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C drive fins

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Created by Bighugg > 9 months ago, 30 Oct 2017
bomberdave
VIC, 193 posts
4 Jul 2019 3:31PM
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Top is the style with green quobbas in sides... bottom is creek with orange quobbas...will try green sides and orange centre on the creek next time second pic is the creek dressed in CDrives... I now have a smaller nubster to try in the centre (cdrive)




FRP
328 posts
4 Jul 2019 6:51PM
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Hi Dave

Are those large Cdrives in the Creek? I agree if you put a nubster in that setup or even a small Quobba it would significantly loosen it up. The medium front 'Cdrives' with small center fin on my Creek is very loose. Surprisingly so and yet seems to have good hold on the wave face. The waves here right now are glassy perfection. Looking forward to the surf tomorrow.

Bob

Balsaboards N.Z.
25 posts
6 Jul 2019 11:11AM
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these are pre order now in autoclaved epoxy from N.V.S .. if i could see how to load a pic i would .
futures or fcs 1 tabs
SmallBase: 4.89 inchHeight: 4.62 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII
MediumBase: 5.13 inchHeight: 4.69 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII
LargeBase: 5.43 inchHeight: 4.83 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII

exiled
248 posts
6 Jul 2019 12:11PM
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Sunova N.Z. said..
these are pre order now in autoclaved epoxy from N.V.S .. if i could see how to load a pic i would .
futures or fcs 1 tabs
SmallBase: 4.89 inchHeight: 4.62 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII
MediumBase: 5.13 inchHeight: 4.69 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII
LargeBase: 5.43 inchHeight: 4.83 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII


Official c-drives, or 'inspired'?

Bighugg
NT, 251 posts
6 Jul 2019 11:23PM
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exiled said..

Sunova N.Z. said..
these are pre order now in autoclaved epoxy from N.V.S .. if i could see how to load a pic i would .
futures or fcs 1 tabs
SmallBase: 4.89 inchHeight: 4.62 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII
MediumBase: 5.13 inchHeight: 4.69 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII
LargeBase: 5.43 inchHeight: 4.83 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII



Official c-drives, or 'inspired'?


Official, I got a email from Troy regarding this. Will up load it tomorrow.

cbigsup
371 posts
7 Jul 2019 12:01AM
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DHUPEDNORTH1 said..

bomberdave said..
Sorry DHUPEDNORTH1 Iam a sunova fan boy....however would love to try a smik hipster... 8'6 would do if anyone has a spare lying around!!!


ha. no probs


Bighugg said..
Is the green the largest size.
If so will be trying that combo in few days...


great! let me know how you find it.


colas said..
Yes.
For now the combo green in front + orange in rear is my favorite for small boards. I use a full orange set for longer boards as I use more the rail than the fins, and the speed & looseness gain of the smaller fins is great, as they have ton of hold anyways at speed.
I guess that when their rear adjustable fins (slider) will be available, a full green set with a slider will be quite interesting: just slide the fin forward for smaller waves, you can do it apparently in the water tool-less with no risk of losing the fin.


Yes, the adjustables are very cool. The degree they go to get the machining perfect is just crazy (but necessary - nobody wants a wobbly fin).


Work a treat in my SMIK Short Mac with soft channels.


Balsaboards N.Z.
25 posts
7 Jul 2019 3:21PM
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official c drives exiled .. should be good.



exiled said..

Sunova N.Z. said..
these are pre order now in autoclaved epoxy from N.V.S .. if i could see how to load a pic i would .
futures or fcs 1 tabs
SmallBase: 4.89 inchHeight: 4.62 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII
MediumBase: 5.13 inchHeight: 4.69 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII
LargeBase: 5.43 inchHeight: 4.83 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII



Official c-drives, or 'inspired'?





riverider
TAS, 942 posts
7 Jul 2019 5:52PM
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Sunova N.Z. said..



official c drives exiled .. should be good.




exiled said..


Sunova N.Z. said..
these are pre order now in autoclaved epoxy from N.V.S .. if i could see how to load a pic i would .
futures or fcs 1 tabs
SmallBase: 4.89 inchHeight: 4.62 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII
MediumBase: 5.13 inchHeight: 4.69 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII
LargeBase: 5.43 inchHeight: 4.83 inchFoil: Flat SeriesIII




Official c-drives, or 'inspired'?













