Wingnut’s Cutaway fin will really loosen up your longboard. It has a pronounced rake and an even narrower profile than Wingnut’s Longrake, so the Cutaway will release quickly to give the snap you need to hot dog it with kick stalls and whip turns. That maneuverability means you lose some emphasis on noseriding, but by no means entirely, as you can dig in with the Cutaway’s exaggerated tip.
This fiberglass fin comes in 4 sizes: 7", 8”, 9” and 10”. It is suited for really any size longboard, and can be inserted into a tri fin setup with two side bites. General rule of thumb is 9” fin for 9’ longboard and 10” fin for 10’ longboard. Note that we cannot guarantee the colors of the fins available as each fin is handmade in California. For additional information on surfboard fins and fin setups, check out our Surfboard Fin learn section.
About Wingnut: Wingnut aka Robert Weaver is a throw back to an era gone by, a longboarder with serious soul and style. He surfed his way into the mainstream with his role in Bruce Brown’s sequel, the Endless Summer II, retracing the steps of the original’s Mike Hynson and Robert August, surfing places like South Africa, Bali and Costa Rica, among others. He followed that up with roles in a number of other surf vids, including Step Into Liquid and Chasing Dora. Based on his extensive surf knowledge and water time logged, he’s one of the most knowledgeable surfers around, and has developed a line of longboard fins with Rainbow Fins to prove it.
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.
Color Availability Not Guaranteed
Available fin sizes from base to tip: 7", 8", 9" or 10".
I have a custom-made 6 foot Single Fin retro with the possibility of 2 smaller fins that looks as though it was a 9-foot longboard condensed down to 6 feet. I was using the custom-made fin that I have for my other Single Fin retro and swapping between the two boards but I started using my other retro all the time because the three fin setup on my 6-foot custom I felt was slowing me down and didn't have the maneuverability as I felt it would have with a Single Fin. I love the loose feel that A Single Fin provides so I've been longing separate a brand new Single Fin on it and with this Wingnut cutaway fin it is the sickest ride again. I drop in on the wave and literally the thin shoots me off of any cut or turn. The hold on a vertical wave with this fin is beyond stellar. I feel as though I'm riding a brand new board all over again and has brought so much joy to my surfing that I have only been riding this board now and I'm proud to say that I am dominating any break literally from ankle high and getting longer rides then even guy on 9 foot long boards. This was the greatest by for my Single Fin retro that I call Casper. If I buy another Single Fin retro this will surely be the fin that I put on that board.
Nice fin, good mix of looseness and stability. I've surfed both the 9 inch and 10 inch fin. The 9 inches can be a bit too loose for me unless I keep it back in the box. The 9 inch does produce less drag making the board faster. Store Your Board provides great service, I've bought their racks too and they work great!
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