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Thread: K4 Fins

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    K4 Fins

    Just ordered a set of these for a twin fin. I reckon that these could be a great idea as I tend to trash fins where I sail after a while so cost effective is good. Also I quite like fins with a bit of twist for waves, even on my old single fin my favourite was a flying objects moulded 21cm.
    Makes sense to me, I just wondered if anybody had tried them.

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    Full review in the new Boards magazine (March issue).
    (Not read it yet).
    Main boards: Flare 101, NuEvo 86, Reactor 82, NuEvo 73. Powered by Severne Blades and S1s.

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    JP Freestyle Wave 98 2001 - Mistral Twinzer 76 2009 - Mishmash of sails

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    The review in Boards was good, and there is a lot online here on the forum about them... can't go wrong, I am about to order a pair (or two)...
    Waiting for summer....

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    I have read the review and ordered them although I had already heard about them. Good news if they are all they're cracked up to be, especially with the price of quad fins!!!

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    I have been using K-4 twin fins (17-16-15cm) in NZ for a few months in conditions from nasty 'egg-box' sea states, to cross-onshore mush and to prefect cross-off logo high DTL reef breaks. They rip and I can't see my use my G10 fins again in a hurry! Even though they seem so soft they don't spin out even in the harshest sea state and when totally overpowered!

    The K-4 fins work awesome on the wave face. Sooooo much more traction and torque off the bottom and top turns. You can feel the fins flex with the carve when really loaded up off the bottom turn - but through the last quarter of the turn they then 'whip' the board around and provide a extra squirt of acceleration to drive you back up the wave face more vertically than ever before!

    The top turn on the K4 fins is something else. You can crank as hard as you like and they engage traction like a 4WD off the top and keep turning. You can feel the fins loading up and flexing but you get whipped around so fast and can 'round house' the cut back super hard into the breaking section, or do those new school super whippy cut backs. Also I have been doing the best and longest lip slides ever as the fins release easily off the top to initiate the slide but they come back in again just as easily to control the end of the slide and let you sail off feeling like a rock star.

    Simply, the more energy you put into the initiation of a bottom/top turn the more performance the fins will then deliver back to you! The fins release the energy you put in at the exit of the turn in the form of a squirt of acceleration right where you want it!

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    Sounds like you've done enough testing to know. Can't wait to get them and give them a spin. Cheers!

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