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PostPosted: Jul 14, 2009 9:39 pm    Post subject: newb.... Reply with quote

What speed are you driving at? and do most wakeskaters take there fins off? my board is totally flat on botom, besides the rocker..
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2009 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mucksoup, I like to ride from 22-23 and finless. But that's just me.
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

depends what im riding behing but its usually about 20-24. and i ride finless but i sanded the edges on my integrity a little so it sits deeper.

just try riding with fins and then with out. also some smaller fins. its just a matter of trying everything to figure out what you personally like and dont like.

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PostPosted: Aug 13, 2010 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i ride a oak its all wood so it doesnt have any rockers and i took the fins off. i would say just take the fines off and get use to it i think in the long run you will be happy without them
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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2010 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to disagree with skye120. I think as a newb, you should try to get the hang of it before you go finless. Your board will feel wobbly enough as a beginner so why not make it a bit easier at first. Eventually, without fins is the way to go. But crawl before you walk is my advice.
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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2010 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes but the way i look at it is if you get good with the fins and then take them off it might put you back at square one, where if you start without fins and get use to it then your not starting over later, but beachbum has a great point. i think what it breaks down to is if you wakeboard and are comfortable toe side and hillside carving then start with them off if you havnt ever wakeboarded then leave them on but thats just my 2 cents
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PostPosted: Aug 19, 2010 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I learned with fins, and then started without them... it did set me back some...

If you can't ride the board at all, I would say start with the fins because it will make it much easier, but as soon as you get over being shaky navigating around on the water take those fins off.

With the fins off you have to really pop the board to throw your tricks properly and have good position to land your tricks.

I personally like no fins, but Arron REED and Danny Hampson rock one fin...... Hampson wrote a funny article on it a few years back....

try the different options out, but ultimately if you plan on hitting obstacles one day, it will be beneficial to learn without fins.

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PostPosted: Dec 14, 2010 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fins give you much more control than no fins but they break easy on rails and such, one pro recommended that you learn rotational tricks without the fins but once you nail the trick put the fins on, they'll force you to ollie properly before initiating the trick
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