SURF EXPO 2013 / SEPT 6-8 / ORLANDO, FL

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It’s that time of year again, Surf Expo in Orlando, FL is happening this week Friday 9/6 -9/8.  Stop by the True Ames Booth #969. We will have a full selection of our latest surf fins and SUP fins.  Lots of different fins in stock right now for your single fin, twin fin, thruster, quads, and we offer different 2+1 setups for longboards and SUP boards.  our system fins are available in FCS and Futures Compatible.

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For more than three decades Chuck Ames and the True Ames Fins team have been at the forefront of the fiberglass fin industry. Balancing a surfer-driven design ethic with an unyielding commitment to innovation and production excellence, we have forged an international reputation in the surfing and windsurfing communities as the guys who, simply put, make your waveriding vehicle of choice work even better. After all, as Chuck likes to say, “You could have the best board in the world shaped for you but, if the fins are off, it won’t go- the thing just won’t work the way it should.” Day in and day out, it is our goal at True Ames to make sure such fin failures never happen to you.

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System Fins for FCS and Futures Compatible

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We have a great selection of System fins that are compatible with FCS and Futures bases.

Tri- Fin Sets starting at $68.00

Offered in Solid Fiberglass or Hexcore in a variety of colors and sizes.  Available in Twin fins, Thruster, Quads.

 

Wooden Surf Fins, Machine Foiled, Hand Finished, Cedar and Bamboo

This is a short clip showing the process behind creating our new wooden fins. These fins are machine foiled and sealed with one layer of glass making the glass-on process so easy. Cedar and Bamboo are ultra light and these wood fins also have positive buoyancy, they float! The best part is that we make them here, in house

 

TYLER WARREN QUAD FINS

Tyler Warren Quad fins available in FCS and Futures Compatible and glass onstyler-warren-fins-quad700-2

Here is an article from the latest issue of Surfing Magazine. Tyler Warren talks about his Quadratic Egg Shape. A very Versatile board that can handle waist high to double overhead surf.  tyler-warren-quad-fins-700

Fin Design at True Ames: The Importance of Fin Template and Foil

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The outline of a fin is what determines the area and the look. The way the area is distributed on the fin is what makes fins individual and work in so many different ways. A wide base fin with a wide tip is the most stable but not forgiving. A narrow base fin with a narrow tip will be very loose and fast but unstable at slow speeds.

The fin’s sweep (or rake angle) affects the board’s ability to carve turns. A more vertical fin will make tight turns and fast directional changes while a more raked fin will carve wider arcs and handle more power through turns.

Tail width is also a factor in fin choice. Narrow tail boards do not require deep fins because there is less distance from the fin to the rail. A wide board requires a deeper fin than a narrower board. For example an 8’ egg style board that is on the wide side should use about an 8.5” to 9.0” fin. A narrow tail single fin board that is 7’6” can use a fin in the 7” to 8” range.

True Ames Surf Fins incorporate a constant foil which means you will not find any flat spots on our fins that may cause water disturbance which will ultimately cause poor performance. Our bigger solid color fins are foiled from 7/16” solid 6oz. glass sheet stock. Smaller fins do not need to be so thick to have the proper foil.

To read more about fin design and how to choose the best surf fins check out trueames.com