Five Ways Standup Race Fins Affect Handling & Performance

Video: Five Ways Standup Race Fins Affect Handling & Performance

A good standup fin can make a big difference in top speed, but where it really makes a difference is in board handling and performance. Helping you move through the water easier, allowing you to track better and letting you worry a lot less about steering so you can stay focused on just paddling.

As conditions change, the ability to adapt and fine tune the characteristics of your board is really important. Rather than buying two or even three boards for different conditions, you can use fins of different sizes and styles and achieve a similar result. It’s really important to have more than one type of fin in your quiver.

In this video Black Project’s founder Chris Freeman (@Chrisk97) talks through five characteristics of paddle board performance which can be influenced by fin choice – Tracking – Stability – Speed – Glide – Buoy Turning.

Learn more about fin choice by checking our our ‘5 Steps to Choosing a SUP Race Fin’ guide.



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