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Jille 15th October 2009 03:45 PM

Fin on HWR-Formula?
I/m thinking about buying the new HWR.
On my 160 I used the Drake R13, but the new boards come without a fin.

This brings me to the question what fin to use. Not only the brand, but I also have to make decisions about the rake and stifness.

I'm 100 kilo and will use the board with 3-4 Bft. (gusts 5 Bft.) and a Gaastra Vapor 11m2 2007 (4-5 Bft.) and 12m2 2008 (3-4 Bft.).

Can anyone advise me what fin would be a good one?

Early planing with 3 Bft. is one of the key issues and I'm want to sail local races.

Or are 2 fins a better option than one?

I would like to prefent testing (and buying!) several fins, so any smart advise from you guys (who tested the board) would be great!

Papounet 15th October 2009 11:17 PM

Probably the same than the F162

Jille 17th October 2009 06:33 PM

Great site!
But I've already seen it (and bookmarked it!).
Top tip for every FW-dude(tte).

The problem is that this site contains info about older boards and fins. And the questions about Rake and Stiffness are not answered.

So that's why I'm asking the questions here and hopefully some of the guys who tested the boards (with certain fins) can give me some advise what worked well and what dindn't.

Thanks in advance!

Ricko69 17th October 2009 08:46 PM

Go back to Carbon Sugar again and read it this time !!! look under ARCHIVES.

Katapult 18th October 2009 04:30 AM

Hi Jille,

VMG Blades have already designed the correct rake, stiffness for the HWR. See attached link.

Jille 18th October 2009 04:09 PM


Originally Posted by Ricko69 (Post 36299)
Go back to Carbon Sugar again and read it this time !!! look under ARCHIVES.

Maybe you should read it yourself, this time.

There is NO info on the HWR, there are NO details for an R20 (for example), etc., related to the weight of the sailor.
And an HWR doesn't seem to be an evolved 162, so this article only indicates what brand could be used on the previous Starboard FW-board.

So I think it's a great site, but my questions are not all answered with it.

@katapult: thanks for the info! VMG could be one of the brands I should e-mail. They claim to have a good fin for the HWR, that sounds good.
Maybe they can help me whith the details as Rake, etc.

Hopefully anyone of the Team can give me some advice too.

Remi 19th October 2009 06:14 AM

Hi Jille,

All the fins who was working great on your F160 and F161 will work great on the new HWR.

You can use your Drake one, but if you want to increase your performances, this is the ones I test on this board :

R20, 13 Soft rake + 8cm, 13 Medium rake + 6cm

At your weight I will go more for the R13 Medium rake + 6cm

Hope this help.

All the best

Jille 19th October 2009 04:18 PM

This helps to consider the options!


Jille 22nd October 2009 08:29 PM

Hi Remi,

Could you please share your opinion about an R20, +8 rake, + Hard, compared with the R13 you recommended above?

What would the differences be on the water?

Thanks in advance!

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