On twintips, fin size does not really matter for upwind abilitympitre wrote:Is there a big difference between a 1.5 fin and a 2.0 fin for a beginner? I've read articles that switching fin size can improve your boards upwind ability. It's hard to decipher from all of the marketing by the kite/board companies.
My 2006 Slingshot Glide will fly upwind and has almost no fin.Peter_Frank wrote:
What matters for upwind ability is the board size, width, outline, and curve.
Not the fin size
Yes, I would say that's the definition of an easy upwind twintip board. Wide, straight outline, slightly rounded corners. Fins are usually about 5cm (2in) but a bit smaller or larger does not matter. Some manufacturers add a larger middle fin (e.g. Flysurfer on their door and race boards) that one makes a big difference.SalmonSlayer wrote:wide, flat board with a fairly straight heel side edge.
IF --- Your a beginner :mpitre wrote:Is there a big difference between a 1.5 fin and a 2.0 fin for a beginner?
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