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posted on 20-3-2005 at 18:20 Reply With Quote
New Bodyboard Fins Help

Hi all, long time no post

Im thinking of getting some new bodyboarding fins, but im not sure which ones to get. I'd like some with quite some power, and are good for prone and drop knee.
I've heard that Hydro Finz Tech 2's are good, and i've also seen some Vipers, i also like the sound of some of the Manta fins as well. Any comments on the above fins? Or suggestions would be great.
Im going away tommorrow for a week so i will reply then.

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posted on 23-3-2005 at 20:38 Reply With Quote
I haven't got a clue, but I'm about to do some shopping for some sails. Decisions decisions and I wonder if my credit card can take it!!

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posted on 24-3-2005 at 10:04 Reply With Quote
What sails you after this time AL, a whole quiver?

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posted on 24-3-2005 at 16:39 Reply With Quote
Just a 5.7 and something around 6.5m... And maybe a 4m! Along with a new boom, 430 mast, and a few other bits and pieces... Will have to wait until after Easter now though.

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posted on 25-3-2005 at 18:23 Reply With Quote
back!....lol, sounds quite a bit, but then again i haven't got a clue about what your buying.

Any one else know about which fins to reccomend?

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posted on 30-3-2005 at 08:11 Reply With Quote
how much do you want to spend Airborne?





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posted on 23-5-2005 at 18:25 Reply With Quote
sorry for the late reply
i would like to spend a maximum of 40 i would really like a pair for 30 though






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posted on 24-5-2005 at 10:29 Reply With Quote
i got no idea of costs of fins over there but i picked up my cheapest pair of churchills for $35 aus (12.5 pounds) and most expensive for $75 (31 pound) so unless everything is hell expensive over there you should be set getting a good pair of fins for 30 but if you have to pay abit extra for good fins cause it is definatly worth it
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posted on 24-5-2005 at 16:29 Reply With Quote
thanks for that, i will look into the curchill's






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posted on 26-5-2005 at 08:10 Reply With Quote
Definately Churchills mate... they're tried and tested and are the best by far... (in my opinion)





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posted on 28-5-2005 at 12:06 Reply With Quote
ive heard that so many times, must be a classic, as well as the design being made some time ago

forget all the "techno jargon" like you said Thodd, and seeing as booger thinks the Rheo copies are no where as good im gonna look for some Churchill's right now!

what price am i looking for to buy a pair?






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Expect to pay in the region of 40.





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Thanks, i'll have a look on ebay first






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Speaking of that, I'm a beginner, down south (dorset) and about to go to cornwall for a 2 week boarding holiday . . . CANT WAIT!!!!!!

But i have no fins . . .around my area you don't really need them but I'm not so sure about newquay - can anyone help as I have a tight budget of around 20 and tiny feet lol :S

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posted on 16-8-2005 at 11:02 Reply With Quote
Hi sole, if you wanna get into bodyboarding then you will need a pair of fins no matter what size the waves are. A lot of people say that bodyboarding without fins is like driving a car without and engine.

My first fins were exactly 20 and were brilliant for the price and should fit your small feet if you get the right size. I think they are called "Rheo's" and are replica's of the famous churchill fins.

I have just got back off holiday and found that the fins im talking about are too small, they are size medium. Im not sure if i could sell or give them to you, because i've never sent anything like that in the post, plus they might not fit you.

If your going to Newquay i suggest you buy some fins, as it can get quite strong out there. If you look around the Nequay surf shops you will easily find some cheap bodyboard fins for 20, if you cant find some then ask, there is bound to be some. Make sure you try them on before you buy.

Good luck, have fun in Newquay.






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