Here’s a short clip of the thruster I installed on the Surftech Takayama. I used True Ames 4.5″ fins.
For the most part, I liked it. It turns tighter and it didn’t feel like it was gonna slide out. The problem that I had w/ it was that when you get towards the nose, it makes it kinda harder to nose ride. I guess riding this board as a thruster may not make a lot of sense because if I have a smaller board I can ride that one straight off the tail. But the Takayama seems like it wants to be ridden all around the board, the nose, the tail. Actually, after talking to Takayama, that’s exactly what he said.