Flight fins modification

  • Hey I just thought y’all might like to see this. I’ve been riding for like 8 months. I’m a long time snowboarder. Never really could do much on a skateboard cause I wasn’t hooked on. I’ve been holding off on the flight fins because I didn’t like the idea of having my feet so close. I run a wide stance. So then I saw some blocks that someone is making to widen the stance of the fins. Well I made my own out of some foam yoga blocks. I just got some longer bolts, ran em right through, and trimmed off the excess bolt with a grinder. It works pretty good. They are solid and pretty much weightless. I think I’m gonna make the back one even thicker. It’s been a lot of trial and error to get em right but they’re easy to cut and cheap and you can shape them however you want. Pictured is my second set. I think with one more try, tweaking the angles of my cuts a little, I will have them in the perfect position. Ok now let me figure out how to get the picture on here...

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  • @BigJee
    Thank's for sharing,I was thinking of doing the same,just got to do it now.

  • There is something like this that I saw on a shop a few days ago, they also sell this screws that can hold the fender on my you can easily take them off without a screwdriver

  • Awesome! I have the fins on order, but was worried my feet would be too close together. If they are; I'm going to makes some blocks like you did. Thanks!

  • So now that I’m actually using them I’ve found that the squishy blocks don’t allow the nuts to ever be very tight. Then they slip upwards and get looser on your feet over time. Haven’t figured out a solution yet but the wheels are turning in my brain.

  • @BigJee I think it’s gonna have to be 3D printed or from a rubber block but I like where you’re going with this. I need spacers for my hobbit feet.

  • I started out using heavy rubber from the bottom heavy piece of an orange construction barrel. It didn’t have this problem but it was very heavy and didn’t have the clean look. Which is why I switched to the yoga blocks. Gotta find something just a little more firm than these yoga blocks, but still lightweight... and I think I’m in business. Maybe even just a different brand of blocks.

  • @BigJee wood shapes easily and is lightweight.

  • Have you tried metal spacer/tube over the bolts and drilling out the foam blocks, would lock the foam block thickness and it wouldn’t compress, it would still press outward of the bolt but with a spacer/tube it would spread that load.

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