The reality for many of the fast local venues is seaweed. It is essential to have a fin that sheds weed, yet still lets you unleash the potential of the flat water and wind available… We have introduced a totally new concept in weed fin design. The TRIBAL line looks unconventional due to the large curvature on the blade leading edge. From the instant classic Weed Speed Series, we have developed the specialised shallow water range for our riders who are gifted with access to dead flat water afforded by shallow seaweed beds.
SHALLOW WATER WEED CHALLENGE
We looked at the locations, and the requirements to suit this style of sailing afforded by shallow seaweed beds. The challenges include the extra drag and erosion when cutting through surface type seaweed, starting in shallow water where the fin is likely to drag along the bottom, and the extreme rake causing problems with balance and power. We engineered the fin to simultaneously consider these constraints, and the design shape is unique as a result.
OUTSTANDING LOW-END POWER & RESISTANCE TO SPIN-OUTS
The designed-for-purpose foil profile delivers outstanding low end power and resistance to spin-out, with unmatched recovery behaviour. This means you can run a much shorter fin than other shallow water types for the same amount of power, but with drastically reduced drag and increased condfidence to push at speed. We have achieved this despite running extreme rake angles towards the tip- higher than with other brands, to give you more weed penetration capability where it counts, with a tip shape that doesn’t dig into the ground when you have to start really shallow.
IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT SPEED ON WEEDBEDS, NOTHING COMES CLOSE… LET THE GPS DO THE TALKING FROM HERE!