Saturday, 14 January 2012

What to do ?

Summer in Australia can sometimes mean small waves at your local beach break ,which can really suck   , so i decided to grab a few boards and test some future fins out and  try some different combos and have some fun on my HOBIE sups, my new 8,8  , 7,11 and torque 8,6 .
I was messing round with the size of the back fin , i had a 6 inch back fin with 2 sides of jamie mitchells signature  fins this has to be  my favorite combo for small waves , i like to drive my turns so that fin set up seemed to work great.
6 inch back  futures fin
 I tried some am-2 side fins in the 7,11 and a 4.5 futures back fin this gave me release in the tail , in small surf  which was fun .I have found that the jamie mitchell thruster fins to be the best all- round fin in a range of different situations ive been in  this past year ,futures fins have a great range of fins to choose from and hobie 
uses them in all there range of boards , im a big believer in fins , in the context that the right fin set up changes a boards total feel and ride , so if you ever have a board that doesnt feel quite right , maybe try a different fin set up,well i had fun swapping fins and boards ,and remember you can make your session fun no matter what the size or conditions thats what is so great about stand up ,so next time you think its not good enough  ,think again grab a board switch up your fins and feel the difference you may learn something new about your board.... cheers ........till next time .........stay wet .
Jamie Mitchell signature fin 

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