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andreas
17th April 2008, 12:57 PM
Hi Starboard-Team!

I (75kg, 181cm) have a Carve 111 from 2006 which I use with sails from 5.4 to 7.5 with a 36cm freeride-fin (NOT the original Drake fin).
Can you tell me the maximum finsize for this board? How can I calculate the maximum finlength for a board?

Thx alot and have fun on the water!
Andreas

Jean-Marc
17th April 2008, 08:33 PM
Andreas,

Maximum fin lenght for a race/freerace/freeride board is given by width at one foot off (width OFO). That value for your carve is 43.4 cm.

On a Carve111 2001, a race 40 cm fin with an 8.2 sail was really stretching it to the maximum in the low wind range but with low diminishing return (OK solution for a 1 board quiver). With your 7.5 sail, I would not go beyond 38-40 cm as maximum, however. You can perform a search of old forum posts on the 2006 archive forum web site, plenty of posts on that subject.

At the high end of the spectrum, I was using a 26 cm slalom fin with a 5.4 sail on Carve111. The stock freeride 32 cm was way too large for my 65 kg in 20-25 knots of wind.

Cheers !

JM