Once or twice a month I order fins, both for new boards and for customers that need a new fin to spice up their surfing. Yesterday’s delivery had a little drama associated with it, but eventually Chuck Ames, owner of True Ames Fins, came to the rescue. Unlike some fin companies (who shall remain anonymous here) True Ames not only has great fins but great customer service and super-prompt delivery. So, yesterday here’s what came:
1. This is a set of glasson marine-ply Geppys in the Hobie Fish template for Jay’s future 7-8 Kingfish. Pretty sweet, eh?
2. This is a 9.5″ Josh Farberow Flex fin for Jerry’s future 9-8 Nova. This is the fin he’ll use on those small days in South Carolina. My personal favorite for an all-around LB single-fin.
3. & 4. Here’s Jerry’s 2+1 set; a 7.5″ L-Flex with Hexcore Sidebites in FCS. Never know when those hurricane swells will kick up.
5. This is a new center fin for Dan’s 2+1 6-10 Mini-Nova. Dan wanted a little more hold on those bottom turns. I’m anxious to get some feedback from Dan on this fin.
6 & 7 This is a five-fin set for for Phil’s new Widget 3/4. He’ll use the CI template (7) in Hexcore when he wants to surf the board as a tri, or switch out the CI center fin for the two Hexcore TA sidebites (6) when he wants to surf the board as a quad. Using the combination of FCS plugs and Hexcore fins really keeps the weight down on multi-fin boards.
Remember, buy a new Thomas Patrick surfboard and get 30% off on any new set of fins, leash or board bag.