Single Fin Shortboards

Discussion in 'Surfboards and Surfboard Design' started by UnfurleD, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    i've seen a good bit of them on sale, so that had me thinking. I like the idea of a twin fin, and can see how that would be favorable in my beach front's wave sets. Unfortunatley, not a lotta twins up for sale in good conditions. Maybe that's saying something, but i'm a CL hustla - i'll see what's the right price and try to conquer in the next month or so
     
  2. dalecooter

    dalecooter Member

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    Jul 31, 2013
    I've got a Santa cruz soybean single fin. It's either 6' or 6'2" I'll have to check when I get home if you are interested. Perfect condition comes with a custom board bag, side bites, and a True ames squirrel cutaway. I'd take $200 for it I'm in raleigh NC but travel down to wilmington quite often can also ship.
     

  3. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    Dude! Grew up surfing single and then twins at yur break. Twins or quads the way to go IMHO. Singles are great if the wave is driving not so good on the mush. When I went from a single to a twin I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Quad has kinda a twin feel depending on fin size. I think it is silly to try and surf a single on a short board where we is. Just my .02. I would love to have an old NA twin from the early eighties.
     
  4. ukelelesurf

    ukelelesurf Well-Known Member

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    Apr 25, 2007
    Wow...that's intelligent.....oh wait you've posted on here 6,500 times....you live in your mom's basement and this is your entire social life...my bad
     
  5. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

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    Aug 26, 2008
    Never get tired of watching MP. His style on a SF always seemed so pure and fluid to me.

    [video=vimeo;63929958]https://vimeo.com/63929958[/video]
     
  6. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    ^^^and POWERFUL...
     
  7. wontonwonton

    wontonwonton Well-Known Member

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    Mar 13, 2007
    I have a 6'0'' egg round pin singlefin pretty thick and flat. some of my best tubes have been on it. not much of a going vertical thing or for bowls but at a down the line wave it can take some interesting lines. Sick for hard offshore days. 7' tudor fin of some sort.

    Im not too much of a fan of the shortboard looking ones with a single fin. I think its better as a low rocker tube shooter disc thing
     
  8. zagaff3r

    zagaff3r Well-Known Member

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    Dec 30, 2016
    Single fins are dope. All about that glide and flow. I've got a FCD huevo ranchero, 2+1 that I prefer to ride as a single with somethin nice n flexy in waves with a lot of open face and room to run.

    A good HPSB is like a Porsche 997. You feel connected to the road, when you shift gears there's instant power or back pressure, the back fin is like suspension reacting to the slightest twitch of the wheel. A single fin to me is more like a mid-70s Cadillac El Dorado, oversized, front wheel drive with a giant 502. The speed's there when you need it; but it's a lot more fun to cruise down the freeway going 85, with the top down and your arm dangling out the side than it is to leave tracks down a curvy,mountain road and you better start thinking about that turn about 3 waves before you actually dig that back foot in. But that feeling of just flinging your arms out like a gull, leaning back a far as you can and givin up control, letting gravity and the fin take over on a big, backside bottom turn; until you feel the fin spring back and you find yourself racing up the face of the wave and you lean back in and shift your weight forward and race down the line; it's a thrill.
     
  9. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    been changing it up this past week with all the swell coming thru. took the 6'4" Ms Clementine and the daily driver 7'2" Hog Molly, both fisches, as twins. i don't have any boards with the quad setup. I can see how ppl liked them as twins. just a little looser and easy to turn. prefer it on the clementine vs the hog molly tho
     
  10. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    *******DISCLAIMER*******
    Before you find yourself enamored by the beautiful picture this man created, remember that Gaff lives in San Diego. You can ride whatever you want on perfect waves.