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Head To Head Wide Body Surf SUP Board Test 2022 / Starboard Wedge VS Fanatic All Wave

In the fourth instalment of our 2022 SUPboarder PRO Head To Head Wide Body Surf SUP Test, we ride the Starboard Wedge and the Fanatic All Wave.

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Paul Ashton
Paul Ashton
3 months ago

Hi Beau, I think you have done really good reviews on the Wedge and JP Surfwide, you’ve captured the similarities and key differences. I got the 8’7 Wedge following your previous review and it really helped me progress. I have the centre fin fairly well forward and it turns so easily/sharply without sacrificing anything really. Then had the opportunity to get an 8’2 Surfwide. It surfs exactly as you describe! And, it has brought my surfing on and really forced me to develop how I trim the board, it is more sensitive nose to tail than the Wedge and less… Read more »

Geoffrey Duffield
Geoffrey Duffield
2 months ago

Fin box is Futures compatible, not FCS.

Geoffrey Duffield
Geoffrey Duffield
2 months ago

Above comment refers to the Fanatic Allwave.

Reuben Ellis
Admin
2 months ago

Hi Geoffrey. The Fanatics are supplied with a multi box. Which means you can use FCS or Futures fins. But yes you are right it is supplied with Futures fins, Hope that makes sense and sorry for the miss understanding.

Geoffrey Duffield
Geoffrey Duffield
2 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

You would think so, but apparently not. There have been a few threads on this on the forums. Here is a quote for the manager of Duotone who I assume is the manufacturer “Last year we developed our own finbox which we call the North Multibox. It has two side-bite screws like FCS, but the angles/width of the box means they are only compatible with Futures fins…”

Reuben Ellis
Admin
2 months ago

Ok well… I have just gone to our board room and I have a Fanatic Stylemaster and an Allwave both 2022 boards. And they take Futures, FCS and even FCS2(using the grub screws). And they have muiltbox printed inside. So unless they have changed the boxes in the last few months?? Unlikely. They are the manufacture so they know best, but in my mind you can run FCS without a problem and the screw keep the fins nice and tight in the boxes. And I believe most angle /CANT is put onto the fins them selves and most boxes are… Read more »

Geoffrey Duffield
Geoffrey Duffield
2 months ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Well I’m flummoxed. Is that a word. In his 2021 review Beau mentions that they don’t take FCS and I know of someone who couldn’t get FCS fins in his Allwave. So maybe they have changed or the guy wasn’t trying hard enough. I went to buy a new tail fin for my Stylemaster the other day which is supposed to be a standard US box. I went to a local board repairer who also sells fins by Futures, FCS, Soar and Shapers. I tried 4 different 7” and 8” fins and only one fitted properly without either altering the… Read more »

Reuben Ellis
Admin
2 months ago

Yeah its all a bit confusing. I will keep digging around with the subject and see what I can find out. Glad you are sorted.

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