Looking for a new set of fins for my new flyer, and not sure really what is the best fit for me. I've been surfing for little over 10 years now but never really tried different fins. Looking for something with a lot of drive but loose off the top. Normally like to surf down south in the OBX but live in Virginia Beach. I am a medium size build 5'9 165 lbs. Any info on these two fins would be awesome.
is the flyer your all around board? what size surf will you be riding it in? not familiar with the jordy's but the AM2's are one of the larger fins out there and to me a larger fin especially at your size is not gonna be "loose off the top". i think it will depend what kind of surf you will be riding that board in.
there are some other guys on here who are pretty fin saavy, like njsurfer42.. but id suggest giving us a little more info
the most telling aspect of the jordy fin, IMO, is that jordy rides the AM2 when the chips are down...
side by side, the 2 templates are very similar...wide base, lots of rake, narrow tip. the AM2 features a smaller center fin while the jordy has 3 same sized fins & significantly longer base (a difference that's magnified on the center fin).
i kinda think both fins are a touch large for you. the AM1 or the medium jordy set would be a better choice, i think. True Ames version of the AM2 is my go-to futures fin & i've got about 30lbs on you.
Yea the Flyer is my all around board, mostly surf mushy beach breaks at home but will get some solid double overhead surf in the OBX during the winter time. This winter I am going to Puerto Rico too so I wanna take that in to consideration as well. It sounds like the Jordy's might be for me besides the AM1.
Curious what you ended up getting and how they went on the NF. I've done AM's forever on TPH Merricks, but it seems like the AM2 seems to be taking over with the newer shorter boards and I just got a NF.
In general terms, for what you're after, look for a more upright fin with a relatively longer base and small tip area. The base gives you drive, the smaller tip keeps it loose, and the vertical template has a more pivoty feel. More rake, and more tip area draw out your turns.