I have had each year of sectors,all the small ones, and as an x windsurf racer I want to lock in up wind and have good control downwind, but not the slap slap bounce of the big wide boards,
I was mega disappointed with my new sector 54, it was neither of the above, but that was no surprise as the swept back fins gave me the clue as what to expect, so out came my 20 cm straight race fins that I had to use on last years sector 52 as the standard fins were too big,
Well! What a difference, fantastic,the difference was amazing, the little sector rose up on to it's fins and swung up into wind, tracked along very quickly and then the gybe was for some reason much easier than on last years, it felt more stable and forgiving as I shuffled my feet around, is there more volume in the back? Or is it cos I have lost a lot of weight? Or both?
Anyways it is way easier to gybe,
So at the moment I am using it with a slot blanker in the rear middle, two 20 cm straight race fins slightly cant-ed in the 2 rear slots,and then the two standard swept back fins in the forward slots,
I think that due to the fins not cant-ed at the same angle there is a lot of turbulence caused by the wash from the forward fins hitting the rear fins, so I am asking has anybody else out there tried other fins to get more upwind lock on?
Are fins available in the uk?