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1008keyroute



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:30 am    Post subject: WindSUP fin? Reply with quote

What's the fin of choice out there for windSUP? Powerbox, USbox...what gets you upwind yet still turns on a wave? I'm primarily thinking about the non-centerboard crossovers.
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nw30



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Location: The eye of the universe, Cen. Cal. coast

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 8-10 x 32 Starboard w/ 5 fin boxes and a mast plug.
The center box is a US box, the rest are small side bite boxes. For Paddling, a quad or thruster setup works the best (for me), but for sailing, just the center box with a 9" wave fin alone works the best, the side bites toe in and slow the board down when sailing.
If that helps.

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DAVIBO



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject: SUP FIN Reply with quote

most versatile I've found is the biggest weed fin you can find as it has enough chord for a big sail and tracks well for paddling, I'm using an old one on a 9'10 Allwave and it works great - the little 5" fins are great @ low tide, but don't plane up as fast
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zenzen



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Location: sherman oaks CA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a few us box fins i use for sailing my sups.
The bigger the board the longer and my smallest is a 7.5 inch wave/weed fin for an 8.11 board and it is barely enough, but it is better in the waves than my 9 inch wave weed.
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d0uglass



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Location: Bonita Springs, Florida

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Exocet 11'8" windsup.

My preferred fin for wind-powered waveriding is a 32 cm "NoSpin" from Maui Ultra Fins. Usually used with a 6.8 wavesail. Planes earlier, goes faster, and actually turns tighter with that fin than with a 25 cm wardog weed-wave fin.

Other tuning that works well for waves: Mast base all the way back, front footstraps all the way forward, back footstrap all the way back.

My experience is mostly in small (2-3') waves, though, so things could be different in bigger surf.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not much different james. i've become used to a 38 cm kona surf fin for most of my light wind and 8 foot and smaller waves. when the wind is side shore to side off, and the waves are really big, i use a free ride 32. still looking for the perfect fin though....
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