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MALIKO V2 Pro Carbon SUP Race Fin

SUP race fin - Maliko optimized for downwind and flat water SUP racing
Price: $180.00
Product ID : Maliko

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SUP Race Fin – The Maliko SUP race fin is optimized for flat water and downwind racing, it is designed for increased stability, enhanced tracking and exceptional speed especially in choppy, shallow or weed filled water.

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The Maliko stand up paddle race fin has been winning races and dominating podiums around the world. The fin uses a unique and proprietary stand up paddle foil to generate increased lift while adding stability, improved tracking and efficiency so that every stroke you take is translated into forward motion. To develop this very special SUP race fin we worked closely with our head SUP race fin tester Bart de Zwart. Aptly named after the start of the world renowned downwind course on the Northern coast of Maui the Maliko Gulch which hosts both the Paddle IMUA and Olukai races. In 2014 the Maliko won races across the world with Ryan James and Joanne Hamilton-Vale both claiming the 2014 UK race titles in a range of conditions.

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Bart de Zwart used the Maliko race fin to smash the Non-Stop 11 Cities SUP race record which helped to underline the fin’s pure speed and efficiency on flat water. On a downwinder the increased lift generated by the thicker and unique foil will give you the power to catch more swells. The proprietary foil is one of many features which set this SUP race fin apart from any other and the reason behind much of the dominance of the Maliko fin.

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During glides this SUP race fin helps you maintain speed and maneuverability to connect the glides which helps to dramatically increase average speed and translates into race winning performance.

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The Maliko SUP race fin design has more area concentrated towards the tip of the fin to help with stability and the laminar flow foil has an extremely low drag to lift ratio to help promote fast runs. The 45 degree leading edge helps to ensure that no sea grass, weed or trash slows you down. The exceptional tracking of this fin helps you keep your board true and allows for more stokes before switching sides. Collectively the features of the Maliko when combined ensure that you are going to paddle faster, with less effort and for longer than ever before.

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The newly introduced Pro Carbon construction uses RTM molding technology to produce the lightest fin possible at only 200 grams (7 ounces) while maintaining excellent stiffness and strength. For those who need ultimate durability the CNC machined Black Ed. G10 version is practically indestructible. With the increasing number of boards on the market we have made the Maliko available in two different bases to ensure the perfect fit for all.

  • 11 Cities SUP race non-stop record holder (Bart de Zwart).
  • UK SUP Clubs Race series winner 2014 (Men: Ryan James & Women: Joanne Hamilton-Vale)
  • Ultimate speed with high lift / low drag for flat water, downwind and long distance racing
  • Proprietary SUP race foiling promotes outstanding downwind performance with longer, more connected and more controlled glides
  • Increased tip area to help improve board stability particularity in rough water and with narrow boards
  • Enhanced tracking means more strokes between paddle switches
  • 45 degree leading edge rake angle for weed shedding
  • Advanced SUP laminar flow foil technology
  • Pro Carbon RTM construction for ultimate lightweight now only 200 grams (7 ounces) +/- 5%
  • Also available in Black Ed. G10 for ultimate durability.
  • Two different sizes to fit all SUP race boards on the market
  • Comes complete with protective foam cover, high quality brass fin plate and screw
  • Fin of choice for: Bart de Zwart, Sonni Hoenscheid, Ryan James, Joanne Hamilton-Vale, Chris Freeman and more…



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2 Fin Bases For a Perfect Fit Every Time

Black Project Fins are your premium choice and hence we want your fin to fit perfectly so that you get ultimate performance hence we are the only brand to provide our SUP fins with two different bases so that you get the perfect fit for your board.

US STANDARD base: Fits STARBOARD, JP-AUSTRALIA, FANATIC etc. This is the same as found on many windsurfing boards and is wider and deeper with the pin set further from the deck of the board. The base is 9.2mm thick.

Black Project SUP Race Fin Base - US base to fit Naish, Starboard, Fanatic, Jp-Australia, Bic Sport

US SURF base / as used on surf longboards: Fits boards with a narrower and shallower base as used by NAISH, SIC, INFINITY, IMAGINE, GLIDE, BOGA etc. Narrower and shallower than the US base with the pin set closer to the deck of the board. The base is 9.0mm thick. 

Black Project SUP Race Fin Base - US Surf Style Base to fit SIC, Anchor Paddle Boards, Imagine, Glide, Boga Paddleboards, etc.
IMPORTANT: if you are unsure which base you need for your board please get in touch and we will help you get the perfect match. 

