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Thorbjorn
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Long fins or short?

Postby Thorbjorn » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:42 pm

How many riding with shorten fins?
Do I get more out my kitesurfing if I shorten them?

I’m heavy rider 120kg
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Re: Long fins or short?

Postby panchito » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:10 pm

is a question of taste , conditions and board shape.
with 75 kgs i ride a 135 x 43 board with 6cm high aspect fins because with the stock 5cm fins my board was a bit to loose for my taste .

So try it and you´ll know better

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Re: Long fins or short?

Postby chipmunk » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:20 pm

I am around 100kg with years of experience with kites and windsurfers and I have made both types of boards and the odd kite speed board

I have a Shinn pro132-42 production board it came with 6cm fins and I found it to be stiff when sliding it into a turn plus it made my back leg cramp up,
So I put 5cm fins on it.
Totally changing the boards performance for the better .
Faster ,easier on the back leg and sweeter in the waves and more control on flat water

Try a set of small fins for a week and see how you get on
Hope this was helpful
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Re: Long fins or short?

Postby panchito » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:28 pm

chipmunk wrote: 60cm fins


Wow ... no wonder .... must be really hard to kite with such long fins :cool2:


Jokes apart ... yeah is all a question of taste


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Re: Long fins or short?

Postby Thorbjorn » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:29 pm

Thanks fore the advice.

The best thing is to try, I was thinking off 2.5 cm but it will be to short.

May by 4 cm or 5cm. On my EXT there are now 6cm fins and I find them to stiff.

Thorbjorn

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Re: Long fins or short?

Postby chipmunk » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:37 pm

Saludos
Thank You :thumb:
Like this one ?
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