Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Shorter back fin

Forum for everyone who is into racing and speeding on kites.


User avatar
swell
Frequent Poster
Posts: 312
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:48 pm
Kiting since: 0
Gear: the fastest
Brand Affiliation: None

Shorter back fin

Postby swell » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:42 pm

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?

Thanks for your input :bye:

rjb
Medium Poster
Posts: 136
Joined: Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:47 am
Kiting since: 1999
Local Beach: sal and
greece
Style: strapless wave and tricks
Gear: cabrinha drifter , phenom
Brand Affiliation: cabrinha
Location: miami

Re: Shorter back fin

Postby rjb » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:13 pm

if the frontfins are bigger they keep your nose down
the board gets less nervous and bites more for upwind

damian
Rare Poster
Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2003 8:08 am

Re: Shorter back fin

Postby damian » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:22 am

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??

rjb
Medium Poster
Posts: 136
Joined: Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:47 am
Kiting since: 1999
Local Beach: sal and
greece
Style: strapless wave and tricks
Gear: cabrinha drifter , phenom
Brand Affiliation: cabrinha
Location: miami

Re: Shorter back fin

Postby rjb » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:15 pm

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


Return to “Kiteracer”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Feedfetcher, Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests