|The C3 Slingshot 21cm|
First Martin van Meurs explained the C3 Slingshot will make speedsurfing easier, more accesible for normal people. That is what we all would like to see. Also it doesn't happen often a 100% speedsurfing part is produced, soo this is good news at least 1 more in the surfbusiness dares to invest into speedsurfing.
From my technical analysis the C3 Slingshot is totally opposite of most other 100% speedfin designs I have seen last years. No, I haven't tried the slingshot.
Conventional speedfin designs: These fins (compared to slalomfins) offer a bit less control, a small working range, in its sweetspot the conventional speedfin has superlow drag. (I think only 2 speedsurfers in the Netherlands are able to really get into the sweetspot of such designs)
C3 Slingshot design: More control vs slalomfins, a bigger working range vs slalomfin.... Overall a bit more drag? Given the deviations we have, this drag might be overall as good as conventional slalomfins?!? Everybody will surf in the sweetspot of the slingshot design, speedsurfing will be easier, speedresults will be more consistent. Less potential, less danger, less risk....
Sizes: 19cm / 21cm / 23cm
When speaking for myself, I keep on training to get used to conventional speedfin designs.... I like the feeling of having a lot of potential underneath my feet, eventhough not being able (yet) to profit, just hope someday my effort pays out. But for competition (when I want to do it the easy way), I might go for an idea like the slingshot......