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larrychile 17th September 2008 11:55 PM

What fin to choose
Dear Friends

I live in Chile and always sale in a Lake called RAPEL, were winds usually between 12-17 knots, of course 13-14-15 is the most

I have a Carve 133 with the original FIN, I have a North sails 7.3 and 8.5 (usually I use the 8.5), I weight 95Kg, and always take me a lot a time to get planning, so I think a 52cm Fin could be better, what do you think?

Please try to help me, or I should get a bigger Board?


Ian Fox 19th September 2008 12:31 PM

Hi Larry,

Especially to boost your early planing, you can consider to use a race/slalom fin, of more upright angle. This will compromise the natural "carve" and freeride character a little, but for the critical semi-planing sessions, will still be your best option.

Hopefully you don't need to go super big/deep on a race fin- something 48-50 should be quite adequate to improve bottom end efficiency, whilst not quickly becoming unmanageable (or even just "not fun") once you're up to speed.

If you have friends or other riders near you, maybe try and borrow a fin or two in that range and try out before you make a decision about which to buy..

Cheers ~ Ian

michelb 24th September 2008 01:01 AM

Llamame al 91612237, tengo un Fin's Tuttle box de 48 cm que le quedaría perfecta.



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