Thursday, January 19, 2017

Magic Sam and Spartan Noserider Fins

Stoked to say that Ive just added these 2 beauties to the arsenal. Both are made from Hand-foiled volan right here in California by Master fin foiler Larry Allison for Driftwood Caravan Surfboards. For those looking for a real deal Magic Sam fin or something different and new to try in your noserider.

World Championship of Surfing 1966. One guy from across the pond, the Babe Ruth of surfing at the time, rode to win on a board that has captivated the minds of many. A bladed, transitional style, planky longboard named "Magic Sam" danced beneath his feet as he dazzled judges and spectators all the way to the sand. A critical part of this dance and the platform was the guidance system. So here we have it. In tribute, the 11" SAMflex fin is like in performance, foil and length to that original fin. Hand foiled from amber tinted volan, crafted right here in Southern California by master foiler Larry Allison of Fibre Glas Fin Co for Driftwood Caravan. Made to fit a standard Single fin box. Updated to stay put with the click-in, screw-less Kumano fin system. This is narrow based flex fin with ample take designed to work in any longboard for a responsive feel with plenty of twangy drive.
Stability, maneuverability, durability with a truly unique foil. A third generation inspiration based on fins developed for the best nose-riders our time has known. The 10.5”Spartan Flex #noserider was designed  and hand-foiled by veteran fin maker Larry Allison of Fibre Glas Co for use in my DCNR and Valiant Pin shapes or any surf vessel that needs the tail end to stay put when the piggies want to take the front seat. The vertical angle of the base offers drive stability, and easy pivot turns while the flex foiled tip reminiscent of the tail end of a spartan helmet offers added drive through your turns by offering recoil through flex.

To find out more about these new templates and to see the rest of my hand-foiled fin collection, click here.

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