View Full Version : For REMI: Deb R19 with different stiffness

28th February 2007, 12:06 AM

Hi Remi,

I would like to hear you about a Deboichet R19 to use on 161 but with a DIFFERENT rake and stiffness from what you have recommended in previous post.

For a misunderstanding, a seller has shipped a R19 rake +6 stiffness S instead of same fin with rake +8 and stiffness S--

My weight is about 78 kg and I use 161 primarily with 12 and 11 sails in Light to Medium winds and racing context.

What do you think about ? Is a S fin really so softer than a S-- ? Does 161 really suffer for a +6 instead of +8 rake ?

What have I to expect from 161 with a fin such different ? (different speed, angle, etc.)

(P.S. I can change this fin without problems but I have to return by post and wait at least for 1-2 weeks).

Many thanks,

- Expander.

28th February 2007, 05:31 AM
Hi Expander,

Before to have our final result (Patrick 78kgs and me 90 kgs) we try many fins (different profil, different rake and stifness).

We both are agree on our results, that the R 19 soft -- rake + 8 cm is the best for this board under 15 knots. With less rake you loose up wind.

All the best

28th February 2007, 05:25 PM

Hi Remi,

thank you very much for your reply and accurate answer.


- Exp.