Captain Fin Panda Keel Black (for Futures Fin System)
Template: Drive—a great template for control and smooth arcs in any modern retro twin.
The Panda Twin Keel from Captain Fin Co. is a modern tweak on the classic versions. Unlike the traditional styles, this has more of rake and flex to spring you in and out of turns, but at the same time keeping the drive and hold you need. Design wise this set can be used for most fish to provide ultimate twin performance and the ability to surf aggressively. This set was created to rip, but also perfect for those that want to cruise.
The Twin Fin configuration will make your surfboard fun, playful, and maneuverable. Twin fin setups are ideal for your shortboard fish and can even be fun in bigger waves. Twin fins offer a skatier feel and longer, more drawn out turns.
The sweep, or rake, is how far the front edge of a fin arcs backwards. Rake or sweep angle is a measurement that determines how far back the fin curves in relation to its base. Fins with a small rake (large offset) help propel the board, are very stable and predictable but are not ideal for making sharp fast turns. On the other hand, fins with a large rake angle and a small offset will allow your board to have a tighter turning radius, but are more “squirrelly” and playful.
The base length of the fin is the widest point of the fin, and sits flush with the board once installed. This length can affect how the board will respond to turns. Longer fin bases create trajectories for water to go past - so your surfboard will move faster. If you want to make sharp turns, however, look for a shorter fin base length.