Mar 6, 2013
What the majority of people don’t know about surfing or have considered is that its not always the board that does the job , have you ever thought about how much we need our fins? `the right shape , the right size , enough curve , enough rake?.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about then it seems you don’t know surfing very much at all , its easy for us to say that the best boards in the world are Al Merricks due to the fact that kelly slater rides them , would Kelly Slater go ride some NO NAME board from some two bit shaper out of Brazil ? i fucken doubt that.
Then why do surfers still use concocted forged fins ?
i’ll tell you why ,its because when i ask that question people just say ” a fin is a fin ” which is absolutely bullshit , if a fin is just a fin then guys like Adriano
Mick , the hobgoods , julian , wilko and kalohe would be riding just any plain old shit .
when you look up the meaning “authentic” in the dictionary this comes up “The quality or condition of being authentic, trustworthy, or genuine.”
If you are a true surfer and I’m sure most of you are you would buy genuine products , i use sex wax because i like sex and i love that wax , i use fcs because slater uses them , he’s 11 times world champ and has banged pamela anderson , you do the math?
if you wanna be like the best use the best , simon anderson told me that when i was 16 years old , he invented the thruster ,i think ill take his word
check out the history of fins here