View Full Version : Fins for Kombat 122 Tufskin Size/Type
4th July 2008, 10:18 PM
im looking for some regards about fins for the Kombat 122.
The serial 36cm Freeride flow seems a bit small to me (since im abt. 110kg) wit a powered-up 7.5m sail. is it possible to use more slalom oriented fins, because i like to ride with more pressure on the back foot. to me it seems the board with the original fin dislikes to be driven over the back foot...
best regards, thorsten
5th July 2008, 10:52 PM
there seems to be very little feedback on these boards. I was considering buying the 122 Kombat , but being a bigger guy myself at 90 kilos and needing something that would go good in 14 to 17 knots days i decided i needed something less freeride.
As to your question , considering the freeride design of the kombats , which is less freeride then a wave board but more freeride then a futura or the carves, i think ( and i may be wrong) they are not back foot driven boards at all.
so you may find marginal gains with big fins and trying to power of the back foot.
7th July 2008, 01:16 PM
so far i used formula 175, sonic 125, go 139, which all tended to bear a good amount of back foot pressure...
i think the kombats (big sizes) are really underrepresented in this place, maybe because they are no good? i´ve bought mine to replace the sonic 125 in my quiver since i need a board for my daughter to learn on but versatile enough to be used by me because transport space is limited...
maybe one of the team steps in here for recommendations?
best regards, thorsten
7th July 2008, 07:12 PM
Hello, with your weight and a well powered 7.5 the ideal fin(s) are in the 40+ range. 42 is the recommended max. size for the Kombat 122, I guess you can give it a try. Obviously you won't get the same than with your Sonic, but it should improve a bit.
8th July 2008, 09:10 PM
will give my 41 Slalom fin a try next time...
10th July 2008, 08:33 AM
keep us posted how she works with the bigger fin!!
as it could be info that will lead me to buy one.
10th July 2008, 06:28 PM
Does the kombat tufskin has the "3 strap" set like freewave boards?
Im talking about a back and centered 3 straps set, not the forwarded/begginer set.
10th July 2008, 07:45 PM
That's good question. Additionaly, with an ex-centered strap position, Tuttle box and ~46 cm OFO, the 122 may accept even longer fins than 42.
14th July 2008, 02:28 PM
there is no 3 strap setting, which you can find easily in the product photo.
it has slightly off-centered back-straps, since the tail is wide.
could´t test yet, work sucks...
17th October 2008, 03:10 PM
recently managed to test the board with larger and other fin.
It were marginal conditions to put me on the plane with 7.4m sail...
First tried the "extreme" Way with a drake shallow 410, didn´t work quite well but it took the pressure. next try on a 32cm lessacher duo rake 30 wide, same problems as with the original fin, tail fading away. at last on a 35cm lessacher duo rake 30 wide, which worked as i wanted the board to behave.(Thanks to Wolfgang for letting this precious items to me for the test) The fin delivers good lift plus a good amount of directional stability (which i personally prefer, cause i´m not a trickster)
since i had limited transport space for my quiver on that day, i had no other (slalom) fins with me to test them. but will do that next time. But more keen to see how the 32cm works in the stype 104...
18th October 2008, 04:18 AM
I am 180 kgs, have an S-type 104 with the stocker drake freeride flow.
I need more lift and when sailing with a 7.2 there just not enoigh lateral resistance and lift till the fins cavitates and spins out ...
keep me posted with you findings.
20th October 2008, 05:01 PM
I am 180 kgs,
Sure about your weight? I´m at 110 kilos, but for a 180 kg guy this board would be small.
Guess you´re at 180lbs... I also found the stock fin too small with that sailsize (7.4m) at my weight. it needs to be on speed to work. try to bear off more to gain speed before you start pointing. there was info somewhere on the forum that the painting on the fin causes bad performance. i´ve not yet sanded mine, so i can´t tell if it works.
if you could get your hands on them, check any of the lessacher weed fins. they´re really hard to spin out. they come with a rake of 45 degrees, which makes the board more "directional". nearmost all the fins of Wolfgang work good in choppy conditions, the true speedfins maybe not (i´ve never tried them so far). But the Chameleon, Formula Duo and the newer "le wo duo speed wide rake 30" are good in rough water states. i think more "prominent members" like ed sinofski, juri munkki or roger jackson will agree to that if asked.
i´m not sure if i make it to the water again this year, since my steamer is pinspotted all over and it starts to get colder rapidly. so i´m not able to promise you the test. but if it´s done. i´ll keep you informed....
20th October 2008, 11:14 PM
Did'nt Dolf do a lot of testing with big fins on this boards?
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