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Re: Help Selecting DW Fin For Falcon.
« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2017, 04:49:12 PM »
At 1:35 is a nice round-up broach and dump - on a powered kite run.  Slamming into the backside of that one wave was just enough to throw the bow broadside and carve up.  The guy on the kite sheet was clueless.  But looked like more driver error than anything.  He was running very hot.  And the kite sheet looked cleated - and main fully eased.

On a SUP same sort of thing.  Nose ploughs down a wave and twists - wave behind pushes and stalls your fin as you slow from the pearl - and get ready to be wet.  Ever since that happened to me years ago - have been super sensitive to fin stall angling down and across waves.  Best is to practice with the tracking Elite in more docile conditions - since that fin stalls and gets a bubble in an instant.  yugi - what fin have you been using when you broach?  And what puts you into this situation?

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Re: Help Selecting DW Fin For Falcon.
« Reply #61 on: February 07, 2017, 05:00:29 AM »
What are you guys doing for broaching to be such a concern for you? I haven't broached for a couple of years. I've almost forgotten what it's like. IMO broaching is more about getting caught standing where you shouldn't be than fin choice. But then again maybe I hardly ever broach because I use squirrel-type fins :)

If your back foot is over your fin you will be unlucky to broach. So if you feel you are going to broach then my advice is to get back on your board FAST, and use your paddle to pivot your nose downwind.

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Re: Help Selecting DW Fin For Falcon.
« Reply #62 on: February 07, 2017, 09:19:57 AM »
Haha A10 - broaching to me reflects user error not responding to fin stall fast enough by staying feet planted.  The squirrel does not have a huge area to generate a bubble so it should be ok for that.  The SIC 7.0 seems to perform best out of my 8 fin choices with zero broaching and enough stability on my 23 - so that is my goto fin.  Basically you do need to move your balance point immediately to prevent a broach.  Stepping back heavy to the side where the wave is pushing - and heading down that wave - does work to prevent a broach.  For me it is a fun little challenge - like skidding down a wave vs surfing it.  Keeps it fun out there.

Broaching situations occurred most often on my carbon Touring with the piercing displacement.  In steep waves entering Squamish where it shallows up - you learn real fast to move back fast.  As well one time with Luc at Ambleside - tried his wood Touring in cresting beach swells - and did a perfect broach save.  Haha - still remember that as I has normal clothes on.  That board has a heavy nose that pearl twists - and with a pintail makes stepping back not good for the timid.  Luc loved that board at one time - and since purchased about 5 different boards per year.  He is getting close to you A10 - but does not keep so many at one time as you.  ;)
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Re: Help Selecting DW Fin For Falcon.
« Reply #63 on: February 07, 2017, 09:40:33 AM »
We probably agree... It's ok for you guys anyway because I hear that Trump is about to issue an Executive Order that will ban people who broach from mainland US, its territories and neighbours. Problem solved!

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Re: Help Selecting DW Fin For Falcon.
« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2017, 09:47:36 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Help Selecting DW Fin For Falcon.
« Reply #65 on: February 07, 2017, 04:06:29 PM »
Have kept that green Ultra Race on coldsup.  Today that fin performed flawlessly.  Gave good stability yet turned ok.  No broaching tendency and speed ok.  Maybe it was just getting used to it.  As noted I have not used much my mid-sized fins in a long while.  But am starting to appreciate their attributes again. 

Here are a few pics of our latest snowfall delaying our spring flowers we sometimes get by now.  Everyone here is pretty much fed up with all this snow nonsense.  We like our roads clear and when we want snow - we just drive 25 min to get plenty of snow on our local mtns.  Whatever - still went paddling anyways.  :)
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Re: Help Selecting DW Fin For Falcon.
« Reply #66 on: March 06, 2017, 03:36:46 PM »
So, a mini update. I went today for a quick 3 mile paddle escorting some swimmers and happened upon an absolutely glorious shoulder-head high peeling glassy right. I couldn't say no even though I was on the Falcon, not the ideal "surf" board by any means, but the HI DW fin was amazing. Dropping into steep waves it surfed perfectly and held high on the face over sucking-dry reef. Stability was great in cross chop. Tracking was good, unlimited strokes on whichever side I chose, but still loose enough to turn reasonably well when I wanted. There may be better fins for some conditions, but for all-around the HI DW is my ideal.  8)

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Re: Help Selecting DW Fin For Falcon.
« Reply #67 on: March 06, 2017, 03:48:31 PM »
"There may be better fins for some conditions, but for all-around the HI DW is my ideal."

Very interesting.  We have been trying our mid-sized fins as well lately and we are really liking them for extra tracking -> yet ok turning.  On a wave that HI should be in its element.
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