|Steve flying with massive grip|
The speed fin was originally Farrels idea, to combine all of our knowledge to make the ultimate speed fin. We were looking for a fin to basically get us over 50knots when the perfect day arrived. We are lucky in that we have West Kirby on our doorstep -a man made lake on the Wirrel coast, exposed to Westerlies which funnel across the top of Wales, also often giving the optimum angle and of course with very flat water. Although it can be mirror flat in the top corner, we still get some rolling chop towards the end of the course to deal with when the angle is perfect, but we didn't set out to make any concessions to control in the chop! It was never a commercial venture, we just did it because we wanted to go faster.
Is the K4 speedfin also quite flexible like the unique wavefins K4 fins? Why did you chose hard or soft stiffness?
Why is the profile asymetric?
I read about 20cm long, is this the size recommended for most speedboards?
|West Kirby wall|
Our 20 cm is rock solid even in the most extreme gusts and when running through the end of course chop. Farrel and myself are at opposite ends of the weight spectrum and it worked well for both of us, so our next prototype will be considerably smaller. Still aiming for absolute minimum drag and ultimate top speed, with no concession to control or power as we seem to be achieving those regardless.