too lazy/pressed for time to redo the whole post, so follow the linky:
local pick up= $5 off the cost of all fins.
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Jul 24, 2013, 05:39 PM #1
mixed bag of (mostly) fcs & futures fins for sale...
Jul 24, 2013, 06:18 PM #2Senior Member
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Jul 24, 2013, 07:47 PM #3
K 3's & MF-1's are sold...
Jul 24, 2013, 09:54 PM #4
updated w/ a few added sets on offer!
Jul 24, 2013, 11:47 PM #5
why are fins so expensive?
broke a fin recently, shopped around but ultimately declined to pay $60 - $90 for three pieces of plastic. i bought a set of these for $21.95 on Amazon, with free shipping:
they seem to work just like any other fin i've ever used - go figure.
Jul 25, 2013, 02:33 AM #6
Jul 25, 2013, 10:41 AM #7
Jul 25, 2013, 12:29 PM #8
you pay more for quality. the industry has everyone convinced that stock plastic fins are acceptable b/c they're light, but there's a trade-off (ie: loss) in performance. plastic fins are too soft, they flex too much/easily & don't return that flex back to the board in the form of energy or drive like a fiberglass fin does.
Last edited by njsurfer42; Jul 25, 2013 at 12:31 PM.
Jul 25, 2013, 05:42 PM #9
but so be it. i can tell you for certain that, in the short time i've had these (albeit on some chest-high surf, at best), i don't see a significant difference between these and the FCS fins they replaced. sorry to sideswipe your whole fin gig, but it is what it is.
perhaps when it's overhead and barrelling, as mentioned above, i'll realize the gravity of my error. of course, here on the East Coast, it might be a while before that happens.
Jul 25, 2013, 07:24 PM #10
Wasn't a knock on you. Just a question.
My point is there are different quality products that have cost associated with them... Some may say that it's silly to buy a Ferrari when I can get a Honda. They both get you from A to B. But there is definitely a difference in the quality of the ride.
Same with fins. Really depends on what your looking to get and your style of surfing.