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Old 23rd September 2007, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Darke Fin: differences between Slalom SR6b and pro

I hope someone can answer me while I'm waiting for a Deboichet custom fin.

What are the differences between fin Drake Slalom SR6b and Slalom pro, both same size around 46cm?
I know they are production fins so I don't expect a lot but for sure there is a difference between them.
I mean: speed, upwind, control, spinout, sea condition.
Any comment very wellcome.
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Old 25th September 2007, 02:39 AM   #2
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Nobody has an opinion on this matter? Or I posted my request in the wrong section of the forum?
Please give me an help.
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Old 25th September 2007, 09:38 PM   #3
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I'm not part of the team and I've only used smaller fins around 30cm. I prefere the Sr6b as it can take more pressure and it feels more secure in chop. The Slalom Pro I have problems with applying pressure on as it tends to let go, from what I've heard it should be ridden differently with little pressure. You can also do a search on this forum as this has been discussed before, see e.g. http://star-board.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1499
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Old 25th September 2007, 11:24 PM   #4
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Thank you, Krister, quite clear now, unless something has changed since 2006.
As Ian Fox underline: "we continually evolve the fin layups for the slalom boards to fine tune and refine the best "allround" performance for typical sailors ; this means the stock fins are slightly different for year to year ...."
so not sure if the difference between the two 2008 slalom fins are still the same.
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Old 26th September 2007, 12:43 AM   #5
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I sail a '06 Sonic 95. The board came with drake Pro 32 cms. fin. After sailing a few times, I decided I didn't like the fin because of its unsecure feel at speed (and I am rather a "glide" type sailor than a "power" one) so I bought a set of Deboichet SL2's. despite the Drake Pro is a Deboichet licensed design and almost a copy of the SL2, the feel is totally different as the SL2 feels much more secure.
I must say that this last Summer I had an occasion to sail briefly an iSonic 111 with a 6.5 Vapor and stock (36?) fin; the feel of that modified '07 fin was much better compared to that of my '06 model and much closer to that of original SL2s.
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