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Okay, here is my question for the longboarders......... 


my board is about a year old and I have been riding it with side bites and a smaller fin.
thinking about taking off the side bites and getting a bigger fin just to change things up a bit
what do you prefer single fin or side bites?


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Re: longboard: side bites vs onefin (the actual fin not the person)
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2005, 01:49:48 PM »
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  • Thyve told me over & over again, 1 god, 1 counrty, 1 fin But, not that I dont take my trusted friends advice but I know at thias stage in my surfing, the side bites on my board have really made the thing work like a charm. maybe in time I'll become a better performer on it but hey I want a takayama single fin.

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    Re: longboard: side bites vs onefin (the actual fin not the person)
    « Reply #2 on: July 19, 2005, 02:27:03 PM »
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  • I've been riding without the side bites for a while now. One thing I find is that it is a lot looser and less stiff especially when dropping into the wave and making the bottom turn.

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    Re: longboard: side bites vs onefin (the actual fin not the person)
    « Reply #3 on: July 19, 2005, 04:16:49 PM »
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  • I find that the singfle fin "tracks" less. it's more like turning on a point that is somewhere behind your back foot. I think it makes it easier to line up a nose walk, especially if you stall as you drop in and wait until the wave walls up behind you to bring it around and walk up the face of the wave.

    whereas with a more thruster like set-up, it's moving you forward the entire time. if that makes sense. Also, I don't ever ride sde-bites on my longboard, so I'm talking soleyl from shortbord to longboard difference.

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    Re: longboard: side bites vs onefin (the actual fin not the person)
    « Reply #4 on: July 19, 2005, 04:23:05 PM »
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  • Ask Alex.
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.