TIGER V2 Pro Carbon SUP Race Fin
Product ID : Tiger
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Stand Up Paddle Race Fin – The TIGER SUP race fin is optimized for flat water stand up paddle racing. It is designed for exceptional speed and fast pivot buoy turns, it is especially suited for shallow water, technical and beach SUP races.
The Tiger SUP race fin has been winning races around the world thanks to its proprietary foiling and refined outline. The Tiger is optimized for fast buoy turns and blistering straights. The Tiger was used by Sonni Hoenscheid to dominate and win the 2015 The Euro Tour. The Tiger SUP race fin is now becoming popular among riders on the Stand up World Series as well as national level racing. This fin will ideally suit riders with a higher cadence rates.
During development we worked closely with 4 x UK race champion Ryan James, Joanne Hamilton-Vale and legendary SUP racer turned equipment guru Bart de Zwart to produce this unique and incredibly fast SUP race fin. The Tiger SUP race fin takes its name from the Tiger shark which frequents the Hawaiian waters in which we conduct a large percentage of our testing. Known for their bursts of speed and agility the Tiger is one of the deadliest sharks alive. For a fin which is devastatingly quick and turns tightly around the buoys the name Tiger seemed apt. Riders of the Tiger will enjoy faster surges of speed and tighter and quicker technical turns. The fin will get you round the course more efficiently while helping you to leave less overtaking opportunities for your competitors. In surfing conditions the new design will give you increased control and turning so that you can out maneuver the rest of the chasing field with speed and confidence.
The Tiger SUP race foil offers surprisingly large amounts of grip when at speed given its 20cm length and small 216cm2 area however when you initiate your buoy turn the fin is designed to change the behavior of the board significantly enabling you to get much tighter transition. The foil has some special properties which optimize the turning ability at low speeds just when you need it but increasing the grip as the speed increases on the straights so that you can deliver more power through your paddle.
Racing is about getting from A to B as quickly as possible with the caveat that in races with lots of turning that becomes A to B to C to D etc. For riders in weedy (or trash filled) locations the 35 degree (from vertical) leading edge efficiently sheds weed to keep you paddling unhindered.
The newly introduced Pro Carbon construction uses RTM molding technology to produce the lightest fin possible while maintaining excellent stiffness and strength. For those who need ultimate durability the CNC machined Black Ed. G10 version is practically indestructible.
- Winner of SUP Euro Tour 2015.
- Ultimate speed with high lift / low drag for technical and sprint racing.
- Proprietary foiling promotes exceptional grip at higher speeds while promoting maneuverability at low speeds
- 35 degree leading edge rake angle (from vertical)
- Advanced SUP laminar flow foil technology
- Pro Carbon RTM construction for ultimate lightweight now only 150 grams (5 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…
2 Fin Bases For a Perfect Fit Every TimeUS 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.
07/06/2017 - 09:41:12 PM
I paddle a 17.5 X 26 mhl. Great board in flatwater. Always had trouble with this board getting kicked around in the chop. After trying many fins finally purchased tiger fin for unlimited board. Tiger performed great in flatwater . Hard to believe how a fin that tracks so well can also be so maneuverable. Then the real test. A choppy Delaware Bay into the Atlantic. Side chop and current were no longer an issue. Tiger fin gave me the control I needed and the confidence to take on rough water races. Also have used tiger fin on 14 X 25 allstar. Just love the way the tiger handles. Now love to show off with controlled pivot turns. Also have Maliko fin for allstar. Gave me much needed stability that I could not find in other fins while still being fast. Thank you Chris for your great products.
Reviewed by smilinjoe
05/03/2017 - 06:42:35 PM
Huge improvement over stock
Its been a week with this fin and what a huge improvement over the Starboard Race Ultra that I had. Much easier to handle my board in cross-chop and light downwind conditions. Buoy turns super-smooth too.
