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outcast



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:12 pm    Post subject: RE: Carbon fins Reply with quote

Yeah... because your wallet will be lighter
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coachg



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:47 pm    Post subject: RE: Carbon fins Reply with quote

I dont think you will have much success finding a freeride fin made off carbon. Most carbon fins are race/pointer or early planing blade fins. So if you want a carbon fin to help you plane earlier, it wont be a freeride.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:56 am    Post subject: RE: Carbon fins Reply with quote

If I got the question right, you want to get another fin for earlier planning. Im trying this now. Im also looking to be more powered up in lighter wind, rather than working to maintain a plane. For my lightest wind set-up, Ive got a big, more pointer style fin (50cm). My other freeride fin is 40cm. I hope to use the 50cm in lightest wind & can switch to the 40cm if its a bit too much. I hope to put it to the test soon. I ended up talking to gsport on this & found them helpful as fins is all they do.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:25 am    Post subject: RE: Carbon fins Reply with quote

What size is your biggest sail? If you are looking at a 46 cm fin I would guess around 7 to 8 meters? For earlier planing a larger fin is better up to a point. Your board will determine how large a fin you can use.

For me, it is the other way around. My 45 is G-10 and my 55 is carbon. The G-10 has more flex so it gives a smoother ride in chop and I use it with smaller sails. My 55 is stiffer and I use it for flat water, light wind planing.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:10 pm    Post subject: RE: Carbon fins Reply with quote

If your board size is 130 liters or larger, that is too small a fin. 50-56 cm with an 8.4 sail.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:27 pm    Post subject: RE: Carbon fins Reply with quote

Yup,
Already tuned him out. You may have noticed I have not bothered replying to his double talk. Maybe a bipolar issue?

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