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  • tallkook
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    Elf in the Maldives

    How does everyone think the El Fuego would go in the Maldives? I'm 6'5, 90 kg, 42yo and intermediate. I already have a 6'8 Dom which I really like (I know I could have gone smaller) and was thinking about a 6'5 Elf as my second board. I would get a Hellfire but I think I'll get more use out of the Elf in my home waves.

  • core personal training
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    just had a surf with hedonist (lumpy junk unfortunately)...his el-firefly made the most of it...good to meet up with the faithful and spread the love....how fun is his maldives pic....yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww ww

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  • hwork50
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    What fin are they similar too? I have the H2's and the K2.1's and the SF4's. Do they match up too any of those.

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  • Gnubee
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    Rusty, I do mean the H3s. They are $$$ but worth it.
    Last edited by Gnubee; 10-10-2012, 12:33 PM.

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  • FW - Fan
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    Originally posted by hwork50 View Post
    Those H3's look really intersting. Might have to get some.
    Highly recommend that...they work great of the EF

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  • hwork50
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    Those H3's look really intersting. Might have to get some.

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  • Rusty
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    K3s or H3s

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  • Gnubee
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    Seriously, Nexus H3s in both thruster or quad match the Elf beautifully. Lots of drive, but still loose enough to throw it into a good turn. Caught one wave on the weekend that on any other board I would have considered a closeout. The Elf just sat right in the pocket and screamed down the line - no turns just speed. Threw in a full cutback and kicked out the back once the wave slowed down. Amazing.

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  • hwork50
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    Hedonist,

    Thanks for the fin feedback as I will be trying some of those fin set-ups as well. I am going to have to try the k 2.1 set-up again as I tried it once and it was way to tight for my liking. I like my fins to be loose and free. I agree with you on the board, weird how it can surf small stuff to large stuff no problem. I was in overhead surf last week with it and it was great!!! This board is replacing my DOM for sure, although the DOM still has its place.

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  • hedonist
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    Hwork50
    for thruster i use pc7 side with a bit smaller trailer usually pc5 or sf4 depending on waves
    for quad pc7 sides sf4 centres
    tried nubby in front tab with quad setup really stiff didnt like it
    tried nubby in rear tab with quad setup gave a more positive feel (not as loose) but seemed it could go a bit more vertical. would probably only use the nubby in bigger surf
    I was just riding it as a thruster for ages then in the maldives had more time to use as a quadand really lovedit as well
    i find i can jump from thruster to quad without much adjustment time probably do to the boards shape
    I have heard the k2.1 quad set goes unreal but i havent tried it
    I am probably not using the ideal set of fins yet but i'll get there
    By the way i have ridden this board in plenty of double overhead waves and it just sits in the barrel brilliantly
    Seems to want to sit in the pocket
    I better stop now Hope this helps

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  • hwork50
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    That is funny cause I just got out of the water surfing the ELF and I had the MRTX fins in with a small trailer fin. Not sure if I can do 2 side fins with that set-up or not. If you find something that works let me know as I know the fin set-up is everything.

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  • tallkook
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    I think they are a bit bigger than those mate. I tried the SF4's and didn't like them. Couldn't get the board going. I've found the bigger the fins, the better it goes for me. Going to try MR-TFX with small trailers next to see if that's better again. But I'm really happy with the Shapers. Here is a link.

    http://www.shapersfins.com/archives/...stealth-quad-e

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  • hwork50
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    Have never heard of those before. Are they similar to the k2.1's or the SF4's?

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  • tallkook
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    Hey Brent, I'm running Shapers Quad E fins in the Elf. Love em.

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  • hwork50
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    Hedonist and tallkook,

    What were your fin set-ups guys? Just curious as I love that board and I will never sell it as it is a permanent fixture in the quiver.

    Brent

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