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19th September 2009 01:05 AM
chop hop
kashy fins

I know Dave. His fins are built to his standard of excellence. He needs no quality assurance department because HE makes everyone of them himself. At least he used to. He could sell out to someone and they could mass produce them. But they would then be Kashy fins in name only. Anyone who takes a sport that is as fun as windsurfing and turns it in to WORK (i.e. racing) deserves to pay the price to win. If you want the best gear money can buy then..well...pay or make your own.
22nd January 2009 12:47 AM

6th March 2008 11:14 PM
Unregistered Dave never intended to be a fin manufacturer and does not want to be one. He set is prices at a reasonable point, and then realized that to fill the order coming in would take all his time. He raised the price to reduce the affordablility and thus the order volume. It didn't work, so he raised them again. It worked. Sort of. That's what I heard.
11th May 2007 10:36 AM
RE: Kashy Formula Fins XXS

Isn&#39;t Mike already making fins? Thought I saw that on the calcup list somewhere.

As for all the yelling about fins - custom formula fins tend to be the one piece of windsurfing equipment that actually holds its value pretty well. You can run a Deb for a couple season, then sell it at about 75% of what you paid for it (as long as you didn&#39;t go off the deep end and buy one of the models that turn out to be dogs - R14 or R12 or R18, anyone?) Try getting that kind of resale value out of your board, or your sail, or your mast (booms tend to do OK, but then you don&#39;t really sell those too often unless you downsize your quiver). And fins also tend to be competitive for a while - R13&#39;s were the standard for something like 3 season. R16&#39;s and R17&#39;s have been highly competitive for 3 seasons now, and still rule unless you&#39;ve got a super-wide-tailed board (like F161) and sail in really light wind/flat water.

10th May 2007 11:38 PM
RE: Kashy Formula Fins XXS

Barks has the idea,
Wouldn&#39;t it be great if dave kashy were to work with Mike Z and Quadruple production!!
I&#39;m sure Mike Z could use more work and become involved in the R+D and testing.
Wow the best fins AND boards in the world built right here in the bay area by Mike Z.
I&#39;ll be first in line to buy the used/proto stuff as I can&#39;t afford new.
Damn rent!!
10th May 2007 06:14 PM
RE: Kashy Formula Fins XXS

a new fast fin can make that two to four year old board faster than the 2007 suff.
I also had a Deb that would not work at all on my 06 f2. Tried it on my 175 and was able to pass most of the guys on 07 stuff.
10th May 2007 12:14 AM
RE: Kashy Formula Fins XXS

It&#39;s not so much the price I see a a problem; imo the problem is the availability even if you can afford them. Most often a garage operation doesn&#39;t turn out enough fins to satisfy demand, even if that demand is somewhat reduced by the market/price. As it is there is still unsatisfied demand, and probably would be even at a considerably higher price.

I&#39;m not advocating banning Kashy fins or something like that; on the contrary. But I would love if Dave could/would find a way of turning out more fins (maybe by scaling up production if proper help can be found?) someway so that those willing to pay would actually get the fins.
10th May 2007 12:13 AM
RE: Kashy Formula Fins XXS

mid winter: 1 st antoine albeau: deboichet fins
santa paola:europeens: 1st julien quentel:deboichet fins
portimao:eurocup: 1st steve allen : deboichet fins
9th May 2007 11:32 PM
RE: Kashy Formula Fins XXS

If you were a fin builder with x hours in the week to devote to work, family, fun and fin building and your demand for fins was going through the roof (100+ orders)- of course you will raise the price . It cuts into your work, family, and fun time. You have to put a price on that. Furthermore the market supports the price with just a few people canceling their orders due to price increase.
Kashy fins are almost always at the top of the fleet- you have to pay for that!
9th May 2007 11:27 PM
RE: WET Spring Regatta

Any results posted anywhere?
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