Besides our HRD-KORE and CUSTOM fins we also produce a range of center fins. Some of the designs are very unique and have been around for many decades.

The different series shown here cover a wide range of capabilities and uses. All are produced in fiberglass with bases to fit standard longboard center boxes. These fins are all handmade, there are no molded fins in this range.

CENTER FIN RANGE DETAILS

STD Series

This is our latest center fin design, that takes its cue from many of the traditional longboards fins. Although this template was largely derived from one of our older side fin designs.

Features a wider base for more projection and better tracking for those who are more interested in smooth lines than tight turns!

Has some characteristics from our GS range and then some inspiration from our NS side fin designs. Features a very distinct tip to provide a little more feel to the fin. It fills a hole in our range for people looking for a fin with more projection and drive at the expense of tight turns. Turning can be improved by placing this fin further forward on the board. Due to the increased base area in these fins we recommend selecting a smaller fin if high performance and speed are critical as the smaller fin will have less wetted surface and hence be faster! These fins feature a nice tip flex that will provide a little extra pop out of the turns!

Currently the fins range in size from 6.00" to 10.00" in 1/2" increments.

Available in RED TINT or OPAQUE WHITE only! All center fins ship with a VersaScrew and breakaway plate, plus a hex key.

STD CENTER Fins Range
Range of Fin Sizes
STD CENTER Fins

LS Series

This is one of our newer center fin design, it is loosely derived from the new LS side bite design that is used in some of our quad setups. Carries forward many of the design elements of our Thumb and Hammer series of fins with the same distinctive tip area, placed on top of a fairly narrow mid-section.

This combination provides maneuverability, projection, and speed. This fin has a lot of properties similar to the Hammer series of fins but without the kelp catching bulb at the leading edge and slightly less area. The leading edge of the fin has a slight reverse curve that provides a better angle of attack for the water as it gets closer to the tip of the fin where most of the area is located.

The large amount of area in the top half of the fin and the fact that it is significantly raked allows this fin to be positioned very far forward without sacrificing holding power.

Due to the large tip area combined with the narrower throat, this fin generates a lot of flex that allows it to create a lot of drive out of turns. As with many of our designs the base of the fin has been kept very narrow in order to enhance the turning ability.

Unlike the T2 series of fins the area of this design was kept down to a minimum in order to reduce drag and improve speed, this design is all about efficiency! The big design difference is the profile of the leading edge. By utilizing a reverse curve that increases in steepness as it gets closer to the tip, a much better angle of attack is provided for the water flow.

This design can be ridden relatively small as the area of the fin is placed where it is most effective. Use this fin with any of our side bite fins in a 2+1 setup for a real performance boost. Or use it as a single fin for lots of drive and speed!

Currently the fins range in size from 5.50" to 8.50" in 1/2" increments.

Available in RED TINT only! All center fins ship with a VersaScrew and breakaway plate, plus a hex key.

LS CENTER Fins Range
Range of Fin Sizes
LS CENTER Fin Sizes

T2 Series

This is the second generation of the thumb series of fins, we have built on the excellent features of the original and come up with a new design that brings increased performance to the series. One of the big changes was to add a much more distinct tip on the trailing edge of the fin, this was added to improve the feel of the fin.

The original series had the distinction of feeling like there were no fins in the board, so we tried to go in the other direction with this series. By adding more feel to the fin the surfer could exert better control.

The other big change is that more area was added to the fin both in the tip and through the throat and base. This additional area increases the drive of the fin making it more powerful. There is also slightly more rake in the fin allowing it to be placed further forward on the board improving the turning ability.

All of these changes allow this fin to be ridden smaller than the original series, typically the fin can be at least one size smaller without sacrificing drive!

The other key feature that has been retained from the original design is a lot of flex in the tip of the fin. This new design flexes slightly less, then the original, but there is still enough to add significant pop out of the turns.

These fins have turned out to be popular with SUP surfers as they have a lot of holding power due to the increased tip area.

Currently the fins range in size from 5.50" to 8.50" in 1/2" increments.

Available in RED TINT only! All center fins ship with a VersaScrew and breakaway plate, plus a hex key.

