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Created by Dave K2010 Thursday, 10 Oct 2019
Dave K2010
SA, 5 posts
Thursday , 10 Oct 2019 10:07AM
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After some advice on fins. Thinking of getting a 90 litre Naish Starship and wondering what would be the best fin for speed. Would be sailing mostly in choppy lake water using a 5.7 Hellcat. Was looking at MFC liquid pro in 32 or 30. TIA

LeeD
787 posts
Thursday , 10 Oct 2019 9:13AM
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Order a Tectonics 30 Phoenix in PB.

Sea Lotus
46 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 4:25AM
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I read somewhere that starship is more of a back foot pressure oriented board, olso read somewhere tribal powermax is a good speed freeride fin that takes a lot of back foot pressure in choppy conditions, it may suit the board well.

Shifu
QLD, 1282 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 3:54PM
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Try a slalom fin first. I use them in my all freeride and FSW boards with no issues.

Mark _australia
WA, 19559 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 3:29PM
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^^ I was thinking the same. If you want speed - use a fast fin not a g-10 freeride.....

pepe47
WA, 1263 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 6:59PM
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I'm a bit of a fan of the liquid pro. For the conditions you describe, a dedicated speed fin would have trouble maintaining grip.
A liquid pro 30 should work well with a 90 and 5.7m.

Shifu
QLD, 1282 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 9:04PM
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I sail in very rough open water. No problems with grip. Black project and Select slalom fins work well. Never want to use free ride fins again.

forceten
794 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 9:15PM
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Had this in 100liters. Generally speaking you and others are treating this as a Freeride board.My size may have been different in character, it was a FSW, but friendly , very easy to sail, at the ice cream store it would be vanilla.
the Liquid Pro is a nice fin, Black Project Fins, Maui Ultra Fins all make G10 that are peachy.
OR

4boards.co.uk/product/windsurf/windsurf-fins/k4-fins-fang-freeride/

Whitey76
WA, 39 posts
Saturday , 12 Oct 2019 5:58AM
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I have had a 32cm liquid pro in my 102L freeride board and it was the biggest dog of a fin I have ever used, always spinning out at any speed, and yes I'm very back foot heavy in my stance.
I have a tribal powermax 32cm which works great in my 102L Patrik Fcross. You don't need carbon in small sizes like this especially on freeride.
+1 with Shifu, use slalom fins. I have found freeride fins to be pointless, the best way to get comfort through rough water is to use the lift of a good fin to fly above it!

Tardy
3140 posts
Saturday , 12 Oct 2019 7:36AM
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Dave K2010 said..
After some advice on fins. Thinking of getting a 90 litre Naish Starship and wondering what would be the best fin for speed. Would be sailing mostly in choppy lake water using a 5.7 Hellcat. Was looking at MFC liquid pro in 32 or 30. TIA


HI Dave ,i have a MFC liquid Pro ,nice fin i use them a lot in the ocean ,but if you want speed go for the MFC ,KPR slalom racing ,great fins
they feel weight less under your rear foot and fast .they are awesome fins .$169. at surf&sail WA.

Ben1973
275 posts
Saturday , 12 Oct 2019 7:38AM
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Haven't tried the Phoenix but the Raptor is awesome on bigger boards and the Phoenix is it's little brother so should be great

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LeeD said..
Order a Tectonics 30 Phoenix in PB.

LeeD
787 posts
Saturday , 12 Oct 2019 10:17AM
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Phoenix is slightly wider chord than Raps, about as fast, and much friendlier.
I have 2 Phoenix, 3 Raptors, and 3 Mirages.

Dave K2010
SA, 5 posts
Saturday , 12 Oct 2019 5:44PM
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I appreciate all the advice. Thanks heaps



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