Toby wrote:ouch, hurt my finger on a fin, which is dangerously sharp. If you would crash on it, it will just slice into your muscles like nothing else. The sharpest fins I ever had on a board...
Riding on a buggy back from the lagoon, I meet another guy, who had a deeper cut in his hand from a fin.
Do they really need to be so sharp? I will sand it off, since I think they are way too dangerous!
Getting back to Toby's original question, which did not specify the exact type of kiteboard fin. I am guessing that the fin that cut Toby was like the one in the picture of the North board (a TFC fin) .
Presently, kiteboards use three different types of fins... (1) fins for twintips, (2) fins for surfboards, and (3) fins for race boards.
I have been convinced, from the beginning (for me 9 years), that twin tips don't really function much better with sharp fins........but, I am pretty sure that race boards need sharp fins to function competitively. At this point, I am skeptical about the value of sharp fins on a surfboard.
I remember a post on this forum, a few years ago, where the kiter stated that the sharp TFC fins really improved the performance of his twintip. Does anyone else feel that way about the thinner, more flexible or sharper twintip fins?