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Those who have paddled a fair amount, but are progressing onto racing and touring style boards that are narrower and more challenging to paddle than beginner round nose boards. If you can paddle a good distance, but tracking and stability are skills you want to work on, then you’re probably in this category of paddler.
A SUP fin which offers more tracking and stability will be crucial. Pure speed is less important than ease of use and staying dry is faster than falling off. A bigger fin with a thicker foil will be ideal.
These paddlers have completed a lot of paddling miles and are the biggest group in terms of classification. Advanced paddlers will be using narrower race boards, but occasionally still need help with stability or tracking, especially in windy or choppy conditions.
As paddling experience and fitness levels increase, paddlers will want to experiment with smaller fins to achieve faster average speeds. This is especially true with boards they are comfortable on and in calmer conditions. However, keeping a bigger fin on-hand is always smart for paddling on those choppy days.
These paddlers are extremely experienced in a range of conditions. They will be comfortable on narrow race boards in any weather conditions. The focus for these paddlers will likely be increased speed for racing.
In the hunt for race-winning speed, elite paddlers use narrower boards and smaller fins in all conditions. These athletes will be paddling at a very high cadence with frequent paddle swaps. Being at one with their equipment, these paddlers do not need to worry about stability.
These fins are designed for flat-water touring and racing, ranging from cruising your local lake to hammering out a 200-meter sprint. Finding the right combination of tracking, stability, speed and maneuverability will optimize your performance on the water.
In conditions where the fastest line depends on wind, waves and current, these fins enhance the surfing characteristics of your race board so you can maintain better flow and speed while successfully catching and riding swells.