|24th January 2011 12:54 AM|
Ice is gone. Sailed today in 10 knots. 11 m2 , the fin works good. speedy off wind, nice railing. Feels good. Board sails neutral. Now I got to work on trimming the sail a bit. Crossed the 'Sneekermeer"today.
(you know , where the Gaastra tower is standing.
|15th January 2011 11:24 PM|
|31st December 2010 08:02 PM|
They don't hava a website, but that was no ploblem for me
The advise I got was following;
My name is Michal POL 83 I am also competing oin formula and I am Andrew's son. So I would recommand you fin cut 72 it has a lot of power, you can go planning really easily in light wind. It's a fin with soft top, the rest of finn is pretty hard that's why you don't feel overpowered in strong wind conditions
A lot of ice here now, but when it melts I will give you feedback.
|30th December 2010 06:47 PM|
Where did you find the Virus fin?
Do you have the web adr.?
|30th December 2010 04:50 PM|
Berg, so now please go to sail as soon as possible and come back to us with your impression of the fin!
Which of the available Virus models did you order?
|29th December 2010 11:14 PM|
The fin arrived
|12th December 2010 12:33 AM|
I just got a mail that starboard has a deal with Virus. They quoted me 350 lately and now they pay me 70 euro 's back. So not bad. Hope I get the fin soon. The board and sail are arived.
Greetings from frozen Holland
|30th November 2010 01:34 AM|
I was racing with it for more than a year, so I had opportunity to test it with some different fins and now compare it to HWR. It has been discussed already that 162 needs a powerful fin, but this might be a bit misleading as many people think the softer the fin the more powerful it is. It is not always true though. If soft fin twists a lot it will release power (similar to a loose sail). That is the case with R20 - its soft but I think it has too much twist. And with the powerful tail of 162 it is easily overpowered.
I tried older deboichets (R13, R17), some Lithuanian custom fins, but they did not work well. VMG K76 and M75 was working really good, especially the M75 - it is my favourite fin for powered up conditions even with HWR. I never tried Kashy or Z fins in 162, but they also seem to work very well, at least the ones with not too much twist (as it is customisable). I am not sure about Virus fins, did not test them either, but if they can make it with soft tip and no (or very little) twist it should be fine too.
One more thing - R20 is not a bad fin. It will be definitely easier to sail the 162 with it than with older deb's, but its just not fast. Especially in powered up conditions.
I hope this helped you.
|29th November 2010 05:28 PM|
What fins do you think are more apropriate for 162 then...?
|25th November 2010 01:36 AM|
350 euro , allways to much but i think it s worth it
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