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24th January 2011 12:54 AM
berg 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
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Berg, R20 is definitely not a good fin for 162, but it works much better on HWR. If you can find it for a good price, get it, but its not the best fin by far. You could also try R13 if you can find older really soft versions of it. Karolis LTU 1001
I can recommend to visit to you a site on which there is a lot of information on this question.
31st December 2010 08:02 PM
berg Virus; andrew@deemeed.com

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.

Greetings

Berg
30th December 2010 06:47 PM
JanF Hey Berg

Where did you find the Virus fin?

Do you have the web adr.?

/Jan
30th December 2010 04:50 PM
Marko CRO169 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?
Regards,
Marko
29th December 2010 11:14 PM
berg
virus fin

The fin arrived
12th December 2010 12:33 AM
berg 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
Karolis Hi TSAF,

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.


Karolis LTU1001
29th November 2010 05:28 PM
TSAF
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Berg,

R20 is definitely not a good fin for 162, but it works much better on HWR. If you can find it for a good price, get it, but its not the best fin by far. You could also try R13 if you can find older really soft versions of it.


Karolis LTU 1001
You seem pretty sure about 162.
What fins do you think are more apropriate for 162 then...?
25th November 2010 01:36 AM
berg
virus

350 euro , allways to much but i think it s worth it

Berg
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