The Justin Quintal Straightback is the first of Justin Quintal’s more retro fin designs to be paired up with your log for noseriding enjoyment (the JQ Noserider is the second). This fin is wide from the base to the tip for a surface area that gives you the hold you need to cross step up to the nose and hang out there for a while. As its name suggests, it’s got a straight back – really no rake – which means you’ll still be able to make some snappy turns in a tighter radius than some other longboard fins will allow. A bit faster than the JQ Noserider, too.
The JQ Straight Back fiberglass fin comes in 2 sizes from base to tip: 9.5” and 10.5”. Screw this in as the single center fin in your longer (9’2”+) longboards and send us the pictures of you hanging 10. Each fin is handmade in California so we cannot guarantee the colors of the fins available. For additional information on surfboard fins and fin setups, check out our Surfboard Fin learn section.
About Justin Quintal: Justin Quintal is a twenty something year old surfer from the East Coast who’s already established himself as one of the most talented longboarders around. He’s had competitive success in longboard events across the U.S. and has been featured in a collection of magazines for his longboarding prowess. Justin has a line of his own longboards and worked with Rainbow Fin Co. to develop a line of longboard fins, too. The fins were honed based on Justin’s years of experience in the water and the different designs are tuned into the needs of both noseriders and more modern riders alike.
About Rainbow Fin Company: Rainbow was started back in 1968 in Santa Cruz, California, by a group of Santa Cruz surfers who were looking for fins to ride for their own boards and to sell to others in the surfing community. Since then, for over four decades and counting, and through the evolution of fin setups, designs and constructions, Rainbow has been relied on by surfers throughout the country and around the globe to provide them with the perfect fins for any conditions. Whether your go-to is a longboard or shortboard (or a SUP), a single, twin, thruster, quad, or five fin setup, or have FCS or Futures, Rainbow has you and your surfboards covered.
Available in 9.5" or 10.5". Color choices are not guaranteed.
Guess I have to mention the product being presented with a choice of colors and then after you squeeze the trigger, that wasn't the case but the fin works great even though its black go figure. Even the picture in this review has a colored one!
I ride a 10'4" SUP, this fin gives me the stability to ride the nose through sections that I couldn't before but also let's me turn to stay in the curl or roundhouse around pretty sharp.. for my style of surfing ( more classic longboard ) it is perfect
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