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Are weedwave just as fun as wave fins for most conditions?

 
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obxaddict



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: Are weedwave just as fun as wave fins for most conditions? Reply with quote

I'm thinking single fin board range 90-100L that will be in bump n jump with weeds but waves without weeds.

I'm wondering if I will enjoy a weedwave fin in the waves as much as a pure wave fin for general east coast stuff. Anyone have experience comparing the do-it-all weedwave vs buying 2 dedicated fins?
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Iceratz



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I swear by San Carlos weedfin by Maui Fin.

I replaced regular surf fins with this, its as turny and as "fun" you would ever want...and its weedless!

http://www.mauifin.com/fins/weed-line/wave-sc-series/

As rec'd by locals Wink

http://www.iwindsurf.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20406
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paulf.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i only use this wave sancarlos for all my sailing, even in the non-weed season. fast and loose. 25cm works well with the sail sizes used on 90-100L boards 5.3-6.3. 23 is nice for 5.0. 21 works 4.2-4.5. im 212lbs. trueames weedwave works well below 25cm, gets a bit draggy in bigger sizes.
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Ilpescatore



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:18 pm    Post subject: True Ames Surfgrass Reply with quote

Hi, I am a big fan the True Ames Surfgrass fins, and basically use them all year around on Cape Cod and in SE Mass. They sail very well, to the point I use my regular wave fins (MFC Onshore and Sideshore) only when I go to Maui. I don't even think of them as being weed fins anymore.

The Wardog Surfin' Sports Freeweed fins are similar, and a little looser in waves in my opinion, but I think they only make them in bamboo now. They pop up used once in a while on ebay and the classifieds here.

Like Paul said, there is some drag on the 10.5" and bigger fins due to so much surface area.

Just my 2 cents......>Fish
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wdsurf



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:27 am    Post subject: weed fins Reply with quote

Very Happy mfc san carlos 27cm. is the best weed fin out there i have ever used Exclamation used it on 100 ltr.fsw 5.7/4.7.performs like a freewave fin without the weeds Question

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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The surfweed fin mentioned. By true tames is greatness, not tried the San Carlos. I think I would still speckalize in the ocean still.
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PeconicPuffin



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Are weedwave just as fun as wave fins for most conditions? Reply with quote

obxaddict wrote:


I'm wondering if I will enjoy a weedwave fin in the waves as much as a pure wave fin for general east coast stuff. Anyone have experience comparing the do-it-all weedwave vs buying 2 dedicated fins?


I know good sailors who say yes. For myself the answer is no...a good wave find performs much better than a weed fin in nonweed conditions. The one thing I'll say is those who say they are happy on weed fins are very, very good.

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obxaddict



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you are marginally powered the weeds matter more. The OBX sound would be a good place to test the weed shedding. We have the stringy type that clings to single wave fins and quad wave fins easily.
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asiat



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MFC San Carlos did not work for me because of those very thin ribbons you speak of in Hatteras while sailing lit up (5.2 - 4.0 80 ltr wave board) in the sound in July. Switched to a 20 cm Makani Mano which I picked up from Andy at Wind NC.
http://www.makanifins.com/Windsurfing_Fins_Weed_Wave_p/ma001.htm
Works great and that's all I use now sound or ocean (ramp 30, lighthouse).
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ron.c



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another lazy Cape Codder who switched to a True Ames fin and has never taken it off!

RC
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