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WNG Assembly Step 1
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We are going to document the assembly of one of our WNG fins for those that are interested.

There were several steps before this one, but this is the first of the assembly process.

It starts by gluing the tenon and mortise joint together. Next, a custom right-angle jig holds the wing at the right angle.

This initial wing plate ...

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It has been some time since we made one of these wing single fins. Something a little different than what we usually post.

These are always interesting as they are a real challenge to make by hand and take much time to foil. Essentially you are foiling three fins in one.

The fin is made from a mast for the main blade, and the wings ...

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We are revisiting one of our older fin designs to see how the BLENDED-WING concept works on a more wing-like template.

After foiling up a set, it is evident that this concept belongs on a fin of this style. Everything about it looks right. Usually, fins with this wing style that are pretty upright can be a little twitchy. The feeling is that ...

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The next fin design we will test with the BLENDED-WING concept is the largest version of the Q5 series - Q5-600BW.

A little different than the A4C versions, primarily due to the shape of this fin compared to the A4C. It still has similar characteristics in the outline of the profile, but the HOLOFOILS are different.

We ...

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We are stoked to have these new fins in stock in Hawaii and soon at Sanded Australia.

Q5 Smooth TWIN

Both setups feature the Q5-375 as the smaller fin and the Q5-550FT ...

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With the imminent arrival of the new QFT and Q5 FLIPTWO fins, we wanted to highlight an alternative quad combo.

This one uses the QFT-500 as the larger fin and the Q5-425FT as the smaller fin; using the Q5-425FT as the back fin adds a little more pivot to the combo. In addition, this fin has less area than ...

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After the recent work on the FLIPTWO tips, we decided to see where we could take these ideas by exploring similar concepts.

We have taken the A4C-500 and given it what we call a "bent tip," where we create a bend above the center of the height of the fin. This results in several changes to the profile of the fin.

  1. Thinner ...


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