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mamero



Joined: 25 Aug 2013
Posts: 322
Location: Vancouver, Canada

PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zirtaeb wrote:
Plastic storage bins from any hardware store or department, long enough for your longest fin, lined with plastic foam on the bottom, separated with the same foam packing material.


This has potential too.
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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
Posts: 1074
Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked I have a fin collection but only use one per board. If that doesn't work it's time for a different board. Shocked
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U2U2U2



Joined: 06 Jul 2001
Posts: 4690
Location: Shipsterns Bluff, Tasmania. Colorado

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obvious is a fin stash bag,long fins are hard to fit.
Multi fins , K4 make a small pouch with zipper

I have small plastic cases, like kids use for art supplies, and a old cosmetic suitcase that works great.
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cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
Posts: 2121
Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't experiment much ....anymore. I'm in total agreement with you
(and Bill who lives in Utah these days BTW). Fins make a big difference.
I keep boards I like until they are heal dented (or fractured) into oblivion.
So, when I first get them, I experiment a lot with fins, until I get what I
consider the best combination. Then I just ride'm, and sell off (or
give away) extraneous fins. I'm not much for swapping fins out for a
specific purpose, because I'm usually renting when wave riding, and the
boards I own are pretty tuned up for the specific conditions they encounter.
Once in a while I'll swap to my bigger (spare) fin, if the wind has backed off
and it's easier to swap fins than boards (which is rare unless you're making
the hike at Rooster in the Autumn).

My OO 7'9" has a Wardog Extreme wave (say what you want about
Warren, but that very flexy fin is magic) 21 cm in it (and standard OO side
bites), my HiTech 8'2" has a 23 cm GFC B&J in it with custom OO side bites,
My RRD works better with the
32cm "Sweeper" fin it came with than any other fin I've tried in it. My
Logosz 8'2" has a 24cm Vector in it (though I'm still looking for a more turny
fin that will still work with with 5.2-5.7 on that board. Oh, yeh, and my Bailey
8'6" (which I use mostly for board cam video these days) has a pretty sweet
pink GFC G 10 28 CM sweeper in it.

That just covers my Gorge rides.

But like a good stereo, you tune and swap, until you go "oh yeh that's what
I want", and then you hang out and bliss on it. ;*)

-Craig





isobars wrote:
cgoudie1 wrote:
I have 1 spare fin, in case I break one off, so it's not that
hard for me.

Something tells me you don't experiment with fins very much.

Mamero's on the right track.
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akrausz



Joined: 19 Sep 2008
Posts: 100
Location: Sarasota, FL

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toolbox...


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mamero



Joined: 25 Aug 2013
Posts: 322
Location: Vancouver, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

akrausz wrote:
Toolbox...


That's cool. What are using to separate them? hard to see exactly.
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akrausz



Joined: 19 Sep 2008
Posts: 100
Location: Sarasota, FL

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not mine, it's from this thread:
https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/General/How-Do-You-Organise-Your-Fins?page=1

15 fins seems spot on to me. Some freerace fins, some freewave fins, some weed fins, and of course a fin for my wife. And that's just my Powerbox boards. I think I'm going to just throw mine in a properly sized plastic tool box as is, since they all have covers.
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PeconicPuffin



Joined: 07 Jun 2004
Posts: 1688

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="mamero"]
cgoudie1 wrote:
When I get my van done I will (hopefully) be able to just open the back doors, pull out a board, and go. I'd like it to be that easy with the fins.


When I set up my van in 2003 (from which I can pull out a board and go) I "temporarily" tied a fin bag to the back door. It now holds a dozen fins and can probably take a few more.



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akrausz



Joined: 19 Sep 2008
Posts: 100
Location: Sarasota, FL

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inspired by this thread, I went out and bought one of these:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-22-in-Pro-Box-Black-226036/206291778

Up to 46cm fits, if I angle it a bit. Anybody else have a crazy number of fins?



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Gwarn



Joined: 22 May 2013
Posts: 25
Location: SF

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PVC= Cheap and easy with velcro holding it down.


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