I had three separate surfs on two different boards,
one of the surfs was at Wiktons (Rare Left Bank that forms next to gas reef)on a small 5’2, it was about 3ft surf. This surf was extremely fun for me as i have never felt this board react like this before;
Pros- acceleration from take-off, extra drive off the bottom and through turns, also the feeling of hold through all turns is amazing!, the drive around sections feels like i’m on a quad!!
Cons- Personally i don’t have any cons on the fins, they have changed the way i surf in such a positive way. Hopefully i can get out on a good solid day 10ft plus and really put them to the test.
The other surf i had at Wiktons was on my 5’10 all round board, i really haven’t surfed this board for a long time so this session i had was more about getting used to the board again than the fins.But i must say i haven’t had or felt this board go this fast on such a small wave since i surfed it as a quad in Gland a couple of yrs back, and that surf was 5-6ft Money-trees compared to 3-4ft sand bottom point that wiktons is.
The third surf i had was at small gas reef on the 5’2, again this surf was definitely a lot of fun waves backhand and forehand, the backhand waves i got (rights) were amazing once again the hold when backdooring the peak was crazy as the wave can have a lot of steps in the face at the take-off, the drive through top turns was amazing, I’m still trying to get used to the feeling as i have never experience this before.
Hopefully this helps mate, can’t wait to get home and get back in the water!!!
P.S. i really want to thank you for giving me a chance to surf these fins as in my 25 odd years surfing i have never felt my surfing feel this good and it has definitely given me new fire in the belly to try surf everyday, it’s brought back my super grom froth!! Yeewwww!!!!