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Norvest
8th January 2009, 10:55 PM
Hello!
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?

:confused:

Floyd
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 !!

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