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 Post subject: Shorter back fin
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:42 pm 
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What exactly does a shorter back fin (speaking about trifin raceboards) bring?
More loose back feet? Better upwind? More (?) control downwind?
And how much shorter should (if) it be, 2-4cm shorter than the frontfins?

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 Post subject: Re: Shorter back fin
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:13 pm 
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if the frontfins are bigger they keep your nose down
the board gets less nervous and bites more for upwind


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 Post subject: Re: Shorter back fin
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:22 am 
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rjb wrote:
if the frontfins are bigger they keep your nose down
the board gets less nervous and bites more for upwind




So how does that work then??


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 Post subject: Re: Shorter back fin
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:15 pm 
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basically a shorter backfin keeps the board in line and have less drag means the board is faster with a short back fin but the main work is done by the longer trusterfins

how long they have to be in comparison to the backfin u have to try that out
there are a lot of influences like wind strength/ waterconditions/ kitesize which kind of kite u are using/ board length and of course your technique and your weight


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