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sailingjoe



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Maui Fin Comany Reply with quote

These fins are high priced. I was wondering if anyone could justify that. Are they that much better than the competition?
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paulf.



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes.
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spennie



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh hell yes.

My MFC 38 cm. race fin rivals my previous $225. race fins' performance. Both are shaped by computers so no variations or flaws. I liked them so much I bought some freeride fins, also excellent. Try the "Weed San Carlos", regular fin performance in a weeder!

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NickB



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My MFC weed burner was worth every penny I paid for it. Beautiful and well-behaved. I might get another one for new board.
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damel



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What fins are cheaper? True Ames, Black Project and Makani fins are about the same price. I hear Makani gives deals if you buy 3 or more fins from them at a time but I am sure that is true of the other companies too. I was able to get a new freestyle MFC fin from helm windsurfing shop in SF for 50$ and there are still a few left.

I have always really liked the MFC fins but have no complaints about the one True Ames fin I have. Good fins are expensive and I don't think it matters what company's name is on them. Its more important to have a good quiver so that 1 board= 3 boards. Its a hard purchase but worth it. I just started sailing quads and a new set of quad fins cost 200+.

All of the above may not be true if you are talking about racing that is a whole different story.

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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cant take this seriously.

They are not high priced, quite a few Cobra produced fins are patterened after them.

You want to hear/see high priced get a $$ from Cobra

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B737



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My understanding is that MFC arent "cheap" because they are CNC machined, and it made a huge difference for me. all of my fins are MFCs.

I recently bought a fin at WindNC in OBX. i really liked the Hahalua fin, and the tech behind its design, it also was $40 cheaper than the MFC, hand made... bought it and it did not fit the fin box on my shark. Luckily WindNC is awesome, and i was able to swap it for the MFC weed which fit perfect. Hahalua, hand made... MFC CNC....

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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Makani fin is really a nice example, so afr as fit, I have gotten som many fins from different fins, that if it fits anymore I'm gobstruck.

Yup that Andy at Wind NC is like a C750 !!

for those that don't know aviation that is a Cessna JET that is wicked fast

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swmckay



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Maui Fin Comany Reply with quote

sailingjoe wrote:
These fins are high priced. I was wondering if anyone could justify that. Are they that much better than the competition?

They're not more expensive than most fins. I can't say if they're better than other specialized fins, but all my MFC fins are very very good, far better than any stock fins. Well, except for the stock fins on Quatro and Goya boards... which are MFC fins.
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tweeky



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:52 am    Post subject: Re: Maui Fin Comany Reply with quote

swmckay wrote:
all my MFC fins are very very good, far better than any stock fins.


This has been my experience too... seemed to be a huge difference when I replaced my stock fin with a MFC. After that, I replaced the fins for all our wave boards with MFC fins and they work great.
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