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velistapazzo
2nd June 2008, 07:43 PM
Hi, what do you think about the best deb fin's choices on the Is 122 and the101?...SL2, SL4 or SL6 (I heard is the new one) or which one?
I'm 85 kg x 1.93 m and the sails I use are 8.7, 7.7 and 6.7.
Thank you
Nic

Erich
3rd June 2008, 03:21 AM
They are all the same: too expensive!!

most expensive quipment = best surfer!!?? I doubt.

Remi
3rd June 2008, 02:41 PM
Hi velistapazzo,

For your weight I will choose this one :

- iSonic 101 : SL4 36 & 40
- iSonic 122 : SL4 40 & 46 or R16 46

The SL6 is not in production yet.

All the best

cholo
3rd June 2008, 06:18 PM
Hi Remi,

what does it mean that for 85kg you recommend SL4 over SL2? As I read in this forum SL2 is more powerful so I thought better for heavy weights.

What would you recommed in the same situation for 70kg rider?

cholo

Remi
4th June 2008, 02:29 PM
Hi Cholo,

We have the same weight and I prefer the SL4 but also like the SL3 but in small size under 32. Over until 44cm the SL4, I glide beter with that one.

But in any case the SL2 is a good fin just more powerfull and glide a bit less, this is a matter more concerning your style than your weight.

All the best

cholo
4th June 2008, 05:08 PM
Hi Remi,

what do you mean when you say a fin has good glide, do you mean it is fast because it is not draggy, or do you mean it doesn't lift too much when overpowered, or both?

And how would you describe "powerful" concerning a fin?

geo
5th June 2008, 11:16 PM
And, please, since we are here: do you think that choosing SL2 vs. SL4 with a 2 cms. gap (shorter; meaning i. e. 34 SL2 vs. 36 SL4) would reduce the differences between the two models?

Erich
6th June 2008, 11:52 PM
Hi,

this is becoming more and more confusing, isn't it??

geo
7th June 2008, 12:42 AM
Always been.

Remi
8th June 2008, 12:57 PM
Hi Cholo,

It's just a question of power you put in your legs to go fast, the SL2 need a bit more than the SL4.

Their is a lot of differents kind of fins on the market beacause some prefer power and other glider man, in this case the SL2 is more dedicace for people like power and SL4 glider man.

SL1 > SL2 > SL4 > SL3

For my iSonic I do like this :

iSonic 111 : SL4

iSonic 86 : SL3

All the best

willy
9th June 2008, 03:35 AM
Hi, what is to "prefer glider man" ?

Screamer
10th June 2008, 01:22 AM
I can only guess, but I suppose it's similar to the difference between Slalom Pro (more responsive) ans SR-6b (powerful, hard ride). See description on:
http://www.drake-windsurfing.com/

willy
14th June 2008, 09:12 AM
Hi guys, chatting about fins, this week i emailed three times deboichet to purchase a new fin and had no response, does somebody know if they keep on in the market or changed email address?

cholo
14th June 2008, 06:14 PM
Willy, I've been also emailing for a month and I then got one reply. I am still waiting for the answer for availability since two weeks.
A guy who bought from them told me they can really drive you out of your mind if you are in a hurry. I'll just try and be patient. I just hope there are not too many "good customers" getting ahead of me...

willy
15th June 2008, 09:41 AM
Cholo, thx for your reply, is a pitty that with their retail prices they know nothing about marcketing. Somebody know if there is any similar fin to replace it?

cholo
16th June 2008, 04:24 AM
Willy, if there was a similar fin, I am sure they would be more responsive.
Looking at it positively, if you want excellence, you need patience!

cholo
16th June 2008, 04:34 AM
Willy, would you tell me about their retail prices, I still have no info from them and I am wondering...

willy
16th June 2008, 09:19 AM
Cholo, last july i bought from deboichet an SL2 32cm and payed euros 155.00 plus freight. It is a very good and predictable fin so i need now a 36cm but seems nobody answer any email. A pitty

geo
16th June 2008, 06:11 PM
155 € + VAT (depending on where you live) + shipping. Not that crazy price, considering quality, reputation and competition.
I bought 3 fins from them last Summer. Not easy to communicate via e-mail, much faster and easier by phone.

willy
28th June 2008, 08:34 AM
Still no Deboichet email answer, not interested in sales.