Thursday, August 17, 2006

What Kind of Fins Should I Get?




Anybody who knows me knows I tend to fixate on the details of a surfboard: rocker, concaves, tail shapes, rails, thickness, bonzers, fish, nuggets, fin setups, and so on.

Then I run into a video like this on 70percent.org--Jamie O'Brien riding a finless thrift store junker with more style than the "hottest" surfers in the mags.

So next time you're contemplating whether it's worth it to drop a grip on a balsa-edged Firewire or carbonfiber Aviso board, watch this clip and get out there on your tried-and-true stick.

Oh yeah, and GET LOW!

Hot Chip - Boy From School

5 comments:

g-stein said...

Are you kidding?!!! Well, I guess it just goes to show it's all in the rider, not the ridden. But if that's true who do we have to blame when we purl, bury a rail, rag doll or just plain fall over? I'm sticking with the board...if I had a different board yesterday I would of been boostin' airs and spelunking in the green caves.

Nash said...

I agree, that is all the board. By the way I hate hot chip...and there name sounds a piece of poo that got inadvertantly stuck to teh toilet seat.

Chum said...

Hot chip hates you too.

Diane said...

Wow! I am SUPER IMPRESSED!!!!

Otis said...

Finally watched this clip. So sick! What is that, like head high shorebreak he's getting barreled in? That's a day that's not good enough to paddle out in on the North Shore, and I'd kill to just bodysurf those waves. Ugh.