RE: Evo 80xtv quick report & fin advice sought
i have 2 evo's (83 and 74) and I tried a lot of different fins on them;
the standard drake was very comfortable due tot the flex but to small to get enough lift in marginal conditons and it was not very good in upwind performance. Wave riding was great with this fin.
If i took a more stiffer fin, the upwind was great and planing was improved only it was a less smoother ride and wave riding performance was less.
The Select pro-wave has some flex just like the standard drake, it is a little bit stiffer but the flex is more concentrated on the tipp of the fin, so you have best of both worlds;
good upwind, planing but still a controlled comfortable ride and great wave riding.