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  1. #505
    Quote Originally Posted by dkarl View Post
    Thruster

    2x10+15 (thruster) might work and it's a setup I run at times. But you should know that just going from 15 to 16 in the back makes quite a significant difference in the stability and drive of the board in turns. So: try it out with 10 Ezzys and the 15 in the back, but don't give up if it is still a bit on the sketchy side. The original 15 Icons you have are a bit more powerful than the Blacktips I run, so maybe the 15 will be fine.
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    Senior Member dkarl's Avatar
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    Now I had to sessions with the wired big 16 cm front twinz.

    And I have to say: like it more than the twins in the rear. For me with 70 kg setting the front rail is way easier this way.

    But obviously this setup is far from perfectly trimmed. The amount of unpredictability is to big. So if the rail is not set right than it breaks out.
    In a straight line no problems at all.

    I have to say that I sail this setup in light wind with 5.2 and in soft and small waves. So the riding speed is slow. One session side shore the other onshore.

    Now I even wonder more what K4 setup would be nice. Maybe a 2+1?
    Or equal 13 cm?

  3. #507
    Nice report. I still think that in the end, you'll be happier with some smaller fronts. But since you seem to like the front fin domination, maybe something like K4 12cm Ezzys and then balance up with something semi-small in the back as a balance.

    I'm actually just waiting for some wind to try out a board designed for large fronts myself. So the concept is not dead and I still miss some things from the say when I used large fronts.
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    I'm also a fan of bigger fronts / smaller rears,
    though it's a set of modified Futures RASTA fins
    (both front and rears asym vector foil,
    11.3 + 9.5 size)
    perfect for playing in smaller waves!
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    Hi Chris, interesting looking fin set up! Have seen similar set ups a lot on sup boards.
    From the size of the fins I would guess the set up feels very very loose.
    What size is the board you use with that fin configuration. And what sail sizes do you use with this? Also interesting: for what body weight this is working?
    How controllable is this small set up when it comes to overpowered sailing?
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    yeah it's very loose allowing to play in the smallest waves yet still very drivey for fast drawn-out turns!
    my board is around 79 liters / 56.2cm wide and I'm using it with 5.1/168cm boom down to 4.4/160cm boom (5-7Bft).
    my body weight is 82kg and when overpowered it is possible to use this setup given board/rigg setup is tuned well.
    in stronger winds/bigger waves i normally change the backfins to ~11cm size for control/hold.
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