Island Fin Design Aloha Wing Single Fin
The Island Fin Design Aloha Wing Single Fin is a great looking fin. Coming from Hawaii it has a beautiful Aloha island print embedded in the heart of the fin. The fin has a very vivid look achieved with this inlay of artwork. Laid out by hand no two artwork images or fins are exactly alike. The fins are transparent so the artwork catches the light and looks great. The fin is designed for an adjustable fin box. It has a stub at the rear that slots into the fin box. So it slides in and out and up and down the length of the box. The front end has a screw and tab so the fin is securely fixed in position.
This adjustment is great as it allows you to try a range of positions in the fin box. Typically the farther back in the box the more carve and down the line your board will feel. The farther towards the front of the box the more loose and skatey your board will feel. The design has generous wing tip with a cutaway flexi mid section. So you get great hold at the tip for sucky waves and late takeoffs. The fin won’t project too much down the line but will allow you to pivot into fun changes of direction that you not otherwise be able to do. Flex through turns means the board will always be flowing even when you’re jamming into short arc and rail to rail turns. For a tall fin this flex prevents feeling like you’re tracking and being pushed down the line. Construction is solid, of fibreglass, with generous thickness and foil so perform well. The screw fitting is long wearing brass so the fin is durable.