These fins work great in smaller conditions -- liven up my board and make it feel fast and maneuverable. But, in conditions, especially with big open faces, they make my board go too fast, and unable to set the rail. These are my everyday fins for FL! When the waves get big and powerful, I usually use something else.
The fins are more grabby and can be thrown loose when needed. They worked better in larger surf and more open face waves rather than dumpy shorebreak.
Overall, when I was in the sweet spot on the right wave, the fins held good, released predictably and worked great in the pocket. However, they were not a good fin set for my V3 rocket. Not sure if it was the flatter rocker or large tail, or a combination of both, but the board skittish if feet positioning was not perfect. In some cases, backside felt like I was missing the rear fin on flatter sections. Wish I had a standard performance board to try them on, because I think the fins would have worked with that style board.
For my weigh and height, the fins had plenty of drive and hold when dropping in or cranking into a turn. I would recommend them for bigger faster waves if your around my weight. Might be a little loose for someone at the high end of the weight range. I bought a pair and will use them for my step up or when I need a little more hold.
Fins were solid, loads drive and speed, Tried some K3s and they sucked. No Drive at all. Def Gonna get a pair of these Fins. Love the quad, but wow this set Rocks....