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ZULU FINS

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Created by izymiester > 9 months ago, 16 Nov 2015
izymiester
WA, 286 posts
16 Nov 2015 6:50PM
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New Zulu fin video :)

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shinobi
148 posts
16 Nov 2015 7:07PM
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Noice video!

Could you add some information about the used fins/boards/sail as well with some recommendation for the sizing?

~Shinobi

seanhogan
3082 posts
17 Nov 2015 5:10AM
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got me confused with that colour changing board !!


nice vid

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6763 posts
17 Nov 2015 10:25AM
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Pretty close call near the end.. looks like they hang on in chop..

izymiester
WA, 286 posts
17 Nov 2015 2:22PM
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From the Zulu fins man himself:

@ 25 knots average pd 92L..6.2sqm......34 or 33 Zulu

@30 knots + ....32 Zulu.

We used Zsl- and -- sizes 33 and 34 to compare against. Speed was very similar except in chop and upwind the Zulu had a slightly better performance.

The z fins are raked further back and deep downwind were slightly better.

Difficult compromise as it is all in the rake thus I want to produce two rake options in the future.

izymiester
WA, 286 posts
23 Dec 2015 7:16PM
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Another awesome video started filming a year ago.

I enjoy watching the passion and love of fins and windsurfing this guy brings to the table.




N1GEL
NSW, 861 posts
25 Dec 2015 1:10PM
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izymiester said..
Another awesome video started filming a year ago.

I enjoy watching the passion and love of fins and windsurfing this guy brings to the table.






Respect goes out to the amount of R&D time that goes into the "black art" of producing great fins. Really enjoyed that video mate, and the insight to just how much dedication these guys put into refining what connects the rig and board to the water. Thanks for sharing and enlightening me. I now understand why some brands charge 300 Euros for a handmade carbon skeg.

izymiester
WA, 286 posts
11 Feb 2016 6:28AM
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A new sponsored rider below loving her new fins. There is also a few pros doing some serious testing of these in real world racing conditions at TWS centre in Tenerife where they are running pre season PWA slalom training with many top pros.





N1GEL
NSW, 861 posts
11 Feb 2016 11:50AM
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izymiester said..
A new sponsored rider below loving her new fins. There is also a few pros doing some serious testing of these in real world racing conditions at TWS centre in Tenerife where they are running pre season PWA slalom training with many top pros.







Miriam... Nordic Godess

sick_em_rex
NSW, 1582 posts
11 Feb 2016 1:26PM
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izymiester said..
A new sponsored rider below loving her new fins. There is also a few pros doing some serious testing of these in real world racing conditions at TWS centre in Tenerife where they are running pre season PWA slalom training with many top pros.







ugly disgusting tattoos. What a waste.

Dezza
NSW, 664 posts
11 Feb 2016 4:02PM
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really? I don't think so, Im planning to get the same

petermac33
WA, 5343 posts
11 Feb 2016 5:23PM
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It's part of the New Age Movement---to morally decay society. All that ink--some of it must surely find its way into the bloodstream.

izymiester
WA, 286 posts
10 Mar 2016 6:39PM
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Vincent Langer GER-1/Professional Windsurfer IFCA German slalom champion Vincent Langer had the opportunity to test Zulu fins during his recent visit to Langebaan, South Africa, while testing Fanatic slalom prototypes. He speaks to Zulu fins creator Robbie Bense about his fin requirements at the top end of sport, and his experience of Zulu fins.

izymiester
WA, 286 posts
19 May 2016 7:15PM
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Ordering a batch of fins from South Africa very soon.

They will be about 4 weeks to be made.

PM me for further info about the current Australia deal and save on shipping.

Cheers




petermac33
WA, 5343 posts
7 Dec 2016 8:48PM
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John N let me try out his Zulu 33 on my 97 today with my 6.6 in 15-25 knots.

It felt on the small size for the 65cm wide board. 34 is probably ideal,possibly 35.

Felt real good in the gusts but in the lulls it felt too small for the board.

Fin has a fair bit of rake in the mid and tip sections.

Best fin I've tried so far in the 97 Sonic with a 6.6m is the Techtronic Falcon 34

Perfect size for the board,its just not that great upwind.

djl070
WA, 276 posts
8 Dec 2016 7:32AM
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I've got some Zulu's and they are awesome,never let go,feel secure under foot and lets the board fly.
Couldn't be happier,a great investment

Capie
45 posts
13 Dec 2016 3:30PM
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This probably the piece of kit that made the biggest difference to my sailing. Phenomenal levels of control, especially on the smaller fins.



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