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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
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    South Carolina
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    Adding the "nub" fin

    Hey guys, I recently purchased a 5'3 Firewire Baked Potato and LOVE it. I got the 5 fin future set up. The board is extremely wide in the tail and I have been using a quad fin set up. I dont think using a standard thruster set up would work well due to the width but I may be wrong. Does anyone know if adding the nub fin to a quad set up will help with a more stable rail to rail transfer in slightly larger surf? Has anyone used the nub fin before on that type of board? Just wondering what others have experienced.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Monmouth Beach, NJ
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    Never used one on a Baked Potato before, but I've plugged one into a hpsb (thruster/quad convertible) that I've ridden as a quad without the Nub, so I got a good sense of the effect. What I feel it does is adds a [I]touch[I] of that directional stability you get with a thruster, but without as much drag through turns. In other words, you carry more speed through turns as a quad does, but you get a bit of that "centering" effect when going rail to rail, but not much.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
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    Promontorium Tremendum
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    i bought one last year, based on somebody's endorsement here, and found it to be a nice balance between twin and quad. good for small days, when i want the looseness of a twin with just a little more stability.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    South Carolina
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    Ok thanks. I appreciate your input. I'll have to check it out.