Bighugg
NT, 251 posts
7 Jul 2019 8:15PM
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CHOICE

MangoDingo
NT, 295 posts
7 Jul 2019 8:23PM
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+1

Bighugg
NT, 251 posts
8 Jul 2019 1:15AM
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E-mail from Troy regarding this,

Hi Keith,

Hope all is good with you.

Good News C-Drive is back. I have teamed up with a US based company. They will be doing C-Drive Fins for FCS 1 & Futures - Thrusters and Quads Small, Medium & Large sizes.

They are doing a Pre-Order sale price on Thrusters for USD $75.00 - they will also do Quads on request ( sorry no twins just yet but very soon ).

You can let people know about it on your Seabreeze forum if you like.

The company is Surf NVS:
www.surfnvs.com/collections/thrusters

Contact emails below are Leif & Ragnar:

leif@surfnvs.com

Jamin@surfnvs.com

Cheers
Troy

FRP
328 posts
8 Jul 2019 2:17AM
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This is fantastic! I just ordered 3 sets of Cdrive fins. Well done Troy. It looks like the delivery will be later in August. Time to get the fins dialed in for the winter storms.

cheers

Bob

FRP
328 posts
8 Jul 2019 10:55AM
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These are a few waves from today with my 8'7" Creek and the medium J-drive side fins and small center fin. Definately the best setup I have tried with this board. It feels stable on the wave and yet easy to turn. Looking forward to gettin out in some bigger waves. Great that Troy has partnered with a USA company and we will now all have access to these amazing fins.

Cheers

Bob

Bighugg
NT, 251 posts
8 Jul 2019 10:46PM
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Hey guys,
Troy sends his thanks to you for support and response with NVS release.
ENJOY

cbigsup
371 posts
9 Jul 2019 12:31AM
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Tru Dat mate! Troy sent me an email as I had ordered from him a while back.

He is grateful for the support and appreciated the concern if these new ones were copies or with his blessings!

Cheers!

Smash1
NSW, 804 posts
9 Jul 2019 2:36PM
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That's great news for Troy and the wider surfing community. They are epic fins.

shi thouse
WA, 827 posts
2 Aug 2019 10:34AM
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I am really keen to get my hands on some of these fins. Can someone please explain to me how to determine the best size S,M or L for my board?

Thanks

Bighugg
NT, 251 posts
7 Aug 2019 10:32PM
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shi thouse said..
I am really keen to get my hands on some of these fins. Can someone please explain to me how to determine the best size S,M or L for my board?

Thanks


What brand board / size do you want to C-Drive ?
Some body may have done it .
Myself, have basically replaced, same for same, L for L , ect.
Mind you, from Grom up I almost have a full range , so I do mix it up for the wave of the day.

colas
3382 posts
7 Aug 2019 11:08PM
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Yes, using the same size label than your regular fins is a good starting point.

shi thouse
WA, 827 posts
8 Aug 2019 2:12PM
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Want to stick them on a Sunova Speeed 9'5.

bomberdave
VIC, 193 posts
8 Aug 2019 4:50PM
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shi thouse said..
Want to stick them on a Sunova Speeed 9'5.


I have a 9'1 creek so same tail as the speed. Originally put large sides and medium centre (CDrive), then changed to a small centre and found this much 'looser" and my personal preference with the CDrives. However i prefer the Quobbas most of the time, large (green) sides and small (orange) centre works so well in my opinion. Especially in anything under head high, over that and in fast hollow waves I prefer the extra hold of the CDrives.

I would invest in some Quobba fins also, well worth the investment. PS Im a fully paid up user.....

FRP
328 posts
8 Aug 2019 8:57PM
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shi thouse said..
Want to stick them on a Sunova Speeed 9'5.


Hi,
I Agee with Dave that C-drives on the Speeed work well with a small Centre Cdrive fin. I have an 8'10" Speeed with medium sides and small centre. For me, a 70kg intermediated geezer, much better drive and turning than traditional fin set ups. As our local shaper said "there is a lot going on on the tail of that board". I don't think you need to over fin it. The Sunova "105"s it came with were way to big and I believe this is a common sentiment. (Creek if you are out there could you ask Sunova to ship their boards with smaller fins?)

