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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2004 3:53 pm    Post subject: Skating with or without fins.... Reply with quote

Which is better and why?
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2004 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personaly like it better without fins...I used to ride with fins but the day that I took them off I knew I would never go back to riding with fins. I can't tell you which is better for you. Just go out and ride both and see which works for you.
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2004 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well it matters what your style is. w2w you want fins. like lip and tech you dont cause it gives you mroe room to land and it relases easier.
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2004 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like finless
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2004 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont really agree wakesk8r9610 because I do just as fine w/o fins on my w2w tricks. I feel just as confident w/o fins on w2w as I do with fins.
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2004 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im with 9610. fins w2w, no fins lip & tech
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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2004 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually agree with with minus_gravity, I ride finless always, even for w2w. I don't necessarily feel that I can get as good of an edge into the wake without fins but it is a major hassle switching them on and off and I am just as confident going wake to wake without them.
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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2004 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ride with tiny 1" fins all the time.
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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2004 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one can tell you what you will like. I'm more of a lip tech guy and I don't like finless. I know people who are way better w2w than me and ride finless. That garbage doesn't matter. Whatever feels right,,, run it.
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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2004 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

foammesh, is right...thats why I said "I can't tell you which is better for you. Just go out and ride both and see which works for you."
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PostPosted: Apr 26, 2004 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually go without, I was just curious. I only rode with fins once, before I had a wakeboard about 2 years ago, then I ordered my board and never felt like screwing them on...haha, yeah I am lazy, so I went without. I like without.
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PostPosted: Apr 27, 2004 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive rode both and i dont like fins but when i ride with them i can do tricks higher but its whatever is good for you
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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2004 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When the boyz from cassette came by our way, i noticed they rode with just one fin... figured why not give it a shot, so I set up with just one on the tail (i'm on the 4trac...)... and its pretty good actually... you kinda get the best of both worlds.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2004 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kian, but doesn't that make riding switch feel really wierd? I tried wakeskating on my wakeboard a couple years ago with just one fin on the back and when i rode it switch.. it was wierd cause the front.. i dunno I can't describe it, it like fishtailed a lot, if that makes any sense. However, the fin I used was huge, so that could be why...
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PostPosted: Apr 28, 2004 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

but other than when you do a 180, you can ride a wakeskate switch, but still have the skate goin in the same direction, the problem i wuold worry about is when you do a shuv it or a 180
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PostPosted: Apr 29, 2004 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xtremebordgurl, wakeriderof87, right on.. but i guess its just the initial stages...you get used to it for sure... and learn to ride holding your edge tighter when you ride switch or when you land on a 180/shuvit.... i've noticed also that some liptricks are hell easier without fins.. but as mentioned earlier.. with wake to wakes and on the flats.. the fin helps a lot... .. so with one fin on the tail.. you get to toy around with either riding with a fin or finless...

Suppose for an in-betweener like me.. its works great!...
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