Jack Coleman and Costa Mesa-based Kyle Kennelly teamed up to document Kyle's research in quasi-finless surfing. The possibilities of side bites sans center fin are put to the test in California and Hawaii. Think fast and loose, and something akin to a controlled freefall.
Kyle's semi-finless board set up is so different from the norm, that it doesn't even have a real name; he's deemed it the "2+ None." The first time he experimented with this fin design was 2014, so he's been playing around with it for two years now. It's a step towards not being totally finless, and also having fins. Just two small little numbs on the left and right of where the middle fin would reside. It all comes from his curiosity of the objective of reducing the amount of drag that a fin design can have. The fin design could work on a range of board sizes but he prefers it on boards between 6-foot and 7-foot.
Seems like the fin setup lets him quickly point and shoot down the line on smaller waves, and also cruise down the more slopey faces with more agility, where he can really lay into those big bottom turns.