Since there hasn’t been any wind, I’ve been SUP surfing a lot more. I also just got some new Future Fins to play with and finally had some time to test them. If anyone has had success using these fins, please comment below because I’m still trying to figure out which ones work best for different conditions.
I tried the Future Fins Vector 3/2 4.5″ers in overhead Diamond Head on a Blair 10′1″ a few weeks back. Conditions were glassy and these fins worked really well with the Future 6″ center fin.
I thought it had a much more positive and controlled feeling over the stock 4.5″ sides and 8″ cutaway center fin. I’m still playing with this but I was told to use these fins in larger surf and use the Scimitar fins in smaller surf.
The Future 3/2’s have an interesting curve to them. Does anyone know what are these curves for?
I then tried the Future Fins Vector 3/2/1 467 fins on the same board but could not tell the difference. Any insights?
I also tried the Scimitar 451 fins on a chest high mushy day at Ala Moana Courts and felt that it was a little bit looser than the 3/2’s but still not that sure. I need more time on them to figure this out. The Scimitar fins seem to have less curves than the 3/2’s and 3/2/1’s. If anyone out there has some suggestions or insights, please comment and share your mana’o (knowledge).
I only tried the Gerry Lopez fins once so far and the conditions were probably not ideal for these fins. I need to try these again although I’m really liking the Vector sides.
One thing about these fins is that they are really light in weight. They also look very slick. I’ve been riding my 10′6″ with thrusters but they’re 4.5″ and a bit smaller than the Gerry Lopez fins. I’ll try again soon with these fins however if the trade winds pick up then it may be a while since I’ll be doing downwinders.