Product Reviews

Reviewed by romerdomer
09/25/2017 - 11:31:30 AM

Maliko V2 SUP Fin

Tracks really well in flat water and adds that extra bit of stability in light chop on a narrower board. Also, first rate look and feel to construction.
Reviewed by David
09/12/2017 - 10:10:12 PM

Maliko V2 on Allstar

Got the fin today. Thanks for the fast shipping. I put the fin on my 2017 14' x 24.5" Starboard Allstar and paddled it this afternoon and noticed a big difference in the tracking and I was able to get 5 to 7 more strokes per side. Totally flat water no wind. I only went 2 miles but noticed more speed with less effort. Also tracks much straighter from dead stop. The back of the board doesn't push out as much on initial acceleration which gets me going quicker straight. Looking forward to paddling in wind and chop to see performance. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for making a great fin.

David Meyer
Reviewed by tack2501
08/15/2017 - 10:12:23 AM

Maliko v2

Just installed a Maliko v2 on my 14' SIC FX14 Pro. The fin is a game changer for my setup. First thing I noticed was how much more energy I was developing per stroke. That resulted in better glide in the flats, and should translate i to better flat water race results. Next, I took the board out on a mellow downwind out in the Atlantic. It glided great through the bumps and I turned particularly well when moving laterally to connect. Can't wait to compete with the fin and it will def be in my bag when I come out to Maui for my first Maliko this March. Great fin.. Stoked!!
Reviewed by Chretz
06/06/2017 - 11:02:01 PM

Maliko v2 Respect

After much research and feedback from Chris Freeman I decided to get the Maliko and have been super excited with the decision. I noticed the lift and tracking instantly while paddling Lake Michigan. I have used it in flat water and chop and it excels in both. This fin lived up to all the hype and research I came across. It's hard to believe that a fin can change the dynamics of my paddling so much. The Maliko has handled everything and increased my confidence. Looking forward to using it in my first race of the season next week. Chris Freeman replied to all my questions instantly and the fin arrived quickly. Much respect to Black Project for creating a one of a kind fin. It checks all my boxes: stability, tracking, increased speed, and turning ability. Can't say enough good stuff about my new choice in fins. Go out and grab one!
Reviewed by Bdn_sup
04/12/2017 - 10:52:22 AM

Maliko v2 + Naish Maliko

The performance of the board changes completely, after many tests with different models I think I found the best fins. I`ve benn testing in diferents conditions, downwind, choppy, flat water and in all conditions is impresive track and stability provided.
Tthe quality is guaranteed, used materials, weight and finish are the best I've found. Waiting to start the new season 2017 to compete with this.

100% recommended
Reviewed by elheilig
03/05/2017 - 08:14:41 PM

FIns Matter

Bought a Maliko fin last year. Must admit I am a bit of a fin snob. I like matching fins to board and conditions to maximize board performance and minimize my weaknesses. The Maliko seemed a logical addition based on reviews. Little did I realize it would essentially replace all my other fins due to its performance in all conditions. Stable, fast and sheds weeds. Easy to pivot turn. Most importantly, the fin actually changes the way your board glides through the water. The "lift" effect is not hype or so subtle that only pros can appreciate. I immediately noticed the nose riding higher which extended glide. Taken together, this fin should be on your board. You will not be disappointed.
Reviewed by lifrias
02/20/2017 - 03:21:23 AM

Awsome Fin!!!

After 4 weeks of research on line for fins and trying different fins that I personally own on my 14" Kawai-Kai SUP board I decided to purchase the MALIKO fin. I have been very impressed with the fin for it’s maneuverability, tracking and stability. The fin allowed the SUP board to be super stable in the ocean with the boat wakes and trade winds where I live in Hawaii. The fin gave me enough confidence to go out China Walls here on Oahu with success! The fin came in quick and Chris was available to answer any questions I had about the fin.
Reviewed by IvanUre
02/01/2017 - 11:04:45 AM

