I had a very good experience with this setup this morning. You can see from these clips how flexible this fin is. It was my intention to increase the flex of a standard Stage 6 by modifying the geometry of the fin’s leg. Greenough designed the Stage 6 to cast the effective foil into deeper, “clean” water. My theory was to adapt this concept to something that would increase maneuverability with increased flex, but retain the drive of the large paddle on a standard stage 6.
What I discovered this morning after several successful peeling waist-high lefts, that this fin really loves to snap you out of your bottom turns. The soft flex in the leg allows you to drop your hand into the wave and snap the board into trim. Coupled with the beautifully drawn out rail line of this @woodinsurfboards 10’0” #buckethead, it just fires. A couple of waves felt like I was dropping in almost finless. The flex was really working hard, but as the wave began to break, and I crept my weight forward, I felt the fin and board simultaneously drive forward. I really love this fin. I’d be interested to see how it handles bigger surf, I feel it’s probably better suited for smaller waves.
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