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Speed Weed fin

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Created by Jeppesen A week ago, 14 Jun 2017
Jeppesen
3 posts
14 Jun 2017 8:14PM
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Hi

Can anybody recommend me some good speed weed fins?
Im gonna use it with ISonic 90 (2015) and north warps 6,3 and 7,0.
Im 100 kg.

decrepit
WA, 7472 posts
14 Jun 2017 8:31PM
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I make my own, but if I was going to buy one I'd get a tribal.

firiebob
WA, 2723 posts
14 Jun 2017 8:58PM
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decrepit
I'd get a tribal.


+1

Stretchy
WA, 202 posts
14 Jun 2017 9:00PM
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+1
+1 for Vector also
anyone any experience with BP? Curious about the 50deg

BSN101
WA, 700 posts
14 Jun 2017 9:17PM
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Tribals are nice a slippery and shed weed well too.

legless
NSW, 723 posts
15 Jun 2017 5:52AM
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Jeppesen said..
Hi

Can anybody recommend me some good speed weed fins?
Im gonna use it with ISonic 90 (2015) and north warps 6,3 and 7,0.
Im 100 kg.


It is going to depend on your location and the type of weed you are dealing with. If it is a shallow weed spot you are most likely going to need a delta if not you can usually get away with a weed fin with less rake. The less rake you need to clear the weed the closer to performance of a normal fin you can get.

What location do you need it for.

Tinlyds
NSW, 114 posts
15 Jun 2017 6:31AM
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Stretchy said..
+1
+1 for Vector also
anyone any experience with BP? Curious about the 50deg


I use BPWS 50 and they're awesome. Very quick and don't let go. I sail with them in heavy weed. I also have a 30cm version I use in the deeper water with mild chop.

Stretchy
WA, 202 posts
15 Jun 2017 6:29PM
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Tinlyds said..

Stretchy said..
+1
+1 for Vector also
anyone any experience with BP? Curious about the 50deg



I use BPWS 50 and they're awesome. Very quick and don't let go. I sail with them in heavy weed. I also have a 30cm version I use in the deeper water with mild chop.


Thanks for the response. Tempted to get one for Albany speed sailing

sboardcrazy
NSW, 5817 posts
16 Jun 2017 3:35PM
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I've found the tribals don't shed weed when I'm on and off the plane ( NSW) ..think they are better suited to WA. I do think he makes a few versions so maybe get one with more rake if you sail NSW type weed..

decrepit
WA, 7472 posts
16 Jun 2017 4:11PM
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sboardcrazy said..
I've found the tribals don't shed weed when I'm on and off the plane ( NSW) ..think they are better suited to WA. I do think he makes a few versions so maybe get one with more rake if you sail NSW type weed..


Slowy doesn't sail in our heavy weed spots, so most of the tribals are meant for the odd floating bits of weed. Not trawling through dead flat heavy weed. The guys here that do sail our shallow water, heavy weed spots have reboxed them to more rake, with great success. There is a "super weedy" though, but I'm not sure what rake that is.
Have to agree Sue, when asking about weed fins these days, you need to specify what type of weed.
When somebody doesn't specify, I just assume they're talking about the old standard weed fin, designed for deep water, with the odd bits of weed floating in it.

eckas
NSW, 213 posts
16 Jun 2017 7:20PM
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I'm quite partial to the Gun Sails 'Weed Control' series which carries a 50 degree rake from some pretty serious weed cutting.

aussieboats
NSW, 184 posts
17 Jun 2017 7:21AM
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I have Black projects in stock or can organise what you need , just message me and can help

red
VIC, 687 posts
17 Jun 2017 3:14PM
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Vector speed weeds .. you can also talk to them regarding getting a custom done with increased angle.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 5817 posts
17 Jun 2017 3:25PM
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decrepit said..

sboardcrazy said..
I've found the tribals don't shed weed when I'm on and off the plane ( NSW) ..think they are better suited to WA. I do think he makes a few versions so maybe get one with more rake if you sail NSW type weed..



Slowy doesn't sail in our heavy weed spots, so most of the tribals are meant for the odd floating bits of weed. Not trawling through dead flat heavy weed. The guys here that do sail our shallow water, heavy weed spots have reboxed them to more rake, with great success. There is a "super weedy" though, but I'm not sure what rake that is.
Have to agree Sue, when asking about weed fins these days, you need to specify what type of weed.
When somebody doesn't specify, I just assume they're talking about the old standard weed fin, designed for deep water, with the odd bits of weed floating in it.


Yep I'm talking about Canton beach - thick seagrass and other assorted mat type weed..a bit under the water but in the top end it's thick when dredging..At least that was what it was like a year or so ago when I tried that fin.

jimbob SA
SA, 797 posts
19 Jun 2017 4:48PM
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red said..
Vector speed weeds .. you can also talk to them regarding getting a custom done with increased angle.


+ 1

AUS4
NSW, 809 posts
19 Jun 2017 5:50PM
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red said..
Vector speed weeds .. you can also talk to them regarding getting a custom done with increased angle.



Great fins, I have 3 but you will brake the tips off if you use them in shallow waters like Primbee or Peel street.

Stretchy
WA, 202 posts
19 Jun 2017 6:39PM
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Yep, my 23 is now a 21. Still goes great though

NordRoi
168 posts
19 Jun 2017 9:20PM
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Makani Fins are starting Slalom, Carbon Weed Fins, apparently they are great...not 100% speed sailing, but apparently very fast. It's custom order and probably expensive did not ask more, I'm in a cast for the next 6 weeks(busted calf muscle) so don't won't to torture too much...will see.

BSN101
WA, 700 posts
20 Jun 2017 12:12AM
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Tribal do a SuperWeed fin with more rake. Not used one be seen one and looks real good.
Search the Tribal site for sizes and options. My WeedSpeeds are great.
And priced well within budgets too!

sboardcrazy
NSW, 5817 posts
20 Jun 2017 10:51AM
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NordRoi said..
Makani Fins are starting Slalom, Carbon Weed Fins, apparently they are great...not 100% speed sailing, but apparently very fast. It's custom order and probably expensive did not ask more, I'm in a cast for the next 6 weeks(busted calf muscle) so don't won't to torture too much...will see.


I love Makani weedies for freeriding- lots of grip.. and get me upwind which are my main priorities ..

Stretchy
WA, 202 posts
20 Jun 2017 7:55PM
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BSN101 said..
Tribal do a SuperWeed fin with more rake. Not used one be seen one and looks real good.
Search the Tribal site for sizes and options. My WeedSpeeds are great.
And priced well within budgets too!


Would be nice to know what that rake is



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