New for 2022 - Tracking, Stability & Glide

Ray v2

( 34 )

$175.00

New for 2022 - Tracking, Stability & Glide

Ray v2

( 34 )

$175.00

SUP Race Fin For Increased Tracking & Stability, Ideal For Choppy Water & Long Distances 

The Ray is a SUP racing and touring fin designed to improve board stability and tracking. Ideal for intermediate paddlers and those looking to progress on narrower boards, this is the biggest fin we make and it utilizes an increased depth, greater surface area, and our new Deep Foil Concept for an easier paddling experience. Best-suited for flat and choppy water, the Ray keeps you upright and allows you to focus on improving your form. You’re not fast if you’re falling off, but the Ray keeps the wobbles at bay.

  • A big fin with a thicker foil (24cm / 9.45” & 279cm2 / 43.25 in2 ).
  • Designed for intermediate paddlers and those new to narrower boards.
  • Deep Foil Concept (DFC) increases tracking and stability.
  • Ideal upgrade for many touring and race orientated inflatable boards.
  • Increased foil and surface area enhances tracking and stability, ideal for windy and rough paddling days.
  • Complete with premium fin cover, fin screw, leash string and board sticker

 

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  • Reviews (35)
  1. Hoang Pham-May 17, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    After 2 months of using the Ray2 fin on my starboard I am very happy with it. Stability and tracking is amazing. It is a very stable fin compared to the stocked fin. Tracking is excellent, I can get 2x the strokes on one side compared to the stocked fin. I haven’t been able to use it on a downwind run yet, but I’m looking forward to it. Thanks Chris for creating awesome gears 👏.

  2. Eckomax-April 18, 2022 at 9:54 am

    Dope fin! Use it for days in cruising, down-winding, or when the chops a bit high. Glides awesome! Even got a friend one & they love it too. Looks like my arsenal is becoming all black project lately!

  3. The Ray v2 keeps you straight as a train track

    johnandsusan1-March 18, 2022 at 1:49 am

    Just tried the new Ray and it’s exceptional. I have older BP fins and this new edition allows for excellent tracking. I’m doing 12+ strokes on each side, sometimes more and it’s staying right on line. The glide seems to be great as well. Definitely not feeling a drag or slow down between strokes. I am keeping about a 50 spm count and the speed stays up throughout the stroke and even when changing sides. The stability in light wind chop also seems better than the previous models. I haven’t been in anything super choppy, but I have to believe it will handle that as well. A must add for the quiver!

  4. Great Of All Time (GOAT) Fin

    Dennis P.-March 13, 2022 at 8:08 am

    Finally, I received Ray v2; it was worth the wait. I swapped out my older version of the Maliko fin with this fin and experienced immediate improvement with stability and tracking with my 12’6” Pau Hana Malibu Tour. I put it through its paces from downwind, upwind, and cross currents, river swells. Throughout it all, my board remained stable and tracked exceptionally. During the cross currents and upwind, I was able to track straight by paddling the opposite side of current and choking up on the paddle to fight the strong upwind. Never did I experience a lack of stability or tracking; surprisingly, my turning became easier, which is an added bonus. In conclusion, this is the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T) fin in my humble opinion.

  5. Fast in Japan!

    Robert Reed-November 10, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    I had used an older (borrowed) Maliko model Black Project fin on my Bark 12.6 board and really liked the stability. So, I contacted Chris who recommended the correctly fitting Ray V2. Yesterday I tested it in a choppy swell and could not be more happy. The Ray is much lighter and wider than the Ray, providing greater stability. The light weight makes my CA Bark model even faster! Thank you for the great support and guidance .

  6. If There Is A "Must Have" Fin, This Is It!

    markhodges22-October 28, 2021 at 3:52 am

    This fin is a product that completely performs as advertised. It is both fast and stable, a rare combination It is like adding 2 to 3″ to the width of the board in stability improvement, with no reduction in straightline speed. As the weather, wind, and chop increase the fin really shines with progressively better manners. The fin adds to my confidence. Additionally, the fin is tough and durable. It never comes off my board!

  7. THE BEST FINS

    G. Alejandro Milla P.-October 23, 2021 at 7:57 am

    I have 3 fins, Ray, Tyger and Mailiko.
    The Tyger is great and fast, I use it on a SIC Atlantis 14×26 Board and it is very enjoyable and when I do Downwind, I use the Ray and the Maliko, is an experience.
    today my best fins, highly recommended.

  8. Chaotic water solution

    James Nickerson-October 18, 2021 at 4:39 am

    When I take my 14 x 22 Starboard Sprint to a flatwater race that turns into a rough water race, switching to the Ray gives me the added stability I need to paddle hard. While I can’t always travel with a board for every situation, I can easily pack my quiver of Black Project fins and have the confidence to handle whatever comes up.
    Thx Chris and Team

  9. Ray…the right fin when I needed it

    jeffrey-October 17, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    When I first started on my new 24.5 wide board in rough seas, I was constantly falling in. I spoke with Chris and recommended the Ray fin. It changed everything. Yes I still fell in now and then, but it gave me more confidence to negotiate cross waves and confused seas. In calmer conditions, it helps to extend the boards glide off each stroke. Great fin!

