WEEDSpeed (50 degrees) – slalom & GPS speed windsurfing fin for weed & shallow water
Product ID : WeedSpeed50
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The WEEDspeed (50 degrees)
windsurfing slalom and speed fin deals with the problem of thick weed and shallow water while racing or speed sailing. Following on from the success of the original WeedSpeed (now renamed WeedSpeed40) the new WeedSpeed50 is the latest addition to our windsurfing weed fin range taking shallow and weed filled water sailing to new places. Interesting things happen when you increase the angle of the leading edge and Tom has been innovative in his foiling and outline to develop a weed fin with extreme rake yet one that feels like a normal upright fin. To keep the center of effort correctly balanced the foil has been moved forward on the base to allow for increased rake. The WeedSpeed50 features our proprietary Equivalent Sizing System (ESS) which makes it easy for riders to select the correct size. The smaller sizes have been optimized for speed sailing in shallow water while the bigger sizes have been tuned for slalom sailing. The first thing that you will notice about the WeedSpeed50 is that it sails just like an upright windsurf fin, our aim is to have a seamless transition between the fins in your quiver and fins should be forgettable so that you can concentrate on finding the fastest path through the often confused waters. Longevity is extremely important to us and hence all of our weed fins feature a robust tip outline to safeguard against accidental damage in shallow water.
- Maximum performance: Close reach to deep reach
- Outstanding acceleration, control and speed
- 50 Degrees of rake for shedding thick weed and shallow water sailing
- ESS (Equivalent Sizing System) for easy comparison with regular fins
- 25, 28 & 31 optimized for speed & GPS sailing
- 34, 38, 42 optimized for slalom sailing
- Highly spin-out resistant
- Laminar flow foil technology
- CNC produced in [Black Ed.] G10 for exceptional stiffness and durability
- Solid G-10 Tuttle bases
- Threaded brass inserts for a premium fit and longevity
06/28/2017 - 08:28:53 AM
Weedspeed50 - more than superb
as I am sailing Slalom the fins I use are the Type R's, super durable, very fast, easy to go upwind, never spins out. To me there is a sense of security and safety that allows me to push that bit faster than normal in flat water. Even at my local spot with extreme choppy conditions the Type R fin can be controlled as if on flat water and allows me to hit comparable speeds which I never thought would be possible. Gybing in chop, a good fin can make the difference.
When the spot becomes heavy weedy while racing or speed sailing, this is where the Type Weedspeed50 comes alive. The Type Weedspeed50 sails just like the upright fin with outstanding acceleration control and speed and is highly spin-out resistant. I was so impressed with the Type Weedspeed50 that I am leaving all my Lessacher weedfins at home.
Reviewed by desmedtl
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