|15th March 2008, 12:11 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Best Fin For iSonic 111
I have a relatively new 08 IS 111. I will use it mostly for free sailing, but may race occasionally. I will use my 7.5 and 6.6 sails most often with this board. I weigh 80kg
My experience so far with the Drake fins (38 & 44) that came with the board is that they seem a bit slow. I expected a little faster top speeds (gps) than I am seeing. Could be my sailing skill, but possibly the fins.
The 38 fin will spin out occasionally while pointing slightly up wind in 10 to 20 cm chop, but the real problem is getting the fin back in line after the spin out. Many fins seem to correct easily, but this one doesn't.
I haven't had any real spinout problems with the 44.
Any suggestions for fins that will improve control, increase speed & help with spinout. I usually sail in flat water with small chop (10 - 20cm).
On an earlier thread, the 36/38 cm Deb. SL2 was suggested, which is an option for me. I would probably go for a 38 or 42, but are there other fins out there that will improve performance other than the Deboichet?
Tectonics gold wing 40 - anyone have any experience with this fin?
Last edited by Ken; 18th March 2008 at 10:08 PM.