Re: Fins or no fins
I agree with what your saying. My point is that it is now 2002 (just!) and
we have people that swear by fins (with Robby with his big slot fin as an
extreme) and then we have people with no fins at the other end of the scale.
Board shapers talk about a great board being a millimetre different here and
a millimetre different there, but I think that fact that there are so many
different boards that are so radically different says that there is a long
way to go... There is no hard and fast rule yet as to what works best.
The SBC Kiteboard mag is great. I got it with WindSport mag at the
newsagent. Apparently, from next issue on, it will be distributed as a
Look for Windsport mag, or go to the website address: www.kiteboardmag.com
(although this didn't work when I tried it).
I think the mag is from Canada.
There is also a number to call to order: 416-406-5041
> G'day Dave
> I still think big fins are for people from a windsurf background, these
> people are usually very fit and used to using their legs to control their
> big boards and fins, its the same with boards, Robby does incredible things
> with voluminous, soft railed, multi finned directionals.
> Many different board styles work, especially if you are big and strong, and
> from what I've heard Robby is very strong!
> Just because you can boost higher off the finned end of your Mutant, it is
> not a reasonable thing to say big fins work better on all boards, IMO.
> Another way of interpreting what Adam is saying, is "the more powered you
> ride the less fin you need", on TT and wake style boards especially, and
> even on directionals.
> Can you feed me some info on the magazine publisher/contact details?