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    fin setup

    i have a 5'10" fish quad setup, fcs m7 front and gx rear fins. anyone familiar with speed dialer fin setup? Im a front footed surfer and was wondering if there would de a big difference? looser, tighter? Thanks

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    the speed dialer set up is more like a split keel. if you lay the front & rear fins on top of a regular fish keel, the templates will be almost identical. it will prob. be looser, as your front fins will be smaller (the m-7 is a huge front fin for a quad fish, unless you're over 200lbs. i'm 185lbs & use the pc-5/gx-q set). the speed dialer fins also seem to have more cant to them than regular fins, so they'll hold better.
    if you're considering getting a set, go for it. a new set of fins can breathe new life into a lack luster board. i personally love messing around w/ different fins...

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    Thanks njsurf, I failed to say that i have a twin fin also. The quad set up is alittle "aggressive" so I guess Im lookin for a good transition between the two, hense the speed dialer setup,-make sense?

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    i think that would be a good transition...use the speed dialers as a step away from the twin keel towards the quad. try to get the original template, not the turbos/cut aways. those will be more performance oriented & prob. way looser.

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    Personally... I didn't like the Speedialers. They lacked the drive I was looking for. I ended up giving them away. But if you're looking for something that's loose, they're a good choice. I just couldn't get the kind of speed out of them I needed. Very forgiving, though, especially on a wide tailed board. I should also add that placement has a lot to do with how they'll work. They're designed to be used set close together and out on the rail. They wouldn't work with, say, McKee placement specs.

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    I've had trouble with canard / cutaway design speed dialers washing out on cutbacks and lack of "climb" up the wave.
    You might want to try putting your gx's up front and m7's in the rear to change the feel of the board. Kinda like a twinzer.
    Like LBCrew said above, fin placement is critical for speed dialers, as the fins are designed to funnel and direct water flow together.

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