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Proper Surfboard Fin Setup Explained

This post will help you with what the proper surfboard fin setup is and help in determining what the is best fin is for you.     Single Fin Retro Fin set up for short boards and is rarely seen in thema nymore although common for long boards Very little drag Requires smooth down the line surfing Does not work well with abrupt movements Twin Fin Twin fin offers stability and maneuverability as well as being faster than a thruster set up as it has no dragging fin. Normally found on traditional fishes or modern short boards Good for conditions from 1-4ft with skilled surfers able to utilize in bigger swells Works well in choppy conditions Once the size of the waves go 5...

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FCS Fins or Future Fins Bases?

We will take a look and see what the difference is between the two fins to give you a better understanding when deciding on FCS Fins or Future fins bases for your surfboard.   FCS Fins Emerged in the early 90’s Has two tabs at the bottom Used By many pro surfers, including Kelly Slater They are removable fins. FCS now has many different models but most are screwed in place. Although they now have the FCS2, which has no screwing and pops in and out A plus of the FCS fins is that at around 75 kg-80 kg of pressure they will break off and therefore be less likely to damage the fin...

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What are the Best Surfboards to Learn On?

What are the Best Surfboards to Learn On?

Authored By DisruptSports

So you want to learn to surf? Well let's go through a list of the best surfboards to learn on and get you started. There are three types of boards that we recommend. And sorry, none of them are a shortboard. To ensure fast progression in surfing, opt for one of these classics, long boards are the best surfboards to learn on.   1. The Mini Mal Mini Mals or Mini Malibu’s are one of the best surfboards to learn on, they’re not as bulky as longboards but are still super buoyant with awesome paddle power to ensure you get out the back faster! The key features of Mini Mals is the manoeuvrability of a shorter stick, but the buoyancy of...

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Where is the Proper Place To Stand on a Surfboard?

Authored By DisruptSports

Where Is The Best Place To Stand On Your Surfboard?   Finding the proper place to stand on a surfboard will come naturally with time but we have some tips for you in the meantime. Stand side on, with your back foot midway towards the back of the board. If you have a tailpad, this is where it should be. Your front foot should be just below  the centre of the board. This will prevent the board from nose diving, and the tail from digging in too deep. According  to the clever bunch at SurfScience.com they have made it easy...

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Are Surfboards Shaped Differently Depending On Your Stance?

  Are Surfboards shaped differently according to your surfing stance? No, generally boards are shaped to suit both. It should be pretty obvious if your board is shaped with one stance in mind, as one side will be differently shaped, i.e longer. We call these boards asymmetrical boards, if one side has a long right side it is for a natural, if your board has a longer left it is for goofy footers. If an asymmetrical surfboard sounds like something you could be interested in throw us a line and we can sort something out for you! How to Find...

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Which Type of Surfboard to Buy?

Authored By DisruptSports

When it comes to surfboards there are so many different types out there that you may not know what type of surfboard it is and what it does differently. Well in this post we will go through the main types of surfboards for you to get a better understanding of which type of surfboard to buy?           Malibu Mal This is the H63:H71 style of surfboard ridden by the Hawaiian pioneers of surfing which back then was carved wood. The Malibu Mal is the type of surfboard to buy for beginners up to advanced riders usually...

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