SO what do we know about the function of fins for twin tips?
I do know smaller fins and more elongated fins (vs a sharp peaked fin that drops off) is better for wakestyle as the skatier feel makes for a better experience while doing lots of rotational tricks.
Seems to me for high powered big air that bigger fins with a taller "bite" (the long part of the fin that represents the leading edge where the fin first splits the water) seem to track better and perhaps let you load more?
I am experimenting with different fin shapes/sizes and attempting to research more. I have a high wind board I LOVE but due to its rocker can be a headache to upwind sometimes. Adding on larger fins seems ot improve the experience for big air style tricks.
Overall I seem to like the feel of 52mm fins over 42mm fins for big air and I like smaller Wake fins (28mm) for more low alt tricks. I am eyeballing larger TT fins (50-60mm).
Anyone try different materials? eg, How do Carbon fins compare with G-10 fins vs plastic fins? What does the scale of stiffness actually DO in terms of fin performance on a TT? I read complaints about softer materials back in 2012 when CrazyFly came out with a compound. How do super stiff carbon fins feel? Anyone out there riding North/Duotone Carbon 5.0 (50mm) fins?
I came up with these articles from Mark Shinn in a blog by Progression. Anyone else have info regarding TT fin design and selection? Only thing I do not care for re: the article is that they entrust too much to manufacturers as the manuf like to overstate their gear's usage/application (with every kite being the best at every discipline) .
http://www.progression.me/blog/tech-ser ... the-board/
https://www.progression.me/blog/tech-se ... the-board/