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Old 29th January 2007, 12:57 AM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Maine & North Carolina
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Default RE: Select fin for isonic

What sails are you planning on using with this new fin? Conditions? What is your body weight?

I have an iSonic 105 and have found the stock fins to be very capable. I like the Drake Slalom Pro 340 better than the 40cm fin it came with. If I'm powered up, I find I can use the 34cm Slalom Pro with all my sails from 4.8 to 8.0 without feeling any loss of competitiveness. If I'm fully powered up with my 4.8 or 5.6, I have a 30cm fin to use too.

I guess I'm curious why you want a fin in between the supplied fins as I have never felt a need to fit something in between.

I'm 145 at my heaviest, so keep that in mind. Your mileage may vary.

I would advise you use the iS101 more than a few times prior to deciding on a fin. It took me about 10-15 sessions on my iS105 to feel I understood how to use it. I'm not talking about flubbing jibes... I'm talking about getting the tuning right between the sail, footstraps, fin, and learning how to ride the board in chop. I waited until near the end of my first year with my iS105 before getting the 30cm fin, and while I do use it, I don't use it that much... again, the 34cm fin is very capable.
Starboard [Gemini, F-Type 148, iSonic 105], AHD [Convert 60, GT Special 73], Windsurfer
Neil Pryde [v8 9.8], Sailworks [Retro 8.0; Hucker 6.6, 5.6, 4.8]

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