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 Post subject: Re: Airush 2012 New Sectors -- 54, 60, and 66cm V3
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:49 am 
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borist wrote:
Robbie, did you try to ride your S52 with only 2 back fins? I'm sure it would not be well balanced, but might be doable (riding more on the back foot). Plus very easy to try


G'day Borist,

I have a Sector 60, not 52.

I used to have a North 2010 race board which had larger rear fin with smaller front fins and this board was very back foot heavy and no where near as comfortable as the Sector. I think that the larger front fins is what makes the Sector so stable and comfortable and changing that would be a step in the wrong direction. I wouldn't mind loosing some of the upwind abilities but so long as the turning is better especially when used in small waves which is what I'm after.

I think I'll look into the windsurfing fins too, sounds like there might be some choice out there!

cheers for now,

Robbie :D


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 Post subject: Re: Airush 2012 New Sectors -- 54, 60, and 66cm V3
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:51 am 
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ronnie wrote:
Puetz, you could buy Windsurf quad waveboard fins with mini-tuttle bases. They are designed to work as a set and they have a good range of sizes and could maybe advise on the best combination of rear fins to go with the front canted fins.

The areas are in square cms.

http://www.mauifin.com/fins/multi-fins/quad/


... thanks for that, good idea, I'm gunna look into it!


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 Post subject: Re: Airush 2012 New Sectors -- 54, 60, and 66cm V3
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:19 am 
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I had the fins delivered yesterday for the new 54 V3, so I will get out on it as soon as the wind blows - it's flat calm all over the UK.

Normally when I look at production fins I always get the feeling that they were an afterthought to the board.. but I have to say that the original sector fins were good but the V3 carver set look very good.
- thin twisty tips
- mild cant and asymmetric front fins
- thin chord throughout
- milled g10 bases
I'm pretty sure you would struggle to get anything purpose built that would be better... and lookng at the prices as accessories they are a hell of a lot cheaper than windsurf fins (I have a feeling w/s fins would be way too stiff)..


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 Post subject: Re: Airush 2012 New Sectors -- 54, 60, and 66cm V3
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I had the fins delivered yesterday for the new 54 V3, so I will get out on it as soon as the wind blows - it's flat calm all over the UK.

Normally when I look at production fins I always get the feeling that they were an afterthought to the board.. but I have to say that the original sector fins were good but the V3 carver set look very good.
- thin twisty tips
- mild cant and asymmetric front fins
- thin chord throughout
- milled g10 bases
I'm pretty sure you would struggle to get anything purpose built that would be better... and lookng at the prices as accessories they are a hell of a lot cheaper than windsurf fins (I have a feeling w/s fins would be way too stiff)..


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 Post subject: Re: Airush 2012 New Sectors -- 54, 60, and 66cm V3
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:26 pm 
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10mph average cross-off for you tomorrow though :thumb:

We have wind here as well but I'll be booted and suited conducting interviews all afternoon :cry:

Let us know how you get on.

Laters

John


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 Post subject: Re: Airush 2012 New Sectors -- 54, 60, and 66cm V3
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:38 am 
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This was the wind last night, or should I say the total lack of it! Sectors go pretty early, but the perpetual motion device is still a way off.. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Airush 2012 New Sectors -- 54, 60, and 66cm V3
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Blade Trigger 2012 10m and Sector V1


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 Post subject: Re: Airush 2012 New Sectors -- 54, 60, and 66cm V3
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So what's the best size? How much of a difference is there in the low end and maneuverability of the 52 and 60? Which one is more "fun"?


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 Post subject: Re: Airush 2012 New Sectors -- 54, 60, and 66cm V3
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Kamikuza wrote:
So what's the best size? How much of a difference is there in the low end and maneuverability of the 52 and 60? Which one is more "fun"?


I'd say 60 at 82kg. i found it carves better, and does a better job in light winds, feels more balanced and more versatile. That said I have given the two boards to lighter riders 65-70 kg and all these guys say that hey prefer the 52.. so I would say the answer is weight related. Quite a few have gone for smaller fins on the 52 though...


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 Post subject: Re: Airush 2012 New Sectors -- 54, 60, and 66cm V3
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I had a session on the new 54 today :-)
8m Varial X full power to extreme under power. Flat water to head high, sometimes larger cross onshore break.

It's very nice... a lot more capable under power than I expected! Infact i had to remind myself that I was on a free race board charging through the surf. The 3 fins give a lot of control and directional stability. I found myself carving, popping and clearing the white water with eas - a very confident feel to the board straight from the off. A lot of rail to rail confidence. I did some comparative testing between the three stock fins and the smallest set of v2 quads I could find. I also took some go-pro footage and will try and get it up in the next day or so.

If the 60 holds as much potential as the 54 in terms of handling I think it will be a significant step forward. I'll post up more specifics soon..


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