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Gong Perv 12'6 -> when is a 2+1 setup useful?
« on: October 06, 2020, 01:27:30 AM »
Hi folks,

as already mentioned in the subject of this post, I have a (SUP-surf-newbie) question:
When is a 2+1 setup useful on my 12'6 board?
Will the outer fin help turning the board, or will they give more grip but prevent it from turning?
I have here just mushy onshore waves and I'm quite unsure about the right fin setup.
And if it is worth to buy a new fin set.

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Andi

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Re: Gong Perv 12'6 -> when is a 2+1 setup useful?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 04:12:57 AM »
The side bites help the board turn and be more manueverable than a single fin. They also provide more grip but that is secondary.
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Re: Gong Perv 12'6 -> when is a 2+1 setup useful?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2020, 07:02:09 AM »
Fin setup could change the feel of the board completely, for better or for worse. Best if you could borrow a set and try before you buy.
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Re: Gong Perv 12'6 -> when is a 2+1 setup useful?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2020, 03:00:51 PM »
The Gong Perv works very well with a 2+1 setup, and is massively better for surf or downwind. I use a 7.5" centre fin in mine. The side bites add drive, directionality, and a certain amount of extra stability. So unless you are just paddling distance
, especially in flat water, I'd recommend using a 2+1 setup.  In the real world the extra drag of the side bites is usually outweighed by increased tracking and control.

 


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