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Old 27th July 2012, 10:48 AM   #11
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contact Martin van Meurs, about his MxR fins
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Old 27th July 2012, 11:10 PM   #12
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Aloha, Dennis Parton here from Tectonics Maui, I see there is quite some action here and will get back asap to try and help with any questions and make recommendations,, meanwhile i am having trouble registering here,, i get "registration has been disabled by the administrator"
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Old 3rd August 2012, 07:46 PM   #13
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Finally decided what new fins to get for my iS107 and iS137. Just ordered four custom fins from F-Hot. 38cm, 42cm, 48cm and 52cm. I'm hopping the the 38cm (iS107) and 48cm (iS137) will be the most used, and the 42cm and 52cm for light flukey days.

The new F-hot fins has the new curved leading edge which seems to rapidly be replacing the traditional straight leading edge. The outline is pretty similar to Z=fins and Carpenter fins.

These fins are similar cost to Select fins but custom quality and no 3 month waiting list.

As soon as I have used them all, I'll post my feelings

Here's their site: www.f-hot.com
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Old 16th August 2012, 05:51 PM   #14
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Fins arrived today. First impression are very good. The finish is A1 and they feel much lighter than the Select fins that they replace. Hopefully get some wind to test all sizes soon. here's a picture:
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Old 20th August 2012, 11:23 PM   #15
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Hi Mark, those F-hot fins look good ! How were they on the water ?
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Old 23rd August 2012, 10:52 AM   #16
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Hi Frederico,

Iv'e been to Bruges/Belgium since getting the fins, I'm home for the weekend and it looks like we have wind Will let you know next week how I get on with the 48cm and 52cm
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Old 31st August 2012, 06:24 AM   #17
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Hi Mark,
How have you got on with the new F-Hot slalom fins compared to your select's. I have the F-Hot formula which is brilliant & I was considering the slalom fins as well.
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Old 31st August 2012, 10:43 AM   #18
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Hi Tim

Iv'e had the fins for two weeks now and I keep getting skunked The wind here is like 7k or 8k and a bad direction. We have a good direction this weekend but light very light winds, hopefully the wind will be strong enough to get out. Its always the same for me, I buy new kit and the wind teases me)
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Old 2nd September 2012, 12:20 AM   #19
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Hi Tim

At last we had some wind today, all be it very light gusty winds, but I could try the F-hot fins.

For the record, I am 100kg/194cm and like a lot of power through the back leg.

We had WSW winds today, this direction is always very gusty because of the Welsh hills. Winds were 12knots gusting to 18knots, with odd 20knot gust.

Normally, I would take a 9.5m in these crappy type winds, but I wanted to try the F-hot fins on both my SB iS137 and iS107 so I opted for the 8.6m as this works on both boards.

First I tried the 48cm/iS137, Fin has plenty of lift and gave good acceleration in the gusts. Top speed were also very good. I felt very comfy down wind and I could really push against it to get up wind. I noticed that I did not have to think about the at all, it just felt very easy to use. Max speed for this combo was just over 32knots. This was know were near its real peak speed, I will have to wait for better, more stable winds to test its peak speed.

Second I tried the 42cm/iS107. The wind was dropping and I was not really able to test properly as I felt under powered, I guess the wind was around 12knots gusting 15knots. Still managed to peak at 30k and just like the 48cm it generates plenty of lift, comfy down wind and I could push very hard against it to get up wind. Did not get a enough wind to try the 38cm, but I guess the 38cm will be good for 7m and 8m. I think the 38cm could be to small for 8.5/9m, the 42cm is better for big sails.

Third I tried the 52cm/iS137 as the wind was dropping off a lot by now. This fin is a fast light wind power house. Same feeling as the 48cm, just more power. It will be perfect with my 9.5m in 10k to 15k.

The water was pretty flat today, just small harbour type chop. I was looking for the choppy waters to see how the fins were. No problems and I expect the fins will be fine in much rough waters.

For me, it's pretty hard trying to describe a fin, but my feelings are all positive. I came from Select S10's, SL7's and RS7's and I feel these F-Hots are much better all round. Similar power cm for cm for acceleration and early planing, free-feeling board, easier through chop. Fins feel like they like to be maxed out which I think is a good thing. One thing I noticed was that I had to move the mast track back a couple of cm more than usual, this just felt right for me.
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Old 2nd September 2012, 09:20 AM   #20
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Cheers Mark,

Interesting to hear your thoughts.
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