Fins for Windsurfboard

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Windsurfing Finns

Analogous to other water sports, windsurfing boards work for quick changes of direction, speed and performance with Finns at the bottom. There are several influencing factors that determine the choice of the right fin for your respective windsurfing board. For example, the larger the windsurf sail, the longer the windsurfing fin should be to adequately control the windsurfboard. Too small fins and too much power in the large sail threatens the lateral drifting on the water, the so-called spin-out. The decision for the right Finn also depends on other factors, the Anstecksystem the windsurfing, for example, area and area of application.

Tasks of the windsurfing fin

The windsurfing fin first of all works as a windsurfing tracker; It converts the wind pressure that comes from the wind into propulsion, which causes the windsurfing board to glide on the water. The Windsurffinne is mounted to the stern of the windsurfing board with the help of a screw and fin plates. As a holder for the fin is a so-called fin box (also called Finnenbox). There are various boxing systems in the area of windsurfing. The screw length varies depending on the fin box system and the thickness of the stern. In general, the fin screws have a thickness between 45 and 80 mm. Basically, the longer the windsurfing turf, the sooner the board slides on. Especially vertically shaped fins offer maximum speed.

Types of windsurfing fins

Windsurfing has a variety of different fin shapes and shapes. Construction and material are mainly based on the respective application areas of windsurfing boards. Freestyle fins are ideal for flat tricks and smaller waves. They are short, but have plenty of surface and a wide top for ideal grip in powerful maneuvers. Freeride fins are shaped with a very steep rake and, thanks to their relatively uniform, long profile course, they enable high speeds without loss of control. While racing fins in windsurfing with their stiffness and a shortened leading edge for radical speed performances are designed, there are also so-called seagrass fins, which allow by their angle of attack windsurfing in sea grass. Specifically, the shapes of the seagrass Finns are based on the riding styles Wave, Race, Freestyle and Freeride.