Tyler Callaway dropped some knowledge about fins on Episode 34 of the Podcast.  Tyler is a return guest, so if you’d like to, know his story, listen to this.

This is a video episode, and should be watched as a video, especially the first 20 minutes when Tyler is using fins to explain different principles.  I’ve also produced an audio show, but you’ll miss a bit.

Enjoy this technical discussion of fins in SUP paddle boards.  Some key points from the show –

  • Wider tails generally work better as quads
  • Quads are faster, but they draw wider lines
  • Thrusters excel in turns past 90 degrees, surf better vertically, but take more to get going
  • If you want to turn harder go bigger front fins and smaller back fin/s
  • More rake will draw out turn, less rake will feel faster and turn harder, but slide out first
  • Tyler advocates trying different sets of fins in your board before settling, you never know what set will flow with the board
  • FCS2 center box fin is a game-changer, adjust placement during a surf

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