That was what common sense was telling me too. Then I sailed my Sonic95 with stock fin once or twice. After that I cancelled order for more sizes in Drake fins and ordered Deboichets. I am not a racer, but difference was very clearly there, not psychology. I understand that was '06, now we are talking about '09 season and Drake fins are said to have evolved a lot, so maybe now those are really up to top fins or close to. Also, maybe lightweight Ola does not stress his slalom fins that much when sailing.
In the end my suggestion is: sail, test different fins, and buy only what you find you really need. Maybe (maybe) stock fins are not the perfect solution, but maybe those are good enough, and most of all are by sure a very good starting point.
Last edited by geo; 30th October 2008 at 03:19 PM.