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Faux Finless Pheasant

Faux Finless Pheasant

Heading into 2018, I was feeling inspired to try something new with my surf routine.  I have been seeing more and more finless surfing clips that had my imagination working overtime. 

As a first step into the frictionless world of finless surfing, I decided to take the center fin out of my 6'6 Pleasant Pheasant, and try surfing it with the the side-bites as "training wheels".

Yesterday was Day 1 of this exploration, and I have to say, the board tracked much better and held much better with only the side-bites, than I would have imagined.

Definitely had to ease into my bottom-turns a bit, and I did notice the board generating a surprising amount of speed on its own—without pumping of any kind—once I found the right line.

Didn't complete any spins or anything like that, but loved the point-and-shoot, effortless speed of riding this board low and tight to the pocket. Excited to keep at it and thoroughly encouraged by Day 1. 

Big thanks to Jeffrey Allee for shooting photos, and Scott Andrews for letting me drop in on him a couple times.

Surfer: Dave Allee
Photos: @jeffrey_allee 
Surfboard: 6'6 Pleasant Pheasant


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