Rated 5 out of 5 by BoppaG SUP Fin
This fin should have been the one we received with the board that we bought at the LLBean in the Mall of America. It's flexible and will not break, unlike the hard 10 inch fin that came with the board we purchased. In our area there isn't any surfing - just flat water paddling and rocky shores to carry the board up and over. The first fin broke on our very first outing! LLBean customer service was great - they credited my cost for this soft replacement. Perhaps however it would make sense to equip boards to be used in flat water areas with kids and rocks with this soft fin right from the start.
May 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MMingus SUP Fin 9" Soft Fin
First of all, the website has it listed as 10"; but it's really 9" & it's soft, ie, pliable, vs hard. I was going to return it; but after talking with the LL Bean customer service folks (who were all really great & helpful), I decided to try it. I paddle in a lake that has very shallow parts & rocks, so a soft fin might be a good idea. I used it this weekend. I could not tell the difference between it & the 10" fin that came with my BIC ace-tec board. It performed well with turns (attempted some pivot turns) & tracking straight. And, it gave me some peace of mind that if I hit a rock or something, that I wouldn't damage the board. I recommend it.
October 9, 2013