View Full Version : "riding foiled on to the rail"????

8th January 2009, 10:55 PM
I'm looking for a new fin for my futura 122, and when reading about different slalom fins the expression "riding foiled on to the rail" turns up.

Can anyone explain what this mean?


9th January 2009, 12:42 AM
As far as I am aware ;
At speed a large fin exerts a twisting action on board trying to raise windward rail.(The one we are stood on) At a certain speed this force becomes greater than the one resisting it (ie your weight/feet)The fin lifts windward rail; if you back off in time you can overcome it and find balance point.Its not a comfortable way to sail probably not the fastest but is probably way to point highest .If its happening a lot you need a smaller fin.(or a wider board to exert more leverage on fin)
Change fin !!

9th January 2009, 03:51 PM
move your footstraps outward...if it ainīt so yet.