BWD wrote:wh'ever happen to the homemade twisted fins?
On to something new already?
Very good resutls so far.
Only had two days in the water.
Second day was a good day for testing as the wind went from light to strong.
So far I can say this....
Increased upwind preformance and speed.
I was also happy to find that the board was actually more stable at high speed when I expected to have problems.
On the downside I found it harder to do jibes while carving. No problem jibing by switching my feet around before or after the carve, just durring the carve... especially if going fast.
I sort of found that the board could easily shoot out infront of me if I misplaced my feet.
Straight downwind is very fast too. Felt like the board could zing out infront of me.
I'm guessing this is because of the reduced drag or "lack of resistance".
I actually got used to it quickly.
One other thing I noticed is that I could ride the board furture back sooner. I'm guessing that reducing the toe-in at the top of the fins reduced the downward pull of the fins.
I also tried the fins in the waves and the turning prefomance seems to be just as good as before.
However I did most of the wave testing in the dark with the moonlight so..... well I was just stoked to be riding waves in the moonlight and not being able to see much.
This weekend I hope to test the fins some more.
I also made a pair of "reshaped" speedwings. It will be intresting to see the combined effect of wings and "Progressive Toe-in" (twisted fins).
Hey Twisted fins sounds good.... I think I'll officially call these fins Twisted Fins
To conclude I'm suprized how much difference they make... I guess water is dense and small changes make quite a difference.