Hello Firewire Community
I'm just after some feedback from the Firewire R&D Team and the online Community in regards to an idea I have for my 5'2" Sweet Potato.
After seeing a recent FW Tweet about the 'Von Sol knub', I was wondering how would a Sweet Potato perform with a 5th centre fin option with a Von Sol knub in place?
> allow for more stable, agressive turning?
> provide more grip/control in more punchy/steeper waves?
> provide more drive?
> look cool? : )
> or could it completely ruin the dynamics of the board?
In the last case, I am tempted to go ahead anyway with getting a local shaper to add an extra fin box (Futures) and if it doesn't work, fill it with a box filler. I'd be worried about ruining the V in the tail though.
If it could work, what would be the most optimal position?
> Inline with the rear fins?
> Slightly behind the rear fins?
> Slightly in front of the rear fins?
Id be guessing 'slightly behind the rear fins' would be optimal as with all the 5 fin boards.
Please feel free to let me know what you think. I have a big urge to experiment after seeing that little Von Sol knub fin. If I can add more stoke to a board, I am all for it!