Fin Position with Adam Lewis - Boards Windsurfing

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Fin Position with Adam Lewis

The fin set up tips are rolling in this morning, now Point7 team rider and UK hotshot Adam Lewis is giving his tips on fin adjustments for your wave boards.

Adam Lewis, fin choice is a confusing matter!

“With all of these Muti-fin boards available on the market it can be tricky to know how to set your fin position or fin size, both of which can have a big influence on your boards performance. With the introduction of Power and tuttle box, most people don’t need to change the fin position until their first wave board. It is then very easy just to whack the fin in the middle and not really tune the position to suit you.

Changing the fin position can really change how the board feels and turns. It is however very easy to tune the fin position or positions keeping to this simple rule. If you move the fin or fins forward it will loosen the board up. What this does is, make it easier to turn or break the fin/s loose. However loosening the board like this can also mean the board with be more prone to spin out as the fin/s become further under you back foot it means less force it needed to break the fin/s loose. Moving the fin/s back gives better up-wind performance, more control and speed.  The board however can become harder to turn.

Fin back : These however are basic rules and the only way to tell what’s best for you, is to try. You can also use these rules to get the most out of your board in different conditions. For example I move my fin fairly far forward for snap and slide in onshore conditions.

Fin forward : I move the slightly further back in offshore conditions where you use more speed and the control is nice in longer drawn out turns.”

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