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 Post subject: Stupid Fins Question.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 2:07 pm 
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I don't know about fins. How do they work, why, and why do they go on the way they go on the board?

Sorry for the dumb question, just been bugging me a lot lately.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 2:21 pm 
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Bm old son that's a silly question, the fins are to stop you wearin the paint of yer board when ya ride it up the beach
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Jerry Lopez once said:
"the fin is there to make the tail stay behind the nose of the board"


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just wanted to learn about the differne't shapes, and what not.


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Sorry can't help you with the different shapes but found this reall great desciption of what-not's online.

hope this is of some help to you. :wink: :wink: :wink: :D

WHAT-NOT, a piece of furniture, derived from the French étagère, which was exceedingly popular in England in the first three-quarters of the 19th century. It usually consists of slender uprights or pillars, supporting a series of shelves for holding china, ornaments or trifles of any kind—hence the allusive name. In its English form, although a convenient drawing-room receptacle, it was rarely beautiful. The early mahogany examples are, however, sometimes graceful in their simplicity.


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thats neat


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 7:59 pm 
Fins are a whole lot more important than u think!

Give it a try - try different fins and see the difference. Low drag is clearly the nicest thing in the world. They will increase every level of your kiteboarding.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 8:35 pm 
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why do you need fins at all? When you edge the board, the entire board becomes a fin. Are fins a left over from the big floaty poleboards?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 10:53 pm 
Fins?
In America we call people from Finland "Fins"


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thats amazing.......................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

in europe we call americans, 'yanks'.

i wonder what would happen if i put a couple of yanks on the bottom of my twin tip????????????????????


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