  10. Chaotic water solution

    James Nickerson-October 18, 2021 at 4:39 am

    “When I take my 14 x 22 Starboard Sprint to a flatwater race that turns into a rough water race, switching to the Ray gives me the added stability I need to paddle hard. While I can’t always travel with a board for every situation, I can easily pack my quiver of Black Project fins and have the confidence to handle whatever comes up.
    Thx Chris and Team”

  11. Cuts through the water

    KAREN REDMOND-October 17, 2021 at 10:36 am

    This fin was great for my board that has a displacement hull, it allowed me to remain a little more upright, while cutting through the water for speed and distance.

  12. My most used fin

    Robert Cowan-September 26, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Been using my Ray fin for almost a year, and its the fin I keep coming back to. I use it for flat water racing and training and also downwinding. The fin tracks really well enabling me to dig deep on my power side, while provide good control on my weaker side (where tracking is often an issue). The depth of fin provide really good stability in chop, but glides really well. I use the fin also in down winding , especially to provide stability in my narrower less stable my boards, while Im getting used to them.

  13. Ray

    Fuyuki Tsumagari-August 30, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    I received this new Ray the other day and tried it out right away. Anyway, the stability is different compared to other fins. And the glide with each stroke is really good. It’s a very good fin.

  14. Stability & Control

    Ana Velez-August 15, 2021 at 2:58 am

    I bought a High end touring paddleboard at the end of last year, but while paddling, my board kept going sideways. A friend of mine recommended this fin, and it was just what I needed—fantastic tracking and stability. I’ve been using it for a couple of months now, and I haven’t returned to my other fins. Thank you so much for an amazing product

  15. The Ray was just what I needed

    Mike Sorth-August 1, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Put a Ray on my new Starboard Sprint. Tracks straighter than ever and adds a little stability to the twitchy board. Love it!

  16. Stable, Lift and Speed

    Ionut Dumitrescu-April 10, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Hi all! 2-3 months back I said is time to upgrade my SB Sprint and Allstar and decided to buy some performance fins – Ray, Maliko and Sonic. Used them many times on both Sprint /Allstar and I can say is worth the investment – Ray is super stable (good in choppy water) and has super tracking & glide, felt that from the very first moment when I shift from std fin, gives you good amount of lift, track and then just glides, best distance per stroke in my case. Sonic is more towards advanced, not so stable, but super fast in flat water on my Sprint, good for training and for sure good for flat racing – top speed with Sonic during my first trials with the 3 fins. Maliko I use the most now, I find it in between them and is good for my level now, in choppy, not to rough water for 12 to 14 km sessions. Will soon add the Tiger in my collection to have the full range. Thanks, BlackProject team for fast & safe delivery! Ionut

  17. Ray Fin

    Chris Cabbat-March 8, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    I received my new fin 3 days ago and took it out twice. Off the bat, I noticed stability, control, and speed compared to my stock fin. I wish I knew about this fin a long Instant impact on stability and control. Great tracking with zero perceived drag. So smart. Wish I had ordered long ago! Love Black Project. So want a new paddle now too. Great experience all around time ago! Great experience all around from customer service to the performance of my new fin. I’m a huge fan of Black Project!

  18. Exceeded expecations!

    David McMillan-March 8, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    It took a lot to bite the bullet and spend this much on a fin but it has been worth every penny so far. Great quality, nicely packaged, fast delivery and oh yeah – the most important part – it works great! I wanted something to add some stability to my Starboard Airline and this was just the ticket. Now looking for my next addition to the quiver.

  19. Nice Fin

    Thomasz-January 6, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Excellent craftsmanship. The performance in wind and chop (15-20 knots) and snow with -5 C* was great. For sure this fin works great!

  20. Fast and Stable

    James-December 28, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    As the product description alludes to, it’s the perfect fin for those wanting top-notch performance and forgiveness. I recently purchased a 14’x25” Flying Fish Freedom and the transition to a top-tier race board from a 10’6”x31” cruiser was a bit of a learning curve to say the least. The RAY was instrumental in that transition. It’s the perfect blend of speed, responsiveness, and stability. It pairs perfectly with my Lava!

  21. Great stable fin

    Paul Davidson-December 12, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Now have a full range of BP fins ranging from the sonic to the Ray. This is a great addition and adds some great stability for those cross wind messy days. Still a very fast fin and faster than other fins I’ve had with similar surface areas.

  22. A great all around fin

    Tracey-October 25, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Very nice carbon fin. I can’t really tell the difference between this one and my previous. I have a pretty narrow race board and this helps with my board stability. Black project is definitely among the best brands for SUP.

