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  • hawaii_boi
    started a topic Jordy Smith Fins

    Jordy Smith Fins

    Wassup Everyone!!!

    Anyone got a chance to try the Jordy Smith fins out yet??? I'm wondering how it performs as a thruster and as a Quad setup (e.g. Jordy front + Controller rear, Jordy front + any size S fin, etc).

    http://www.futuresfins.com/fin-detai...jordy_full.jpg

    ALOHA!!

  • hawaii_boi
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    [Test Results]

    Sweet Potato FST: Jordy Front L + PSH Controller Rear
    - Positive: Does not require a lot of weight to pivot; pivots very well and easily. Fast and flows smoothly. Good for non-power surfers
    - Negative: Sometimes twitchy from take off. Does not provide as good of a hold like my Q400 rears on steep drops. Not optimal if you surf like Michel Bourez

    Conditions: S-SW swell, 1.5-2 feet 18 seconds (chest to head high). 5-15 mph winds, clean to slight side shore.

    ALOHA!!

    Jordy_Cont-Rear.jpg
    Last edited by hawaii_boi; 04-06-2013, 06:55 PM.

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  • Chris
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    great R&D guys, keep it coming!!

    Cheers all!

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  • hawaii_boi
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    Originally posted by LeftLane View Post
    Like them in my Spitfire. Only surfed in thruster. The base is huge! The leading edge of the base partially covers the screw hole for the fin boxes. You can get em on okay but it makes it a two step process (slightly tighten, push fin all the way in, fully tighten). My only caveat is that I typically am on a slightly shorter board for my weight so I typically can get away with more beefy fins. Your mileage may vary. Good luck!

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    Since I lost some weight, I kept the fronts in and replaced the center fin with my Rusty R1. It's fricken awesome now!!

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  • hawaii_boi
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    [Test Report]
    Jordy Smith fronts and Rusty R1 rears on my spud felt a little unstable on bottom turns and cutbacks. It felt like I was riding a twin fin.

    I replaced the R1 rears with Q400 composite fins and the board felt a lot more stable. The Jordy Smith fins are super fast and responsive! It doesn't even feel like a Large fin.

    [Next Test] Updated 22MAR13
    Spitfire:
    - Jordy Fronts + EA Techflex center: Very fast and responsive. W/ the Medium center fin, it makes it easier to pivot and push fins.
    - Jordy Fronts + R1 rears: Very fast but not as stable as a thruster setup. Maybe it might work better with a knub in? Good setup for the small grovelling days though.


    ALOHA!!
    Last edited by hawaii_boi; 04-04-2013, 12:57 AM.

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  • hawaii_boi
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    fokaiHI,

    Thanks for the tip! I already bought the Jordys and Solus. I also bought Rusty R1 5fin set :D. I was able to get a good price from a friend of a friend of a friend...hehe.

    ALOHA!!

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  • fokaiHI
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    @hawaii_boi- have u checked Peter from Hawaii Surf Factory? the jordys r $80 and the solus r as well. he's got pretty good deals on fcs, futures, leashes, bags and any kine stuff

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  • hawaii_boi
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    FW -Fan,
    I'm testing the Jordys fronts and Rusty R1 rears on my Spud right now.

    Next test will be on my spitfire: Jordy front and Rusty R1 center (M size). With this setup, i think i'll be able to turn board and release fins (hopefully...).

    I'll keep you guys posted!

    ALOHA!!

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  • FW - Fan
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    Originally posted by hawaii_boi View Post
    I just got the Jordys !! And a bunch of other fins!!! haha!!! Can't wait to try em out this weekend!

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    If I am not mistaken Jordy is around 90kgs. His fins are huge and with you being much shorter and much lighter (77kgs) you will struggle to turn those massive fins. I am 85kgs and am a bit wary of buying them. Let us know how you go but IMO they are to big for you by a long way as a straight up thruster set. I understand if you are looking to use them as BIG fronts on the potato...that kind of makes sense but as a thruster in your Spit..I just dont know.

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  • hawaii_boi
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    I just got the Jordys !! And a bunch of other fins!!! haha!!! Can't wait to try em out this weekend!

    ALOHA!!futures-fins-party.jpg

    spud-new-fin-config.jpg

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  • iggy
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    Indeed!!! those fins pack some meat right there, Pretty raked as well but with a nice release off the tip, they look pretty interesting indeed

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  • hawaii_boi
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    Originally posted by LeftLane View Post
    Like them in my Spitfire. Only surfed in thruster. The base is huge! The leading edge of the base partially covers the screw hole for the fin boxes. You can get em on okay but it makes it a two step process (slightly tighten, push fin all the way in, fully tighten). My only caveat is that I typically am on a slightly shorter board for my weight so I typically can get away with more beefy fins. Your mileage may vary. Good luck!

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    LeftLane, the fins look sick! I got the same size board, 508 spit. I just ordered a set of Jordys...anxiously waiting. thanks for the tip!
    ALOHA!!

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  • LeftLane
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    Like them in my Spitfire. Only surfed in thruster. The base is huge! The leading edge of the base partially covers the screw hole for the fin boxes. You can get em on okay but it makes it a two step process (slightly tighten, push fin all the way in, fully tighten). My only caveat is that I typically am on a slightly shorter board for my weight so I typically can get away with more beefy fins. Your mileage may vary. Good luck!

    Jordy.jpg

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  • hawaii_boi
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    Originally posted by MeanGreen View Post
    I got a set and I really like them. I really loved the AM2 futures. The Jordys seem to release a lot better, with all the drive that you get in the AM2s. They are my new favorite.
    MeanGreen, that's exactly what I want to hear! :D Have you tried them in a quad configuration as well? I'm looking for a new setup for my potatoes.

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  • MeanGreen
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    I got a set and I really like them. I really loved the AM2 futures. The Jordys seem to release a lot better, with all the drive that you get in the AM2s. They are my new favorite.

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