future fins stuck in board

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by radicalbro1026, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. radicalbro1026

    radicalbro1026 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    going to costa tomorow and i gotta pack my board but my fins(futures) are stuck and wont come out. anyone have any solutions?
  2. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    did you strip the nut? otherwise I would spray some penetrating oil on it (liquid wrench) and let it sit a couple hours then try to loosen it up.

  3. radicalbro1026

    radicalbro1026 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    i think blackstix always get stuck like this. im gonna try the oil
  4. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Good luck with the fins and have fun! CR is sweet!
  5. exilenj

    exilenj Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    try pouring some kind of oil (maybe veggie). when you do get them out give them a little sand. this happend to me once or twice. gave it a hard yank and smacked my head with the fin and put a nice cut on my forehead haha
  6. Shakagrom

    Shakagrom Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    not gonna lie i legitimately just laughed out loud because these are the kinds of things i do every day. haha :eek:
  7. SouthJerseyShred

    SouthJerseyShred Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Take a shoe and hit the fin from the back it should get it out. I've done it a few times its always worked with no damage.
  8. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Gently flex your find side to side, then tap it with a hammer. Make sure you wrap some cloth around the fin to protect it first. Use the least amount of force to get the job done.

    Wax your new fins before putting them in so it doesn't happen again.
  9. jerseytubes

    jerseytubes Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2010