April 10, 2018
GEAR HACKS: FINDING FINS
By SUP Magazine
GEAR FOR THE LONG HAUL: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FINE-TUNING YOUR SUP ACCESSORIES
Paddlers fall into two gear camps: Those that obsess over every item, seeking golden bits of information to gain any sliver of performance on the water or an extra year of longevity in the garage; and those that could care less and just want to paddle that board now, factory fins and all. Wherever you fall on the gear-geek spectrum, understanding the basics of optimizing and maintaining your hard-earned equipment will take you a long way. We reached out to our top contributors and athletes to gather some hacks, tips and tricks to maximize both the performance and the lifespan of your gear.
For most paddlers, choosing the right fin setup is a tricky concept to grasp. But it's also one of the most important. To cut through the confusion, we went straight to the source for a few tips from a guy who dedicated his career to finding the right fins, FCS co-founder and board designer Tyler Callaway.
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