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Old 1st July 2008, 05:37 AM   #1
Stev-0
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Default Smaller Fin for Evo 70? - 21cm or 20cm?

G'day,

I've got an '07 Evo 70 XTV and Evo 80 XTV combo which is working sweet for me but I have a fin query:

I find that the 22cm fin that came with my 70 feels 'over finned' when I'm stacked on a 4.5 and 4.0. I'm 75-80kg and know what I'm doing in waves (mainly) but I have always seemed to find the 70 (and my previous '05 74) a bit bouncy and hard to pin down to the water when I'm maxed or if it's choppy. I've been missing some looping ramps in some conditions as I'm not getting the board settled and tracking well enough before hucking i.e some times not getting that balance of speed, drive and control I want. So I'm thinking about getting a 21cm or even a 20cm to use on the E70 for 4.5-4.0 days to get more control and less bounce. This is mainly about getting control and getting the board settled for jumping in windy and choppy conditions. I'm not having any fin/board issues wave riding -all good in that dept!

Q: If I already have a Drake Natural Wave 23cm (from the 80) and a 22cm - do I go for a 21cm or 20cm?

Q: Should I consider a smaller 20cm but a STIFFER fin than the Drake Natural?

Let me know what you think...

Cheers,

Stev-0
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