I’m looking for info on these boards. I do not know much about them and have only seen pic’s. What was the length, outline, and design specs? Rails? Fin type and size? Glass layup? The more detailed the better. Thanks- cheg
I’m looking for info on these boards. I do not know much about them and > have only seen pic’s. What was the length, outline, and design specs? > Rails? Fin type and size? Glass layup? The more detailed the better. > Thanks- cheg Hello Cheg, Try to find a Longboarder magazine March/April 1998 isue, there’s a special in there on Mike Hynson called the Red Fin Army. Good Luck. Peter Rijk.
Ry, There were 2 Red Fin models . One was a stock model and the other was a gun (VERY rare!!) They all had 3 stringers, pintails. Not roundpins, but PINTAILS. The stock model I’m not as familial with, but the guns were between 10 and 11 feet long, noses were around 14, widepoint about 21, tail about 9. Wide point was forward of center by about 6 inches. Rails were up in the nose, a little less than 50\50 at mid and blending nicely to down and really hard at the tail. The bottoms had some roll and I believe the tail dection was pretty flat. As far as the fins, if I remember correctly were about 10 inches deep, not real rakey with a good amount of area on the tip. The glassing was Volan and it was probably 10 oz. as the one I rode was heavy (35 lbs.?) After the famous Ranch trip documented in Surfer, I think they had a similar model called the “Cojo”. I was fortunate to ride one of the guns that was floating around the North Shore at Sunset for a few sessions in 1972. It wasn’t the loosest board, but a 12 ft. day with a lot of wind became childs play. aloha