The art of downwinding takes lots of practice and skill. There’s a lot more variables to consider compared to flatwater paddling, but the rewards—surfing open water swell for miles—are well-worth the effort. Of course, any accomplished downwind paddler understands you need the right equipment to nail a perfect run. Two of the main performance characteristics that downwind paddlers look for are speed and maneuverability—the hallmarks of our Sonic v2 paddle board fin. Designed to further enhance the characteristics of your downwind SUP board, with the help of downwind maestro Bernd Roediger we have refined the Sonic from the original version. With a reduced cord and smaller surface area, it instantly increases the maneuverability of your board and allows paddlers to chase down swells while downwinding. This fin is also great for those who enjoy surfing their raceboards^^, as it significantly loosens up the tail to allow for quick change of direction.
FINS HAVE A HUGE
IMPACT ON BOARD
INNOVATIVE SUP FINS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE BOARD PERFORMANCE
INNOVATIVE SUP FINS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE BOARD PERFORMANCE
Designed to excel in a range of paddling conditions, Black Project SUP fins are fast, efficient, and lightweight. In fact, our innovative construction featuring ultralight carbon and LiteCore technology makes these the lightest SUP fins on the market.
Our goal is to help padders fine tune their performance and enhance the characteristics of their race, touring and surf boards. Whether you use an inflatable or hard board, our fins will help you achieve maximum paddling performance and enjoyment.
Black Project SUP fins are the #1 choice for SUP athletes worldwide who have amassed countless world records, world championship titles, and national and regional wins in racing, adventure and surfing.
SUP RACING FIN COMPARISONS - FLATWATER
|Best For:||When you need extra stability, tracking & glide; excellent in choppy conditions & longer distances.||Ideal for a wide range of racing on flat water courses with multiple buoy turns.||Maximum agility & speed for professional paddlers.||Maximum velocity over a short distance.|
|Suitable For:||Intermediate paddlers.||Advanced to professional athletes.||Professional athletes.||Professional athletes.|
|Depth (cm/in)||24 / 9.45||21 / 8.27||18 / 7.09||20 / 7.88|
|Area (cm3 / in²)||279 / 43.2||229 / 35.5||182 / 28.21||229 / 35.5|
|Cord (cm / in)||14.5 / 5.7||13.5 / 5.3||13 / 5.12||14.6 / 5.75|
|Fin Base (cm / in)||16.5 / 6.5||15.5 / 6.10||15.5 / 6.10||16.5 / 6.5|
|Leading Edge (degrees)||45°||45°||45°||45°|
|Foil Type||Symmetrical||Symmetrical||Symmetrical||Asymmetrical Port & Starboard versions|
|Construction||LiteCore Technology||LiteCore Technology||LiteCore Technology||LiteCore Technology|
|Weight (gr / oz)||200 / 7.05||150 / 5.29||140 / 4.94||150 / 5.29|
|Warranty||1 yr||1 yr||1 yr||1 yr|
|USA Retail (Ex Tax)||$175||$175||$175||$175|
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SUP RACING FIN COMPARISONS - DOWNWIND & OCEAN
|Best For:||Ocean & downwind racing where you can take advantage of the wind & flow.||Maximum agility & speed in ocean, surf & downwind racing.|
|Suitable For:||Intermediate to advanced paddlers.||Expert to professional athletes.|
|Depth (cm/in)||21 / 8.27||18 / 7.09|
|Area (cm3 / in²)||223 / 34.6||193 / 29.9|
|Cord (cm / in)||14 / 5.5||14.5 / 5.7|
|Fin Base (cm / in)||16.5 / 6.5||16.5 / 6.5|
|Leading Edge (degrees)||45°||45°|
|Construction||LiteCore Technology||LiteCore Technology|
|Weight (gr / oz)||175 / 6.17||150 / 5.29|
|Warranty||1 yr||1 yr|
|USA Retail (Ex Tax)||$175||$175|
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SUP SURFING FINS
|Best for:||Faster, tighter turns in critical sections.|
Ideal for beach breaks.
|Faster, tighter turns in critical sections.|
Ideal for bigger waves.
|Flowing turns on open faces. |
Ideal for point breaks.
