I just got a 6' 8" Dominator FCS plugs. Haven't surfed it yet. Soon after I get some fins for it.
My post here is that I'm trying to figure out what fins to get and use for it.
I'm thinking the FCS SF4 Performance Cores, but wondering what other Dominator riders are using.
I'm 53 years old, 175 lbs, 5' 11" tall and have been surfing for 35 years now. I grew up surfing in Hawaii, and now live and surf in the Philippines.
I recently found out from a Orthopedic doctor after we were both looking at an xray of my hips that I need a right side hip replacement after years of too many sports wipeouts I think. I don't want to get one just yet. I'm trying to workout more and deal with it as naturally as I can. I'm taking Glucosamine for it which helps pretty good.
My bad hip makes it hard for me now to stand up at the take off especially in small waves. Chest high and lower weak power waves its hard for me to stand up with my bad hip and my other boards are not suited for small weak surf. When its overhead I surf my guns, and I can stand up with less trouble because there's more wave there for me to get up and start riding.
I got a 6' 8" Dominator because I wanted a short board shape but with lots of foam for maximum paddling and planing ability for small weak waves. Instead of riding a longboard, ride a shortboard with lots more foam was my new age thinking.
The older I get the less fitness and shape I'm in currently but I'm promising myself to get a workout program going, and to surf more, to get back into better shape.
Everything I read about the Dominator is that you can go down in length compared to your standard shortboard. For me I wanted this board for surfing small wave weak power sometimes blown out surf. I started with getting this Dominator, and am also considering getting a 6' 4" Sweet Potato for max volume for small junky surf.
Looking forward to hearing from anyone of any age, any size, any ability on the the fins they use on their Dominator.
Mahalo and Aloha
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