Cheers

Bob

shi thouse
WA, 827 posts
9 Aug 2019 9:51PM
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bomberdave said..

shi thouse said..
Want to stick them on a Sunova Speeed 9'5.



I have a 9'1 creek so same tail as the speed. Originally put large sides and medium centre (CDrive), then changed to a small centre and found this much 'looser" and my personal preference with the CDrives. However i prefer the Quobbas most of the time, large (green) sides and small (orange) centre works so well in my opinion. Especially in anything under head high, over that and in fast hollow waves I prefer the extra hold of the CDrives.

I would invest in some Quobba fins also, well worth the investment. PS Im a fully paid up user.....

Dave, what is it you like about the Quobba's compared to the C Drive?

Echobch
8 posts
11 Aug 2019 10:54PM
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Stoked, my first set of C-drives have arrived from NVS. Cant wait to try them.

shi thouse
WA, 827 posts
16 Aug 2019 8:03PM
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So I'm thinking about a C-Drive/Quobba combination on my Speeed to loosen it up whilst maintaining drive through fast turns. I am thinking large C-Drives on the sides matched with a medium Quobba centre. Thoughts??

colas
3382 posts
16 Aug 2019 8:17PM
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shi thouse said..
So I'm thinking about a C-Drive/Quobba combination on my Speeed to loosen it up whilst maintaining drive through fast turns. I am thinking large C-Drives on the sides matched with a medium Quobba centre. Thoughts??


I do not think it is a good idea. Quobba have plenty of hold at speed, C-Drives will only slow the board (compared to Quobba sides), and thus you will not benefit from the central Quobba. It would make sense if you where trying to slow the board to get more control, but then why use a Quobba in rear in this case?

But you are welcome to try, the truth lies in actual experiments. Especially if you prefer grip to speed.

shi thouse
WA, 827 posts
16 Aug 2019 8:46PM
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Ok, good point, cheers Colas! Might just stick with a mid sized set of C-Drives to loosen up the board. I am finding the standard issues FCS 105's a bit too stiff.

FRP
328 posts
17 Aug 2019 1:03AM
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shi thouse said..
So I'm thinking about a C-Drive/Quobba combination on my Speeed to loosen it up whilst maintaining drive through fast turns. I am thinking large C-Drives on the sides matched with a medium Quobba centre. Thoughts??


Hi Shi

Interesting question. I just received three sets of C-drive fins, small, medium and large. The fin quality looks great. There is not a big difference in the size between the sets. ( I will try to post a photo of the fins to show this). I have been thinking along the same lines as you and trying multiple combinations. What I may try is a very small trailer/ nubster fin with the medium or large C-drive side fins on my 8'10" Speeed. I would agree that medium c-drive will be fine with your Speeed. I really like the performance with medium Cdrive copies and a quite small trailer fin. Great hold, fast and yet turns well. Personally I like this combination better than the Quoba mediums on this board. Colas advice is good and the only way to find the best fin setup for you is to experiment. The Speeed is inherently a very quick board. I don't think the Cdrives slow it down and couldn't see a noticeable increase in speed with the Quoba fins.

Cheers

Bob

FRP
328 posts
4 Sep 2019 8:37AM
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Cdrive/Jdrive Comparison

I am so stoked by these fins. Great hold in bigger waves which has increased my confidence greatly when dropping into head high and bigger and yet still quite loose with the smaller trailer fin. Below is a comparison between the Cdrive and Jdrive. Size comparison the Jdrive sits just between the medium and small Cdrive. The trailer fin is crazy small when compared to the small Cdrive. The finish on the Cdrives is beautiful (a step above the Js). Price wise not much difference.

The first photo below is medium Cdrive/Jdrive



Below is large Cdrive compared to J




Below is J trailer to small Cdrive


Below is small Cdrive to J

Speeed with medium Cdrives and Jtrailer


I have put the small Cdrive side fins and J trailer on my Creek. Replaced my leashes and looking forward to the swell to start coming through. Surfers like skiers look forward to winter!

Oh and I heard a good surf joke.

" If you had to choose between your wife and surfing would you go with your longboard or shortboard?"

Bob

Smash1
NSW, 804 posts
14 Sep 2019 4:11PM
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