I'm starting to sail a shorter board now (Bic Hip-Hop, 8'4") in
anything 5.0 and below. I have had some really *** problems with
spinout, and almost every sailor I have talked to about the Hip-Hop
has made the same remark: the board does spin out a lot. I bought
an Ian Boyd bump-and-jump, and while this doesn't stop the spinout,
it at least makes it very easy to correct and get back on course.
My question: what can I do with fin placement on this board to
decrease the tendency to spin out? Do smaller boards in general
tend to spin out more, and what is the reason for that?