SUPERB QUALITY, TRACK AND STABILITY

Chris recently sent off to Switzerland my Maliko fin! Out of the box, it looks impressive, very high quality material and finishing. Fits perfectly in the USbox, strong and solid. My first thought beyond its high quality appearance, is been, this is a big size fin! Out the water, i've testing the fin in both chopping and flat water conditions. Chopping, lateral and front. Considering lateral waves (moderate size in a lake), the fin has provided a lot of stability. I've been testing it first in a 12.6 long inflatable board and have "navigated" without any problem and without feeling the board was ready to throw me away!. I have to say, that this feeling is specially appreciated, mostly, because falling n Lake Maggiore, where now in winter water drops to 5 degrees Celsius, would not be very pleasant. After this first test, I've to say that I've gone out to the lake with much worse conditions feeling secure and stable. Considering speed, my tests in flatwater have been extremely positive. Watching at my GPS I've seen that I was reducing at least 5 seconds/km. That's is great, considering that over the last month and a half, I've been in the "dry dock", so, after losing some fitness, improving my previous results is promising. I had not expected this speed specially considering the size. Turns, easy and very secure too. Definitely a fin everyone should try and get. Apart from that, another thing which is highly appreciated is how Chris is responsive and take care of his customers' needs and enquiries. 100% quality product, 100% quality customer service!
Reviewed by Billsup
01/05/2017 - 08:41:37 PM

Makiko V2 + 14' Riviera DW

I am an intermediate level paddler and have been using the MALIKO V2 Pro Carbon SUP Race Fin on my 14’ Riviera downwind board. The Rivera downwind board has a heavy rocker profile and did not seem to track well with the stock fin. After installing the Maliko fin the first noticeable difference I felt was with increased stability and much better tracking. I am now able to get 10 strokes per side. Paddling downwind, upwind and in calm waters, the Maliko fin has given me more control and increased confidence in stand up paddling. As I paddle with friends on their race boards, I’ve noticed that I can usually keep up to their pace despite not paddling a racing style board, the fin design with less drag has added speed. The fin design and construction is top level. All in all I love the Maliko fin and it looks awesome too. Highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Vikingstrong
Vikingstrong bought "MALIKO V2 Pro Carbon SUP Race Fin" on our website
08/09/2016 - 10:57:32 AM

MALIKO V2 + LK Manta 12'6 ROCKS

part 2 test : Maliko V2 carbon --- AMAZING ease ... planes my board earlier and the more I push and hip drive the board, the faster it goes ... headwinds... no worries. And fast corrections when power paddling, just step back a little and turn. No real need to deep tail turn board -- very precise and balanced.
Amazing foil for my MANTA 12'6.
I am experimenting with a new paddle stroke to maximise the board speed and last longer, loading and unloading the paddle. So Fun.

I have noticed the Maliko really helps me drive the board forward with less effort, even in choppy harbor water, gives me confidence to keep going.

Definitely get this radical fin for your SUP board if you're serious about performance. Besides, it looks very aggressive on my baord when I'm transporting it to water...
Reviewed by Vikingstrong
Vikingstrong bought "MALIKO V2 Pro Carbon SUP Race Fin" on our website
08/09/2016 - 10:57:08 AM

MALIKO V2 + LK Manta 12'6 ROCKS

part 2 test : Maliko V2 carbon --- AMAZING ease ... planes my board earlier and the more I push and hip drive the board, the faster it goes ... headwinds... no worries. And fast corrections when power paddling, just step back a little and turn. No real need to deep tail turn board -- very precise and balanced.
Amazing foil for my MANTA 12'6.
I am experimenting with a new paddle stroke to maximise the board speed and last longer, loading and unloading the paddle. So Fun.

I have noticed the Maliko really helps me drive the board forward with less effort, even in choppy harbor water, gives me confidence to keep going.

Definitely get this radical fin for your SUP board if you're serious about performance. Besides, it looks very aggressive on my baord when I'm transporting it to water...
Reviewed by areyniak
07/27/2016 - 10:28:38 AM

Maliko

The first thing to notice about the Maliko fin is how superbly crafted it is; everything else seems amateurish by comparison. More important is its performance. It completely transformed my 14' Infinity Whiplash. In testing I immediately noticed an average speed gain of .6 mph over the stock high-performance fin. My best guess is that the carefully studied foil shape of the Maliko provides such an efficient release that drag is reduced. I could see this in the wake of the board, which was reduced dramatically after installing the Maliko. That change allows me to move fore and aft on the deck more freely without generating a turbulent wake. In addition the board responds better to rail steering when holding a line. Flat water, chop, open ocean, fast pivot turns -- the Maliko is outstanding.
Reviewed by Gcarrolldesign
08/11/2015 - 07:16:06 PM

Maliko will up you game

I've tried all the fins out there
Fcs, futures ,Alison,gladiator
First of all none would fit my starboard allstar finbox all were loose Made for surf boxes
huge improvement there but out on the water is where it shined the maliko added so much control and stability and speed feels like
A knife cutting thru water
And turns are so much more stable
wow is all I can say
thanks chris
next level is where maliko will take your game !!!!!
Reviewed by markduvall
08/05/2015 - 12:13:45 AM

