Longtime surfer/shaper Stu Kenson has cemented his place as one of San Diego's most talented and respected custom board builders over the course of the past 4-5 decades.
He started doing ding repair at the age of 13, and shaped his first board during the summer of 1971.
Stu Kenson has cultivated a dedicated, worldwide following and is know for his performance shortboards, big wave guns, longboards and various other alternative board designs (single, twin fish, twinzer and mid-length board).
Per Stu, these “pair with essentially all sizes and styles of Twinzer set ups; from performance longboards, mid-length eggs, fish boards and high performance shortboards.”
The Stu Kenson TWINS are a high performance upright template. Designed for his twinzer boards but can be used separately in any performance Twins and variety of other boards.
Base: 4.95 inch
Height: 5.46 inch
Area: 19.55 sq inch
Foil: SeriesIII / Flat
NVS Apex Series Fins
NVS Apex G10 Solid Fiberglass Fins: The Pinnacle of Performance.
What makes NVS Apex G10 solid fiberglass fins the best in the world?
Better Material: We use G10, an industrial grade fiberglass which is manufactured to the highest quality standard. Made by heating special fibers with epoxy resin under intense pressure in order to make a perfect panel; we’ve eliminated the errors which can occur by using a hand layup. By heating the fibers and resin under pressure we are left with the ideal resin to fiber ratio in order to maximize strength and decrease weight.
Now that each fin contains more fiber we’re able to foil the fin thinner to in order to decrease drag and save even more weight without compromising the structural integrity.
Better Foiling: Along with the thinner foils we use a very specific foil that was derived from a series of NACA foils whose purpose was to increase laminar flow (speed) while decreasing turbulent flow (drag). This translates to a fin that allows for faster/easier generation of speed and has a wider angle of attack, which means you won’t lose as much speed while bottom turning or going through hard cutbacks. Precision machined foiling yields the most accurate foils available on any fin type or construction; why do you think a vast majority of big wave fins are machined, not molded?
The combination of spring from the epoxy infused G10 fiberglass with the hydrodynamic foil allow for easy generation of speed while maintaining control in all conditions.
Better Manufacturing: By using cutting edge CNC machines and precise designs we machine cut each fin in order to have the perfect foil and finish. All NVS fins are designed 100% in house using advanced 3D software.
This is what makes the Apex Series G10 fins the strongest most high performance fins in the world.
Of course performing better than anything on the market isn’t enough for us so we left these with a unique and sexy tree ring finish that is sure to turn heads.