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Old 24th February 2012, 01:42 AM   #1
rrogerio
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Default 2011 iSonic 117(Not-Wide) Fin Talk

Hello Gang,
I come from a Formula WS background mostly so I know I tend to have a very heavy back foot. Recently I bought a 2011 iSonic 117 75cm as my single slalom board I live in Miami and we are not know for very strong winds. We sail slalom from 15+ kts conditions. I am a heavier rider 190-200lbs (88-93Kg) and currently I use a 8.3m2 Sail with a crappy old curtis that I had tumbling around my VAN. I know is not nearly the ideal fin as it spins out quite often and it does not drive upwind at all (leaving me at times having to do the infamous walk of shame) still a pretty fast fin going downwind but that is the extent of it.. now to the question. I read a lot that the board should not go above 46cm but I would like to hear if anybody had other experiences. I was leaning towards a Tectonics F8 Tomcat 46cm but they stop making those fins and now they only have Talons which I hear they are faster but to get the same upwind performance you need a bigger size. I have checked some other fin makers but custom fins are very pricey now days so I am trying to do a good research before spending my hard earned dollars.. has anyone used a F4Fins D2 on the iSonic 117 ? if so how did they perform ? they do have a very attractive price for carbon fins. All experiences are welcome

Thanks all
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