T2 CENTER Fins Range
Range of Fin Sizes
T2 Center Fin Sizes

GS Series

The Gun series of fins were original developed for use on large single fin balsa guns, but we soon discovered that it also makes for an excellent longboard fin especially in the smaller sizes. The design took some of our general philosophies and brought them to a longboard / gun fin.

The primary idea being to maintain a fairly narrow base coupled with a lot of rake to enhance the turning ability by allowing the fin to be placed further up on the board.

This series started out primarily as a glass-on fin but over time we also started making them as removable fins, especially once they became popular for use on longboards. These fins have been used on guns as large as 12' 6" with great success, they have proven to be very efficient and rock solid.

While these fins were initially designed for guns, over time we have created smaller versions that have turned out to be great center fins on short single fin boards or 2+1 longboards.

A good choice for anyone that is intimidated by the more extreme shapes of our other designs! A good all around versatile fin that is very clean!

Currently the fins range in size from 6.50" to 10.50" in 1/2" increments.

Available in RED TINT only! All center fins ship with a VersaScrew and breakaway plate, plus a hex key.

GS CENTER Fins Range
Range of Fin Sizes
GS Center Fin Sizes

H3 Series

This is third generation of the Hammer series, it has undergone a lot of refinement to make it more compatible as a rear fin in various quad setups. It adds some of the refinements made to the T2 series. Like the T2 one of the big changes was to add a much more distinct tip at the top of the trailing edge of the fin, this was added to improve the feel of the fin.

By adding more feel to the fin the surfer can exert better control over the board and the direction. The tip area has also been enhanced by increasing the area in the tip and the amount of rake. Additionally, area has also been added through the throat area and in the base to increase drive.

This design still retains the leading edge bulb of the original series but the shape has been made a little more subtle and the lower portion of the leading edge now has a straighter line.

The bulb still plays a crucial role in the ability of this fin to act like a rudder, essentially as the fin flexes the bulb moves out into the water flow increasing the amount of toe-in and increasing the water flow over the outside face and turning like a rudder, allowing the board to turn tighter!

This fin design has to be experienced in order to appreciate just how well it works. As a center fin it works really well with the T2 side bites. As with the T2 design this fin can be ridden one size smaller than the original design due to the increased area. NOTE: not recommended for any surf spots where there is kelp!

Currently the fins range in size from 5.00" to 7.50" in 1/2" increments.

Available in RED TINT only! All center fins ship with a VersaScrew and breakaway plate, plus a hex key.

H3 CENTER Fins Range
Range of Fin Sizes
H3 Center Fin Sizes

TS Series

The thumb series of fins is one of our original designs and was first created in the early 70's and has been revised and improved on ever since. This design is extremely versatile and has the distinction of providing a feeling of no fin in the board while still getting great projection and a lot of thrust out of the turns!

We owe it all to this fin as it was the one that started us down the road to producing fins. It created the foundations for our design beliefs to which we still adhere to this day.

The original design concept for this series of fins was to create a fin with a very narrow base, with more area pushed into the tip, and increased rake, coupled with a lot of flex.

The narrow base allows the fin to pivot very easily, while the increased rake allows the fin to be placed further forward on the board again enhancing the turning ability. Moving area out into the tip of the fin allows the area of the fin to be reduced to eliminate drag.

These fins have a very smooth feel in the water, and due to the soft outline it often feels as if there are no fins in the board. The heavy flex delivered by these fins, gives them a lot of extra drive out of turns.

We have been producing these fins for a long time and they are very popular with longboard surfers that like to nose ride as they really handle well on the face of the wave.

Currently the fins range in size from 5.50" to 9.50" in 1/2" increments.

Available in RED TINT only! All center fins ship with a VersaScrew and breakaway plate, plus a hex key.

H3 CENTER Fins Range
Range of Fin Sizes
TS Center Fin Sizes

CENTER FIN Price List

CENTER FIN PRICE LIST

Pricing shown is for the standard sizes for any of the current designs in the range.

Prices subject to change without notice. Pricing shown is for standard production solid fiberglass center fins. All fins include a VersaScrew breakaway plate combo. Prices for custom center fins are higher, please contact us for more details.


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