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raceboard fins for women

Postby moo » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:04 pm

Hi
There doesn't seem to be much discussion around set-up for women kite racers. Do they use the same size fins? or smaller eg 38cm.
It would seem that the top women still use the same 70cm wide boards and don't opt for anyhting much narrower.
Appreciate any advice

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Re: raceboard fins for women

Postby tautologies » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:12 am

moo wrote:Hi
There doesn't seem to be much discussion around set-up for women kite racers. Do they use the same size fins? or smaller eg 38cm.
It would seem that the top women still use the same 70cm wide boards and don't opt for anyhting much narrower.
Appreciate any advice


It goes by weight and not sex :-) check out Rista website. He has a fin selector, which is basically based on weight. Personally I think there are a lot more variables to worry about for fin selection, but that is me..and I am not very good at this.

In addition to weight I would assume the leg strength is important. :-)

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Re: raceboard fins for women

Postby ronnie » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:02 pm

Erica describes her fins in this (at 6:30), but she would have different sets for different conditions, and maybe even different boards. Paolo Rista links fin size to board width too.


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Re: raceboard fins for women

Postby tautologies » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:15 am

Ronnie that makes so much sense to me. I ride in smooth super light wind conditions, and I ride in more windy, ultra chop, and those two bring about completely different sets of challenges :-)

I'd go as far as saying different types of conditions would easily benefit form having very different boards AND fins. That said, it is unfeasible for most of us to afford a board for each different possible configuration :-)

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Re: raceboard fins for women

Postby Nico » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:33 pm

And thats the beauty of the one design !
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Re: raceboard fins for women

Postby tautologies » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:23 am

Nico wrote:And thats the beauty of the one design !
Nico


yup :-)


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