OC Shapers Add Sixth Fin!!!!

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Some call it the Sextuplet, or the 6-Pack, or the Head Hunter, or the Six Shooter, or the Sexy Sixxy, or the Hexatron, or even the Ginsu! But we’ll just call it a glasser's nightmare! Or is it?

We talked to the man who laid up the fins himself Mike Estrada of Estrats Surfboards in Costa Mesa and here’s what he had to say about his buddy Dan Wood adding a record sixth fin…

Ghetto Juice: How many fins were on the first surfboard you ever rode?
Mike Estrada: One fin. It was a 7'0" Bruce Jones pintail.

Ghetto: How did your surfing change with Simon Anderson's invention of the thruster?
Mike: I was riding twin fins at the time so it was a big adjustment to get on a tri fin. I had to adjust my back foot placement which took some getting used to but once I did I definitely had more drive and power through my turns.

Ghetto: Did you ever experience 4-fin fever in the 80s?
Mike: Tried one in the ‘80's but didn't get the ‘fever’ until 2007. Now I ride them almost exclusively.

Ghetto: What fin set ups are your customers ordering these days?
Mike: They order a little bit of everything; one to five fins but mostly three and four fins.

Ghetto: And how you like the five fin set up ala Slater?
Mike: Yeah I have two boards I ride with five fins.

Ghetto: So who/what inspired the 6-fin, how does it go and what do you call it?
Mike: The "Sikzer" is the brainchild of Dan Woods, a very experienced surfboard craftsman, who's been working out of my factory for the past 25 years. He rides Wil Jobson's twinzers and that influenced him in the design of the "Sikzer". I've been test riding them for the last couple years and they work unreal.


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Some call it the Sextuplet, or the 6-Pack, or the Head Hunter, or the Six Shooter, or the Sexy Sixxy, or the Hexatron, or even the Ginsu! But we’ll just call it a glasser's nightmare! Or is it?

We talked to the man who laid up the fins himself Mike Estrada of Estrats Surfboards in Costa Mesa and here’s what he had to say about his buddy Dan Wood adding a record sixth fin…

Ghetto Juice: How many fins were on the first surfboard you ever rode?
Mike Estrada: One fin. It was a 7'0" Bruce Jones pintail.

Ghetto: How did your surfing change with Simon Anderson's invention of the thruster?
Mike: I was riding twin fins at the time so it was a big adjustment to get on a tri fin. I had to adjust my back foot placement which took some getting used to but once I did I definitely had more drive and power through my turns.

Ghetto: Did you ever experience 4-fin fever in the 80s?
Mike: Tried one in the ‘80's but didn't get the ‘fever’ until 2007. Now I ride them almost exclusively.

Ghetto: What fin set ups are your customers ordering these days?
Mike: They order a little bit of everything; one to five fins but mostly three and four fins.

Ghetto: And how you like the five fin set up ala Slater?
Mike: Yeah I have two boards I ride with five fins.

Ghetto: So who/what inspired the 6-fin, how does it go and what do you call it?
Mike: The "Sikzer" is the brainchild of Dan Woods, a very experienced surfboard craftsman, who's been working out of my factory for the past 25 years. He rides Wil Jobson's twinzers and that influenced him in the design of the "Sikzer". I've been test riding them for the last couple years and they work unreal.

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