|Foil type:||Asymmetrical front fins with flat inside foil combined with symmetrical rear.||Asymmetrical front fins with flat inside foil combined with asymmetrical foiled rear fins.||Asymmetrical front fins with flat inside foil combined with symmetrical rear.|
|Sizes:||L / M / S||L / M / S||L / M / S|
|Construction:||Carbon with LiteCore Technology||Carbon with LiteCore Technology||Carbon with LiteCore Technology|
|Weight:||From 115 grams (4.0 oz)||From 150 grams (5.3 oz)||From 115 grams (4.0 oz)|
|Warranty:||1 year||1 year||1 year|
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USEFUL SUP FIN VIDEOS
NOT SURE HOW TO CHOOSE A NEW FIN FOR YOUR SUP?
5-STEP GUIDE TO CHOOSING
YOUR RACE OR TOURING SUP FIN.
LEARN HOW FINS HELP YOUR PADDLING, TUNE YOUR BOARD, SOME BASIC FIN SCIENCE & FIN BOX TYPES SO THAT YOU CAN CONFIDENTLY CHOOSE YOUR NEW FIN.
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There’s no way around the fact that downwinding is challenging. Navigating a 14-foot board through unpredictable variables including wind, swell and current presents an intimidating task. However, it’s also true that a good downwind run is some of the most fun you’ll ever have on a standup paddleboard. While the right board and SUP paddle are important, your fin has a huge impact on your board’s handling characteristics. For most paddlers, our Maliko v3 downwind fin is the ticket to a better downwind paddling experience. Designed to improve performance and handling with enhanced glide, forgiving stability, and increased maneuverability, the Maliko v3 is ideal for intermediate to advanced paddlers navigating downwind conditions in light-to-medium wind and swell. Harnessing the flow of the water, the Maliko v3’s high-performance characteristics helps paddlers increase speed and save energy by easily linking bumps together. While more advanced paddlers may opt for our Sonic for
If your primary goal is achieving peak performance on a SUP raceboard, you’ll need to take a few risks along the way. That means getting outside your comfort zone in search of that extra gear—the small advantage that separates the fast paddlers from the winning ones. Having dedicated over 12 months of extensive research and testing, we focused our energy on developing a fin that delivers unparalleled performance. A SUP race fin that’s suited not for the masses or inexperienced paddlers, but rather, for those elite paddlers who embrace a new challenge and want to maximize their on-water performance. This is that extra gear you’ve been searching for—meet our Condor SUP race fin. Tiger v2: SUP Race Fin for Speed and Maneuverability Ray v2: New SUP Race Fin for Increased Stability and Tracking BUY NOW SIGNATURE SUP RACING FIN OF WORLD CHAMPION CONNOR BAXTER Determined to develop the fastest fin
Forged from the most successful SUP race fin of all-time, the Tiger v2 makes speed and maneuverability easier and more accessible than ever—the one fin that unites all paddlers. It’s not often in sports that you get to use the same specialized equipment as the pros. You won’t get to drive Lewis Hamilton’s F1 car or swing Tiger Woods’ driver—that equipment requires a skill level that most will never achieve, nor experience. At Black Project, it’s our mission to ensure standup paddlers never face those same barriers. Our customers deserve to reap the same performance benefits that are afforded to World Champions like Arthur Arutkin or Fiona Wylde. We work closely with these elite champions to develop our premium SUP fins and deliver a significant performance advantage to every paddler—regardless of where your start line is. No matter if you’re fighting for a SUP World Championship or a personal best
Stable paddling is fast paddling. There’s a common misconception about SUP fins that an increase in stability results in reduced speed. While that may be true for world champion paddler like Connor Baxter, Fiona Wylde or Arthur Arutkin, the vast majority of paddlers will significantly benefit from a more stable paddling experience. Our all-new Ray v2 is the fin that ensures paddlers never have to choose between stability and speed. An ideal choice for a wide-range of paddlers and various board styles, the Ray v2 enhances the performance of your board by adding stability, tracking, glide, and adjustability. While the original Ray v1 was our best-selling fin, settling for good enough will never be good enough for us. As subscribers to the Principle of Kaizen—the concept that you can always do things better, even if they seem to work well in a particular moment—we went back to the drawing board
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