Reviewed by firstname.lastname@example.org
04/12/2017 - 10:40:07 AM
I bought the Tiger to complement the Maliko V2 Race Fin. I have a Naish Maliko 14 "the set is totally different. The acceleration is awsome and the stability that provides is incredible. The buoy turn's have become a very easy thing. In surfing the maneuverability provided by is very good and seems to not go into a race board.
The support and service provided by Chris is wonderful, attentive and solve all your doubts.
Reviewed by Bdn_sup
10/14/2016 - 12:18:34 PM
TIGER V2 perfect match for 14x24 RACE
This is a perfect complement to my MALIKO V2 -- Sprint fin indeed !
O.M.G. Chris Thanks --- what a fin, TIGER V2! Super-fast acceleration from stop from a non-sprint race board?...4-5 quiet, loaded, whip-building strokes to 5 mph+ And,,, so weird and wonderful, buoy turns, once I sink tail just deep enough... it WHIPS around so fast precisely, as the Hydro 88 paddle really grips the water, I need to react even faster ! Incredible. So excited...
Great tracking speed, and also using my long sharp rails to foot steer upwind or cross-chop it loves it and very stable too for a small fin! And, I'm on a 14ft x24, = 21.5in waterline actually with 285 Ltr team custom race board.
( So, a fun 5.77 Miles of Fartlek interval training on basically flat, headwind waters -- I was late, so I went up to Newport Bch. back bay instead. )
SPEED: 8.19MPH GPS flat sprint speed achieved. Still discovering the sweet-spot to stand = Hydro Pro 88, TIGER (SHARK) V2, 14ft LK race + me, the engine. Gr8t Combo. Practice, practice, practice. It all makes me learn and build confidence to improve dramatically ! People stop to ask me what is that board (26Ibs btw) and can I see your paddle ---WOW, it weighs nothing!!! and the shaft texture grip WOW ...what kind of fin is that? BLACK PROJECT FINS RULES. Thanks Chris. Go trust and invest in your paddling!
Reviewed by vikingvelocity
08/24/2016 - 11:04:52 AM
The Tiger is an awesome fin
It took me a while to get convinced that the Tiger was for me ;) As a recreational paddler using an inflatable 12'6 I could not believe "a simple fin" would change my paddling. Chris who is very knowledgeable explained in detail what the benefits could be and I finally ordered the fantastic Tiger V2 carbon fin.
First of all this is a very piece of kit: so light, great finish and amazing on the water. The main difference I could see is the much better tracking. I don't have a GPS watch so cannot really comment on speed but for sur the Tiger makes you go straight! Cannot wait to try the Black Project paddle now...
Reviewed by ljoessel
06/02/2015 - 09:39:42 PM
The Tiger is an impressive fin! It has a great loose feeling. It makes the board feel lighter as it accelerates so well with each stroke. I have several fins, big and small, this is the fastest fin in my collection. I actually use a smaller paddle when using this fin as it reduces drag that much.
This thing will allow you incredible control over your turns. It's a joy to use in a tight course race or a curvy canal.
If you want this fin to track like a much bigger fin, keep it all the way aft in the fin box. You will not lose anything in the turns.
It's good for moderate weeds. Even though it's not a 45 degree rake, the sheer smallness helps keep weeds off.
If you want a fast turny fin that will shed moderate weeds, there is no other.
Reviewed by Ccts_ferrara@comcast.net
05/16/2015 - 04:20:32 AM
More fun out of your SUP sup session.
The tiger sprint fun..... Uhhm I mean fin ;)
I've been using this fin for a few months now and I can't be more positive.
With first use I immediately felted the difference, the fin is a bit wobbly when I stepped on my board. But after a few strokes I new it was my new go to fin!!
The description on the website already told us, the fin is easy to turn but bites it the water at speed. That is actually even better then it sounds to me. I'm able to do my buoy turns with more control and still be able to get about 12-15 paddle strokes on one side. For me this means I don't have to worry about which fin to put in my board. I just use the tiger sprint and I'm able to handle the board well, I even did downwinders and longs dinstance tours with this one.
I would highly recommend it to everyone who would like to be paddle with even more confidence and being able to step up your game!
Reviewed by Giel
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