clydesdale wrote:will it ride fine w/out the center heelside fin or is performance dependent on it?
i ride in shallows alot and that would get clipped off
KYLakeKiter wrote:This may just be me, but I have an old Cabrina Vari 148 that has a 6 fin (2 in the center) setup. I have tried it many times with all 6 fins on it, and I find the center fins almost useless. They seem to have no upwind improvement, and only have a negative affect on sliding turns.
My buddy has a Spleene Barn Door 159 that is much like this board (no center fins) which works great. I can get upwind on it somewhere just at or above 7kts. (not measured, just below where the whitecaps appear) It is an awesome utility board that gets the job done.
I imagine that this Flydoor will be equally good as it looks like the same type of board (it must be improved somehow), but I wouldn't put much hope in what that center fin will do for you. Sorry, don't mean to be negative. That has just been what I have experienced with the center heelside fins.
bobber wrote:Gunnar - I bought a Flydoor XL last year. Will the new fin retrofit?
Great board for super light wind if I keep it as flat as possible and use the fin for lift. I had to practice a bit to get the hang of it.
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