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    nice board!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray F. View Post
    That fin does look pretty sexy compare to the daggerboard that's on there, now! I'm definately going on the research list.

    Matt, are you saying that you have the same fin that my board came with and it carves??? I'm an aging shortboarder that longboards in small waves due to age & weight, so our styles may differ in regards to carving.

    I'm taking it out in the forcasted waist-high surf today. I'm hoping the waves give me a chance to check the looseness of the board.
    http://www.bingsurf.com/merch-fins.html

    I belive you are talking about fin #1004 if so thats the fin that came with my Elevator and the couple times I took it out I found that I made that board carve really well. You also gotta understand that the Silver Spoon and the Elevator are 2 totally different boards . If you want to be able to snap the board around really well you Need a flex Drive fin The10" or 10.5" greenough 4A by true ames that njsurfer42 mentioned are good fins. Best thing to do it go to the shop where you got the board and talk to someone there. Did you get that board at Heritage in OCNJ if so talk to Jamie there he's a good dude and will help you out

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoast View Post
    nice board!!!
    Tanks, brudda!

    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON
    I belive you are talking about fin #1004 if so thats the fin that came with my Elevator and the couple times I took it out I found that I made that board carve really well.
    Thanks for the link! My fin is #1001, which looks like it has the same rake as the #1004, but with much more surface area.

    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON
    If you want to be able to snap the board around really well you Need a flex Drive fin. The 10" or 10.5" greenough 4A by true ames that njsurfer42 mentioned are good fins.
    That's exactly what I want to to be able to do. I'm assuming that a 10.5" is in order, since the tail of the SS is pretty wide. Any idea (as a generality) that any drive or speed will be sacrificed with a Greenough 4A? By comparing the outlines, I'm assuming some hold will be compromised in perching on the nose.....but I'm okay with that....if that's the case.

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    Yeah I would go for the 10.5 I belive with the size of yoru board that the 10 inch fin would not give you the drive you want .

    http://www.trueames.com/surf_select....categories_id=

    Its a really good fin very snappy and you can still hold on the nose casue of the wide base.

    I have a 10.5 flex drive fin by Plus 9 fins . Its kinda like that but has more rake They are really fun fins to experiment with .

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    Alright...10.5" True Ames 4A fin is on order.

    I took the Spoon out for it's first sesh this past Friday. It was 1 to 2 feet and pretty mushy, so only a few had the juice to push me. As far as I know, I was the only one out in VB.

    It was pretty weak, but I still caught a few. As thin as the Silver spoon appears, I was concerned about the volume. I still have yet to be convinced.

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    first sessions on new boards are always hit or miss. in fact, i'm a bit superstitious about first sessions. if the board works well, i'm prob. not going to like it in the long run, but if i have a semi-crappy session on the board the first time out, it's going to end up being magic for me. that's happened more times than i can remember.
    give her another shot, even tho it looks like there's no real swell on the horizon, you'll prob. be able to find some mini-zippers somewhere.

    volume wise, a 10' silver spoon should be more than enough board for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    volume wise, a 10' silver spoon should be more than enough board for you...
    I keep fluctuating between 205 & 215. When I first picked up the board, I was concerned about the volume. My Infinity has a lot more (that's for sure), but it also has a drawn-in nose and more entry rocker.

    Needing a nose rider in the quiver, as well as a ripple-catcher, I talked myself into the Bing by telling myself the straighter rocker will make up for the chippiness of the board. The website advertises 3", but that has to be right on the stringer, because it's pretty thinned out at the rail.

    All of that being said, I was catching stuff on a day when virtually everyone was not even getting wet. In the end, however, I totally agree...I need to get 30 or 40 quality waves on it before I start critiquing the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    in fact, i'm a bit superstitious about first sessions.
    Man hear you on that...except im the opposite...if i have a crappy first session on a new board i'm pretty much convinced the board is a dog. The last time this happened (really hated a new board first time out) for the second session I pretty much insisted my buddy ride a few waves on it because i wanted someone unbiased to tell me the board was ok. He liked it and that made me feel like i should give the board another shot. He gave it back to me and i got a few fun waves and was back to liking the board. IMO, much of surfing is mental...if you think something is bad, it will become bad.

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    I felt the same way with my Bing Elevator. When I first took it out I kept nose diving it and then I would lay a bit farth back and I could catch a wave. After talking to a few People who had them they said they had the same issue. So I made me feel a bit better about my first session with the board. After a few more sessions I started to find the sweet spot on the board and now I love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    Man hear you on that...except im the opposite...if i have a crappy first session on a new board i'm pretty much convinced the board is a dog. The last time this happened (really hated a new board first time out) for the second session I pretty much insisted my buddy ride a few waves on it because i wanted someone unbiased to tell me the board was ok. He liked it and that made me feel like i should give the board another shot. He gave it back to me and i got a few fun waves and was back to liking the board. IMO, much of surfing is mental...if you think something is bad, it will become bad.
    the one that really sticks out for me was a pavel fish i'd bought back in 2005...first time out on it, i was hungover from a wedding, the waves were just wind-blown much. the board bogged so much. i was sitting out in the line thinking to myself, "f**k! i just dropped $700 for a crappy piece of $#!t!!" the next few session were much better & i ended up riding that board till it died a horrible death on the rocks in panama.

    the blue 5'10" wynn bonzer i have (pics are floating around here somewhere...) was a similar story...lots of bogging & pearling went on the first session w/ that board. the thing's friggen magic to me, tho.