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 Post subject: What fins for Heavy rider
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:48 pm 
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My weight 125kg (275lbs) for my brand new Monaro v5.

Which fins may be good for me? (brand, size)

Thanks in forehand

Thorbjörn


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 Post subject: Re: What fins for Heavy rider
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:32 pm 
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The Monaro looks like it has pretty standard fin positioning so the usual suspects will probably work well.

Z-fins or Ristas are some of the better. 42-43 cm and 3 degree can for the front fins. For high wind racing you probably want something a bit smaller. Z-fins will probably be good even without cant angle some of the bigger guys here use them.

I am only 80kg and I use 42 cm 3 degree cant front and a 39 back fin for normal conditions and 41 cm and 37 cm back fin for high wind.

If you cannot bear off efficiently you are probably using too long fins. That is the only good rule of thumb for fin size I have found. For ultra light wind riding it is all about getting something with enough lift and glide for your weight.

Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: What fins for Heavy rider
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:28 am 
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I was 115 kg, and using f-hot carbon 42 front and 38 rear. They are quite stiff and work really well for heavy weights!


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 Post subject: Re: What fins for Heavy rider
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:25 pm 
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Thanks for all your advice.

Rista don't make kite race fins anymore. I would buy them.

I take I look at your advise :-)


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 Post subject: Re: What fins for Heavy rider
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:44 pm 
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Rista stopping production is news to me. Did you checkout Ristafins.com?

Anyhow since you are in Sweden you can probably find some for sale. Just recently a set was sold on kitesurferen.dk so their "marked" section might be worth a watch.


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 Post subject: Re: What fins for Heavy rider
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:56 pm 
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Yes I mail them there homepage are not updated.

I take I look in kitesurferen.dk


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