Back again, intelligent fins

intelligent windsurfing fins
Feeling a bit better finally! The worst flu ever, still not 100%, but feel good enough to do some blogging.

There is something intresting to read about on the web, or maybe laugh about.

Smart Fins: http://www.smartfins.nl/

From Holland, a very pretty product. Usefull for speed??? Maybe some "power"-surfers like it.











What do I like:
-Looks nice
-New idea, new concept

I hope the developers also thought about this:
-Polished surface, it looks pretty but spinouts quick
-Thick profile, maybe this is related to the polished surface or strenght of material. But a thick profile is not ideal
-cambered profile, so far I know such profile will only work till 110-120 degrees downwind...



Verdict:
Haven't seen or tested anything, so far this could be a gadget for amateur surfers. Or big heavy surfers that need lots of power with reduced finlenght. I am not affraid to get overtaken by this fin, not possible. The idea is quite good, only I guess the thick curved profile isn't very efficient above 35-38kn speeds.

Erik Loots

Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.

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