  23. Excellent Fin Upgrade for Non-Racer

    cmh.103146-October 13, 2020 at 9:42 am

    After upgrading my paddle quiver with a Hyrdo Reflex and a Lava, I started to look at doing something similar with my fin set-up (I previously had an FCS Touring fin, which was heavy and didn’t do much in the way of performance). At minimum, I wanted something lighter. And although I am not a racer, I am an experienced fitness paddler that likes to go for longer workout paddles in varied conditions – calm, wind, chop, boat wake, etc. – in both flat water and ocean. The Ray was the absolute right choice for me as it is significantly lighter than the fins that came with my boards and the FCS Touring fin. Of note is that I do not own a race board and have a mixture of more of the recreational shape boards ranging from 10’2″ to 10’10”. This fin works really well to give those boards more touring capability and stability, so you don’t have to have a race board to benefit from this kind of fin. They work for everyone. Another fantastic addition of Black Project gear to my set-up(s). Quality and craftsmanship is top drawer. And it literally arrives on my doorstep in 2 days’ time. My great thanks to Chris and the BP team for continuing to innovate and develop such great products.

  24. New Ray Fin

    jeffrey-October 6, 2020 at 9:42 am

    I recently switched to a SIC 14′ RS 24.5 board with a SIC Weedless fin and like to do fast long distance paddles in Puget Sound, but the board with the Weedless fin means I spend a fair amount of time in the water in confused seas…8 falls in 11 mi gets tiresome! So I switched to the Ray fin to add stability and could not be happier. I did a nearly 10 mi paddle last night with no falls. Yes the water was less confused, but even where I encountered big boat waves, cross winds and cross seas/currents, I never felt like I was too tippy. The Ray is the missing piece I needed!

  25. Outstanding addition to my 14 X 25" dugout

    markhodges22-September 4, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Outstanding addition to my 14 X 25″ dugout SUP to increase stability and improve the overall handling. The board was especially improved in its ability to track reliably against a crossing wind. I was pleased that his large and tall (but quite light) fin actually was slightly faster and still allow predictable sharp turning. It added to my confidence, and increased my fun factor. It was a great purchase and addition.

  26. Outstanding Stable Fin!

    Jim Emery-June 22, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Being relatively new to paddling I reached out to Chris and he was incredibly helpful and willing to talk about fins and paddles. I opted for the Ray after talking with him about my skills and board choice. While a somewhat larger fin, the Ray is still very light and adds great stability and tracking to my new board. I believe it gives me the added stability and performance I need as my skills and fitness develop!

  27. The Longboard/Surf Base Ray solidified my Red Paddle race board!

    Clare Hirai-May 14, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Red Elite 14×25 owner here. Like others before me, I put my hopes in the Ray to improve my inflatable race board’s stability, and some enhanced tracking would of course be most welcome. Let me say that the Ray more than delivered. The board’s side-to-side chatter–part of the deal for any narrow inflatable–has quieted down, and thanks to the strong tracking I am getting more propulsion with every stroke. Be sure to choose the Longboard/Surf base option for Red Elite. Mahalo to Chris for making sure I got the right match!!

  28. My Ultra Reliable Super Stable Ray

    Michael Klos-May 12, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    This Ray fin is super cool, in choppy cross onshore big swell conditions I can keep my stability and tracking on a thin 2019 starboard allstar 14′ x 24.5″ and I am ‘heavy’ at 6’3″ and 200lbs…. 🙂

  29. I love my Ray!

    DENNIS POREMSKI-May 9, 2020 at 3:11 am

    Instant impact on stability and control. Great tracking with zero perceived drag. So smart. Wish I had ordered long ago! Love Black Project. So want a new paddle now too. Great experience all around.

  30. What a game changer regarding stability.

    Doug wirth-February 16, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Been paddling a 24” x14’ rogue for about 3 years been unstable with the factory fin just put on the Ray what a game changer regarding stability I truly look forward to paddling the rogue know tracks straight as a arrow

  31. The fin greatly improves stability and tracking.

    Christoph-November 23, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Super fast shipping as usual, thank you very much Chris. The quality of the fin is amazing, super lightweight and durable.
    I use the Ray fin on my 14×21,5 board when it gets choppy. The fin greatly improves stability and tracking. Awesome product!

  32. I’m completely overwhelmed with the performance of the Ray on my board.

    Carlos Rego-October 23, 2019 at 4:10 am

    I’m completely overwhelmed with the performance of the Ray on my board.
    I was aware that a good Fin can make a difference on the water but I didn’t knew that you could basically fully upgrade a board with just a Ray fin. This is what I felt.
    With the Ray I was able to bring the performance o my inflatable race board to a level that I thought it was not possible.
    Front bumps, side bumps, cross bumps, Strong side currents, front currents… it didn’t matter because my board was able to handle those challenges in such a way that it almost felt like I was riding a rigid race board.
    At a time I had to handle a bumpy strong side current for one Kilometer and I was able to keep my speed and track with no hassle.
    I never felt so confident on the water with my board as I did with a Ray.
    Kudos to the Black Project team for creating such an amazing product.

  33. Super fast shipping

    Scott Brady-July 25, 2019 at 5:15 am

    It’s an awesome fin, super fast shipping, couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Cant wait to get it on my board.

  34. My board is tracking straighter with increased stability

    Stephen Williamson-June 26, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Since adding the Ray, my board is tracking straighter with increased stability. In a race last weekend I faced the most chop I have ever experienced and stayed upright.

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