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20th February 2007, 08:31 PM
Hi Kev,

Did a quick search but couldn't find the answers posted - so point me in the right direction if it's been covered.

I notice the 2007 ST 126 comes with an upgraded 400mm fin this year, bigger than the 06 version.

I have just brought a 2006 ST 126 which came with a drake freeride flow 390 & a select supercross 360.

What fin size/type should i get that will get me up & going quickest & allow good, fast gybes with my 7.8 xtype?
and any further comments on the best of the fins to use with 6.4? & 5.4?

I'm 93kgs, sail on the sea, flatish water (especially with the 7.8!)

Many Thanks,

Kevin Pritchard
7th March 2007, 09:05 AM
I have used the Tectonics Tomohawk freeride fin. This fin works amazing! Get them in 36.


26th March 2007, 01:52 AM
Hi Kevin, I resume this thread since my question is in topic.
I've just got a 2006 ST 93 and I'll use it with 5.0 and 6.0 sails.
I'm 71 kgs, which wuol be my fins choice?
What about the 28 cm drake default fin? Is it too small for the 6.0 sail?

Last quest, which is the "biggest sail" limit for the 93ST?
Thanks in advance, bye

Kevin Pritchard
27th March 2007, 02:50 AM

I would try and get the Tectonics fin. This is the best fin that I have found for this board. I am actually going to try out some MFC freeride fins as well. I used th 28 cm in the St 93 and was an amazing fin.

The biggest sail that I used with the 93 was 5.6 but i am sure it will work with the 6.0.

Let me know what you think of the board when you sail it!!!

5th April 2007, 08:57 PM
B) Aloha Kevin, I am new on this forum so sorry if I am repeating someone else. I just picked up a pristine '06 ST 93 wood and the fellow gave me a 32 Tect. spitfire to go w/ the stock 28 drake. I haven't tried it yet but I do weigh ~200lbs. Do you think I may need even a bigger fin if I run a 6.0 -6.3 sail? The board looks sweet. Thanks for your comments and advise.


Kevin Pritchard
6th April 2007, 04:09 AM
You could go a bit bigger. That 32 Tect is a great fin and might work just fine. I would try it out and see how it goes. If it is too much spin out then go for a bigger one. Otherwise if it is fun and fast stick with it. I used the 32 on my 115 up to 7.5.


6th April 2007, 10:40 PM
:D Aloha Kevin, I really appreciate your quick response. BTW, I met Matt in Kanaha a couple of years ago and you were there doing a starboard shoot. Made me feel bad cause Matt launched just before me and he blasted off & looped right in front of me, it was awesome. You and the kids were doing some amazing moves. Too cool!!!
Well, the guy who sold me the board actually included 2 other spitfires 34 & 36 for me to try and offered a great deal for them. Too cheap to pass up. The 34 may be better for my fat ass.

Mahalo and warm winds,

7th April 2007, 01:09 AM
Hi Kevin,
I weight 65 Kgs. and windsurf into choppy waters with a ST115 (2005) and a 6.7 saber. Since sometimes i find it hard for me to start planning i am thinking about buying a 7.8 North X-Type and to complement my Drake 32 freeride fin with a 40 Tarifa Fin Company freeride fin.
Do you think i'm pushing my ST115 a little bit to the limit? will that work with my weight?
Thanx in advance.

Kevin Pritchard
8th April 2007, 03:04 AM

I used my Stype with my Maui Sails Switch 7.5, possibly my fastest combination with a 32 Techtonics. I dont think that you are pushing it too much because you are pretty light and that board should have pleanty of volume! If you could find a techtonics freeride fin I am sure it will provide you better plaining in lighter winds. Check out the Maui Sails, If you try them I am sure you will like them, especially the Switch for the Stype is something special.


12th April 2007, 02:42 PM
I've tryed the board with a 6.0 Naish Edge and powered conditions!
Despite my doubts, the 28 fin worked great and I have two really nice windsurfing days!
That's me chasing an S-Type 115 ;)


Thanks again for the advice!

30th April 2007, 03:20 AM
Hi Kevin,
well following your recommendations in another thread I got myself a Stype Technora 115, I'm stoked !
Again I'm 70 kgs, board to be used with 7.5 and 6.5 freerace sails (Pryde V6 and V8).

What type of performance fin should I put to get the most of my board, performance wise, in Long distance type racing ?
The 38cm that come with the board seems a bit big for maximum speed to me.
Does the Stype works with performance oriented fins like a Deboichet SL2 ?

4th May 2007, 06:51 AM
...and what do you think of the new SL3 on an Stype 115 ?
good choice to make the most of the board in Long distance racing, or overkill ?

Kevin Pritchard
5th May 2007, 08:09 AM
I used the Sl 2 in the board last year and it worked pretty good. I think it is a bit much of an upgrade but if you are going to go compete in the Defi you might want something like the Sl2 or 3 if you can get your hands on some of those.

Hoep this helps.

14th June 2007, 01:15 AM
Hi Kevin, congrats for your last results in PWA!
Back to S-type, I've been offered a Deboichet SL1 32 fin for my ST93 '06.. Which kind of fin is this? Would it work?

According Tectonics, you suggested a Tomohawk but it's hard to find it here.. I found some Goldwings and Falcon, again I know nothing about that!!! Do you?


14th June 2007, 03:46 AM


The SL1 has more area in the tip compared to the SL2. I would assume this means it has more low-end grunt???

26th June 2007, 02:27 AM
Do you have some tips for me Kevin, it's about my previous topic..
Here I hardly found any deboichet or tectonics fins (that seams to be the best ones): I'd like to buy one in 32 for my ST93 2006 to go with a 6.0 or 6.6 sail.

Tectonics Goldwing, Falcon? Deboichet SL2, SL1? Which one is the way to go?

Kevin Pritchard
1st July 2007, 06:31 PM
Go with the Deb sl 2! for full on speed you will love it


2nd July 2007, 05:23 AM
Thank you for the reply Kevin, I'll try to get one in 32 (or 34.. boh! I dunno which would be better..)

P.S. I saw the video in Canaries on your blog: great conditions and great moves! It always seams so "easy" when you watch at you jumping, and moving and.. Grr.. :)
Good luck for the races!