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    Longboard Fins

    hey guys, im new to longboarding and need some advice on fin sizing. im gonna be riding an 8 and a half foot board. Im only about 110 pounds. I need advice on where to go. also anyone know about the turbo tunnel fins?
    thanks

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    turbo tunnel fins are actually really good for nose riding. work well as a 2+1 setup also. Larry "Probox" Allison makes them and they work well.

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    cool, theyd also be fine for "just riding" not just noseriding?

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    if your just riding use it as a 2+1 not just a single. also it depends on the size fin you get.

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    What ever fin you get at your weight you should keep it small......7 to 7.5"(with the turbo) for the center. That will help you alot better with your turning.

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    Sorry, but it's not a long board unless it's over 9'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    Sorry, but it's not a long board unless it's over 9'.
    haha! right on time. drives me nuts when people refer to funboards as longboards too.

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    sliding the single fin up in the box helps with ease of turning too.

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    so what is it if not a longboard? your sayin its a funboard? and hell when your 5'5 105lbs porportionaly it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by JERSEYboarder View Post
    so what is it if not a longboard? your sayin its a funboard? and hell when your 5'5 105lbs porportionaly it is
    I wasn't trying to bust your balls. If I remember correctly you mentioned you were interested in getting into competing. IF you plan on competing in the longboard division, the ESA (if I remember correctly) classifies a longboard as 9' and over. Also, back when I was your age and size I rode and competed on a 9' Mickey Munoz HPLB, which I still have (needs restoring).

    It's great if you already have the board and are using it to get your feet wet on something you are not used to riding. However, I think it will soon leave you wanting something longer. Even at your weight, the board may not be designed to ride on or close to the nose--you may end up sinking.


    But like I said, if you are just trying something new to have some fun--GO FOR IT! Shoot, I'll ride anything just to mix it up. I think you need a 7" slotted fin with a long rake and some good flex judging by your weight, and move it all the way up in the box. Personally I cannot stand stabilizer fins on a longboard and would avoid them at all costs