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Long pointer fin wanted/jibing advice

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:18 pm
by Winday
I recently bought a used formula board and it came with a 47cm weed fin. I am looking to buy a deep tuttle box pointer fin for it in the 58cm to 65cm range. If anyone is thinking about selling of one of these fins pm me.

Also does anyone have advise for jibing a formula board?

Re: Long pointer fin wanted/jibing advice

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:56 pm
by JayTurcot
No fin to sell but I think the gybing should feel pretty natural.
Only difference I noticed the few times I tried is that you need to really pull up on the front foot in strap.

Re: Long pointer fin wanted/jibing advice

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:41 pm
by fathom
I'm not a formula racer and sold my formula gear, so take it with a grain of salt.
Jibing a formula board requires a huge step from the back foot to the other rail, almost feeling like you're going to step off the other side, sheet in back hand, extend front hand to power the sail and to keep the front of the board in the water as you cross over the chops. Keep it railing through the turn.
It will jibe fairly tight if you're aggressive and keep all the speed.

Re: Long pointer fin wanted/jibing advice

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:44 pm
by fathom
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Re: Long pointer fin wanted/jibing advice

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:47 am
by Winday
I bought a RSX 60cm fin today.

Thanks for the jibing advice, I will try that technique next time I out.