Maliko

I've been very impressed with the Maliko fin on my Focus Bluefin. It's noticeably fast and the tracking is pretty good as well. I usually end up paddling in mixed swell and choppy conditions, but when there are ridable bumps I can feel the increased glide that comes from the speed of this fin. I can definitely tell when I am paddling in a group that I am putting out less effort to keep pace and as the cadence picks up I'm able to increase my gap over other paddlers. It's a ridiculously good fin. I'm picking up another for my Bark Downwinder.
Reviewed by Ccts_ferrara@comcast.net
06/02/2015 - 09:21:34 PM

Maliko

This fin WILL improve your boards performance. Without a doubt. I've used it on 4 uniquely different boards, and they all had the same performance enhancement. 11' displacement, a 12'6" and 2 different 14' displacements. The Maliko improved projection in every case. To the point where you can feel the difference. With more projection your board will be thrust forward with each stroke instead of slipping sideways. It's not just about tracking, it's a speed improvent. Of course tracking is improved along with strokes per side.
As for down wind, I couldn't be more impressed. I feel the board glides with more ease as it picks up a bump, And the added projection reduces unwanted nose steer when piercing the next wave. Also, I feel a little more control over the tail of the board as if I can maneuver the tail on the wave.
This fin excels in flat water and downwind.
Reviewed by Anguloj
05/16/2015 - 05:48:33 PM

SUP Maliko Race Black Edition

I finally purchased my Maliko race fin and I don't know why i waited so long. Immediately out of the package I noticed the high quality production and sleek flat finish.

On my initial run with the Maliko race fin I put it through 15-20mph winds, converging currents and some shallow weed beds. The fin performed phenomenally. The fin tracked great and delivered excellent stability. Pivot turns were amazingly easy. The Maliko race fin responded to all conditions perfectly.

I highly recommend the Maliko race fin to anyone looking to step up their game.

Jose Angulo
Anchor Boards Athlete
Reviewed by Forest
05/13/2015 - 04:21:11 PM

Battle of the Thames 2015

After much delay I finally got to try out the Maliko fin at this weekends Battle of the Thames race.

I have to say that I was very suprised with the extra tracking and stability this fin provided, especially at the start of the race amongst all the chop and wash from the other boards. During the race I found I was able to use more paddle strokes on each side before switching, and it was very easy to remain in position when drafting. I managed the 10 miles in 2 hours 8 minutes which I’m very pleased with considering the wind conditions and chop. This left me in 35th position overall, 12th in class and 3rd in the Masters Division. My first ever Stand Up Paddle race podium.
Reviewed by freesty360
05/11/2015 - 02:11:42 PM

Maliko & Tiger Fins

Since a long time I was looking for a fin who can add that little extra stability at my JP Flatwater 12.6” x 25”.Past month I had the opportunity to do a quick test on flatwater with the new Maliko & Tiger Sprint.

Most of the narrow race boards are very unstable, especially at a standstill or at low speed. With the Maliko you can immediately feel a big difference: the board feels more stable and more comfortable. With this extra stability I can put more power in my strokes and the only thing I have to do is concentrate on my technique. In the river where I usually train there floating often weeds and trash, especially after heavy rainfall. With a rake of 45°, no problem to get through and to keep my speed.

The BPF are also very resistant to big impacts. A few weeks ago, during training, I hit some stones at full speed. I was afraid that the fin would be completely destroyed or worse, that the fin box came out of the board. The only thing that happened was a very small distortion in the front of the fin :-) I was really surprised!

The Tiger Sprint offers also a very good tracking: I can paddle much longer on the same side. With a 3 mm thinner profile (compared with the Maliko) and only 20 cm long, it’s possible to do incredible short pivot turns. The reduced length results also in quicker beach starts: it’s possible to jump earlier on your board without bury in the sand and paddle faster away.

I couldn’t believe that changing a fin would make so much difference, but now I’m convinced!



Greatings



Dirk



Belgium
Reviewed by christest
08/12/2013 - 12:32:15 AM

My choice for 11 Cities & World Series Races

The SXP Maliko 24cm Race is my fin of choice! It has the fastest shape and it is very versatile, from downwind runs to flat water or beach races. Compared to last year's fins it has more surface area which gives you more directional stability so you don't need to change sides paddling that often if you don't want to and you can paddle in straighter line = faster. The rake of the fin is perfect, nice for a downwinder and you have peace of mind that no weeds get stuck during your run. I have been using and testing this fin for 4 months now and this is the fin I use for the 11-city or the world series races. Aloha, Bart de Zwart (3 x SUP Awards Nominee)

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