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Unregistered
19th June 2009, 11:30 PM
need a fin for F2 ride freeride board.
102l, 274cm long, 58cm wide
I am 62 kilos
sailsize 6.2-7.0

what size can you recommend?
cheers

crazychemical
20th June 2009, 02:14 AM
finrange would probably be between 26 and 33 cm. Best fins: freeride fins, so Select Supercross (if there's a lot of chop on your spot these fins are ideal), Select Rides or simular fins by any other finproducer (i only use selects so i cant tell you which fins from which brand).
For a sailrange between 6.2 and 7.0 i suggest you use a 30 cm fin, it'll be the minimal limit fin for 7.0 but it'll give you a sweet ride for sails between 5.7 and 6.4. If you can find a 31 cm freeride it'll probably cover your needs better.
But pay attention that in fin sizes it's the surface that counts, not dept, so in with one brand you'll need a 32 cm fin, with the other brand you might be able to get the ride you want with a 29 cm fin.

good luck

Windnc
20th June 2009, 02:45 AM
I have owned an F2 Ride 277 103 liter board since 1999. I still have it and ride it a couple times a year when I am back in the USA. Amazingly, it still performs pretty well and is a pretty fun board to ride The fin I like best on this board, and have used for a long time for sails in the 5.8 - 6.7 range, is the True Ames 12.5" Convert. See: "http://www.isthmussailboards.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TACP" This fin works very well sailing this board in the ocean and waves, as well as B & J conditions. For flatter water a similar size freeride fin with less tip sweep might be good.

Chuck

Ronquieres, Belgium

jgleal
25th June 2009, 05:56 AM
Check this site:
http://select-hydrofoils.com/en/selector/

Unregistered
28th June 2009, 12:17 AM
got a select s-ride 34
the board feels fast and accelerates well i gusts
I managed to keep pace with a formula board on a reach in about 7-9 metres flat water,
I used an old 6.2 north sails natural freeride sails. I will move the straps outboard and see how that feels.
thanks to everyone who conrtibuted for the input.

Unregistered
28th June 2009, 12:21 AM
got a select s-ride 34
the board feels fast and accelerates well i gusts
I managed to keep pace with a formula board on a reach in about 7-9 metres flat water,
I used an old 6.2 north sails natural freeride sail. I will move the straps outboard and see how that feels.
thanks to everyone who conrtibuted for the input.

Unregistered
28th June 2009, 12:24 AM
got a select s-ride 34
the board feels fast and accelerates well in gusts
I managed to keep pace with a formula board in about 7-9 metres flat water,
I used an old 6.2 north sails natural freeride sail. I will move the straps outboard and see how that feels.
thanks to everyone who contributed.