biscuit but the alternator I find need a good wave to come alive....( perhaps I should`ve gotten a bigger one...)
I need a board that`s in between those two. I surf mainly beachbreaks with less that perfect conditions...Often it will be overhead with a steep drop and some flat sections furher in, and a little choppy. Also some duckdiving involded...I find the biscuit a little hard to dive when its big.
Generally I have no problem catching waves the flat sections is the problems.....
I`m thinking hellfire, but I don`t know. the 5,10 may be too simular to the alternator, and the 6,0 to big....(maybe hard to dive?)
What do you guys think? Hellfire or something different....??