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Unregistered
23rd September 2007, 01:46 PM
What do you think the best fin size is for a iSonic 87, a 6.0 and a course slalom race in the gorge. I weigh 135 lbs and am 5'6".

Sincerely,
Alex Nielsen

Unregistered
24th September 2007, 11:46 PM
probably a 32 or 34 cm.slalom fin like a debo.sl2 or a sr6b slaom fin

steveC
24th September 2007, 11:55 PM
I would second the sizing identified in post 2 above, but I would like to add the Tectonics Goldwing to the list of excellent possibilities. I would suggest going over to the Sailworks facility in Hood River and check them out. Who knows, maybe a demo fin is available.

Phill104
25th September 2007, 01:13 AM
Take a look at this thread where Ian Fox give some very good answers to this very question.

http://www.star-board.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2497&highlight=fin+gorge

steveC
25th September 2007, 07:23 AM
As Phill104 has so keenly noted from his referenced thread, it's interesting to note the earlier responses to your questions.

Hey, I'm still hanging with Tectonics as a great contender, yet you need to define for yourself whether you want to leverage upwind a bit over downwind. More fin (depending on brand, as Ian noted) might help (but maybe not), but only you can balance your needs. If a classic balance is important, I would look to the Tectonics Goldwing 34 as a great starting point.

pfaffi
5th October 2007, 10:54 AM
iS87: with my 7,6 I use a 32 and for my 6,6 a 29-30. A 34 is definitly to large and reducing top speed.