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    Ok in that case i'd say your fin placement looks good.
    As for cant, id just lay the boxes/plugs in flat. Most fin set ups have their cant built in. So no need put more in. With the fish you'll want them as upright as possible for that down the line drive.

    i can take a pic of my quad and fish if you'd think that'd help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leetymike808 View Post
    Ok in that case i'd say your fin placement looks good.
    As for cant, id just lay the boxes/plugs in flat. Most fin set ups have their cant built in. So no need put more in. With the fish you'll want them as upright as possible for that down the line drive.

    i can take a pic of my quad and fish if you'd think that'd help.
    Thanks for the insight regarding fish fin placements. The can't looks more extreme in the pic because the plugs are just resting in the template holes and not set. I'm stoked about this board, although I don't ride short boards I would like to build a good one. The guy who's getting this thing has some high expectations as for short board performance. I can't wait to see how it plays out

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    Please post up pics of your fish and the fin arrangement

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    I pretty much only ride quads and fishes when it comes to shortboards. I dont get the drive from thrusters. But my favorite board ever was a 5'6" JS buried treasure. It was AMAZING. Kinda similar shape to what you have goin, so if the kid doesnt like it, put some future boxes in instead of those shatty fcs plugs and send it my way!

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    here ya go. Hope these help. The full shape of the fish is in this thread a few pages earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leetymike808 View Post
    I pretty much only ride quads and fishes when it comes to shortboards. I dont get the drive from thrusters. But my favorite board ever was a 5'6" JS buried treasure. It was AMAZING. Kinda similar shape to what you have goin, so if the kid doesnt like it, put some future boxes in instead of those shatty fcs plugs and send it my way!
    Why shatty fcs plugs ?? I use them all the time for fin replacement jobs when my buddies bring me their broken foam. It's usually the fcs plug that's broken out of the foam so maybe they are crap. But this wooden fish will have the plugs set into solid wood.. Much better than the plug placement in foam, strength wise..

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    Quote Originally Posted by leetymike808 View Post
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    here ya go. Hope these help. The full shape of the fish is in this thread a few pages earlier.
    So the old school fish (green board) just has free running twins right? Ie no toe in for the true twin set up. However your quad has toe in for all the fins right ?

  8. #58
    Bout the fin boxes, i just have a personal preference to futures. I feel like is more similar feeling to a glass on, as you have the whole base of the fin inserted into the box, vs the 2 tabs from fcs. Which is also why you replace more fcs than futures, cause with futures your odds are better the fin breaks than you lose the whole plug/box.

    Both the quad and fish are toe'd in. It just looks like less on the fish cause the curve of the board i think....heres another couple shots...
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    I dont know the toe angles or anything that technical. But i can tell you both these boards ride great, and turn just as well. The quad if he want high performance make sure he finds a good set of hp quads. Cause some are more set up like fishy fins. i.e, down the line drive vs snappy turns. I use and recommend the rasta quads but they are futures, i dont know what is good for fcs.

    And YES the fins MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE in how it rides.

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    I'd say the set up with my parallel profile fish as of now almost perfectly resembles your quad set up, except the two twins in the back are not toed in at all. I'll let the rider of this board do what he wants for fins, that's part of the experiment too I guess. A prototype fish to lead into more for sure.

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    right on. To be honest if theres one to resemble its the quad, as that was done by one of the pro shaper guys here, the fish done by a buddy and myself.