Chinned Vacuum Rails Mini By Tom Wegener
Tom Wegener, shaper of the year in Australia, says he got the idea from the rails on a boogie board with "chinned vacuum rails." We look at this design and also see live video of the board in action.

Chinned Vacuum Rails Mini By Tom Wegener

Fins are way over rated—especially on a Mini Simmons.

My take has always been smaller and lower with fins on the Mini but Tom Wegener has taken the ‘less fin argument’ a few steps forward in his almost fin-less chinned vacuum creation.

Tom Wegener, shaper of the year in Australia, says he got the idea from the rails on a boogie board with “chinned vacuum rails.” He then accentuated the fin set-up with tiny little pegs—forget the keels on this design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essentially the idea is that the built-in chinned rail acts as a fin through the length of the board giving some stability through turns and maneuvers.

In fact, this rail replaces the necessity for the traditional keel fin set-up and allows the surfer to pull off radical 360 style maneuvers with ease (see video below).

More on Tom Wegener here.

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