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2nd August 2010 10:00 PM
Ola_H That's a board that is a few years old and I don't know it very well. But surely, if your 22cm fins makes it hard to go upwind, then you can always try a bigger one. But there is also a lot of technique involved in going upwind and you can only come so far by upsizing the fin.
1st August 2010 08:51 AM
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Mistral Ecstasy fin

Following this topic on fins lenght for a mistral ecstasy should I use a 240mm one??
I have a 220 and I was always going downwind...
thank u

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Hi


Its extremely difficult to give general fin advice since both people of a given size and fins of a given size are very different. To zoom in a bit on the subject, it would be good to know how you find your current 21.5 fin with a 5.3? If that combo is OK, a similar fin of around 22.5 would probably work OK for the 5.8. But since your approaching the max size sail the board will likely take, it might be good to go a tad bigger, especially for onshore. You can also do a lot of board tuning by looking at different types of wave fins. There are the Maui Fin RON type with a very wide base which you can choose with less depth and keep a sharp tunring board but still get more planing power. You can also choose a wave fin with a thicker profile to especially help with slow upwind work or you can go with a soft flexing thin profile fin but instead go up in size to keep a good fast carving feel and tune the board for full power sailing also with the 5.8.

Lots of choices and in the end it comes down to compromising between turning perforance and upwind/early planing and such things. A "typical" onshore wave fin at 25cm does sound a tad big, but it might work fine. The best thing would be if a friend has a big wave fin you coulr try, to see how you like the style and size.

Good luck,
Ola H.
27th December 2006 09:26 PM
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RE: to Ola - additional fin for my wave board

Ola

Thank you for your speedy and accurate answer. I am not an expert in wave sailing. What I can add, is that 5.3 on my board is a sweet combination on the flat water. There are some problems going upwind on the sea, occasionally I have spinouts.

As you stated it is always a tunning job to find the best possible feeling. For me it is more important to get better fast planing and upwind performance than turning abbilities. Therefore as you suggested, I will find someone to test other fins. Will try to find the following fins available on the market:

WHITE WATER Wave League 24.1 cm
PROLIMIT Wave On Shore 23 or 24 cm

Kind regards
Tomek
27th December 2006 06:00 PM
Ola_H
RE: to Ola - additional fin for my wave board

Hi


Its extremely difficult to give general fin advice since both people of a given size and fins of a given size are very different. To zoom in a bit on the subject, it would be good to know how you find your current 21.5 fin with a 5.3? If that combo is OK, a similar fin of around 22.5 would probably work OK for the 5.8. But since your approaching the max size sail the board will likely take, it might be good to go a tad bigger, especially for onshore. You can also do a lot of board tuning by looking at different types of wave fins. There are the Maui Fin RON type with a very wide base which you can choose with less depth and keep a sharp tunring board but still get more planing power. You can also choose a wave fin with a thicker profile to especially help with slow upwind work or you can go with a soft flexing thin profile fin but instead go up in size to keep a good fast carving feel and tune the board for full power sailing also with the 5.8.

Lots of choices and in the end it comes down to compromising between turning perforance and upwind/early planing and such things. A "typical" onshore wave fin at 25cm does sound a tad big, but it might work fine. The best thing would be if a friend has a big wave fin you coulr try, to see how you like the style and size.

Good luck,
Ola H.
27th December 2006 02:25 PM
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to Ola - additional fin for my wave board

Since I could not find any technical support related to your windsurfing equipment available on the web site, I would like to ask you one question. My idea is to use my crazy wave board 80 L (250 cm x 56 from 2004) with slightly bigger sail that is recommended (3.3 - 5.3). Which fin size should I put into my board with 5.8 sail to get the right feeling. Standard fin supplied with the board was 21.5 cm. My weight is 74kg and I am 1.79 m.

Sailing mainly in the Baltic sea in onshore conditions with small to middle size waves, sometimes choppy. I was considering a typical onshore fin with size up to 24cm. It seems that early planning and upwind abbilities are major importances.

I look forward to your quick response.

Kind regards

Tomek, PL

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