Once, my buddy went out with his 9'2" longoard without a fin and dragged his inside toes. It was really clean but about shoulder to head high, and by God it worked. He then informed me that is how the old Hawaiians did it before they had fins. I was duly impressed, but have never tried it. Anybody else seen this or done it?
BTW, I have a 8" Ames squirrel cutaway on my 9'0" longboard. It is a single fin set up and the board has lots of rocker. It is super loose, and turns and cutbacks real smooth. It handles choppy days up to about shoulder to head high, then it starts to spin out. (But that is when I use one of my shortboards.) On clean days it can handle a couple foot overhead. I just go drop knee on the backside bottom turn and its all good.
Sorry, BBG, but I totally wish I could have seen this. The waves were looking pretty heavy this morning - can't wait to get off so I can ride a few. I might have an old set of side bites laying around incase your friend isn't planning on giving your set back. I know I at least have one, but I can't really remember where the other one is. I'll do some searching around when I get back home.
If you or anyone else is looking for a larger fin, just let me know.
- 9.75" Greenough Stage-6 (Red) - Probably a little too big for your 9'2"
- 9" Wingnut Rainbow Sweep (black with blue trim) - Easily my favorite fin, but my style is forever changing.
I'm also looking to unload a skateboard with Seismic trucks. The trucks are clearly the gem here.
this is kinda what was going thru my mind the whole time... Attachment 9027
I am old, but apparently ignorance has no age limit. I'll have to YouTube Nia Peeples, yo and see. Thanks bro!
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full movie haha