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View Poll Results: Which fin would you like best?

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  • Log

    2 11.11%
  • Fish

    8 44.44%
  • Pivot

    5 27.78%
  • 70's

    3 16.67%
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  1. #1

    Which fin to make next? Poll

    So, here are four fin templates which we are keen to make, I'm wondering which one is the most popular and which to make next as I'm having trouble choosing.

    The plan is to do them in 3 or 4 sizes with three different foil types, no BLEF just as drawn.








  2. #2
    Any SB find other than the fish?

  3. #3
    Sb?

  4. #4
    Short board

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by reefscar View Post
    Short board
    Right.

    We have a variety of shortboard fins for FCS and Futures, in Spitfire BLEF and Bonzer5 templates.

    Some standard shortboard fins will have to be done too at some point, I thought that we might start with quad speed diallers.

  6. #6
    Why not make them all?

    I own a pivot style, its like 9.5. Works real nice, good at locking in on nose rides.

    I've wanted to try the log (or D style, depends who you're talkin to) for a long time. Still haven't.

    Not a huge fan of keel style fish fins. I see to be to light/small to really get them to work right. I guess they always track down the line real well but i cant turn them for the life of me.

    70's singles are always fun. Gotta love some single fin style. Everybody should own one for a while, to really learn how to get on that rail.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Stuart View Post
    Right.

    We have a variety of shortboard fins for FCS and Futures, in Spitfire BLEF and Bonzer5 templates.

    Some standard shortboard fins will have to be done too at some point, I thought that we might start with quad speed diallers.
    Let me know when you crank out the quad fins.

  8. #8
    Will do.

    Doing them all is a big order but we'll get there.

    The thing is that say we do a pivot fin for example. there's no point in doing just one size with one foil, Instead we do six sizes with three different foil options, that's 18 fin drawings and 18 times whatever test prints and bench test victims. It all takes a lot of time. with side fins it is even more complex due to different fin tabs and cants, plus some fins need double and single foiled options.

    So far we have about a hundred different fins but it doesn't look like that many on the shop because some are just drop down menu options. It's pretty crazy but the ability to have a large variety and custom fins is one of the main advantages of 3D printing.

    Hence my desire to get help choosing the next one.

  9. #9
    well that makes sense. With the log fin you really only need one size and foil though, right? I say do that one or the single fin, just for the style factor.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by leetymike808 View Post

    well that makes sense. With the log fin you really only need one size and foil though, right?

    I say do that one or the single fin, just for the style factor.
    With the log fin a 10" and a 9" would suffice although I'll do some smaller ones as well, they could be good for mid length pintails of the early 70's variety.

    Better foiling is going to make a big difference on the log fin, most of them are very thin for their base and chord length, ( due to the usual 10mm panel plus long base length) and wind up being pretty flat sided. Some makers ( Tom Wegener and I think Jim Phillips for example, typically those with a wood core are thicker) make them thicker with a nicer foil, but overall they are a type which deserves a good foil to get their capabilities shining through. They tend to be dismissed by the 'HP' crowd as prehistoric rudders but we can make 'em rock.

    So, why not go the whole hog and do them with three foil sections, namely Eppler168, RAE102 and NACA16-012 ? We have them loaded up already, and it's a buzz having the choice.

    The log fin would be sweet in a root beer colour, we have to order a swag of material to get a new colour though.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.