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    Yess! This is such a cool fin Roy! Thanks for sending it my way, I'll be sure to keep some feedback about my experience with it. For now it's probably gonna get put into one of my Malibu boards ! Plus now I get to look at it and make one from wood which is my ultimate goal. Thanks so much, let's all have a great new year in the water, I'm off to a good start

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    Wow Charles u got one of theses huh? Please give some reviews,, ride report, pics , more pics, just don't sonic clap me please thanks

    Roy your article on surfer mag is a good read, it's nice too see work like this coming out of a closed shop industry.
    http://forum.surfermag.com/forum/sho...0&fpart=1&vc=1

    What's the deal with these bumpy leading edges.. ? What's this ? http://mimiksurf.com .. That raked dolphin fin with the blef looks so dumb and utterly pointless.

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    Surfed a cold and windy chest high beach break this morning before the cold set into my bones.. Rocked the blef fin on this hp veneer long board of mine, it holds down the line damn well. The drive from a hard pivot bottom turn is nice too, much more power than the whimpy raked single fin I've rocked on this board in the past. Easily jam off the top to lay back into prone for a paddle out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Taylor View Post
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    Surfed a cold and windy chest high beach break this morning before the cold set into my bones.. Rocked the blef fin on this hp veneer long board of mine, it holds down the line damn well. The drive from a hard pivot bottom turn is nice too, much more power than the whimpy raked single fin I've rocked on this board in the past. Easily jam off the top to lay back into prone for a paddle out..
    Hi Charles,

    Thanks for taking the fin out for a ride. I'm glad that it goes well in your longboard! What you have is the first 3d printed prototype in ABS. It isn't quite as strong as polycarbonate but should be up to the job. ABS is affected by UV light over the long term so a UV resistant polish ( maybe a car polish) might be a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Stuart View Post
    Hi Charles,

    Thanks for taking the fin out for a ride. I'm glad that it goes well in your longboard! What you have is the first 3d printed prototype in ABS. It isn't quite as strong as polycarbonate but should be up to the job. ABS is affected by UV light over the long term so a UV resistant polish ( maybe a car polish) might be a good idea.
    Wow so you sold him an inferior product that he has to do some of his own finish work on! Bet Greenbough and the other fin guys you said your sh!t was better than never had to tell their customer, "oh yeah rub some car polish on it so the sun don't fu(k it up, but thanks for the $150+ ya chump" What a tool!


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    Design it with one of those turbo tunnels and you're blowing peoples minds!!!!

    Think about it, all im sayin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    Wow so you sold him an inferior product that he has to do some of his own finish work on! Bet Greenbough and the other fin guys you said your sh!t was better than never had to tell their customer, "oh yeah rub some car polish on it so the sun don't fu(k it up, but thanks for the $150+ ya chump" What a tool!


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    Carter, look up planned/engineered obsoloscence.

    Seems like a good move by Roy to sell a cheaper version of your product that may break with the hopes that the user will be hooked and buy the deluxe version next time.

    It worked for you with that first free dime bag remember?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    Carter, look up planned/engineered obsoloscence.

    Seems like a good move by Roy to sell a cheaper version of your product that may break with the hopes that the user will be hooked and buy the deluxe version next time.

    It worked for you with that first free dime bag remember?

    So planned/engineered obsoloscence according to the definition:

    planned obsolescence
    n
    1. the policy of deliberately limiting the life of a product in order to encourage the purchaser to replace it. Also called: built-in obsolescence


    In other words a hustle perpetrated by the Gnome to release a sh!tty fin so that Chucky will buy the better one second time around? That makes about as much sense as a 13 foot wooden board, oh wait Roy makes those too, now I see the light.

    And the first time I got a bag I bought a quarter, I did not screw around with that small dime bag crap from some street pusher. In addition I don't think Chucky got the fin free according to his post that he placed and order so the idea that Roy used it to lure him in like a drug pusher is not applicable.


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    Maybe you missed my point. Our friend Roy is saying, "hey, I understand you bought the bargain model, here's a way for you to make it last longer pal."

    Similar stresses are being placed on all fins so maybe Mr. Greenough (not greenbough, you should google that one next) could have given his customers some maintenance tips. There's really no harm in it. Roy stated from the beginning his ABS is weaker than the poly. Caveat Emptor, Chuck made his decision, why is that any of your concern Carter?

    In the battle between creating and hating the haters always lose. Maybe that's why they're so mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Stuart View Post
    Hi Charles,

    Thanks for taking the fin out for a ride. I'm glad that it goes well in your longboard! What you have is the first 3d printed prototype in ABS. It isn't quite as strong as polycarbonate but should be up to the job. ABS is affected by UV light over the long term so a UV resistant polish ( maybe a car polish) might be a good idea.
    What are your thoughts about brushing on some graphite and resin then finish sanding by hand. ?