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Old 23rd June 2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default SB160 fin advice

I am about to get an SB160 and have the opportunity to get a Deb R14 +6 fin at a reasonable price. I am not racing but love sailing formula gear for its light wind cruising ability and currently sail an SB159 with a select elite fin. I realise the ideal all round fin is something like an R13 +6 soft but as I am not racing would I really notice that much difference between the R14 & R13 and would the R14 be considerably better than the stock fin. Mainly using 11 & 9sqm sails upto about 13 knots then switch over to slalom gear. I am about 86kgs.
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Old 23rd June 2009, 09:33 PM   #2
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Based on the R13 we made the R14 for stronger wind or lighter people. We reduce the thickness and area of the fin decreasing the power and increasing the top speed. The result was a really controllable fin for stronger winds. Lighter people who preferred a faster feeling than a powerful feeling love this fin. "

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