I just replaced the fin on my Bic Rock. The
new fin does not fit snugly in the box. Is
there a tried-and-true solution to this problem?
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When I'm trying to go fast, I tend to be pointing with my
toes -- whenever I lift the windward rail, the rig seems
to slow down and I have more of a tendency to spin out due
to increased pressure on the back foot.
Would anybody care to comment on this obscure piece of
Even if your fin originally fit very snugly, I recommend checking it
every once in a while. A loose fin makes you slower.
/ Juri Munkki / Helsinki University of Technology / Wind / Project /
This way you can have a very tight fin, but you can still adjust it in position
without having to re-add mylar on it...
PS: Once you find the "sweet spot", it is very important to fill the rest of the
box with rubson silicones, il will greatly enhance handling!
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|> until they are thick enough to make your fin fit. As far as I know, almost
|> every fin fits loosely, unless you have a Tuttle/Power/Tiga finbox.
Erik Lindstroem =+ This principle is so
Dept. of Computing Science += perfectly general, that
University of Umea =+ no particular application
Sweden += of it is possible.
Midwest Report: We finally had some decent sailing last week. Four days in a
row of 6.0 or better. Last Monday was awesome. 40+ for over two hours meant
white knuckles and clenched teeth, but a lot of fun. It was the first time
I had ever seen liquid spray at my local sailing spot. Swells over 3' made
great ramps for major air :^). I got beat up pretty badly being a bit
out of shape, but it was definitely worth it.
Bob Poortinga It's a hard wind that's gonna blow ...
> When I'm trying to go fast, I tend to be pointing with my
> toes -- whenever I lift the windward rail, the rig seems
> to slow down and I have more of a tendency to spin out due
> to increased pressure on the back foot.
> Would anybody care to comment on this obscure piece of
> stance technique?
And in all seriousness, it seems to me that if you try to lift the windward
rail, your toe goes down. It is when you try to lift the leeward rail that
your weight goes to the heels and your toe arches back around the footstrap.
This would seem to indicate that one could only display the toe-shaka while
turning upwind....( ? )
>additional tip: glue mylar with superglue, and make enough layers to make it
>near difficult to enter the fin box. Then, for final insertion, apply some
>petroleum jelly to the fin, so that the mylar layers don't get torn off.