SUP Race Fin – The SONIC SUP race fin is designed for raw speed, enhanced flow and ultimate control. This race fin will help you connect bumps while downwinding, sprint faster and surf into the finish with speed and style. The Sonic is best suited for high cadence advanced to elite professional paddlers. Built in ultralight pro carbon construction this is the lightest race fin available.
“The SONIC opens up a whole new range of tuning opportunities. It is FAST, extremely maneuverable in downwind & surf and has the quickest acceleration off the line.”
Fiona Wylde, 2016 Racing World Champion
“The SONIC is the superior all water fin for anyone racing in Hawaii, California & Hood River (or anywhere in open ocean).”
Bernd Roediger, Downwind Racing Specialist
The Sonic Sup Race fin is the smallest and loosest feeling sup race fin we make, it frees up the tail of raceboards and encourages a dynamic, flowing and fast racing style. The combination of a race proven foil and progressive rake enable experienced riders take advantage of even the smallest of bumps which the ocean provides. This fast and loose feeling is ideal for elite riders with a high cadence who are in tune with ocean chop and currents. On flat water the Sonic is blisteringly fast, in downwind conditions it enables you to flow through a series of swells and in surf the ability to take off late and carve on the wave face opens up new possibilities during beach races like the Pacific Paddles Games.
By design this is not a fin for everyone! Hopefully by reading the above comments you will be either “Yes, I definitely want the Sonic.” or “That is not for me.” Experienced paddlers are those most likely to benefit from the Sonic’s performance characteristics. Riders who like a free and fast feeling and are confident on their boards will experience benefits. If you like grinding out long distances with a low cadence then the Tiger or Maliko will be more suitable. If you have a higher cadence and want to enhance your agility then the Sonic is for you. If you like to surf your raceboard then the Sonic is certainly the choice. If you are an experienced downwinder then the Sonic will help you improve further. The Sonic has a 45 degree initial angle on the leading edge and progressively more curve, hence it is great at shedding weeds and trash, given it is short at only 18cm then those in shallow waters will also like this fin option. If you are planning to attend a race like PPG then then make sure that you have a Sonic in your fin quiver and get training hard (we’ll see you there).
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.
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.
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.
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