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Expensive fin vs stingray

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Created by bludga 2 months ago, 10 Apr 2019
bludga
QLD, 164 posts
10 Apr 2019 8:59AM
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Collision with quite a large ray in the deeper water out the front of Wynnum. From here I will try to find a G10 that I am happy with but that ZSL46 soft- is going to be hard to beat.

BSN101
WA, 1598 posts
10 Apr 2019 1:37PM
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Is the fin hollow? Surely that should not have split like that.

bludga
QLD, 164 posts
10 Apr 2019 3:46PM
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Doesn't appear to be hollow, but a bunch of layups of different carbons. These fins are designed for a specific performance, not durability. We're not sposed to hit anything with them.

vando
QLD, 3400 posts
10 Apr 2019 9:17PM
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Done that a few times but mainly on Turtles .

tonyk
QLD, 33 posts
10 Apr 2019 9:19PM
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Hope u made sure that Ray was not injured Bludger. He might put in a liability claim against you :-)

Cocky2
QLD, 121 posts
11 Apr 2019 7:27AM
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bludga said..


Collision with quite a large ray in the deeper water out the front of Wynnum. From here I will try to find a G10 that I am happy with but that ZSL46 soft- is going to be hard to beat.


Try the Tribal fins G10.
Board Crazy has some sizes in stock .
sometimes if sailing upwind at Wynnum I use a weedspeed Tribal for the fact that there are so many turtles and stingrays in that area.
Have hit a turtle at full speed with G10 Tribal weedspeed and slightly damaged fin without stacking.

bludga
QLD, 164 posts
11 Apr 2019 8:06AM
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Thanks Cocky. I had a look at what Tribal has to offer, but I'm not prepared to deviate from the old school/conventional/traditional style of fin.
At the moment my no. 1 pick is Tectonics Raptor, and second choice would be the Vector Canefire, but the latter won't be as good in choppier water. I have that one already in 44cm.



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