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Old 8th February 2010, 04:40 AM   #2
Retep
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Hello,

It depends on several things.
Most important are: you're weight, rig/sail sizes, board (type size volume & width), fin type (race or freeride) and water/weather conditions.

Fore example, I use:
- Starboard futura 133L board 76,5 cm Tail weight 49,1
- weight 92kg
- flat water / little choppy conditions
- Drake race fins: 46/ 48 and 52 cm
- Rig sizes 6.5m^2 / 7.5m^2 / and 9.0m^2

Generally:
- Don't go 1 or 2cm maximum bigger than tailsize (+/- 49cm in this case).
- 2 up to max 4cm between several fins is enough.

Actually the 52 is a little to big but don't forget that I am 92kg.....
This fin brings very early planing in light wind conditions.

For some info see the links below:
http://www.select-hydrofoils.com/en/...d-slalom-race/
http://www.finexplorer.de/whitewater...xpl_extern.htm

Race-fins gybe less easy (less maneuverability) but plane early and have a higher end speed. Freeride fins are bended/rounded more and gybe smoother.
Its a personal........it depends on what you prefer.
Try some..... before you buy one.....
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