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Longboard Single Fins

Longboard Single Fins

Fin design is an important element of every surfboard. Setting up your longboard or retro style board with single fins canresult to remarkable change on the feel and effect of your overall performance. Longboard and single finsare best suited for surfers who want to trim, nose ride and do turns since single fins provide stability.Shop for longboard and single fins online at Yakwax from top surf brands like FCS and others. Guaranteed high-quality surfboard fins with different colours and sizes available - FREE delivery in UK!

Longboard & Single Fins - UK Store

Every surfer is different, but cruisy guys tend to prefer long boarding or retro style surfboards and their appropriate gear. Usually, these types of boardsare fitted with single fin systemswhich are considered traditional and a throwback to the early days of surfing.

The longboard is the first type of surfboard that had undergone numerous variations over the years to boost its performance and physical features. To make your longboard rides worthwhile and to maximise its potential, using specific styles of single fins is essential. Having the right fin setup can influence the way a longboard performs.

Longboard & Single Fins

Single fins are known as the most conventional for longboards. They provide stability and loose feel, and they are essential when you're noseriding or performing helicopters.

When buying longboard and single fins, the following factors must be considered:

  • Toe or angle - can increase pressure and enhance control.
  • Cant - also known as the angle between the fin that tends to improve responsiveness.
  • Foil or the shape - determines the position of the water movement.
  • Rake - is essential to improve its turning radius and minimise stability.
  • Flex or stiffness - to determine how a longboard can handle the waves.
  • Base - can influence the ability of a longboard to accelerate through water.
  • Longboard depth which affects the ability of your board in gripping water through several turns.

If you need further information or just want to nerd out on fin design and construction please check out our surfboard fins explained blog post. Here we go in hard about everything you will ever need to know about skegs and the impact they have on a board.

If you're looking for fins for your retro style board, just browse our collection of high-quality longboard and single fins from FCS and others. All with FREE UK delivery!