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Stand Up Paddle => Gear Talk => Topic started by: Luc Benac on March 31, 2021, 08:15:18 PM

Title: Gearing up on fins
Post by: Luc Benac on March 31, 2021, 08:15:18 PM
Going to try Humpy and Bumpy this weekend on my Torpedo. Then plenty of funky options for the Maliko this summer. Ride LA.
Title: Re: Gearing up on fins
Post by: burchas on April 01, 2021, 05:41:40 PM
Had one of the best runs on that specific course the other day. Bumpy and Humpy worked really well on the Maliko for the conditions.
Title: Re: Gearing up on fins
Post by: singingdog on April 03, 2021, 05:27:06 AM
What does that fin set up do that a single fin doesn't. Very curious.
Title: Re: Gearing up on fins
Post by: burchas on April 03, 2021, 09:01:21 AM
What does that fin set up do that a single fin doesn't. Very curious.

You're getting the added stability and drive of a longer base fin with turning ability of a short base fin.
Title: Re: Gearing up on fins
Post by: Luc Benac on April 04, 2021, 05:36:52 PM
Had one of the best runs on that specific course the other day. Bumpy and Humpy worked really well on the Maliko for the conditions.

How strong was the wind? Downbreezer with no stall of the board? Downwind with messy side chops?
This weekend was flat water with only bit of upwind so no chance yet to try H&B in a downbreezer or downwidner at all....
Title: Re: Gearing up on fins
Post by: Night Wing on April 04, 2021, 08:23:06 PM
@ Luc Benac

Have you ever tried a Donald Takayama "Halo" fin. The Halo fin was originally designed for extremely long sups which were 13'-14' in length. A 10.5" single Halo fin might work well for a downwinder sup.

Take a look at the short video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNoM2f7x8YA
Title: Re: Gearing up on fins
Post by: Luc Benac on April 04, 2021, 08:46:41 PM
I lokked at them. The Maliko needs a very short fin or it will stall at take off and you won't catch any bumps. The Bump fin is the exception otherwise I have been running it with the 6.5 GTS. I do run a 9" Boomerango on teh Torpedo for big days.
Title: Re: Gearing up on fins
Post by: Luc Benac on April 10, 2021, 06:49:46 PM
Preparing for the summer crowds. 5Km upwind in the cliffs backwash to Furry Creek in order to catch a bit of whitecaps on the way back and then wind died of course leaving only the usual choppy trail.
I was trying out the new Larry W. Allison's H&B on my Torpedo. For the little bit of downbreezer I had, it made a good first impression. It feels like the low end is pretty good allowing the extra acceleration/speed to get into the first bump and then to maintain more speed without letting the board slowdown so much as to miss linking bumps. No issue moving the board around or tripping/staling. I felt that it let me take everything there was to take with no limitation. Big plus in less than marginal conditions when catching a few glides and links can make or break your day.
These are first impressions only and I am looking forward to get in more wind and more consistent conditions for a light downwind. Could be teh ticket to match perfectly with teh already excellent Torpedo.
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