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Old 6th December 2010, 02:33 AM   #4
mark h
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Hi Daniel
Im the same weight as you, and use a 8m & 7m on my W58. I feel that in flat waters, the W58 (with a big fin) would do a 8.6m no problem. When I did not have a W58, I used to use an 8m on my W53 with a 31cm Tectonic F1 fin, it worked really well, so the W58 should be good with 8.6m.

The W58 is very easy to trim and could "almost" be used as a small slalom as its pretty decent in rough waters for an xl speedboard. The 2010 W58 footstrap plugs pretty in-board compared to the W53/W44 which helps to stop dipping your heels in rough conditions.

The only thing to be carefull with is fin selection. The W58 is the OFO tail at 36cm, there are no dedicated speed fins for this size, so you need to make sure you get slippery small slalom fins for powered up/overpowered conditions and fins that are grunty for super light days/7.8m/8.6m days.
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