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  • Phill
    started a topic Soar Powerbase Fins

    Soar Powerbase Fins

    I just received my new set of Powerbase Soar fins. They are the DL template which is the go to template for a vast number of pro surfers, including Taj and the late AI, who use glass ons. Owen Wright is also a Powerbase team rider and using the larger DXL template fin and the Powerbase fin boxes.
    www.powerbasefins.com.au
    www.soarfin.com
    There are 3 materials available. Electra, which is the softest flex pattern, Amour which is the medium and apparently very much like glass ons, and then the Ceramic material which is stiffer again. I believe it is similar in feel to G10 material. I went for the Armour tech.
    The fins have a flanged base like that of a glassed on fin and pull down into the plugs as you screw them in which prevents the movement at the base of the fins. That should lead to a more immediate response, increased drive etc.

    After surfing them, initial impressions are very good. They feel very connected to your board, no delayed response and no give. Very solid as I imagine glass ons are. Template feels good too, very neutral. Lots of drive from the stiff base thanks to the Powerbase tech, and then good release due to a nice bit of flex in the tip. They honestly feel like a step up from all other FCS fins I've used.

  • Phill
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    If anyone is looking to try the Powerbase fins I have a set of the DL (mediun/large) thrusters in white Armour flex construction and a set of DS (small) thrusters also in white Armour flex for sale.

    The DS sides make for good quad rears and the DS centre could be used as a small centre fin to loosen up a thruster in small waves.
    I'm looking for 40+postage for each set, but if someone buys both I'll take 80 inc postage.
    Neither set has any scuffs or damage.

    I've tried top of the line FCS, FCS II and Futures fins, and in my opinion the Powerbase DL out performs them all. I'm keeping hold of a set of DL Armour flex and DL C4 Ceramic thrusters for myself.

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  • pmorgan
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    Hi Prj can you give me the details to get a set of the soar fins, I would really like to try. I can't find any online shops that sell in uk. Cheers Paul.

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  • K24Surfer
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    Hey guys has anybody tried these yet? Tehy come in FCS and Futures www.3dfins.com

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  • DGR
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    yeah, thats my rad orange spud. New fins will be for my alternator.

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  • surfgumby
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    Hey DGR r u the guy who rides that rad Orange artworked RF spud?

    Really enjoyed that surfing lunchbreak we shared on that fine sunny day a while back!

    I surf down your way once or twice a month depending on work, family & surf conditions so will be happy to take you up on that kind offer next time I c u out in the water!

    Until then hope the C4s r everything you want in a fin & looking forward to your reviews down the track!

    Enjoy!

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  • DGR
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    Hey Gumby, you can have a go next time I see u at werri :)

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  • Phill
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    i haven't had good waves to really try my ceramics yet, but first impressions is they are possibly lighter than the armour (haven't weighed but they feel super light), nice and stiff but still have a nice bit of spring in the tips. they feel like they are going to be the business.

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  • surfgumby
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    Hanging out for your thoughts as considering the ceramics for my next set!

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  • Phill
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    You'll be stoked with them!

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  • DGR
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    broke 2 of my MF1s today :(.... ordered a new set of DXLs in C4..... looking forward to it.

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  • Phill
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    C4 Ceramic DL

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  • DGR
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    Did not know about these ceramic ones :(. when I got mine the shop keeper said they were the stiffest powerbase fins u could get. I'll have to find them and give them a try, because for me if they were a bit stiffer they would be perfect.

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  • Phill
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    Have you tried the Ceramic material? There's a C3 which lighter guys and the chicks have been loving, C4 which a lot of team guys use and C5 which some of the pros actually found too stiff, even in huge waves.

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  • DGR
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    I have been riding Dxl aromour flex thruster set in my spit and my alt for a few months now and here is what I found:

    - they are fast and loose
    - they carve beautifully
    - board connection is so much firmer than FCS, they feel so solid. Only downside is they did leave some marks on the board where they overhang the FCS plugs. I would be wary about putting them on a RF board.
    -I personally found them to be too flexable, I wish they made some stiffer ones, I think their material may be limited as it has to be flexy enough to fan out when screwed in. I had them give way a few times in more holllow waves and went back to my old fins.

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